Archive: Midwest
KitcheNet Named Winner of BOOST 2018

KitcheNet Named Winner of BOOST 2018

Chicago, IL (November 14, 2018) — KitcheNet announced as the winner of the 7th annual BOOST. BOOST, a crowd-funded pitch fest that seeks to solve complex environmental challenges around the Midwest, is presented by the Delta Emerging Leaders, Delta Institute's...

Delta Means Change – 20 years of Delta Institute

Delta Means Change – 20 years of Delta Institute

The abandoned lot across the street sits empty littered with trash and debris. Sights like this are common as you travel around Midwestern communities. You’ve seen them and perhaps you’ve wondered - What used to be here? And how can we change it? These plots of vacant...

Driven Doer: Clayton Harris III

Driven Doer: Clayton Harris III

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 Clayton Harris III, Executive Director at the...

Planning with Coal Plant Communities in Transition

Planning with Coal Plant Communities in Transition

By Emily Rhodes At the beginning of the month, we published our “Coal Plant Redevelopment Roadmap: A Guide for Communities in Transition.” We compiled the lessons we learned alongside communities to ensure that no community has to start their transition from scratch....

Coal Communities Transition Roadmap

Delta Institute's Coal Plant Redevelopment Roadmap was included in Politico's Morning Energy newsletter. The roadmap provides insight into the coal community transition process and includes modules that show economic and environmental impacts. It also provides...

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...

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