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Cedar Falls homeowners showcase 'practical backyards'

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There's a lot of attention paid to the importance of "going green" to help the environment, but where do you start?

Some eastern Iowa families are doing their part to help the planet with practical backyards.  Sunday, Green Iowa Americorps teamed up with UNI's Center for Energy and Environmental Education to showcase how they're doing it.

Kamyar Enshayan and his family limit energy use with clothes lines and firewood.  They also have a composting pile, and even eat eggs from chickens raised in their backyard.

"I'm hoping that people will see what other people are doing, they may be inspired to try to build a compost pile for themselves, maybe a vegetable garden, or think about other things like solar heating, things like that," Enshayan said.

The "practical backyard" tours Sunday cost $5.  Proceeds will help Green Iowa Americorps' weatherization program

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