Green grilling on Memorial Day

Photo by sarahbarrow, Flickr.

A quick note for Iowans grilling on Memorial Day:

Charcoal grills release 11 pounds of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into the air every hour. This is almost exactly twice the amount of carbon dioxide released during gas grilling.

If you have the choice, consider using a gas grill both today and the rest of the summer.

Check out a short video on this topic here.

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About Michael Gallagher

I am originally from outside of Chicago, but I have spent the last five years in Iowa pursuing my education. From 2006-2010 I attended Grinnell College, where I received a B.A. in English. Currently, I am a graduate student in the University of Iowa's journalism department. In addition to my work for CGRER, I write for the non-profit investigative reporting organization Iowa Watch. Previously, I worked as a freelance writer, primarily contributing to Hoopla (The Gazette's arts and culture publication), and I assistant coached the Grinnell College cross country and track teams for a year. My interests include writing, running, watching the Chicago Bulls, and . . . environmental news!
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One Response to Green grilling on Memorial Day

  1. DailyDisgust says:

    Reblogged this on DailyDisgust and commented:
    This seems like a good opportunity to mention how excited I am about my Char-Broil Patio Bistro Infrared Gas Grill.

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