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

1 Nov 14

In Britain, you’d never be able to tell from the outside, but hundreds of our hospitals, schools, prisons, roads and even homes are no longer run by the public, the state, the people. Politicians have given them away to private companies – only to have the public sector rent them back at extortionate costs. Taxpayers’ money is making these tax-avoiding corporations rich, while the people are losing critical frontline services. This is the Private Finance Initiative (PFI).

4 Nov 14

From PFI contracts that make hospitals three times as expensive as public funding would, to the bubble in the housing sector, from graduates’ average debt burdens of £44,000, to unpayable energy bills …debt affects all aspects of our lives.

Be it private, national or local government, debt is one of the neoliberal system’s most powerful tools to discipline us.

But together, we can overcome the shame attached and the idea that you need to be an expert to understand what is happening.

Together we can start building strategies for resistance.

17 Nov 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 www.mondediplofriends.org.uk

The triumph of Hindu nationalism: a watershed for India and the subcontinent? with Priyamvad Gopal

24 Nov 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 www.mondediplofriends.org.uk

Israel and Palestine – the roots of the conflict and how to solve it with Dr Ahron Bregman

7 Dec 14 - 9 Dec 14

Our leading global event will outline the strategy for moving forward the RE-volution as well as dealing with the opportunities and challenges facing the global Cleantech industry.

We will also highlight the recent achievements by the global clean energy hub of Eilat Eilot including new energy startups and meeting the goal of RE independence based on over 100 MW of solar energy.