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Environews: Population Growth, Traffic and Roads

Utah’s population keeps growing, and traffic keeps getting more congested. Nobody wants to sit in a traffic jam, but counterintuitively, making driving easier causes a phenomenon c …

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Briefly Noted: Salt Lake Needs A Food Co-Op

Join the Wasatch Co-op market now and help make it happen. If you’ve lived in almost any U.S. college town, you’re probably familiar with natural foods co-ops– community-owned gro …

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Citizen Scientists: City Nature Challenge 2018

Exploring and documenting Utah’s rich biodiversity isn’t just for scientists anymore. Between April 27 and April 30, residents of cities around the world are competing to document …

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Briefly Noted: EVs are easier on the air; SLC supports EV Owners

Utahns are currently buying electric cars at a faster rate than Californians, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Evs use no gas. They emit 99% fewer …

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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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Bee Fest 2018 Call for Exhibitors, Volunteers, Sponsors

If you have any ideas, or a desire to lend a helping hand, please fill in this form HERE. As we approach CATALYST’s first time presenting Bee Festival 2018, on June 16 at the Wasat …

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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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Briefly Noted: Handy App to Reduce Food Waste, Feed More People

Growing, processing, packaging and transporting food requires a lot of energy and results in more pollution than we might imagine. In America, we waste 40% of the food that is grow …

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Briefly Noted: Recycle Glass at DABC’s 300 West Wine Store

Utah’s DABC has partnered with Momentum Recycling to bring Utah its first ever glass-recycling center at a DABC store. Check out the Wine Store near the 300 West Costco and you’ll …

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Briefly Noted: Bags to Beds

How does one turn 500 plastic bags into a comfortable sleeping mat? U of U studfetns had the answer at the Clean Air Solutions Fair. They collect plastic bags and then cut and tie …

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