In this article posted on YahooFinance and other news outlets, Delta Institute's carbon consulting program shines as an example of what a dynamic non-profit with the right expertise and drive can do for a large company's carbon footprint and sustainability planning:
Standard Register’s “Green” Efforts Surpass Its Own Expectations
Carbon Disclosure Project score is in the top 5% of all participating companies
CHICAGO – On Wednesday, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, announced that the Delta Institute and National Wildlife Federation will receive a $400,000, three-year Conservation Innovation Grant to help farmers reduce harmful nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions, enhance water quality and increase the profitability of responsible nutrient management practices.
The $400,000 grant is leveraged dollar-for-dollar by cash and in-kind resources contributed by the project team, which includes EKO Asset Management, American Carbon Registry, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), Oklahoma Conservation Commission, Oklahoma State University, American Farmland Trust, and DNDC Applications, Research and Training.
CHICAGO – Ohio-based Standard Register (NYSE: SR), a recognized leader in management and execution of critical communications, knew it was a pretty “green” company, but didn’t know how green until it measured and reported its greenhouse gas emissions to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) at the request of one of its biggest customers, one of the largest financial institutions in the U.S.
“Although Standard Register’s green initiatives had been a part of our business model for some time, we had never measured and reported our carbon emissions in a rigorous, standardized way,” said Steve McDonell, Standard Register’s vice president of engineering.
The Delta Institute is pleased to announce the advancement of two of our dedicated staff members and to welcome a new member to the Delta family.
Kindy Kruller was named Community Development Program Director, responsible for managing Delta's multi-disciplinary efforts to rebuild and revitalize communities throughout the Great Lakes region.