The December CATALYST will be our 400th edition. In this issue, our founder, editor & publisher, Greta Belanger deJong, says goodbye. This will be CATALYST’s final print issue ever.
Contribute $25 or more today to help create a keepsake CATALYST. As a thank you, we’ll mail you your own copy the very day it’s hot off the press! (ETA November 27). We invite you to include your sentiments and reflections on CATALYST, as well; comments received by November 20 may be published in this final issue.
As we all know, 2020 has been a big year of transitions for us all, and the Covid economy has decimated so many small businesses and beloved publications. In addition, founder and editor Greta deJong and associate publisher John deJong are ready to retire. They’re also ready for the next generation to take the wheel, transforming CATALYST into a robust digital platform for upcoming conscious creatives along the Wasatch Front and beyond.
For this we need your help.
Each donation of $25 or more will come with a personalized, signed copy of the last print issue of the magazine, mailed straight to your door (until we run out! This is a limited press run. First come, first serve). If you love CATALYST, we know you will want a copy of this keepsake issue!
In this issue:
- Current and past CATALYST staffers share stories from their years at the magazine.
- Columnists reflect on the changes they’ve seen in their fields and in the community.
- Amy Brunvand’s “Home! The Utah Bioregional Reader” series (which will move online after this issue) continues, and Daniel Mendoza’s Environmental Justice series concludes.
- Diane Musho Hamilton shares an excerpt from her latest book, Compassionate Conversations.
- Sophie Silverstone, CATALYST community outreach director for seven years, daughter of associate publisher John deJong and stepdaughter to Greta deJong, talks about her future, and her vision for the future of CATALYST.
- We look forward to comments and remembrances from you, our readers.
- And more!
We're evolving. Here's what we see in the future of CATALYST:
With your help, the collective content team at Catalyst plans to:
- Revamp our website and online presence as a whole
- Maintain our archives and preserve them in perpetuity
- Continue publishing stories of interest to you, our devoted readers
- Support the other projects of Common Good Press: Bee Fest and the Clean Air Fair
- Serve as a hub for the holistic community in new ways, including creating an app that allows cultural creatives to connect to each other and the community in a way that nourishes, informs, and catalyses meaningful interaction.
- Refresh the brand, while continuing to live up to the original CATALYST manifesto:
- A herald of regional events and services whose focus is on new ways of being.
- A networking medium for agents of creative change.
- A forum for personal and social transformation.
- A call for responsible commitment to action on behalf of our planet and its people.
If CATALYST has enriched your life at all since 1982, made you feel more at home in Utah, or enabled you to see something in a new and liberating way, please help us however you can. Your donation, especially in this complex time for everyone, is appreciated beyond measure. Plus, you get to play a role in bringing this historic issue to print and helping create a future! Thank you in advance for your energetic, financial and spiritual support! Onward!
CATALYST, aka Common Good Press, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, explores and promotes ideas, events and resource that support conscious, empowered living for people and the planet.