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June 30, 2008

Green Your Grill

Grilling_man_thumbnail Roughly 60 million Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July by flipping burgers over a charcoal-fueled flame. (How many do you suppose don "world's greatest chef" aprons?) While a single barbecue won't destroy the planet, millions of 'em do have an impact. With a few minor adjustments to this summer ritual, grilling can go green.

Easy Green:  Opt for an electric or a propane grill, because charcoal emits more carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and soot. If you can't sacrifice the traditional smoky taste, hybrid grills rely primarily on electric power, while a small amount of charcoal or wood imparts flavor.

Uber Green: Hard-core green grillers, follow Ed Begley Jr.'s advice and embrace the solar oven. If you're feeling really industrious, try the Daily Green's instructions and make your own solar stove.

--D.W

Coming up in our Green Grilling series:

Charcoal, Meet the Chimney Starter

Which Celeb Loves Veggie Sausages?

Wipe That Barbecue Sauce Off Your Face!

Make a Clean Escape

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