Green Guide 2014: The Water Issue

After an unusually dry winter across the West, we’re dedicating this year’s Green Guide to water—you know, that stuff that, most years, falls from the sky, piles up by the dozens of feet in the Wasatch Mountains and gushes

Green Guide 2013: Bird Land

A crossroads for migratory birds, the Great Salt Lake and its wetlands are where birdwatchers’ dreams come true.
Rosalie Winard’s photographs of birds are dramatic, timeless and a little otherworldly. Her subjects, wetland birds like great egrets and American white pelicans, often take on qualities of mythical creatures or angels.

Green Guide 2013: Wind Farms

Rural Utah's new cash crop
In 1999, Andy Swapp bought a small farm outside Milford, in central Utah. When he plowed a field, the tail end of the Santa Ana winds, he says, picked up the topsoil and “sand-blasted the paint off the side of the barn.”

Green Guide 2013: The Air Issue

Lawmakers do little to clean up chunky air
January 2013 catapulted Utah onto the world stage—for all the wrong reasons. An oppressive smog extended from Provo, across Salt Lake City, and north to Logan. Only driving up to Park City afforded escape.

Green Guide 2012

City Weekly's 3rd Annual Enviro-Issue
Yes, a truly Green Guide wouldn’t be printed in 60,000 papers and distributed all over Utah—the irony isn’t lost on us. At least it’s on recycled paper; every little bit helps.

The Green 13

Businesses, nonprofits and cool people keeping the Earth green
The word “green” used to conjure up memories of St. Patrick’s Day or of Kermit the Frog; today, green is much more of a movement, an ideology and even a marketing ploy. Often paired

Jailhouse Rocked

Enviro activist Tim DeChristopher rides the ups and downs of prison politics
Peaceful Uprising is celebrating Earth Day by conducting a free, open-to-all, nonviolent political-action training seminar April 21-22.

Environmental Arts

That art on your wall may be lovely to gaze upon, but how earth-friendly is it?
Lisa Miller uses materials like blown bike innertubes to create urban-chic wallets, belts and purses.

Becker: Finding the Green Connection

The mayor's quiet policy-making has turned his eco-friendly dreams into reality
Becker was front and center when the oil pipeline burst in Red Butte Canyon, spewing 55,000 gallons of raw crude into the creek and Liberty Park's pond in June and December of 2010.

Silent Spring: The Next Generation

What's causing the downward spiral of Utah's birds and bees?
Less water means fewer wetlands dry out over time, and birds are forced to look elsewhere to sustain themselves—if they can.

Don’t Flush!

What to do with those expired prescriptions.
One of the bigger threats to the ecosystem may be sitting in your medicine cabinet ...

Adventurous Eating

Community-supported agriculture is the best food practice you might not know about.
Slow food is all the rage, locavores roam the earth, canning is in again, men wear aprons, Mormon moms have food blogs...

Limited Greens

Gardening tips for those whose budget or space is finite.
Yes, you can have a garden, even if you only have a few square feet available. The secret: Think outside the row.

Growing Partners

Sharing Backyards can be the of gardening.
John has a backyard waiting to be tilled and planted with a killer crop of veggies, but doesn’t have time or skills to make it bloom.

This Is Your Conscience Talking

How to assess whether a product or services meets with your personal green standards.
For consumers and businesses, now more than ever, “sustainability” means making the best decisions for the Earth.

The Green Giants

Twenty ways to make eco-friendly buying decisions.
Despite being a smoker, Joni Mitchell has lived long enough to see her refrain from her 1960s song "Woodstock" come to pass...

Green Guide: Pain in the Glass

Recycling glass hasn’t always paid off, but it might someday.
Since the dawning of modern recycling in the 1970s, glass has been the pariah commodity. Although it’s possible to do so, glass rarely gets recycled...

Green Guide: Green Beer

Squatters is committed to the environment, community & profits.
Squatters’ efforts to reduce its carbon footprint includes purchasing power from Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky program; utilizing environmentally friendly products in its restaurants...

Green Guide 2010

City Weekly’s annual guide to going green in Utah.
There are many shades of green and no "best" way for someone to reduce his or her impact on Planet Earth...

Green Guide: Selling Green

Eco-retailers swing for sustainable home runs.
In Boston’s Fenway Park, the Green Monster is a hurdle for hitters trying to hit a home run. In the retail business, becoming genuinely green is its own type of monstrous challenge. Many stores

Green Guide: Green Trash

Salt Lake City aims to reduce their landfill load.
Realizing that the Salt Lake County Landfill could reach capacity in 50 years, the Salt Lake City Council and Mayor Ralph Becker want to extend the landfill’s life. In March, they introduced a p

Green Guide: With Our Powers Combined

Community groups are saving the planet, one element at a time.
Twenty years ago, in the cartoon Captain Planet, a green-mulleted, blue-hued man’s fight to save the planet from pollution...

Green Guide: Two Sides of Being Green

People from two ends of the green spectrum, each doing what they can
There are many shades of green, and no “best” way for someone to reduce his or her impact on Planet Earth.


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