Topic: Resources

22 ways to fire up a zero-waste lifestyle

A summertime refresher course You may have noticed that, some months back, we changed the title of this column from “Can You Recycle That?” to “Zero Waste.” That’s because recyclin …

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Overcrowding in the Cottonwood Canyons

“Recreation Challenges on Public lands” was the theme of the 24th annual Wallace Stegner Center Symposium held in March. Outdoor recreation constitutes two percent of the U.S. gros …

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We have a food waste crisis

Waste Solutions rescues healthy edible food Food insecurity, where a person is without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food, affects about 800 mi …

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Reasons to love your library: Think of them as “resilience centers”

In his book Palaces for the People, sociologist Eric Klinenberg describes how a group of planners met to discuss ways to restore resiliency to 21st century cities. Someone proposed …

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Can this be recycled?

Recycling rules change with the market. We’re here to keep you abreast of the latest news! I get asked the question almost daily, from family, friends, neighbors: “Can this be recy …

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Air quality: What’s zero waste got to do with it?

All our actions, including our buying habits, have an impact on the environment. Our lifestyle choices about whether to use less (reduce), reuse more, repair instead of replace, or …

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Water conservation strategies from the Utah Rivers Council

Utah Rivers Council (URC) has initiated a new water conservation campaign for Utah called 40 by 30—the goal is to reduce daily water consumption per person 40% by 2030. Water conse …

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