Green Your Grill
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.
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