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Enjoy fun in the sun during Life@50+, May 14-16, 2015

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'Making Home' Promotes Sustainability

Conservationist and author Sharon Astyk discusses the importance of reducing consumption

Author Sharon Astyk wants people to cut their consumption so that the planet will be more fit for the future. She and her family live on a 27-acre farm in upstate New York that, despite its expanse, requires only about 20 percent as much energy and fuel as the typical American household.

She talks with host Mike Cuthbert about her new book, Making Home, which chronicles her family's efforts toward sustainability, some of which border on the seemingly bizarre. For example, ever consider watering your plants with urine? Using cloth toilet paper? … Back to Article

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