A university is banning the sale of burgers to try to fight global warming.
Goldsmiths, University of London, is removing all beef products from sale – and charging a 10p levy on bottled water and single-use plastic cups.
It plans to install more solar panels across its New Cross campus, in south-east London, and switch to a 100% clean energy supplier as soon as possible.
It will spend money on its allotment and identify other areas where planting could help to absorb carbon dioxide.
The university emits about 3.7 million kg of carbon each year but is hoping to become carbon neutral by 2025.
And it will try to increase the number of students studying climate change.
Scientists say beef is more damaging to the environment as cows produce more methane and require more land and water than other livestock.
The college’s new head, Prof Frances 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.”
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