A Better Barbecue
The Planet-friendly BBQ
“The single most important thing you can do is to make the most of the heat you generate to cook with,” says Derrick Riches, writer of the Barbeque & Grilling Guide at about.com. “Firing up the grill to cook a pair of steaks is a waste. Consider side dishes that can also be grilled to make a complete meal.” More eco-tips:
AVOID LIGHTER FLUID Instead, use a charcoal chimney with natural or lump charcoal made without additives.
CHOOSE BETTER FUEL Gas is more environmentally friendly than charcoal; use natural gas over propane.
KEEP YOUR GRILL CLEAN Brush off your grill grates while they’re still hot. A clean grill works better and produces less air pollution.