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Orange Oasis in an Urban Food Desert

Almost 23.5 million Americans live in a food desert. Healthier foods in urban corner stores can alleviate food insecurity, but store owners can’t always stock fresh produce at low prices. BrightSide teams Minneapolis youth with university students to sell produce at a low cost to these stores.

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Bringing Up Girls: Empowering the Next Generation of Sustainability Leaders

Bringing Up Girls addresses the need for leadership development among adolescent girls by empowering them to become the next generation of sustainability leaders through mentorship, education and the execution of successful girl-led community service projects.

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Oasis: Distributed Utilities for Rural Development

Oasis is a cheap, replicable way to provide foundational services (clean water, solar-powered electricity, and digital communication) to rural settlements in developing countries. By collocating these services, Oasis becomes a hub where traditional rural economies can continue to thrive, while slowly introducing them to broader, global markets.

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An Artist Winces at the New Landscape: Lewis Baltz in the American West

Lewis Baltz (1945-2014) was one of the most important American artists to come to prominence in the 1970s. His work engaged with one of the richest themes in American art: The use of the landscape, particularly in the American West. Baltz's work, including series such as The Prototype Works (1969-76), The New Industrial Parks (1974), Nevada (1977), and Park City (1980) pointedly critiqued the way in which Western lands ...more »

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