Now the sun is shining and summer is well and truly on its way, many of us will be dusting off our garden furniture and barbeques ready for an outdoor gathering with friends and family.

For those looking to throw a party on the patio or a shindig under the sun, Firemizer has shortlisted five green tips for a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle this summer …

Five green tips for the summer

1. Extend Your Summer Evenings

Entertaining and lounging late into the evening is one of summer’s greatest pleasures. Many of us turn to trusty chimeneas and fire pits to prevent our outdoor activities from being cut short thanks to the unpredictable British weather.

Firemizer tips for a greener summerMake your al fresco nights last even longer with the help of Firemizer. The unique fuel saving device has been scientifically proven to enable you to enjoy your perfect fire for longer. One grid will typically last up to 500 burning hours and can reduce emissions by up to 72% - good for the environment and good for you.

2. Keep It Local

Support your local farmers and producers by purchasing your meat and vegetables from Farmers Markets and local high street shops. Not only will your food be fresher and tastier but by avoiding supermarket chains you will reduce the amount of miles the food has had to travel therefore reducing emissions, energy and waste.

3. Go Green with Your Barbeque

The good news is you can still be the king of the grill and be an eco-champion! By choosing to cook your food outdoors you have already made an eco-friendly decision as the barbeque is more energy efficient than your indoor oven. 

Using a one-of-a-kind Firemizer ensures your barbeque will burn for longer and use less charcoal. It works by spreading the heat evenly to burn every last bit, ultimately saving you money and reducing waste. Firemizer also makes the charcoal get hotter quicker, meaning you can get those burgers and sausages cooked to perfection for your guests in no time – win win!

4. Eco-Décor

Turn your hand to a little bit of upcycling ahead of your guests’ arrival. It’s a great way to create a theme and decorate your outdoor space while still being eco-friendly. Make use of candles and greenery that you already have in your garden rather than stocking up on shop-bought flowers, or try painting old jars in bright colours for a bespoke centrepiece. Ditch the paper tablecloths and plastic plates and cutlery. Instead, visit your local second hand shop for vintage linens that’ll last and opt for crockery from your own kitchen to avoid waste.

5. Clean It Up

As your summer event comes to an end, reduce any waste and send your guests home with the left overs, packed in reusable containers of course. It is vital to remember to clean your barbeque before storing it away. A cleaner grill gives off less smoke and pollution and ensures your food tastes its best. The longer you wait to clean it the harder it will be to remove oil and grease. Avoid any harsh chemical cleaners, simply dip a wire sponge into baking soda, scrub until the grate is clean and voila, you’re ready for your next get-together!

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