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Gautam Buddha University in North India is to ditch meat on campus and veganize nearly one million (960,000) meals a year. 

The university recently joined the Green Tuesday Initiative – created by Vegan Outreach to ‘help institutions reduce their environmental footprint by making small changes in the food they serve’. 

According to Veg News, Gautam Buddha University’s Registrar, Shri Bachchu Singh, said: “We took the Green Tuesday pledge because we want to reduce our impact on the environment.

“One of the easiest ways to do that is by making small changes in the food served on campus. We hope that other universities will follow our example and become more eco-friendly.”

‘Extremely Important’

GBU joins a plethora of Universities that have changed its food offerings to benefit the environment. 

Earlier this year, The University Of Cambridge slashed its food-related emissions by ditching beef and lamb. 

“Sustainability is extremely important to our students and staff and we wanted to ensure that we were not only responding to their needs, but pushing what was considered possible in a catering environment,” said Nick White, Head of the University Catering Service.

“This has involved making sacrifices, but it has been absolutely the right thing to do. It’s about making the right choice easy.”

Liam Gilliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.