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The Green Life: Green Your Grill

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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.


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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