There are two grand traditions to observe on Thanksgiving: eating a whole bunch and watching a whole bunch of football on TV. And in terms of energy use, it turns out your TV is much more of glutton than you are.

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance has been working to sell consumers on energy-efficient TVs (they call them "Energy Forward") and they have created this delectable infographic to show exactly how much grub you could have prepared with the energy you wasted on your television.

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