3,000 litres of water are used to produce one quarter-pounder hamburger. We are close to mass extinction of animals for the first time in 66 million years due to deforestation to enable the production of palm oil and the husbandry of animals. The SU should consider making one of the resteraunts fully vegetarian/vegan in order to advocate how easy and exciting a change in behaviours could be for many students. Recycling or walking everywhere is not enough to change the world - this stereotype needs to change - and the University has a duty to provide enlightenment.
Thank you for your submission. As an organisation, we are very interested in being as sustainable as possible and we implement this within SUSU and lobby the University in as many areas as possible (particuarly waste management and the goods and services we offer students). Currently, at least a quarter of our menu in The Bridge is vegan and there is always a vegan option in The Cafe. In addition, we sell environmentally friendly products on our One-by-One range in The Shop. We do lots of campaings, such as our sustainability survey currently taking place and our sustainabiltiy zone collab event that is coming up in March, to advocate for a more sustainable lifestyle. If you would like to be invovled in sustainability conversations, please attend our next Sustainability Zone meeting week commencing 11th March.
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I agree in principle but outright 100% vegetarian outlet (considering SUSU only has 2) is too fast (not to mention vegan) and I'm worried it will have the opposite effect. You need to show students cutting meat is cheaper, doable at home and tasty. Add even more vegetarian and vegan dishes (but keep them simple) and promote them everywhere.
Also do not forget trucks still carry your food. Buy local (wherever possible).