Gas or Charcoal BBQ and The Carbon Footprint…

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Have you ever thought about which is better for the environment when having a cookout? Gas or Charcoal?

The next time you are getting ready for the backyard football cookout, or any BBQ, take into consideration your carbon footprint and personal health. Here are a few tips:

Go for Gas. Lump charcoal is becoming increasingly available, but often comes from thousands of miles (or even multiple continents) away, which negates some of its carbon benefits(due to the output from transportation); until it’s readily available from local sources, the efficiency of gas wins out.

If you must use Charcoal:

-Avoid charcoal imported from distant places such as Indonesia that is likely to have come from endangered forests. —

-Look for locally sourced charcoal from a supplier that uses wood from sustainably managed forests.

-Don’t use lighter fluids made from gasoline derivatives which can leave harmful deposits on your food, instead try crumpled newspaper or kindling.

So next time your lil North Gwinnett Bulldog wants to grill out before a game, be sure to Think Green In Gwinnett Area GIGA

– James Chronicle

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3 Responses to “Gas or Charcoal BBQ and The Carbon Footprint…”

  1. Barbeque Grill Eco Friendly, Solar Powered « Green In Gwinnett's Community Blog Says:

    […] So which type of Barbeque Grill is more eco-friendly? Charcoal Grill or Gas Grill? […]

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  2. Nick M. Says:

    Keep up the good work Mr.Chronicle. It will all pay off!

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  3. Chris from buystainlesssteelbarbecues.com Says:

    Gas is definitely the Greener choice…make a wise decision when purchasing your barbecue.

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