Summer is here and it’s time to start taking advantage of that beautiful sunny weather. Inviting friends and family over for a day of grilling and outdoor fun is just the ticket. Unfortunately, sometimes all of that summer fun comes with a hefty price tag for the environment.
The United States Department of Energy estimates that Fourth of July barbecues alone pump about 225,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. And that’s not even counting all of the cookouts from the rest of the summer. Plus, there is all the physical waste produced at summer get-togethers—the Styrofoam plates, plastic forks, party decorations, and latex water balloons.
No one’s saying you should give up grilling, but how can you ensure that your summer cookout doesn’t destroy your carbon footprint for the whole year? We found a few tips to help keep this year’s cookout or BBQ as eco-friendly as possible.
These simple tips will help keep our environment thriving and allow for many more BBQ’s to come. Do you have some eco-friendly grilling tips of your own? Share them with us on Facebook!