The Green Britain Centre in Swaffham, Norfolk, has become the first vegan visitor centre in Britain. This comes following the appointment of a new head chef and a change in menu. The centre is built to show Britain in a way where we live sustainably.
It features a 100m, climbable windmill, a solar panel that tracks the movements of the sun, an organic garden, 2 record breaking renewable cars, an events space and a variety of other hands-on features.
The cafe’s menu turned vegetarian back in 2011 but has since adopted a full vegan offering. The final step in that process was removing cows milk from the menu.
Dale Vince, the founder of Ecotricity, the parent company of The Green Britain Foundation, said: “Our vision of Green Britain is simply one where we all live more sustainably. The three big issues we need to tackle to achieve that are energy, transport and food – so demonstrating the impact of our diets and what a plant-based diet looks like, and tastes like, is an important part of our work.”