Going green with your Memorial Day BBQ

May 24, 2009 9:27:04 AM PDT
Erica Grow has some tips to help you go green with your Memorial Day barbecue. Start by going green with your utensils: Use reusable plates, cups and cutlery. If you must use disposables, choose un-bleached, recycled paper products.

Buy your produce local from a farmer's market. That way, you know the produce didn't travel far.

Also, cut out soda and cut down on your carbon footprint by making your own iced tea and fresh lemonade.

When you fire up that grill, be sure to keep the lid down. Your grill will be more energy efficient and the heat will be distributed evenly.

In addition, after you turn the grill off it will remain warm enough to reheat baked goods and rolls. This saves energy because you didn't have to turn on the oven.

And don't forget to recycle at the end of the day!

For more green barbeque tips visit Plant Green on discovery.com.

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