Date: 
26 November 2011 - 9:00am
Venue: 
UK

Saturday November 26th is Buy Nothing Day (UK). It's a day where you challenge yourself, your family and friends to switch off from shopping and tune into life. The rules are simple, for 24 hours you will detox from shopping and anyone can take part provided they spend a day without spending!

Everything we buy has an impact on the environment, Buy Nothing Day highlights the environmental and ethical consequences of consumerism. The developed countries - only 20% of the world population are consuming over 80% of the earth's natural resources, causing a disproportionate level of environmental damage, and an unfair distribution of wealth.

Upcoming events

19 Jan 15

Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique Café Diplo at The Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL. Nearest tube station Farringdon. 6.45pm (doors open 6.30).   £3, concessions £2, tickets on door. Info 07905 313 759 or see our website www.mondediplofriends.org.uk

24 Jan 15

After the 2015 general election, a final decision will be made on replacing the Trident nuclear weapons systems.

Trident must be scrapped, not replaced. That's why we are having an eye-catching MASS ACTION - linking government and parliament buildings in a long peace scarf knitted by thousands of people.

2 Feb 15

Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique Café Diplo at The Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL. Nearest tube station Farringdon. 6.45pm (doors open 6.30).   £3, concessions £2, tickets on door. Info 07905 313 759 or see our website www.mondediplofriends.org.uk

Digital Media and Political Activism with Dr. Joss Hands

16 Feb 15

Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique Café Diplo at The Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL. Nearest tube station Farringdon. 6.45pm (doors open 6.30).   £3, concessions £2, tickets on door. Info 07905 313 759 or see our website www.mondediplofriends.org.uk

Saudi Arabia - its political structure, use of religion, and foreign policy with Dr Toby Matthiesen

7 Mar 15

Every day more people are waking up to climate change,  What scientists predicted decades ago is happening right now.  And we have little time left to avert catastrophe.  But those in power have not yet woken up, or are unwilling to act.

On March 7th, two months before the election, we will take to the streets of London in a creative masss action.  We will set out clearly what must happen now to cut emissions and build a better future.  No more half-hearted promises: it's Time to Act on Cimate Change.