IDT Energy Invites You to a Greener Barbecue

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bbqWith summer coming to a close maybe you are planning an “end of the summer” outdoor celebration. A great way to celebrate is with a wonderful backyard barbecue. We usually don’t give much thought about how to make this fun event environmentally friendly, but here are a few tips from IDT Energy that will not only save you money, but will also help save our planet.

  • Just because you are eating outdoors doesn’t mean you need to use disposable plates and cutlery. Disposables are expensive and wasteful, and their use should be limited as much as possible.
  • Choose charcoal as your fuel for the cleanest way to grill. Made from wood, charcoal releases only as much CO? as it absorbed while it was growing. On the other hand, we shouldn’t ignore the fact that cutting down and transporting the wood, and processing it also uses energy. Burning charcoal also releases soot and other materials into the atmosphere, which is especially problematic in urban areas.
  • When choosing charcoal check that it is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. It should also be produced locally and only from sustainable forests.
  • Use the lump type of charcoal of you can; briquettes contain chemical additives.

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