Grilling: Charcoal vs. Propane

Grilled Veggies

Grilling-out isn’t exactly a new concept. Since the discovery of fire, humans have been cooking over an open flame. So why is it that grilling gets a bad environmental reputation, when it’s been a major method of cooking for all but the last few hundred years?

It’s because one type of grilling is significantly greener than the other. Specifically, charcoal grilling is less eco-friendly. Here’s why:

BBQ’s can still be eco-friendly, so get outside, get grillin’ and get green!

Photo from Proof of the Pudding / flickr

3 thoughts on “Grilling: Charcoal vs. Propane

  1. Jeff Gang

    A friend brought up one good point — that getting propane out of the ground, by hydrofracking or other gas drilling — can be really bad for the planet. We’ll keep looking into this and figure out what’s the best eco-friendly way to grill!

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