Separated from the other countries by the Channel, close and far away at the same time, the United Kingdom has always been a nation apart in Europe. The Brexit is yet another proof of the country's independence and singularity. Although no longer part of the EU, the country remains an attractive destination for European tourists looking for a change of scenery and culture.
As a vegan paradise, the country is home to the Vegan Society, founded in 1944. This pioneer charity continues to fight for the rights of the vegan community of the country, which now includes over half a million people. The majority live in London, labeled most vegan-friendly city in the world!
Travelling to England means discovering a complex and varied history. Inhabited for more than 12,000 years, the island still offers many vestiges of its rich heritage, starting with Stonehenge, the famous megalithic monument erected in 2400 B.C.. Conquered in turn by the Romans and then by the Normans in the 12th century, the United Kingdom still bears the traces of this lively past. The legacy of the Middle Ages is particularly visible: from small medieval villages to the famous Globe Theatre in London (where Shakespeare performed!) and the legendary Sherwood Forest, home to a certain Robin Hood, you can spend days exploring these various historical sites.
The United Kingdom is actually made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Four nations with their own identity and history but united under the same flag. Exploring the UK is also about discovering a multi-faceted country, where each nation offers its unique characteristics.
Here are some examples of projects, initiatives and events that illustrate the English sustainable way of life. These projects seemed particularly relevant and interesting to us because they reflect the commitment of actors and/or the sustainability goals of English society: