British university bans beef from sale at campus shops as part of environmental effort

Beef is set to be banned from the campus of a top British university.

Goldsmiths‘ University of London campus will phase out the products, which will be banned from being sold by university stores or cafes at the start of the 2019 academic year.

The changes come as part of a major drive to cut carbon use across Goldsmiths.

The decision was announced by the College’s new Warden, Professor Frances Corner.

Professor Corner said:

“The growing global call for organisations to take seriously their responsibilities for halting climate change is impossible to ignore.
“Though I have only just arrived at Goldsmiths, it is immediately obvious that our staff and students care passionately about the future of our environment and that they are determined to help deliver the step change we need to cut our carbon footprint drastically and as quickly as possible.
“Declaring a climate emergency cannot be empty words. I truly believe we face a defining moment in global history and Goldsmiths now stands shoulder to shoulder with other organisations willing to call the alarm and take urgent action to cut carbon use.”

Other plans include introducing an additional 10p levy on bottled water and single use plastic cups, installing more solar panels across Goldsmiths’ campus and switching to a 100% clean energy supplier as soon as practicable.

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