Goldsmiths, University of London has banned beef from its campuses in an effort to reduce carbon footprint, in an effort to fight climate change. By September, the southeast London university is planning to stop the sale of all red meat products from its campus entirely. The change is a part of their initiative to become carbon neutral by 2025. And since the beginning of the new academic year, students will be charged a 10p levy on single-use water bottles and plastic cups. The university also plans to increase the number of solar panels across the New Cross campus and become a 100 percent clean energy supplier. Joshua Trees May Get Wiped Out By End of Century Due to Climate Change, Says Study.
Prof Frances Corner who joined as Goldsmiths' warden this month said that they will also check how climate crisis can be included in the curriculum of students. Goldsmiths already have various eco-conscious measures like wide-scale recycling programme and giving away of non-perishable food which is donated to local charities. Because of these actions, in the past three years, the university has been able to reduce its carbon emissions by almost 10 percent. Climate Change To Worsen Your Health, Warn Doctors: Here’s How Global Warming Will Affect Human Lives.
Professor Frances Corner was quoted as saying, "The growing global call for organisations to take seriously their responsibilities for halting climate change is impossible to ignore. 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." Global Warming Effects: Coffee, Beer, Chicken Tikka and Other Food Items We Will Lose to Climate Change.
According to a 2018 study published in the journal Science, avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet. It talks about the consequences of beef production on the environment. According to the study, beef produces 15kg of greenhouse gases per 100g of meat.