Project Envolve: Grilling Up Summer Meals…and Energy Savings!

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This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Project Envolve. All opinions expressed in this post and blog are my own and may not reflect the opinions of Project Envolve and its sponsors.


If it were up to my husband (he’s the “grill master” in our house), he’d grill all year round. Actually, he does. Oh sure, we grill more often in the summer – at least once a week, and sometimes two or three times – but he’s also been known to shovel a path through the snow to fire up the grill in the middle of January.

Until recently, I was only aware of the tastier benefits of grilling (delicious meals!) and the time-saving benefits (my hubby happily does the cooking!). The folks at Project Envolve recently made me realize that grilling also has very real energy-saving benefits, too. And saving energy also means grilling can save money.

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Project Envolve is a campaign sponsored by PPL Electric Utilities that was created to help inspire people to adopt a more energy-efficient, green and eco-conscious lifestyle. They’ve even created a Taste the Energy Savings blog that’s filled with tasty energy-saving grilling tips.

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Here are a few ways that grilling can help you save energy this summer:

  • Grilling is more efficient and uses less energy than using your stovetop or oven.
  • Minimal cleanup means you’ll use less hot water. You won’t have to run the dishwasher or use hot water to wash pots and pans.
  • When you grill outside, you’re helping to keep the inside of your home cool by not adding the extra heat from the stove and oven. That means less energy will be used by your air conditioners!

The good news is, you can get these energy savings with either a charcoal or a propane grill. And the more often you grill (we plan to grill at least twice a week this summer), the more energy you’ll save!

For our most recent barbeque feast, we create some oh-so-good steak kebobs with some grilled corn-on-the-cob and potato salad (that’s it below). We didn’t grill the potato salad, of course, but if my husband could find a way to grill that, too, he probably would have!

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Visit the Project Envolve website for more information about #ProjectEnvolve and how you can #TasteTheEnergySavings, including energy-saving tips and projects.


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  1. We cook out on the grill A LOT – especially in the summer time.

  2. we use our grill year round. even for pizza!

  3. My husband grills all year round, too! If I tell him that he’s also saving energy, he’ll probably be at the grill all the time. Not that I’m complaining!

  4. I miss being able to grill outside. I am hoping to be able to buy a new grill by the end of the summer.

  5. We grill year round, too! It is actually a part of my emergency preparedness plan. We’ve been out of power for weeks with hurricanes, and using the grill enabled us to still eat at home, without sucking all the power for the generator.

  6. Those kabobs look delish!! We may have to make some of these for the 4th of July!

  7. We loving grilling. We grill several times a week in the summer. I never thought about all the benefits before. Thanks for the info!!

  8. Wow they look good 🙂 I think the pictures alone would persuade me to grill, but thank for the energy saving reasons too!

  9. we have a gas grill and do so a lot in the summer, thanks for the yummy kebabs

  10. I love when my husband BBQ’s! Wish we could do it more but the mosquitos are so bad out!

  11. We love grilling, too. We grill year round.

  12. I don’t use the oven much in the summer. I would much rather grill.

  13. Our grill is out on the fritz right now, and I’m so bummed. I’m missing the prime grilling season!

  14. Maria Oller says:

    and here I was thinking my husband was the only crazy men to go around and grill in the middle of the snow. WE love grilling as well 3 times week summer, yet we still grill the rest of the year but less

  15. If we had a proper grill, I would probably be using it all summer… and even in to the winter months!

  16. Grilling sure is a more efficient way. Hubby loves grilling whenever the weather gets nice and it does save us some money.

  17. We love grilling. Glad to know it’s actually more energy-efficient!

  18. We grill a lot in the summer! Didn’t think about being more energy-efficient! Thanks for the tips!

  19. I like kabobs because it definitely saves on meat! You seem to get a whole lot out of them. These look so perfect! We’ve been doing a lot of grilling lately which definitely saves a lot on energy!

  20. Those skewers look like the ones we like to grill! YUMMY! Our grill is on the fritz though!

  21. I love using the grill. It is great for those hot days so I do not have to heat up the house.

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