Join the Global Sharing Week celebrations

Register your Global Sharing Week event to shift the focus away from what’s wrong with the world, to what’s right with it: the sustainable economic system known as ‘the sharing economy’.


Where you come in

Did you know there are over £3.5 trillion worth of idle human and physical resources in the world – and that unlocking access to these could solve major global challenges? So get your Global Sharing Week event on the map to give the sharing economy movement that extra bit of momentum.

Examples of events can include: clothes swaps, food shares, disco soups, picnics, skills swaps, grub clubs, give and get markets, potluck dinners, bake shares, co-working hackathons, maker fairs, reuse / recycling events – you name it.


Who can join?

Anyone can register an event. As long as it unlocks access to skills, knowledge, time, goods, food etc, it’s definitely Global Sharing Week material. So get registering and join the ranks of sharers putting the sharing economy on the map.

There are 158 registered events.

Host an event or find events near you:

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 09:00 AM through June 10, 2017
    the world wide web in New York

    Sharing Your Life Experience

    How about sharing your most valuable possession? And we are not talking about your house, or your car. We are talking about your life experience!

    And wouldn't you like to learn from the life experiences of others?

    If you don't want to miss on that opportunity, then join the 301 words project with a special Global Sharing Week edition.

    What is 301 words about?
    Everyone of us has experienced times, events or maybe even just moments that have changed our lives. Something that made us become the person we are today. And we think those experiences are worth to be shared. So that other people can learn from our discoveries, our insights, our ideas, our "lessons learned" or even our mistakes. And wouldn’t it be great to know the stories of other people and what they experienced?
    That's why we invite you to share one of your life experiences and to get to know those of other people!

    How does is work?
    Think about a life experience that you would like to share. If you have many, then ask yourself which one of them might be the most helpful one for other people. Then write this experience down in a 301 words story. Why 301 words? Because we want you to focus on what really matters. We are looking for food for thought, short stories that are on point and enjoyable to read. And we think most of such stories can be told in 300 words. We added one more because we think that every word is powerful and to encourage you to challenge every word you write.

    How to participate?
    Easy: Send us your 301 words story to

    After the Global Sharing Week, all stories will be shared collectively with the community and of course with you. Some of them might also be published on the 301 words website that is about to launch. Your story will then be next to those of many inspiring people from all around the world. We leave it to you whether you would like your story to be published with your real name, an alias or without any name at all. You can also provide your contact details in case you would like to give people the chance to get in touch with you.

    If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us at

    We are looking forward to read your story!

  • Saturday, June 03, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Lx Factory in Lisboa, Portugal

    Lisbon Sharing Meal - LX FACTORY

    Bring your own food to share and have a nice meal in the main street of LX FACTORY.

    We will have 200 places available.

    Bring something cooked by you and share it with a new friend or with someone that you already know. Invite your family and friends and try the amazing felling of sharing. 

    To improve a zero waste meal please bring your own tableware (plates, cups, clutery...)

    The organic farms QUINTA DA PEDRA BRANCA and QUINTA DO ARNEIRO will share their fantastic salads with everyone who brings food to share.

    Find all the other activities at our facebook page:[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22newsfeed%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22feed_story%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A[]%7D]  

  • Saturday, June 03, 2017 at 12:00 PM · £5.00 GBP
    Madlab in Manchester, United Kingdom

    Clothes Swap - Northern Quarter, Manchester

    Bring all your unworn or unwanted clothes and swap them for new-to-you garms to refresh your wardrobe the eco-friendly way. This is no second-hand clothes scrum! It’s a boutique shopping experience with a difference. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothes are welcome – it’s a family friendly event. Here’s how it works; Bring along up to 10 garments (men’s, women’s or children’s clothes). You can check in anytime between 12-3pm. Swapping begins at 12:30. Pay on entry and collect your swap card, if you don’t already have one. For each item of clothing you bring, you’ll get a stamp on your swap card. We grade clothes into two categories on arrival; Designer and High Street. You swap like for like, so a Designer item gets you another Designer item, or you can ‘swap down’ for a High Street Item. Browse the rails and find some clothes you love – try them on if you like! Check out at the reception desk to get your swap card updated If you have spare stamps at the end, you can bring them along to the next swap. Entrance is £5 per person standard rate. Members of Stitched Up swaps get entry for £3 (membership fee £5 per year). Season Ticket holders (£30 for the year) get free entry to all swaps for a year.
  • Sunday, June 04, 2017 at 08:30 AM
    Joslin Reserve in Joslin, Australia

    Essential Edibles - Sustainable Communities

  • Sunday, June 04, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    Mt Alexander College in Flemington, Australia

    Flemington Farmer’s Market

    Held every Sunday from 9am – 1pm, the Flemington Farmers Market is Melbourne’s first farmers’ market to be established with Victorian Farmers’ Market Association accreditation - a guarantee that stallholders grow or make the goods they sell. Unlike any other fresh food shopping experience, farmers’ markets bring a true slice of rural life to the city and provide the Melbourne community an opportunity to meet and directly support Victoria’s regional producers.

  • Sunday, June 04, 2017 at 09:30 AM
    Vitality Café in Highton, Australia

    Highton (South Barwon) Food Swap

  • Sunday, June 04, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Dapto Community Farm

    Dapto Community Farm is a certified organic site renting plots to commercial and community gardeners. New members welcome! Enjoy chemical free vegetables by saving money and growing your own.
  • Sunday, June 04, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    Western Urban Harvest Swap Meet

    Bring your excess homegrown and homemade produce to swap and share.
  • Sunday, June 04, 2017 at 10:30 AM
    Clarence Park Community Centre in Black Forest, Australia

    The Urban Orchard

  • Sunday, June 04, 2017 at 10:30 AM
    Montmorency Primary School in Montmorency, Australia

    Montmorency Food Swap

    From April to September, the Monty Food Swap is held at Montmorency Primary School. From October to March, it is held near at Were Street Park, near the Food Store. In all the months except January, the swap is held on the first Sunday of the month. In January, it is held on the second Sunday.
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