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

21 Sep 14

Every Sunday you will find a market and a city farm with all the trimmings. BBQ Chorizo Stall as well as vegan/vegetarian options.  Handmade products, such as crafts, pickles & preserves will be on sale. Café on site.

Just off Brick Lane, this market is for you if you like your vegetables and your herbs pesticide free, like getting involved in DIY crafts, enjoy folk music and are looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy with your family.

22 Sep 14 (All day) - 26 Sep 14 (All day)

The EU PVSEC is the largest international Conference for Photovoltaic Research and Technologies, Industries and Applications, and at the same time a leading international PV Industry Exhibition. It gathers the global PV community to conduct business, to network and to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations in Photovoltaics.

28 Sep 14

Just off Brick Lane, in the heart of East London, the Festival of Heat 2014 will be practising exactly what it preaches.

29 Sep 14

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

Wanton Sacrifice – the shocking price of the Afghan war with Frank Ledwidge

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

- How can we live well within natural limits?