Our planet is warming, so now is the time to be changing our behaviour. If we don’t, chances are that we or the generations coming after us won’t be left with much to work with. Scientists have been trying to raise awareness for decades, but only now are their voices being heard by the bigger public. And even so, we’re still harming the planet we live on, we’re still not radically changing as a society. Yet, every little bit helps and so each of us can do their little effort to save our climate, to save our planet.
And there’s a lot one can do. Maybe for your, the first thing you’re willing to change is the way you commute. Instead of driving your car to work each and every day, you could take your bike for a spin or maybe use some kind of public transportation. Great. Or maybe you’re renovating your home right now and you’re looking into the most sustainable options for heating and decorating. Also great. Or maybe you’ve decided you no longer want to take a plane when travelling, opting instead for alternatives such as the train. Awesome.
But something else you could change is the way you eat. Believe it or not, our daily diet is of big influence when it comes to climate change. And small changes go a long way. Instead of going to a big supermarket, you could buy your vegetables at a local farmer shop. Instead of always opting for the cheapest option, you could try to base your choices on the environmental impact of that produce. And instead of eating meat every day, you could try and limit that intake to maybe once or twice a week.
Vegan meat substitutes
And these days, that doesn’t even mean you have to rely on just fruits, vegetables and other “green” stuff for your daily meals. There are tons of vegan alternatives available on the market and for this too, you can choose the local option. If you’re living in Brussels, you could try The Vegan Butcher’s Choice if you’re looking for a meat substitute. The company is based in Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode, Brussels, and has been around for three years already.
Whether you’re looking for vegan bacon, vol-au-vegan sauce, vegan salami or even ‘cheez’ croquettes (we’re in Belgium after all), you can buy it all on their web shop. However, if you’re not used to it, it may seem a little weird to buy your ‘meat’ online. And luckily for you, you no longer have to. Starting this month, The Vegan Butcher’s Choice now also has its little physical shop in their atelier upon popular request. That way, you can stop by spontaneously and look at the products before buying them. We’re sure the owners will be willing to give you a little explanation too!