For greener summer barbecues, consider switching from a charcoal grill to a natural gas grill. Gas grills emit around 5.6 pounds of carbon dioxide an hour, while charcoal grills emit nearly twice that amount, at 11 pounds an hour.
If you can't give up your charcoal grill, consider avoiding lighter fluid or self-lighting charcoal, which contains chemicals harmful to the environment. Using natural charcoals without additives and binders creates a cleaner fire, which is better for both your food and the environment.
The most environmentally friendly method of barbecuing is Green Barbecue. It involves using your standard plates and cutlery, instead of the thrown away plastics. It also involves using charcoal, which is more eco-friendly. To learn more about this method, go to http://britishfood.about.com/od/buyersguide/p/greenbarbecue.htm.
2 robot answers, huh? Robots think they know everything. Let's see either one of them so much as make a bowl of cereal. It depends on what part of the environment you're talking about. Gas grills pollute less, so are better for the atmosphere, but neither are better for the fauna. :) Just a joke. I'm about to go have a turkey sandwich myself.
First of all, you aren't BBQing an ANIMAL are you? If so, consider switching to old, sick animals to participate in "herd thinning", nature's way of preserving resources and improving gene pools. Harvest it locally-- maybe a squirrel or horse, or an unwanted guinea pig. For fuel, use very dry deadfall hardwood that you gather and transport by hand. Burn the wood down in an oxygen-poor environment to create your own charcoal, using the waste heat to either fire a steam-powered engine or heat your bathwater. Then roast your meat over the coals until it is warm but still pink. Of course, you'll want to eat it with your hands to avoid disposable or water-cleaned plates and utensils. Cheerio!
i light 2 charcoal grills by dousing them in baby seal oil i allow one to run just for warmth and the other for cooking the remains of the baby harp seal. i also try to eat everything with plastic utensils from Styrofoam containers that i brought home in environmentally friendly plastic bags, that i recycle by stuffing disposable diapers in!
A bar-b q is not a bar-b q unless you do it out doors over an open fire. i like using a gas bar-b q, If you get it hot then put on your meat and cook it quickly, it won't make much smoke and use very little gas, and the smoke doesn't pollute the air.