The Goldsmiths University of London has banned the sale of beef on campus in order to help tackle the climate emergency.
Students of the Goldsmiths University of London will no longer be munching on cafeterias such as burgers and chili after the prestigious university announced it would ban all beef products to the climate change.
The head of Goldsmiths Prof. Frances said, that she was taking the drastic action to pull beef from food outlets from next month because declaring a climate emergency cannot be empty words.
She said, though I have only just arrived at the Goldsmiths University of London, it is immediately obvious that University’s staff and students care passionately about the future of our environment and that they are determined to help.
Goldsmiths hopes to become carbon neutral by 2025 and is not the first university to alter menus in a bid to reduce emissions.
Cambridge University’s catering services have not served beef or lamb since 2016.
Goldsmiths University’s students will also face a 10p levy on single-use plastic items when they return after the summer break.
Climate campaigner Rosie Rogers called the move encouraging.
Greenpeace UK activist said We call on others to urgently follow suit and to include cutting all ties from fossil fuel funding in their climate emergency response.
But Stuart Roberts, vice president of the National Farmers’ Union, accused the university of a lack of understanding or recognition between British beef and beef produced elsewhere.
Famous Goldsmiths alumni include artist Damien Hirst, Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen and members of British indie band Blur.
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