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Counting Miles, Not Calories

Awareness improves dietary carbon footprint. Three years ago, as a new intern at CATALYST Magazine, one of my first assignments was to track my “food mileage” for a day. Tracking f …

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Judge Shelby strikes down “Ag-Gag” laws to protect first amendment rights.

On Friday, July 7th, Federal Judge Robert Shelby deemed Utah’s agricultural industry protection law known as an “ag-gag” law to be a violation of free speech in his 31 page ruling. …

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Urban Almanac: July 2017

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the home, garden & natural world by Diane Olson, Anna Zumwalt and Greta deJong July 1 Dawn breaks at 3:55am. Sun rises at 6:00 A.M., s …

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Slightly Off Center: Box food revolution

I am never going to be a Foodie. Maybe it is due to a linguistic bias. I have a visceral reaction to words that end that way; hoodie, goodies, veggies, panties and Denny are among …

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Orach: Nutritious, attractive and easy to grow!

The scene was the annual seed swap at the Sorenson Center about eight years ago. This guy had a large bag of reddish seeds that resembled parsnip seeds, only they weren’t. “They ca …

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Change Agents: Grassroots – People with Initiative

Thanks to Martin van Hemert for this lovely photo of Hi Ute Ranch, one of our easements in Summit County. Today, Bonanza Flat is 1,350 acres of undeveloped mountain on the dividing …

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The Yin and Yang of Summer

Feng shui for your body, house and mind. On June 21 we enter the season of summer, the most yang or active time of the year. With the sun being at its northernmost point in relatio …

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How to be a Locovore

Begin experimenting now! What does it mean to “eat local”? Where do I find locally grown food? Each fall during Utah Eat Local Week we explore these questions as we celebrate all t …

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Ask Umbra: What’s the Greenest Kind of Drink Container?

Q.Dear Umbra, My peers and I are working to better our campus. We’re looking into the most sustainable option for drinks on campus. What’s better for our school to buy and sell: gl …

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Ask Umbra: What should you do with your food scraps?

Q. Dear Umbra, When disposing of food waste, what’s better: putting it down the garbage disposal, or disposing of it in the solid waste stream? I know my water treatment plant inci …

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