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

13 Feb 16

‘Britain and Palestine: Past History and Future Role’ Day Conference
Speakers include:
Professor Mary Grey, Balfour Project member
Dr Peter Shambrook, independent historian
Sir Vincent Fean, KCVO, Consul General, Jerusalem 2010–14
Taya Govreen-Segal, Israeli activist and conscientious objector
The Very Revd Nicholas Frayling, Balfour Project member

Also includes a viewing of the documentary film: ‘Britain in Palestine 1917–1948’ and a Palestinian buffet lunch.

Cost: £25

Students: £12

15 Feb 16

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 New Slavery: Human trafficking and the use of slave labour with Professor Kevin Bales

27 Feb 16

Assemble 12 noon • Saturday 27 February 2016 • Location Central London • Meeting point to be announced

4 Mar 16

On the weekend preceding International Women's Day 2016 we will be running our first-ever Women In Media Conference. We hope that with the event we can celebrate successful women in the media industries and empower young journalists, writers, filmmakers, photographers and others who may see their chosen industry as particularly male-dominated or difficult to enter. Our Conference will also be running concurrently with some brilliant events at the Manchester Wonder Women festival.

5 Mar 16

On the weekend preceding International Women's Day 2016 we will be running our first-ever Women In Media Conference. We hope that with the event we can celebrate successful women in the media industries and empower young journalists, writers, filmmakers, photographers and others who may see their chosen industry as particularly male-dominated or difficult to enter. Our Conference will also be running concurrently with some brilliant events at the Manchester Wonder Women festival.