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https://www.bbc.com/news/education-49321560

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.

Carbon footprint
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."

Follow suit
Goldsmiths Students' Union president Joe Leam said: "Our house is on fire," invoking the words of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg.

"I believe Frances Corner and the university management are realising this and making these changes to put their part of the house fire out.

"The SU will be a part of this process every step of the way to make sure this stays true, seeking to speed the process up wherever possible, and will keep the college community updated throughout."

Rosie Rogers, of Greenpeace UK, said: "It's encouraging to see an institution like Goldsmiths not simply declaring a climate emergency but acting on it.

"From energy use, to food sales and plastic pollution - all universities and organisations with campus sites can make changes across their facilities that are better for our planet.

"We call on others to urgently follow suit and to include cutting all ties from fossil fuel funding in their climate-emergency response."

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I don't buy it one minute, they are probably getting kickbacks from KFC and are using this as an excuse.

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Have they banned pigs yet?  You know all those mooslims over there are going to demand it. 

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15 minutes ago, MTSkiBum said:

I don't buy it one minute, they are probably getting kickbacks from KFC and are using this as an excuse.

Chick fil a is the devil.  :ninja:

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1 hour ago, Bert said:

Chick fil a is the devil.  :ninja:

I'm picturing the Chick-fil-A "Eat more chiken" cows. 

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The World needs to ban SOY, due to the soy boy phenomenon .....problem solved.

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3 hours ago, TimmySmith said:

Time to open up a Wendy's right across the street.   

Arbys. Big ol banner.

WE HAVE THE MEATS

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Yea that does nothing. That’s like removing a bucket of water in protest of the ocean.

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So are they getting rid of pudding too? I mean how can you have any pudding if you haven't eaten your meat? Or was that not really about food? I'll never be able to listen to that song again. 

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Great, now ever MORE retards will try ti immigrate here.....:wall:

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Fun fact:  Greenpeace was funded by the Soviet Union in the 1980s. 

For example, the Soviets were trying to deploy medium-range nukes in the western USSR that could hit all of Europe but NOT hit the United States.  European leaders lost their minds because they feared if the USSR nuked Europe with THESE missiles, the US would not respond (which was never true).  So Europe put lots of pressure on Reagan to deploy medium-range nukes in Europe to counter.  When Reagan did so, the Soviet propaganda machine went into action.  The Soviets used Greenpeace to criticize Reagan and the US and European leaders for deploying those missiles and labelled them warmongers.  The pressure was enough for some European leaders to start getting voted out.  Eventually though, the deployment forced the USSR to the bargaining table which resulted in the INF treaty in 1987 which banned medium-ranged nukes across the board. 

A new wrinkle emerged in recent years as China is becoming a world power and is NOT a signatory to the INF treaty.  That meant the INF treaty needed to be scrapped so they can redo it and include China.  Russia was first to start breaking the INF treaty by deploying medium-range nukes once again.  Trump announced the US was also leaving the INF treaty.  The INF treaty died on August 2nd, 2019. 

The next step is to bring Russia, China and the US all to the table to do a new one.

Greenpeace of course lost all of its USSR funding decades ago, and is now supported by soviets in Colleges and Universities. 

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