We hope this website will have given you enough information and encouraged you to reduce, or even cut out, meat and dairy in your diet. You don’t need to go vegan overnight – that could be tricky – but as the saying goes, great oaks grow from little acorns.
Go at a pace that works for you: even the smallest change can make a difference and could well lead to something bigger.
Don’t just take our word for it – here’s what people have told us.
“I’ve been vegan for two years now and the journey was gradual. I became vegetarian after cooking a lot of veggie/vegan dishes for my room mate and realising I didn’t actually miss meat much. After a few years I thought more about animal cruelty, as I felt better in some ways that I no longer ate meat. The dairy and egg industries contribute so much suffering and are so detrimental to the planet that I ditched all animal products, not just dietary but also in cleaning/beauty products and it has been so easy!
“I have become a better cook and eat really varied foods now, whereas I used to be stuck in a rut focusing every meal around a meat centrepiece. It also saves so much money – cooking from scratch and having a good pantry of herbs and pulses means money goes a lot further for the weekly shop!” Sarah P
“I’d never considered myself as a potential vegetarian or anything like that – my generation grew up with “meat and two veg” as standard. When I learned about the impact that meat farming had on the planet, I knew I had to cut back. Meat being the main part of our dinners is just habit. That said, it took a bit of getting used to, but now I don’t bother with meat at all and I don’t miss it! I feel much better in so many ways. Give it a try!” Alice
“People take the mick out of Chorlton for being full of arty, trendy veggies and hummus lovers. I’m no part of that nonsense – I just came to realise that we are chomping our way through the planet’s resources without even thinking about it. When someone told me about Earth Overshoot Day, I was horrified. That’s the day when people have used up all the resources that nature is able to provide and regenerate in the whole year. If we were within our means, Overshoot Day would be December 31st – but in 2022, it was July 28th!
“Everyone eating as much meat and dairy as they like just isn’t sustainable. And it’s also not fair. If we don’t try to change now, then when?” Kai