A university in London is banning the sale of beef products from campus food outlets as part of newly-announced environmental efforts.
Goldsmiths, University of London has declared a climate emergency and will work to make the institution carbon neutral by 2025.
Beef products will be banned from the start of the 2019 academic year.
As well as the removal of beef products from campus, a 10p levy will be placed on bottled water and single-use plastic cups.
The proceeds from the levy will go towards a 'green student initiative fund'.
The university is also pledging to switch to a 100% clean energy supplier 'as soon as practicable', and will install 'significantly' more solar panels across its New Cross campus.
Meanwhile, university officials will also review how all students can access curriculum options exploring the issue of climate change.
Explaining the moves, Goldsmiths' new warden, Professor Frances Corner, said: "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.”
Goldsmiths, University of London has around 9,300 students, and specialises in areas such as arts and design.