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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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Creativity, DIY, Home

LIVE VS. FAKE (OR NONE): CHOOSE THE REAL

If scruples about cutting down a living tree were the main reason driving you skip buying a Christmas tree this year, relax. While cutting down a conifer from somebody’s front yard …

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Community, Connect, Gender Equality

#MeToo musings & a feast

The #MeToo phenomenon has sparked a lot of intimate conversations around the country. Women of all ages are sharing stories with their friends—stories they may have never told anyo …

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Eat, Food & Health

Editor’s notebook: Our family table

Food tastes better when you know where it came from Eating is a practical matter. We all need, in some fashion, to do it. Under the guise of family management, it also becomes cult …

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Culture, Gender Equality, Mindfulness, Relationships

The Burning Bride Project

Marriage, at least in romance-based societies such as ours, is an act of hope, a commitment for the future. A belief in love. With (and certainly without) the best efforts, hope ma …

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Think

Editor’s Notebook: Arthur and Me

Remembering a friend who showed me a bigger world. I met Arthur Spanjar one snowy Wisconsin morning in 1972, a month before my 21st birthday. I was on my way to Nick’s restaurant, …

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Connect

Editor’s Notebook: A time for awards

Air Quality Ally, Best Magazine and more. In May, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams presented CATALYST Magazine with the first-ever Salt Lake County Board of Health Air Quality Al …

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Community

Editor’s Notebook: June 2018

I first met Lynne Olson in 1990 when she came by the office with an idea for a story: Kids Organized to Protect the Environment (the KOPE Kids Club). We followed KOPE for several y …

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Community

Bee Fest

What’s happening at Bee Fest: A Celebration of Pollination! Raise your glass to pollinators, for they bring you your coffee, tea, tequila and cream (dairy cows eat  pollinated alfa …

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Editor’s Notebook: May 2018

Tomatoes in the snow; CAT hacked by Russian love columnist; charismatic mini-fauna. It’s a good bet that washing your car increases the chance of rain.  In the same vein, early pla …

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Connect, Gatherings, Nature

Bee Festival 2018

Bring on another festival! In January, CATALYST put on the Clean Air Solutions Fair, with assistance from a crackerjack team of excellent volunteers. While it was lots of work that …

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Think

Editor’s Notebook: March 2018

From tomatoes in March to train switchers. Big Pink, the home of CATALYST, has solar panels on the roof. It’s been a bit of a process—specifically due to a 2,000-gallon hand-built …

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Community, Gatherings

CATALYST’s Clean Air Solutions Fair

Did you know that at the rate we are tossing out garbage, our landfill will be full in 10 years? Lesha Earl, public education and outreach coordinator for the Trans-Jordan Landfill …

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Connect

Let’s Talk About Death (and Sustainability)

As nature pulls its life force underground and darkness descends a few minutes earlier each evening, we call upon our readers to engage in the ancient spiritual practice of Memento …

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