Ethical Challenge Diary

2017 Is the year I have chosen to go Vegan, a number of factors have lead me to this choice , Since opening the shop and sourcing products, it’s become even more apparent that going Vegan is a more ethical lifestyle. I’ve also been chatting to lots of Vegans and discovering lots of Vegan products I didn’t know existed! I’ve been a Vegetarian for 4 years so jumping to Vegan is not too big a sacrifice.

For the ethical challenge I’ve set myself 12 goals to help me on my vegan journey. Month one was to stop drinking Milk as a drink, I thought I’d start off fairly easily and change my buying habits to buy non dairy milk. I don’t drink much milk anyway and only really have it on my cereal, so this should be quite easy!

I’ve experimented in Milks before and didn’t really like Soya Milk, I always preferred almond and rice, but found them a little too sweet.  I discovered Hemp milk through a friend and never looked back! I started with the original which again I found a little too sweet but thought the consistency was very similar to that of skimmed milk, the milk I used to enjoy. When sourcing the Hemp Milk for my shop I then found they also did an unsweetened version. This was perfect, as it took out the sweetness I wasn’t so keen on that was found in many of the non dairy milks and left me with a delicious milk!

So in conclusion, don’t give up until you’ve tried them all, there are lots of non dairy milks for you to try, there is bound to be one that you love

What is the ethical challenge and why?

Take on the #ethicalchallenge in 2017

Globally we are waking up to the need to protect our planet, With the results of recent elections seemingly driving us further away from working together and investing in environmental issues. Now is the time to act to reduce any further negative impact new policies may have on our earth for those who choose to ignore the warning signs.

Goodfayre is a small independent shop in Salisbury, we sell ethical food, drinks, household and gifts which are cruelty free, fairly traded and sustainable. We’re a social enterprise on a mission to make consumerism more transparent and to stop it from destroying our earth.
This year we’ve come up with the #ethicalchallenge we are challenging you to change one habit each month to lead a more ethical life.

There is no denying there is a certain stigma around environmentalism almost like we are criticised for caring about society and wanting to make the best out of our world because we stand up to greed and wealth we are somehow branded bitter in some way, either that or we’re crazy for wanting to protect animals, reduce our waste and provide a clean and green planet for our children to grow up on.

I don’t want to stand on my pedestal and preach what we must or must not do, but I do want to help protect our planet so I’ve taken a more subtle approach, it’s something we can all do, weather the changes are big or small, we can all pledge to do our bit to lead a more ethical life and so the #ethicalchallenge was born.