Afire Inc. Commitment

Afire presents our newest line of grilling products and accessories for the natural born griller.

You know who you are. You revel in the thrill of the grill, regardless of the season. When you cook, you attract a crowd. You respect your grill, and so do we.

Afire products bring out the best in whatever you’re grilling. When we say “high-performance,” we mean an innovative design, finely crafted for endurance. Afire products are all-natural and eco-friendly. We’ve committed to deliver you a superior grilling experience, and sustainability for future generations. Afire, Inc. High-performance, all-natural grilling products.

 

Sustainable Harvesting

In all of our grilling planks both mini and gourmet we use sustainable harvesting hand selecting and cutting methods. We trim branches on big trees to open up shaded areas and allow more light for lower-level plants. We also remove cluttered groups trees around big trees so that the larger tree can keep growing. This “shelter wood” method creates a more evenly aged tree farm and we limit our harvest to branches and trees less than 9 inches in diameter. We do not use the lumber company’s “clear cutting” method, where all the trees in one area are cut down. What our local farmers in Maine do is trim and cut down trees that are affecting healthy trees, while keeping the good trees for subsequent generations. The purpose of this method is to open up the forest floor, prepare the seed bed, and allow an ideal germination rate of new saplings.

 

SCMBDC

Southern California Minority Business Development Council (SCMBDC) is the largest nonprofit minority business advocacy organization in the region, representing the interests of more than 600,000 Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), serving 1,500 SCMBDC-Certified MBEs and 300 corporate members throughout a 13-county service area.

SCMBDC is one of 37 regional councils in the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) network.

 

Afire KOKO Charcoal

Afire KOKO Charcoal is based on the science of using less to grill more. KOKO Charcoal is more efficient than conventional charcoal. Made from 100% coconut fiber, it burns cleaner, hotter and longer – with no chemicals or nitrates.

Chemicals and impurities are non-issues with KOKO Charcoal. It is made from 100% carbonized coconut shells, a self-sustaining product that harms no trees in the manufacturing process. Coconut shells are a natural by-product left over from the harvesting of coconut milk and other coconut products, such as coconut butter, coconut oil and shredded coconut. The KOKO Charcoal manufacturing process begins with carbonizing (burning) the discarded coconut shells, then compacting the remains under high pressure and extruding them into cylindrical briquettes. The briquettes feature center holes to aid airflow in the hotter-burning, longer-lasting grilling experience.

All-natural KOKO Charcoal nullifies the health concerns associated with other methods:

Gas-Based Impurities. It is well known that if the source of gas flame is impure; it can leave toxic substances in the meat when combined with animal fatty acids.

High-Heat Efficiency. Excessive cooking of meat in close proximity to the flame can release HCAs. When a hamburger is grilled for ten minutes versus 10 minutes, for example, the HCA levels in the hamburger may increase by as much as 25-30%. When properly used, the high-burning heat of KOKO Charcoal can cook and smoke meats more quickly.

Carbon Additives. Most charcoal is a funky amalgamation of things like sawdust, cornstarch and lighter fluid. Afire 100% natural KOKO Charcoal has none of these additives.

Remaining Ash. Continued exposure to large amounts of ash is another known cancer risk. The volume of ash that charcoal produces is determined by the raw material it comes from. Charcoal made from coconut shells has very little impurities and therefore leaves only about 3.5% ash. This means less soot and particles enter your cardiovascular system.

 

Slow Food

Afire, Inc. is a proud member of Slow Food!

What is Slow Food? Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

Slow Food USA is a national non-profit that believes everyone has the right to good, clean, and fair food. With over 200,000 supporters, 24,000 members and 225 chapters nationwide, Slow Food USA advocates for food and farming policy that is good for the public, good for farmers and workers, and good for the planet. Through hundreds of volunteer-led local projects, national advocacy campaigns, trainings and education, Slow Food USA seeks to transform our food and farming system through the power of everyday people.

(please visit. www.slowfood.com)

 

Terrapass Partnership

TerraPass Carbon Management Services works with project developers to develop greenhouse gas reduction projects in a variety of industries. We have extensive experience working with farms, landfills, and wind power installations and have flexibility in considering other types of projects.

To begin, TerraPass helps owners and operators define changes they can make to reduce their emissions and to qualify their work for carbon crediting. Using proprietary modeling tools, we assess these activities against recognized third party carbon credit standards, and fund promising projects by contracting to purchase their carbon credits.

Our Carbon Management Services team has already contracted to fund over 2.5 million tons of reductions in the United States. Our funding makes these projects possible by easing the expense burden project developers bear, and improving the overall economics of developing an emission reduction project.

We establish ongoing relationships with TerraPass project owners; we engage independent validators and verifiers, ensure compliance with relevant standards, and handle registration and issuance workloads on their behalf.  Our team of experts is ready to assist with guidance on everything from meter placement to obtaining loans to ribbon-cutting celebrations.

TerraPass works with a variety of projects and project development partners in the United States and Canada. For more information on TerraPass Carbon Management Services, or to inquire about a project development partnership, please visit www.terrapass.com.

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