Jane Lyon

Jane is a 23 year old graduate in Environmental and Sustainability Studies from the University of Utah. Devoted to environmental philosophy, activism and a Buddhist lifestyle. At the CATALYST office, Jane co-produces the weekly reader and writes about environmentalism. She also manages Common Good Press development for the magazine. As a native Utahn, born and raised on Mount Olympus she spends her free time is spent playing music, practicing Tibetan Buddhism, making art and of course writing obsessively.

Jane spent her teenage years touring around Utah as a folk singer-songwriter until she set off to begin college at the University of Oregon. Her weekends there were spent racing sailboats along the west coast on the Oregon sailing team, along with following the liberal discipline of environmental studies. After receiving her associate's degree, she decided to return to Utah to deepen her understanding of environmental issues here in the Rocky Mountains. She returned to life as a ski bum, started interning at CATALYST magazine and continues to follow her passions for writing about environmental philosophy and spirituality.


Articles

Astrology, Expand

Aquarium Age: August 15-21

It’s a good week to intensify your search for inspiration—we all need to feel the power of compassion right now. Be sure to look everywhere, even in those places you might deem uni …

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Astrology, Expand

Aquarium Age: August 8-14

You’re gonna need a score card to track the astral action this week—the planets are plenty busy, and daily life reflects their hustle and bustle with the stop and start rhythm of a …

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Community Profiles, Entertainment, Social Justice

Quiet Heroes: the only two doctors who would serve SLC’s AIDS/HIV community in the 80’s

Studded with local heroes and familiar downtown scenery, Quiet Heroes made for the perfect film to officially kick off the 15th Annual Damn These Heels Film Festival weekend. Direc …

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Enjoy, Entertainment

2018 Damn These Heels Film Festival Preview

Utah Film Center celebrates its 15th year of successfully presenting Damn These Heels, Salt Lake City’s own LGBTQ film festival. With 23 films and three shorts this year, DTH has c …

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Enjoy, Entertainment

The Misandrists Preview

Set in 1999 Ger(wo)many, the iconic, campy LGBT film-maker Bruce LaBruce presents his latest provocation: The Misandrists. The concept: female liberation army training in an isolat …

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Culture, Entertainment

Talia Keys & The Love Album Release Party

Talia Keys and The Love don’t just put on a show, they put on a kick-ass party On Saturday, April 21, Talia Keys and The Love released their new album, We Are Here, with an unforge …

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Connect, Culture, DIY

Grid Zine Fest Review

The second annual Grid Zine Festival was held at Publik Space on Saturday April 14th. Over 70 vendors from all over Utah and the United States showed up to put their zines on displ …

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GRID ZINE FEST 2018

This month zine fans from Utah and around the country (seriously, around the country) will come to Salt Lake for the second annual Grid Zine Fest. Never heard of zines before? Self …

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Enjoy, Entertainment

Trevor Hall is back in Salt Lake City

Roots rock musician Trevor Hall has been recording music since the age of sixteen when his dad gave him a career-changing birthday surprise: the opportunity to record his own album …

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Yoga

MC YOGI & 10,000 Buddhas visit 21st Yoga

On Sunday October 22, MC Yogi and his wife Amanda Giacomini AKA 10,000 Buddhas, made a visit to 21st yoga to promote MC Yogi’s new book Spiritual Graffiti: Finding My True Path, as …

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Gender Equality, Politics, Social Justice

‘No Promo Homo’ Law Abolished in Utah

     SB 196, AKA, “No Promo Homo” Law was repealed after Equality Utah filed a lawsuit against the State Board of Education. This law prohibited the discussion of homosexuality in …

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All Things Rumi

Rumi Poetry Club: October 3, 7pm (first Tuesday of each month) @ Anderson-Foothill Library (1135 S 2100 E). Rumi Festival: September 30, 2-4:30pm, Marmalade Library (280 W 500 N). …

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Culture, Gatherings

CATALYST writer attends her first EDM festival, Das Energi

This year was V2’s sixth annual Das Energi, Utah’s 2-day electronic dance music (EDM) festival at the Great Saltair. I am no stranger to music festivals in general, but as a repres …

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Eat

Counting Miles, Not Calories

Awareness improves dietary carbon footprint. Three years ago, as a new intern at CATALYST Magazine, one of my first assignments was to track my “food mileage” for a day. Tracking f …

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Entertainment

Don’t Call Me Son (Mãe Só Há Uma)

A gorgeous androgynous boy walks into a dance party wearing a raver wolf hood. He dances with boys and girls alike. When he leads a cohort into a backroom to get down, you get to s …

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