Goldsmiths University BANS burgers in a drive to tackle climate change


BURGERS and all other beef products have been banned by a university in a drive to tackle the “climate emergency”.

Students also face a 10p levy on bottles of water and single-use plastic cups from the start of the academic year next month.

Goldsmiths University has banned burgers in an effort to tackle the ‘climate emergency’
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Goldsmiths, University of London is stopping selling beef products — which cause more greenhouse gases than other meats and vegetables — in an attempt to become carbon-neutral by 2025.

Prof Frances Corner, the college’s new warden, claimed that its “staff and students care passionately about the future of our environment.

“The growing call for organisations to take seriously their responsibilities for climate change is impossible to grow.”

She added that “declaring a climate emergency cannot be empty words”.

The university also has proposals for additional solar panels at its New Cross campus in South East London.

Joe Leam, of Goldsmiths Students’ Union, backs the plans saying the college has a “huge carbon footprint”.

Alongside the beef ban and 10p levy, the university has planned to install more solar panel’s across their New Cross campus in south-east London.

Rosie Rogers, climate emergency campaigner for Greenpeace UK, said: “It’s encouraging to see an institution not simply declaring a climate emergency, but acting on it.

“We call on others to urgently follow suit, and to include cutting all ties from fossil fuel funding in their climate emergency response.”

Prof Frances Corner claimed that Goldsmiths’ ‘staff and students care passionately about the environment’
Ben Queenborough
The university is attempting to become carbon-neutral by 2025

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