Vision

Our vision is a resilient Great Lakes region with a healthy ecosystem, a strong economy, and vibrant communities.

Mission

Our mission is to work in partnership with business, government, and communities in the Great Lakes region to create and implement innovative, market-driven solutions that build environmental resilience, economic vitality, and healthy communities.

Theory of change

Society is positively impacted through an integrated focus on environment and economy with change fueled by public policy, business practice, and community engagement.

Looking forward: A message from Bill Schleizer

It’s quite exhilarating for me to welcome you to our FY16 annual report. In my 12 years at Delta Institute, I’ve woken up almost every day inspired by the belief…

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“I want to work with someone with a lot of experience and knowledge, and that’s why I feel really comfortable working with Delta.”

MAYOR MICHAEL BOWDLER, FROM RIVER ROUGE, MICHIGAN

“If I knew how much I could spend, I would be stress-free.”

MAXINE DAVIS, FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

“If we can reclaim those materials, as well as revitalize the city, that’s a win-win.”

PASTOR BRENDA JONES BURCH, FROM GARY, INDIANA

Ensuring a Just Transition from Coal in River Rouge, Heart of Industry

For communities like River Rouge, Michigan, an industrial downriver suburb of Detroit, the closure of their coal-fired power plant is just one more economic hit the city has had to face in recent years.

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