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

26 Jan 15
On January 26th, MPs will vote on a proposal to ban fracking and on the controversial proposal to allow fracking under people’s homes without permission.

The vote - as part of the Government's Infrastructure Bill - comes just two days before Lancashire County Council decide whether to give the go ahead for Cuadrilla to frack in Lancs.

If the Lancashire fracking applications are approved, it will set a precedent for the rest of the UK.
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

Digital Media and Political Activism with Dr. Joss Hands

5 Feb 15

Public Meeting: Biomass and Coal - Burning the Future

Organised by Biofuelwatch, Friends of the Earth and London Mining Network

Thursday, 5th February
6.30-8.30 pm
Friends of the Earth office
139 Clapham Road, London SW9 0HP

7 Feb 15
Spread the word, the next 
Surround Harmondsworth Demonstration 
is on Saturday 7th February at 1pm
8 Feb 15

(Doors open 10.20 am, screening starts 11.00 am sharp)

Benny Brunner, Netherlands 2012 [12], Hebrew/Arabic with EST, 57 mins