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 Apr 14

Russia is now the largest producer and exporter of Asbestos on the planet. A recent letter to the Russian Ambassador to the UK calling for the cessation of this deadly trade was ignored. Consequently the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat, The Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK and the GMB Trade Union are calling for a demonstration outside the Russian Embassy to coincide with International Workers Memorial Day.

29 Apr 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

  Soldier Worship blinds Britain to the grim reality of war with Joe Glenton

2 May 14 - 5 May 14
Supported by Luddites200, Corporate Watch, Scientists for Global
Responsibility (SGR) and many other groups

Our economic system is fuelling major social and environmental crises. A big
part of the problem is the role of powerful technologies.
1 Aug 14 - 21 Aug 14

The Cameroon Summer Workcamp is a 21-day program, where volunteers participate with fellow English/French-speaking unemployed graduate; local change makers in learning new ways of accelerating careers and working together to build a simulated social business.
When you attend Cameroon Workcamp, you’ll discover a fun, experiential way to expand your horizons… studying transformational principles for life and business… and adding effective training to your personal skillset…

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.