Issue Section: Editor's Notebook

Things that uplift

Be they shoes, smoke, implants or clean windows In June, The New York Times reported about a movement in Japan by women who want a law prohibiting dress codes that mandate high hee …

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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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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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Editor’s Notebook

At the Intermountain Sustainability Summit, a third grade school teacher asked Paul Hawken, editor of Drawdown, how she should teach her young students about climate science. “I wo …

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Support the yay-sayers: Seeds of reversing global warming are here in our own communities

We (almost) never have covers that relate to specific stories or themes beyond seasonal. This month is different. The cover relates to “The Living Building Challenge” (p. 12)—a Moa …

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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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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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#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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Editor’s notebook: Our family table

Food tastes better when you know where it came from September 2015: Eating is a practical matter. We all need, in some fashion, to do it. Under the guise of family management, it a …

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Meet Catalyst’s Executive Director Pax: Rasmussen

It started as a bit of a joke. Since becoming non-profit, CATALYST has branched out significantly. With this expansion has also come a lot more organizational work.  Greta was find …

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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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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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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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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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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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