As we get into the fall season, leaves start to drop but Netflix users start to rise. TV shows and series are a great way to connect with others and also a great outlet to watch together with friends and family.
The fall is also a great time in the sports world, with Football striking mid season form, MLB in the middle of their playoffs, and the start of the NBA and NHL seasons. We are in a peak performance time period for hanging around and watching TV.
Throughout the past couple years, streaming companies like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO have focused a lot of energy on improving sustainability. While you’re on your quest of binge-watching, we think that we could return the favor and do the same.
Here are a couple of suggestions to maintain an eco-friendly mind through what is called TV pooling. It’s a great way to achieve sustainability all the while watching your favorite shows and sports!
What Is TV Pooling?
I’m sure most of you have heard of the eco-friendly concept of carpooling. If a group of people are going to the same place, it makes the most sense both economically and environmentally to take the same car.
The same concept can be applied to television watching. We here at HugeGreenWorld all love to watch many of the same shows and sports. Recently we started a concept that we coined “TV-Pooling.” Instead of watching the shows separately and talking about them the next day, we decided to do the environmentally friendly thing and watch them together, and you can too!
Did you know that one hour of television can run up to 400 watts of energy per hour? If you watch just one NBA game tonight, your one television could use up to 1,000 watts of energy. Multiply that by 10 of your friends that are going to be watching the same game and you’re talking major energy waste, upwards of 10,000 watts!
Why not save some money and energy and enjoy something you would have alone with friends? It makes for a better experience for everyone. Starting in your living room, this one change to your TV-watching routine could have an extremely beneficial effect on your pockets, and the environment.
All in all, TV-pooling can greatly improve the way you watch TV. Not only does it give you the opportunity to spend time with others but it also helps you save energy simultaneously. TV-pooling also has the potential to make your TVs last longer because they aren’t used as frequently and for a long amount of time.
If you want to take your TV-pooling to the next level, make sure you get a TV that doesn’t use a lot of electricity. The general rule to get the best Energy Star TV experience is: less than 50 inches, go for an LCD; more than 50 inches, go for a DLP. These types of TVs are more efficient at these sizes.
Do you think “TV-Pooling” is a good idea? Share what you think about it by posting on either Facebook or Twitter along with the hashtag #TVPooling
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