Topic: Community

Utah Recycling Alliance

Businesses rewarded for implementing greener ways The Utah Recycling Alliance encompasses all the Rs—reducing, reusing, refurbishing, repurposing…and when all those avenues have …

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The Utah Farm and Food Conference

A cross-cultural gathering of growers, makers, purveyors and eaters Now in its fourth year, the Utah Farm and Food Conference returns to Cedar City to showcase an impressive array …

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Lives in the shadows

A conversation with Kip Yost Last summer, curious to learn more about Salt Lake’s new homeless resource shelters, I was reading everything I could find on the topic. Since the impl …

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Nature all around us

Getting to know our neighbors at the Natural History Museum of Utah The myths of human separateness are many and varied: Mankind is special—we are the only animal with a soul and e …

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Paradise vs. a parking lot

We often don’t know what we’ve got till it’s gone The history of Salt Lake City is one of self-reliance, community and agriculture. When the Mormon pioneers first arrived in the Sa …

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Where skiing, science and art intersect

Ski map artist James Niehues visits Salt Lake City Hand-painted ski map illustration has a narrow lineage that still triumphs over its digital competition. The majority of ski maps …

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The Trauma of Transformation: Paisley Rekdal’s “Nightingale”

Utah’s poet laureate reads poems next week in Salt Lake City. “Once, I was afraid of being changed. Now that is finished. The lynx has me in its eye, I am already diminished.” …

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Shaping dancers and model citizens: A reflection on the life of arts educator Pearl Wagstaff Garff

A dance, like any great story, has a beginning, middle and end. It begins in stillness. There is a starting shape. Then the story unfolds through sequences of movement with varied …

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Salt Lake hosts U.N. Civil Society Conference

The goal: to achieve inclusiveness and sustainability at the grassroots level in our communites This August, as a board member-representative of U.S. Servas (pronounced Sir-vahs), …

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SLC Arts Council hires new visual arts and community outreach manager

New energy arrives at the Salt Lake City Arts Council, with Sarah Hobin taking the place of Kandace Steadman, who retired last fall to pursue her own art career. Hobin relocated to …

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Changes at Red Lotus/Urgyen Samten Ling

Salt Lake’s Urgyen Samten Ling Buddhist Temple and its movement school, Red Lotus, have moved to a new address, not too far from its last location on Third West. They are now in Ro …

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SLC Sustainability department hellos and goodbyes

Bridget Stuchly has left her position as Salt Lake City Department of Sustainability’s program manager, and now lives in Spain. Supreet Gill, the former Program Manager of the Salt …

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Take the Eat Local challenge – Sept. 7-14

Visiting a farmers market is the easiest way to find locally grown food. Here’s why you should make the effort: “Local” food has different definitions. Some say it’s local within 1 …

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Wednesday, AUGUST 13: ELECTION DAY!

Have you chosen your candidate and mailed or delivered your ballot yet? The race for a new mayor is on. Final election day for primaries is next Tuesday, August 13; then the track …

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Plan B Theatre: Renovating The Post Office

Rabindranath Tagore’s classic theatre fable The Post Office is important for a number of reasons. It’s a significant work written and performed in Tagore’s birth language, Bengali, …

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