University students have agreed to ban lamb and beef meat from campus in a bid to contribute to tackling climate change.
The ban could come into effect at Oxford University in England where the Student Union has voted to end consumption of beef and lamb meat at canteens on the campus.
According to the reports, the motion was passed in a two-thirds majority vote, whereas the Union will now continue to work to implement a meat ban at university eateries and buildings.
The ban, however, reportedly cannot be imposed on university colleges unless they decide to go through with it themselves.
As per the motion, the Oxford Student Union will “request fortnightly meetings with the university authorities to advocate for the adoption of a university policy surrounding meat reduction and removal.”
In addition, the Union will advocate for “the university to issue advice to faculties, departments, and colleges on how they may follow suit in removing beef and lamb.”
“As the UK’s premier university, the nation looks to Oxford for leadership, but Oxford has shown a lack of leadership in addressing climate change,” the motion reads.
“The banning of beef and lamb at university-catered events and outlets is a feasible and effective strategy to help the university meet its revised 2030 goal.
“A change at the university level will open the gates for similar change at the college level. The university has a commitment to anti-racism, and this requires urgent action to minimize greenhouse emissions.”
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