May 2022


Upgrade to green grilling this BBQ season

(NC) BBQ season is officially here. You’ve assembled your patio furniture, planted your garden and you can’t wait to have family and friends over for the first time in a long time.
While you’re starting up your grill for summer, consider these three sustainable tips to help make sure your next outdoor feast is better for the environment:

1. Go for a greener grill
If you’re considering purchasing a new grill, choose wisely: Electric-powered BBQs eliminate more airborne carbon emissions compared to other fuels. Do your research online to find a grill that’s a great investment for both your family and the planet.

2. Waste not, want not
BBQ cookouts with family and friends seem to require a lot of food – and there’s never a shortage of leftovers. When choosing items to satisfy your guests, consider how to minimize impact on the planet. Look for recyclable or reusable packaging to reduce waste and “upcook” your leftover food with creative recipes to reimagine future meals. Leftover grilled chicken can fill lunch wraps, top salads, or provide a quick protein snack during your busy day. Hot dog pieces can also become a tasty addition to mac and cheese or baked beans for a hearty treat.

3. Choose sustainable protein
Did you know that the protein you choose for your BBQ has an impact on the planet? Producers such as Maple Leaf Foods are prioritizing sustainable production, so look out for the carbon zero logo on its range of pork and chicken products to help do more for the planet.

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