Goldsmiths University Bans Beef Burgers To Help Tackle Climate Change

Goldsmiths University Bans Beef Burgers To Help Tackle Climate Change

Goldsmiths University has stopped selling beef on campus in a bid to tackle climate change - and we’re here for it.

Goldsmiths has announced it is officially removing all beef products from next month in an attempt to become Carbon Neutral by 2025.

It ain’t just a beef about beef.

Students will also have to pay a 10p levy on single use plastic bottles of water and cups to discourage use of the these wasteful products. Although just a small step towards helping the global climate change crisis, we think this is such a great step in the right direction and could be a turning point for other UK universities to follow.

Leading the way when it comes to universities tackling climate change; Goldsmiths are planning on installing more solar panels on the New Cross campus in southeast London, and are switching to a 100% clean energy supplier ASAP.

Joe Leam, the student union’s president spoke on the matter:

"It is clear our university has a huge carbon footprint. The promise to have ended this by 2030 at the latest, with the hope of doing so by 2025, is one which is needed.

"Whilst this plan/action is only the beginning, and much work is yet to be done, it is fantastic to see Goldsmiths taking responsibility and responding to its impact on the climate."

And we completely agree. It’s amazing to see universities like Goldsmiths take these issues seriously! 🌎

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