Latest Stories from Elliot
We carve planet-threatening pumpkins
Happy Halloween! This year the Thred gang have been divided into teams of two, to design and carve the best planet-threatening pumpkin. But holding an knife and answering social change questions at the same time proves to be a tough combination.
Why new documentary ‘Slay’ will make you re-assess fashion
Slay is an eye-opening documentary that will have you looking at your wardrobe in a whole new, probably red tinted, light. Slay is a new documentary premiering on WaterBear, the new environmentally conscious streaming service. Presented and directed by animal rights activist Rebecca Cappelli, the film aims to shine a spotlight on the dark corners of the fashion industry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq5uhqz0IBE In recent years, the disastrous consequences of climate change have become more...
Thred Daily – How Accurate are ‘Best Before’ Dates?
Hands up if you’ve ever thrown away food because it had outlived it has ‘best before’ date? Don’t worry, us too. In an effort to reduce food waste, supermarkets are considering removing ‘best 'before’ labels from selected products, and encouraging customers to use their common sense when assessing freshness. Can customers be trusted not to eat an overly-squishy eggplant, or bite into a bruised-looking banana?
Thred Talk – LGBTQ+ history you might not know
Pride month may be coming to an end, but LGBTQ+ history should be celebrated and shared all year round. In this Thred. Talk, Elliot gives a history lesson that you likely won’t find in your textbook - from transgender sword fighters to the mind behind microchips, this video proves just how prominent LGBTQ+ individuals have been in the past. *** Written, filmed, and edited by Elliot Wheatland-Clinch
Thred Daily – Why are Gen Z choosing self-care over self-improvement?
#thatgirl, #goblinmode, or #feralgirlsummer, which trend are you jumping on this summer? Not sure? Why not let Sofia fill you in on the latest trends Gen Z are adopting, and how they're heralding in the unhinged era.
Burger King is rolling out reusable packaging
Fast-food chain Burger King has teamed up with reuse platform Loop to trial a range of reusable and returnable packaging to cut down on single-use waste. Friday night’s fast food indulgence is about to become a little less guilty. Five restaurants in the UK will be the first to experiment with Burger King’s new sustainable packaging system. Eco-conscious customers in Ipswich and Newmarket will be able to order a plant-based Whopper that...
Milked is a tea-spitting look at dairy’s dark reality
Now available to watch for free on environmentally-focused streaming service Waterbear, Milked offers a magnified look at New Zealand’s dairy industry and the damage it's inflicting on the country and world as a whole. Why are we still drinking cow’s milk? This is the question that Milked, a new documentary available on Waterbear, wants you to ask. Fair warning, be prepared for every conceivable pro-dairy argument to be debunked during the...
Thred Daily – Gene-editing and designer babies explained
Dressing your baby up in a Gucci bodysuit is one thing, but deciding their eye colour before birth is another. Jess gives us a rundown of the scientific breakthroughs and potential benefits of gene-editing, as well as guiding us through the moral minefield of designer babies. Don't' forget to let us know your thoughts on the controversial topic in the comments.
Thred Talk – How blockchain can combat climate change
Most of the environmental talk surrounding blockchain, bitcoin, and NFTs is about how energy intensive and resource draining they are. But the technology could actually be a force for good in the fight against climate change. In this video Elliot explores the ways blockchain can be used to encourage sustainable action, and support industries in a world already feeling the effects of the climate crisis.