26 November 2011 - 9:00am

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

25 Nov 15

To celebrate International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Chayn will be hosting a private launch of “How To Build Your Own Domestic Violence Case Without A Lawyer” toolkit on 25th November. This DIY toolkit is a free resource for women facing domestic violence, NGOs helping them and lawyers who can use it as a resource for under-funded clients or clients they cannot help.

28 Nov 15

David Cameron is trying to get support of all the parties for bombing Syria. There could be a vote in parliament as early as next week. It is a matter of urgency to resist this massive pressure to push the country into another savage and disastrous war.

29 Nov 15

On the eve of the Climate Summit in Paris, people across the world will be taking to the streets to demand genuine and just solutions to the climate crisis.

We know these solutions cannot be created until we break the hold of fossil fuel companies over our politics and society. That’s why Fossil Free will be marching together: to call for divestment and for an end to the fossil fuel industry’s power over our political system.

1 Dec 15

Justice for Domestic Workers, is holding an event in the Houses of Parliament on Thursday 1 December. The event is being sponsored by Fiona Mactaggart MP and will include:1