Barbecue season is officially here. You’ve assembled your patio furniture and planted your garden, now it’s time to consider how to make your next grilling session greener. Here are three little changes that can have a big impact on the environment:
- Buying a greener grill.
Electric-powered barbecues eliminate more airborne carbon emissions compared to other fuels, like propane. When looking for a new grill, find one that works for both you and the environment.
- Maximizing leftovers.
If you end up with leftovers after your cookout, try upcooking them. For example, grilled chicken can fill lunch wraps or top salads, while hot dog pieces can bulk up mac and cheese or baked beans.
- Sustainable shopping.
Look for recyclable or reusable packaging to help reduce waste. Plus, the food you choose can impact the planet too. Look for signs that your protein is made by a sustainable company. For example, the carbon zero logo on Maple Leaf Natural Top Dogs indicates the company has neutralized their carbon emissions.