AM 760 KFMB - Talk Radio Station - San Diego, CA - Grill the green way this summer

Grill the green way this summer

By Scott Meeks

OK grill masters -- break out the barbecue sauce because it's time to do some green grillin'. Summer time and grilling go hand in hand. And keeping things eco-friendly is easier now than ever before. Here are a few crunchy tips to keep in mind this summer.

Propane perks

- Propane produces about half of the emissions that conventional charcoals do.

- Propane burns cleanly -- meaning less smoke.

- Once you're done with your propane tank, you can trade it in for a discount on your next tank.

Choosing charcoal

- Typical charcoal has additives that help with lighting and heating. Additives cause pollution.

- Some briquettes are made from trees that were not harvested in a sustainable manner. So read those labels.

- Look for bags of charcoal that say no additives or harvested from sustainable forests.

- If you find organic or natural lump charcoal -- buy it!

Lighting your grill

The last thing you want to do is ruin all your natural efforts by dousing your grill with a chemical lighter fluid. So to keep it all eco-friendly, go with some newspaper and a chimney. That'll heat up your grill and your summer -- the easy green way!

Scott Meeks is a passionate environmental journalist, lifestylist and author. You can learn more about him and his eco-ways at

*DISCLAIMER*: The information contained in or provided through this site section is intended for general consumer understanding and education only and is not intended to be and is not a substitute for professional advice. Use of this site section and any information contained on or provided through this site section is at your own risk and any information contained on or provided through this site section is provided on an "as is" basis without any representations or warranties.
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.