Plant Based Universities

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Charity & Campaigns

850+ Academics, Politicians, and Public Figures Demand Vegan Catering in UK Universities

The Plant-Based Universities campaign has sent an open letter to university vice-chancellors, catering managers, and student union presidents across the UK, calling for a transition to 100% plant-based catering in UK universities.  The open letter, supported by over 850 academics, politicians, and public figures, including Chris Packham, Etienne Stott MBE, and George Monbiot, marks one of the largest instances of academic endorsement for a plant-based food system.  Urgency of change Michelle Farnham of the Plant-Based Universities campaign emphasized the urgency of the call, saying, “This open letter should be a clear message to universities across the UK and beyond that the time for bold and decisive change is now.” Chris Packham, a well-known broadcaster and environmentalist, expressed his support, stating, “The student campaigners of Plant-Based …

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Stirling University student's union goes plant-based

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Charity & Campaigns

Universities Increasingly Join Plant-Based Movement in a “Victory for the Climate”

Many UK universities have passed motions to join the plant-based movement by switching to 100% plant-based options or reducing the animal-derived foods offered at their cafeterias, reports Animal Aid. These initiatives are in response to the student-led Plant-Based Universities campaign (PBU). Using the phrase “Plant-based universities, end the climate crisis”, the campaign encourages higher education institutes to remove animal products from their menus to tackle the climate and ecological emergency.  UK universities at the forefront The following universities have adopted vegan catering or reduced the sale of animal products: Recently, The University of Birmingham voted in favour of a motion to have 60% plant-based catering by the next academic year, with a 10% increase each year until all meals become 100% animal-free. In March, Queen Mary …

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