Carbon emissions down to 2006 levels due to coronavirus

Carbon emissions down to 2006 levels due to coronavirus

Carbon dioxide levels fell 17 percent in April of this year compared to 2019, though the sudden drop isn’t expected to last. It turns out that coronavirus is having more widespread effects that many of us probably imagined when early headlines started spilling from China in January. The international lockdown...

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Social Activism: six steps to get you started

Social Activism: six steps to get you started

When Gandhi said ‘be the change you wish to see in the world’ this is what he was talking about. Welcome to Social Change 101.  Social change is a concept that is a little tricky to grasp for some, but it’s something that has always had prevalence in society. Put simply, social change is what happens with likeminded people get together in order to alter social institutions, social behaviours, or...

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The lazy person’s guide to sustainability

The lazy person’s guide to sustainability

The UN has just published the mother of all helpful guides – how to save the world when you don’t have time to go ‘full activist’. Here at Thred we’re pretty keen on consistently giving you easy to implement advice on how to reduce your carbon footprint. From how to get involved in activist programs to which footwear brands are most sustainable,...

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World leaders pledge €7.4 billion to fight COVID-19

World leaders pledge €7.4 billion to fight COVID-19

World leaders, companies, and international NGOs pledged €7.4 billion to develop new tools to detect, treat, and prevent the coronavirus during a fundraiser held earlier this week. Here’s something you don’t see every day: world leaders calling in from their homes and offices for a televised videoconferencing summit hosted by the EU and adjacent states where billions of euros are pledged to a common cause. The world’s experiment with...

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How the surveillance state is piggybacking on COVID-19

How the surveillance state is piggybacking on COVID-19

Governments are increasingly hollowing out privacy laws to make way for new corona-fighting tech. In the competition between personal freedom and personal safety, safety usually wins. This is the essential logic that authoritarian regimes in history have platformed off of, and it’s been proved many times over. After a wave of terrorist attacks swept Europe between 2015 and 2017, new data sharing laws were debated and implemented...

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