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A Greener Super Bowl!

Ah, Super Bowl time. Or, as I call it, the season finale of football. Personally, I don't care about it, and I don't watch it, but a lot of people do. If you do: Awesome! Have fun! May your team win!
But with a lot of TVs tuned to the Super Bowl, there's a lot of electricity being used. However, there is a wonderful way to have fun on Super Bowl Sunday and be a little greener as well.

Go to a Super Bowl party!

Or a sports bar that's playing it (they all are). The point is, the more people watching one TV, the less TVs that are on. Besides, you get to hang out with friends! Even better: carpool on your way there. If you live close and you're going to the same place, why not?

This strategy can be used for any number of events. You and a bunch of friends going to watch the Doctor Who season premier? Throw a Whovian party! Time with friends and being green? Great combo.

So enjoy the game, enjoy the party, and may your team win (as long as your team is the Atlanta Falcons)!


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