|Where the TV once stood!|
Getting rid of the TV might seem like a stretch as an actual baby step, but I've given this quite a bit of thought and here's my take on it. It also used up quite a few materials to produce, transport, sell and all that. Selling it to someone else keeps it out of the landfill and keeps that person from buying a new one. That's green, right? The TV uses electricity to operate. If I can save a couple dollars on our electric bill each month by not having the TVs running, that is money that can be put toward the food budget and making healthier food choices.
As far as health, Hubby and the kids (ok, and occasionally me) would plop our butts down on the couch and wouldn't be seen or heard for hours. I'm thinking that if there's no TV, we probably won't be plopping down to stare at the wall for hours on end. That means choosing other activities, whether it be spending time together, reading, taking a walk or bike ride, etc. Those are all things that will improve our health.
|TV sitting on the chopping (I mean selling) block!|