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

3 Oct 14

Speakers include: Jeremy Corbyn MP • national chair of Stop the War Coalition • Bruce Kent CND • Frances Beckett author • Lisa Jardine historian • Pat Devine radical economist • Hilary Tyrrell Oxfam • Pavel Seifter former Czech Ambassador to Britain • Danny Braverman actor


Message from Hetty Bower's daughters, Celia Bower and Margie Dolan, and her f

4 Oct 14
Come and discuss how we can both tackle climate change and improve our quality
of life. Part of the event will involve tours of cutting-edge eco-homes and
community-scale renewable energy technologies.

Main speakers:

- The case for urgent and radical carbon emission reductions
Dr Maria Sharmina, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of
Manchester

- How can we live well within natural limits?
4 Oct 14

Parliament has voted for the third Iraq War. The last two have brought almost unimaginable suffering to the people of Iraq and have helped to create the current chaos, driving the country to the brink of break up.

They claim this is a humanitarian operation to defeat Isis. In fact, Isis is backed by various middle east powers and a new aerial bombardment will not defeat it. It will however, kill innocents, further fragment the country and inflame violence.

8 Oct 14

oin us for a fantastic two day conference to debate some of the biggest issues of the day facing our food and farming systems. Chaired by Farming Today’s Charlotte Smith the conference will cover the politics of pollinators; a good life for our farmed animals; our broken food system and what politicians intend to do about it in the run up to the election; the Deputy Chief Medical Officer on the worldwide antibiotics crisis; and excitingly the first chance to hear and quiz Professor Carlo Leifert on the recent organic nutritional research.

9 Oct 14

Join us for a fantastic two day conference to debate some of the biggest issues of the day facing our food and farming systems. Chaired by Farming Today’s Charlotte Smith the conference will cover the politics of pollinators; a good life for our farmed animals; our broken food system and what politicians intend to do about it in the run up to the election; the Deputy Chief Medical Officer on the worldwide antibiotics crisis; and excitingly the first chance to hear and quiz Professor Carlo Leifert on the recent organic nutritional research.