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  Sierra Magazine
  July/August 2005
Table of Contents
Inventing Tomorrow
Can Technology Save the Planet?
Earth's Innovators
The Perfect Fix
Encore in Yosemite
The Common Good
Interview: Dan Chiras and Dave Wann
Let's Talk
Ways & Means
One Small Step
Lay of the Land
Hearth & Home
Hey Mr. Green
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Grill Without Guilt
Resources for an earth-friendly cookout
(Click here to read the original article, "P's and Q's of BBQ")

Learn More

Healthier BBQs
Tips for happy and healthy barbecuing from the Pima County (Arizona) Department of Environmental Quality.

Light Your Fire

How to Use a Chimney Starter
Switching from lighter fluid to a charcoal chimney starter is an easy way to green up your barbecue.

Lazzari Fuel Company
Lazzari's mesquite lump charcoal is available at Whole Foods Markets throughout the country. For more information, call (800) 242-7265.

Here Comes the Sun

Cooking with one of these flameless solar ovens or stoves eliminates emissions and keeps carcinogens from forming on your food:

How to Clean Up ...

These ecofriendly grill cleaners won't leave nasty chemical residues on your food:

... And What to Eat On

When you can't use ceramic plates and cloth napkins, disposable and biodegradable dinnerware is the best bet for a green picnic.

Biodegradable cups, plates, cutlery, and more.

Marcal Paper Mills
Wipe that barbecue sauce off your face with napkins made from recycled paper.

Seventh Generation
Microwave-safe and biodegradable, Seventh Generation's paper plates are made from 100 percent recycled paper (minimum 83 percent postconsumer materials). The company also sells environmentally friendly napkins, paper towels, and cleaning supplies.

Simply Biodegradable
Dinnerware made from tropical leaves, sugar cane, and other compostable substances, plus utensils made from cornstarch or wood.

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