Live

Like farting under the covers

On a clear day, Salt Lake City is a beautiful place, with vistas in all directions  that can’t be beat—weather and human activity permitting, of course. On December 28, 2016, two w …

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Connect, DIY, Heal, Health

Clean Air Solutions Fair January 19, 2019

Your opportunity to help clean up our air is coming up soon. It’s getting real out there. In October, the United Nations declared that it’s time to take “unprecedented” actions to …

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Heal, Health

Respiratory remedies to the rescue

Don’t just protest… Protect! Indoor air quality can be two to five times more toxic than the outdoor air, according to the EPA. Cleaning products, mold, cookware, synthetic air f …

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Gatherings, Heal

Getting to the heart of health care

How do we care for one another? How do we cope with illness, injury and loss and find the strength to heal? Stories help us grapple with these complex questions. It was the summer …

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Health

What’s your air quality IQ?

Love your lungs, but don’t stop there! Love your family’s and neighbors’ lungs too Wintertime inversion season is upon us. The most important thing you can do to protect yourself t …

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Book review: Look Both Ways by Katharine Coles

A daring life. What may come of the diaries in the attic? Katharine Coles, University of Utah English professor and Utah’s former poet laureate, has been delving into family histor …

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Health

Contours

See Alice heal (with pencil and paper) In mid 2017, artist and sculptor Alice Toler was bewildered to find herself fat, sick, and on a rack of pharmaceuticals. All of it had to go. …

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Astrology

Metaphors for the month

All indications point to a year that will feel like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, So buckle up, Buttercups, and hang on. Osho Zen Tarot: Friendli­ness, Awareness, The Creator Medicine Card …

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Urban Almanac January 2019

January 1 Sunrise 7:51a.m. Sunset 5:10p.m. Av. temperatures for Jan. 1: 35° high / 23° low. In the night sky: Venus is visible most of the month. Januray 2 Robert Smithson, creator …

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Resources

Air quality: What’s zero waste got to do with it?

All our actions, including our buying habits, have an impact on the environment. Our lifestyle choices about whether to use less (reduce), reuse more, repair instead of replace, or …

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Memoir

The year in review – and what’s new

Highlights and updates from some CATALYST stories of 2018 Every year CATALYST brings you stories that are educational, local, playful, tasty. Last year, among many other stories, w …

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Environmental Politics

What’s on deck?

Upcoming bills in the 2019 Utah State legislature Every year it feels like we make a little more progress toward a healthier environment, even if sometimes we take a step or two ba …

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Adventures in public transit

Out of her car and her comfort zone, one woman learns how to lower her carbon footprint (and gains confidence along the way) The challenge appeared on my Facebook newsfeed, persona …

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Mass transit made easy

New apps, preplanning and practice make all the difference Although riding transit may seem daunting at first, Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has a reliable and safe system. Mass tra …

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Environmental Politics

Environews

Environmental news updates New Tracy Aviary Nature Center & Jordan River Park Salt Lake County is planning a new Jordan River Park along the riparian corridor between highway 2 …

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Arts, Enjoy

On the Cover

Halley Jean Bruno, professionally known under the alias Cinder Ash, was born and raised in Utah and works as an illustrator and freelance artist in downtown Salt Lake City. Bruno’s …

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Community Profiles, Connect, Spirituality & Mysticism

On The Path: Thomas McConkie of Lower Lights Sangha

Insights from life’s journeys, by members of CATALYST’s Community Resource Directory: “What has set you on your path? Where and how did your journey begin that has led you to this …

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Inversion does not equal air pollution

Here in the Salt Lake Valley, we are no strangers to inversions and air pollution. We are, unfortunately, so familiar with it that people often think that inversion is the same as …

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