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

29 Nov 14

Join us the weekend of November 28-30 for a jam-packed weekend — explore how artists are using the Internet and create your own digital art at one of the many free workshops taking place throughout the weekend; learn about the dark Web and discuss the Web that women want with leading experts; or dive deep into the issues of privacy and surveillance online in order to contribute to the creation of a Digital Bill of Rights to ensure that the Web of the future is the Web We Want. 

29 Nov 14

A public meeting has been organised by Sheffield’s Branch of Church Action on Poverty, Sheffield People’s Assembly and Sheffield Equality Group that aims to find ways of reducing poverty in the city. Everyone concerned about poverty in Sheffield is invited to come.
 
It will include an opening talk by the Bishop of Sheffield, followed by:

30 Nov 14

Join us the weekend of November 28-30 for a jam-packed weekend — explore how artists are using the Internet and create your own digital art at one of the many free workshops taking place throughout the weekend; learn about the dark Web and discuss the Web that women want with leading experts; or dive deep into the issues of privacy and surveillance online in order to contribute to the creation of a Digital Bill of Rights to ensure that the Web of the future is the Web We Want. 

1 Dec 14

The issue of EU immigration is becoming more and more controversial as UKIP, in particular, exploit economic anxiety and pin the blame on Europe’s open borders. Progressives can’t win by trying to ‘out UKIP UKIP’. So how can progressives respond and make the case for an open Europe and a humane approach to immigration? What are the facts underpinning our argument, what do we need to know about EU citizenship and social rights?

1 Dec 14

Presentation by: Dr Stuart Parkinson, Executive Director, SGR

Date: Monday 1 December 2014

Place: Lancaster University, UK
 

With Andrew Gibson from WMD (weapons of mass destruction) Awareness to talk about the politics surrounding Trident (Britain's nuclear weapons system).