GLASGOW University eco-warriors have launched a protest campaign against the institution. 

By putting up seven banners around the university and at student halls, the group have taken on education bosses and have called on the institution to take a tougher stance on reducing emissions and meeting its climate targets. 

Glasgow Times:

The Green New Deal group are putting pressure on Glasgow University before its court meeting on Wednesday where the university's management board will decide their climate strategy.

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The group said it is made up of a range of student societies and interested staff. 

They have put together a 70-page document of 52 demands addressing various aspects of university policy, including abandoning natural gas for heating and ethical food purchasing.

Glasgow Times:

Stickers have also been left in the library, with a QR code which takes the user to a petition and the group's list of demands. 

Vidya Nanthakumar, 20, a member of the group, said: “The university is trying - we are not disputing that. However, their strategy is not nearly as far-reaching as it should be, nor as urgent.

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"The Green New Deal document highlights how the University can be much more ambitious, providing solutions and options which are being used at different organisations and universities around the world.

"The demands haven’t been created out of thin air - all the demands are followed by examples of places and organisations using the demands, and a justification as to why they are necessary.”

A University of Glasgow spokesman said: “The university has a clear commitment to tackle climate change. We were the first university in Scotland to publicly declare a climate emergency, in 2017, and we are aiming to reduce our carbon emissions to net zero by 2030.

"We are also taking forwards a range of actions in the short-term, including banning all single-use plastics on campus from next year.

“We consulted widely with students and staff to inform our Draft Climate Change Strategy, with a recent consultation receiving over 1,300 responses. We look forwards to working with a broad range of stakeholders to enact it, and we would encourage everyone with an interest to participate.”