Environmental Politics, Politics, Social Justice

CATALYST goes to the inland port rally

What began as a peaceful protest became a scene of confusion, violence and frustration at the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce building on Tuesday. “I love that you’re using your inte …

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Community, Connect

The 2019 Bee Fest had everyone buzzing

A big thank you to all who made our June 15 event wonderful: the exhibitors, vendors, speakers, greeters, heavy lifters, go-fers, poets, gardeners, costume contestants, photographe …

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DIY, Home, Resources

22 ways to fire up a zero-waste lifestyle

A summertime refresher course You may have noticed that, some months back, we changed the title of this column from “Can You Recycle That?” to “Zero Waste.” That’s because recyclin …

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Mindfulness

July 2019 Almanac

July 1  Average temps: high 88º, low 64º. 8% chance of precipitation. Sunrise 5:58 am, sunset 8:52 pm. July 2  NEW MOON  1:16 pm. Want to try planting by the moon? Check out this d …

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Culture, Fitness

What’s a sport?

I  see a lot of CrossFit people flipping tires end over end across fields and gym floors in Cache Valley where I live. They might be strong, but don’t they know that it is easier t …

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Astrology

Choose the greatest good for all

Osho Zen Tarot: The Creator, Fighting, Thunderbolt Medicine Cards: Hawk, Dolphin, Grouse Mayan Oracle: Complex Stability, Mystical Power Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Seven of Disks, Ten …

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Mindfulness, Yoga

Hearing meditation

Doorway to the present There are lots of things to love about spring and summer—the long hours of daylight, the invitation to shed layers of clothing, and the opportunity to spend …

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Beverages, Eat

Hops hunting for conservation

Summit Land Conservancy’s summer tours celebrate open space and teach history while stalking the Neomexicanus, and indigenous variety of hops For nearly a century Park City’s Empir …

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Eat, Food & Health, Local Harvest

Bee advised

Salt Lake County bee inspector Peter Somers mentors new enthusiasts In another life, Peter Somers was a pilot. Now, he is the Salt Lake County Bee Inspector and owner of Beez Hives …

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Beverages, Eat

Natural wine

It’s all in the farming – but beware the doctrinaire I must confess that I was stumped by the notion. After all, isn’t all wine natural by its nature? Get grapes, squish, ferment? …

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Dining Out, Food & Health

What nourishes us

A conversation with Rawtopia’s Omar Abou-Ismail I recently visited Omar Abou-Ismail at his Millcreek-area restaurant, Rawtopia—a restaurant that serves, as its name implies, mostly …

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Intuitive Arts

Seeing my mysteries in tarot

The magic isn’t in the cards, but in the stories they provoke A tarot deck is made up of 78 cards divided into two parts: the minor arcana and the major arcana, arcana meaning “sec …

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Environmental Politics, Health

Good news: Utah’s air quality is improving!

Caveat: It’s an ongoing process In 2006, the EPA tightened the health standard for PM2.5 pollution—the fine particulate matter pollution that builds during winter inversions and ca …

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Community, Connect

The Buy Nothing Project

Gifting stuff: Sharing skills and resources. Getting to know your neighbors. The Buy Nothing Project is as much about relationships as it is about economics. I’m hustling across a …

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Tooting our own horn

CATALYST won 10 awards at the annual banquet for Utah journalists last month. Our writers took first place in three categories in the Society of Professional Journalists Utah Headl …

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Environmental Politics

EnviroNews

Uinta Basin Railway an environmental train wreck At a meeting in Vernal, Utah’s Community Impact Fund Board approved $21.4 million in public money to build a Uinta Basin Railway in …

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Damn these Heels! A Catalytic Review of Michael Barnett’s Documentary, Changing the Game

A Texan teenage boy with cropped hair and big brown eyes fawns over his girlfriend and helps her care for her horses. Back at his house, he sweats bullets as he pushes himself thro …

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Enjoy, Entertainment

Damn These Heels 2019: Bit

This year the LGBTQ+ film festival in downtown SLC, Damn These Heels, featured a movie on its opening night that was sure to drop some jaws. Whether it be from the gory details, to …

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