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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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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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Editor’s Notebook: September 2017

The joy of feeling small. August reminded me, twice, of this famous exchange between sister and brother in Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play, Our Town: Rebecca: I never told you about a …

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Eat, Food & Health, Recipes

The Inner Ecologist: Love Your Microbiome

Eat fermented (cultured) foods! When you hear the word “fermentation,” what comes to mind? For most people, it’s wine. Or beer, or spirits. What—you don’t do alcohol? It’s still po …

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Products Review: Mom’s Stuff

We don’t usually write product reviews, but here is something I seriously appreciate: Mom’s Stuff, made in Spring City, Utah by artist Lee Bennion (her work has appeared on CATALYS …

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Editor’s Notebook: August 2017

The Old Men’s Club. When I die and someone writes an obituary listing my lifetime affiliations, there may not be a whole lot to say. But one group whose membership I am eternally p …

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