University bans the sale of meat on campus in a bid to help the climate crisis
The new policies have been introduced in order to help the climate crisis.
Burgers, burritos and other popular dishes are off the menu for students on the Goldsmiths, University of London campus from the start of the new academic year.
The changes come as part of a major drive to cut carbon use across the college as they aim to become a carbon neutral organisation by 2025.
As stated on the Goldsmiths' website, the College’s new Warden, Professor Frances Corner, has announced major measures to help achieve this ambitious goal.
Some of the other initiatives include an additional 10p levy on bottled water and single use plastic cups to discourage use, installing more solar panels across the campus, and switching to an 100% clean energy supplier among others.
These new policies have been introduced in order to help the fight against the climate crisis.
The college has been a longstanding member of the alliance for sustainability leadership in education (EAUC), a group that includes at least 200 UK and Irish universities and colleges that are committed to ensuring that education institutions reflect best practice in operational sustainability.
Speaking about these new policies, Professor Frances Corner, Warden of Goldsmiths, has 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.”