Posts Tagged ‘bbq’

Barbeque Grill Eco Friendly, Solar Powered

May 4, 2010

Solar Grill Cooks Burgers with the Sun

solar_grill_show01_w460.jpgYou usually only fire up the BBQ grill when it’s sunny out anyways, so a solar-powered barbeque grill only makes sense. This isn’t an electric bbq grill rigged up with some solar panels either, it’s a BBQ grill that’s designed to use the heat of the sun to heat the surface of the grill without any gas or coils involved.

It’s equipped with a mirrored coating that focuses all the sun’s rays toward a panel in the middle that acts as the cooking surface. It all looks like a really elaborate science fair project, but it’s a pretty sweet idea and much cooler than your standard grill. It’s available now for $240.

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

Green In Gwinnett Area – Keeping Gwinnett Green and Sustainable

Gas or Charcoal BBQ and The Carbon Footprint…

November 8, 2009

Does that thing have a Hemi? (yes actually) (Please leave a comment)

hemi-powered-barbecue-grill

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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