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Save energy: Lose the TV

Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:58 am
by TerryS
It turns out the new flat-screen TVs use significantly
more energy than the old-style TVs.

Here's one excellent solution:
The obvious solution to the problem of energy-guzzling
TV sets ("TV sets may get greener," Oct. 22) is simply
banishing them from our homes.

TVs are not required for life. My household has been
TV-free for many years now, and yet I manage to live
a full, active life and stay engaged with the issues
as an educator and citizen.

Doing away with TV also immediately eliminates so many
of the corporate messages telling us we are inadequate
if we are not buying more and more things.

There are so many other wonderful things to do instead
of watching TV and shopping. Yes, there is good content
on some networks, but there is good content out in the
non-virtual world as well.

Killing our TVs could help save energy for things more
essential to life.

RUTH E. MALONE Oakland ... 1AA1U0.DTL ... 1A8C5P.DTL