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https://news.sky.com/story/goldsmith...risis-11784206

All beef products will be removed from sale and a 10p levy charged on bottled water and single use cups. The University wishes to come carbon neutral by 2025, it currently emits 3.7 million kilos of Carbon each year.

This also comes as scientists say beef is more damaging to the environment due to methane (cow farts) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46214864


Is this a good move? Or a bit of pointless virtue signalling?
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As most of their grads end up flipping burgers, I see this as harmful to their employability. They need to practise somewhere!
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Pretty pointless as now everyone will just hop along to McDonald’s or order them delivered on UberEats. I would imagine McDonald’s has a far greater impact on the environment in any case
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Really won't make a difference AT ALL
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as most of their grads end up flipping burgers, i see this as harmful to their employability. They need to practise somewhere!
this is brilliant
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lol, it's something. dammed if you do, dammed if you don't :dontknow:
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Just wonder how many of the environmentally students went to Glastonbury and left this mess behind.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/ne...r-up-pictures/
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Just wonder how many of the environmentally students went to Glastonbury and left this mess behind.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/ne...r-up-pictures/
Those festivals usually incorporate a lot of degenerates on drugs who go there but this has always been the case ever since woodstock, especially woodstock 99 which is regarded as the "day music died". In my view, most festivals are a waste of money and time only to attract people who want to boost their egos on social media, I see it all the time.
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can we ban goldsmiths university?
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There are 6 pubs, 3 Kebab shops and a Subway within 200 yards of the entrance .... i'm sure they all do a better burger than a university cafe.

They took burgers off the menu because they didn't sell any most like
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Pretty pointless as now everyone will just hop along to McDonald’s or order them delivered on UberEats. I would imagine McDonald’s has a far greater impact on the environment in any case
It will good for the students to visit their future employers maybe they get some work experience at McDonald or UberEats.
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If I was there id kick off big time
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(Original post by Andrew97)
All beef products will be removed from sale and a 10p levy charged on bottled water and single use cups. The University wishes to come carbon neutral by 2025, it currently emits 3.7 million kilos of Carbon each year.
Penalizing people for wanting basic sustenance and water, thats... novel.
This also comes as scientists say beef is more damaging to the environment due to methane (cow farts) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46214864
But theyre so cute?!? I mean look at those highland beasties! Nevermind a nice Beef Vindaloo just wouldnt be the same with some vegetarian muck.
Is this a good move? Or a bit of pointless virtue signalling?
The latter, definitely the latter.
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As most of their grads end up flipping burgers, I see this as harmful to their employability. They need to practise somewhere!
I'm not having a SOAS grad flip my burgers Goldsmiths better get the degree-to-MaccieD's pipelines going again!
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As most of their grads end up flipping burgers, I see this as harmful to their employability. They need to practise somewhere!
Isn't that the university Steve McQueen went to? The uni that ranks 2nd in the world for media? Your elitism is gross asf
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(Original post by Andrew97)
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All beef products will be removed from sale and a 10p levy charged on bottled water and single use cups.


Is this a good move? Or a bit of pointless virtue signalling?
The chances are that the beef products are neither here nor there on Goldsmith’s catering offer.

I expect the water levy will be abolished in short order. It will have a disproportion impact on catering sales. People will avoid their catering outlets to avoid the water levy even if that increases the overall charge of a meal or snack. People will rather go to M&S to avoid the excessive and very visible cost of the water even if they end up paying £1 more for a packet of sandwiches.
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The need to get their list of campaigns in order.
I see they have a student body gender gap of 66% female to 34% male.
Now call me cynical, but I think if those figures were 66% male to 34% female, that's what the chancellor would be in the media banging on about and not burgers.
Damn that patriarchy. 😡
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(Original post by Andrew97)
https://news.sky.com/story/goldsmith...risis-11784206

All beef products will be removed from sale and a 10p levy charged on bottled water and single use cups. The University wishes to come carbon neutral by 2025, it currently emits 3.7 million kilos of Carbon each year.

This also comes as scientists say beef is more damaging to the environment due to methane (cow farts) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46214864


Is this a good move? Or a bit of pointless virtue signalling?
I find the idea or incentive behind it all well and good but as most of you has said it's a rather pointless effort to help. There are so many other ways they could make a start to try and reduce their carbon emissions and change their carbon footprint that would have such a better impact and may actually be more positively inclusive to the students. Thoughts??
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This also comes as scientists say beef is more damaging to the environment due to methane (cow farts) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46214864
Cows don't fart, they burp :fyi:
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Don't expect it to last terribly long that's for certain
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