Television and your carbon footprint!
If you are a Netflix fan, as I am sometimes, you might like to know that overall watching TV turns out to be a remarkably low-carbon hobby! It beats anything that involves driving!
This is cheering since the average European spends a massive three and a half hours a day in front of the box, says Mike Berners-Lee in his book How Bad are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything.
And if you have watched something good on television this makes you feel even better. I recently enjoyed a television series called Tabula Rasa, a very engrossing Dutch thriller. It is about Mie, a young dancer who lost her memory in a tragic car accident and found herself locked up in a psychiatric hospital. She was also mysteriously embroiled in the disappearance of a young man named Thomas and was constantly visited by her family and an old detective who badgered her with questions she was unable to answer.
Mie also has a husband who seems to be cheating on her, a little daughter who is hard to control, and parents with marital problems. As she tries to piece together the memories of her life, before and after the accident, an adorable silver grey stray cat comes to give her company and adds to the drama! This intelligently crafted mystery keeps you guessing till the very end and is worth wasting your time with!
Watching Netflix will also keep us away from needless shopping! By watching with friends who live close by, this also lessens our carbon footprint!