Fashion professor bans beef and bottled water on UK university to 'combat climate change'Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 14, 2019
Goldsmiths, University of London, a public research university, said beef burgers and bottled water will be consigned to history from the start of the new academic year next month.
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Removing all beef products from sale from campus food outlets by the start of the 2019 academic year;
Introducing an additional 10p levy on bottled water and single use plastic cups to discourage use, with the proceeds directed into a green student initiative fund;
Installing significantly more solar panels across Goldsmiths’ campus in New Cross;
Switching to a 100% clean energy supplier as soon as practicable;
Continuing investment in Goldsmiths’ allotment area and identifying other areas where planting could help absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere;
Reviewing how all Goldsmiths students can access curriculum options which investigate the subject of climate change and the role of individuals and organisations in reducing carbon emissions.
From 1 December 2019, Goldsmiths’ endowment fund will no longer hold investments in companies that generate more than 10% of their revenue from the extraction of fossil fuels. ■