Topic: Community

Welcome to the Utah Bioregional Reader: Getting to know the place you call home

Thirty years ago, Home! a Bioregional Reader published a widely distributed quiz that challenged people to test their knowledge about the place where they live. Bioregionalism is a …

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Humanizing nature: Nature is evolving before our very eyes

Like most Utah sportsmen growing up in the 1960s, I learned to be a classic Utah consumptive user of renewable resources. I became an avid hunter, fisherman and forager of wild foo …

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The lasting impacts of redlining: environmental justice can be summed up in three words: location, location, location.

Editor’s note: Social and environmental justice is not a new topic, but it is gaining exposure since the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter. This article is the second of a t …

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Man on a mission: from Nigeria to SLC, Utah, beekeeper Adesina Daniel Oduntan shares his passion for bees and beekeeping

Adesina Daniel Oduntan is a beekeeper, author, entomologist, a German-trained queen bee breeder and an apitherapist. He is the founder and CEO of Bee-Craft Consult LLC in Salt Lake …

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From France to the USA: Two different takes on being biracial

January, 2019, Utah. I traveled 5,000 miles to a foreign country that would be my home for the foreseeable future. I’d left France, my country of birth, to marry the love of my lif …

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Stay Safe, Stay Active Streets

Salt Lake City’s transportation response to Covid-19 challenges us to reconsider what it means fora street to be “Open” In the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic in late March, …

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Essential: Local libraries meet evolving needs during the pandemic

An estimated one million people pass through the doors of the Main City Library every year, logging on to the library’s public computers, checking out the latest display of new boo …

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Seeds and sheep: finding solutions in the ways of the ancestors

If you live many dusty miles from a decent grocery store (and in the midst of a pandemic, in which your county has the second highest case rate in the state), you might find the no …

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This time they can see our pain

Salt Lake City’s recent protests and perspectives from a young black student. You can call the protest violent. By the end, it was. But understand that when you do so, when all you …

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Building gardens on common grounds

Since its inception in March, the Neighborhood Resili­ency Initiative (NRI) has installed over 20 community gardens in the Salt Lake Valley, from Rose Park to Draper. The project’s …

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How to make this moment the turning point for change: basic lessons to draw from the past

As millions of people across the country take to the streets and raise their voices in response to the killing of George Floyd and the ongoing problem of unequal justice, many peop …

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Sweet Streets

What you get when you design and construct safe alternatives to driving cars. Cities along the Wasatch Front are growing and evolving. People are moving to the area as they discove …

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Zoom Yoga

Maintaining community in quarantine These times of quarantine are challenging us all, one way or another. My yoga studio, Mindful Yoga Collective, has been closed since mid-March, …

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Positivity: Good News During A Pandemic

The past few weeks have been difficult for a lot of us. I know that I can’t go more than five minutes without seeing the escalating turmoil caused by COVID-19, and with so many of …

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How to Politely Decline an Invitation to Gather During COVID-19 (Plus, a note on quarantine-friendly alternatives and Zoom etiquette)

Social etiquette in the days of the coronavirus pandemic is changing. No more handshakes, no more hugs, no more clinking glasses together during a group cheers. The new polite thin …

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