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Coal Plant Redevelopment in Pittsburgh

An article published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette discusses the potential redevelopment of Mitchell Power Station, a closed coal plant 18 miles south of Pittsburgh that has not produced electricity since 2013. A Delta Institute document from 2014 titled...

Former Stocking Factory Site Reenvisioned

Former Stocking Factory Site Reenvisioned

An article published in the Post-Tribune reports on a recent resident meeting in Gary, Indiana to design a 3-acre plot of land. The site was formerly a stocking factory, Bear Brand Hosiery Co., and has the potential to feature public art and attractive landscaping....

Driven Doer: Tim Brown

Driven Doer: Tim Brown

Welcome to our Driven Doer series! Every month, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help Delta work toward its vision of achieving a Midwest region in which all communities and landscapes thrive. Meet Tim Brown, co-founder of Delta Institute and...

Myth busters: Top 5 Coal Fallacies

Myth busters: Top 5 Coal Fallacies

Guest post by Hannah Slodounik, Delta Emerging Leader and Sustainability Coordinator, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Clean coal, new coal plants, increased coal funding, and job opportunities are all unlikely, even under the current administration. Delta...

Before Zero Waste, We Must Get Back to the Basics

Before Zero Waste, We Must Get Back to the Basics

This week, we were happy to see the release of U.S. PIRG’s report, “Trash in America,” issuing a national call for a move toward zero waste. While a vision of a zero waste future is honorable and exciting, we’ve got some work to do to get there – especially here in...

Driven Doer: April Mendez

Driven Doer: April Mendez

Welcome to our Driven Doer series! Every month, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help Delta work toward its vision of achieving a Midwest region in which all communities and landscapes thrive. Meet April Mendez who co-founded Fresh Coast Capital, an...

What’s next for coal?

What’s next for coal?

Coal has been a recurring topic in our national narrative – is it dying, or is it making a comeback? At the beginning of 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rejected the Department of Energy’s plan to provide cost recovery for America’s coal and...

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