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November 05, 2009

Green Your TV: Watch Less

Reading stimulates the mind and saves 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 #4: Do Something Else

You can adjust all the brightness settings, turn off all the surrounding lights, stick to smaller screens, and unplug when you're done. But when it comes to your television, the best emissions-reducing habit is simply to watch less. Instead, go for a hike, read a library book (our weekly reviews can help), write, draw, play a board game, exercise, or volunteer.

Tell us: What do you do instead of watching television?

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