Everywhere you turn, there are articles and news clips and videos about Climate Change, and how the world is coming to an end.
Is it? Is the world coming to an end?
Look at the protests over the past year, about climate change! Schools were closed, on a Friday so kids could go downtown to protest. People left work to be a part of the "movement".
I remember driving by the highschool two blocks from my store, and seeing these teenagers standing outside with placards about how adults were killing the planet for them.
I do however have a few questions.
In today's society though parents are chaperoning kids all over the place, from home to school, to practice, to dance class to friends houses etc. We are driving big cars, getting new gadgets, new phones, new computers and gaming stations as soon as the new model comes out. Does anyone stop and think what that effect is having on the environment?
And then look at the adults, the ones that are screaming about that we need to save the world, and down with pipelines etc. But then these adults go and shop for their families groceries and meat at the nearest big grocery chain or bulk box store.
Do you even know where the food came from, or are you just going there because of price? Because by shopping there, it totally negates all the protests and feel good posts being posted the rest of the time.
Why aren't we educating people! There is so much misinformation out there, it is absolutely crazy. Just look, the government of Canada. The government gave a big grocery chain 12 million dollars to upgrade refrigeration. I dont know what the thought was behind it. But what I can tell you is this. Loblaws didn't need 12 million dollars. And the amount of meat that they sell that is shipped from far and wide from factory farms that give off more green house gasses than, and emissions from the trucks than the higher electricity being used by Loblaws refrigerators.
Meanwhile my farmers are struggling to borrow money so they can raise cattle in a way that actually lowers green house gas emissions. How about the government give farmers $50,000.00 each or $100,000.00 each for doing what my farmers do, and actually make a difference in the fight against climate change.
Well, here at Brothers Butcher Shoppe, we actually practice what we preach. We aren't just talking about climate change, or writing 4 or 5 articles a day about how doomsday is coming. We have the taken the bull by the horns and we are doing something about it. We are the only butcher shoppe in the GTA dedicated to only selling Organic raised (no sprays or pesticides), 100% grass fed and finished (so no grain or corn etc.), and raised without the use of any added hormones or antibiotics from Ontario.
What does this mean? It means plain and simple, we are supporting the local economy, the local farmers. Why? Because we believe that we need to take action and do something for the environment and make our planet better for our kids.
We buy from local farmers that practice Regenerative Farming Practices (see other blogs for more info on this). A practice whereby letting the cattle roam free, and go about their business, and move them from pasture to pasture naturally.
What this does is the cattle actually put more CO2 out of the atmosphere and put it back in the ground where it belongs. This has the effect where the cattle are pulling out of the atmosphere more green house gases than they are emitting. The animals are happy, and they live a good life and they help the environment.
How many people that go to these protests to "fight for the cause" put their money where their mouth is? How many of them are supporting local farmers and butchers like ours? I wish more of them did.
We are so proud to stand up for our environment, and we believe that we are doing the right thing.
Share our website, share our posts, let all your friends and family know that you support the fight for a better environment. And unlike the talking points of the politicians, unlike the headlines in the media, you choose to do the right thing.
You choose to support local business.
You choose to support local farmers.