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November 03, 2009

Green Your TV: Power Strips

Power strips can save vampire energy It's fall and that means new TV shows and nonstop sports action. But while you watch, your carbon footprint continues to grow. This week's tips are about how to green your TV habits.

Tip #2: Stem the Energy Tide

If you have a beefed-up entertainment system, you probably also have a plethora of cords intertwining around the TV. Even in "off" mode, plugged-in electronics still suck energy. In the U.S. alone, turned-off TVs drain more than $750 million per year in electricity costs. By using a power strip, and unplugging it at night (or whenever none of the appliances that depend on it are in use), you can easily stop the leakage.

Tell us: How do you slay energy vampires?

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