Be part of Global Sharing Week 2017! Join millions participating in the real Sharing Economy!

What is Global Sharing Week? It's about helping millions discover and participate in the real Sharing Economy, a movement that promotes the sharing of resources, the importance of community, cooperative enterprises, commons-based projects and building a healthy, sustainable society based around sharing.

What is a Global Sharing Week event?
A Global Sharing Week event is an event that helps people to share human or physical resources. This could include: clothes swaps, food shares, disco soups, picnics, skills swaps, grub clubs, give and get markets, potluck dinners, bake shares, co-working hackathons, maker faires, reuse / recycling events...
What makes a Global Sharing Week event special is that you are helping people to share resources. Time to get creative!
There are 35 registered events.

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  • 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 10:00 AM
    Derby Boom Festival in Darley Abbey, United Kingdom

    Children's Book Swap

    Wanted! Can you help? We need good quality children’s books for ages 3 – 11 for Derby Book Festival’s Book Swap on Saturday 4 June.
  • Sunday, June 04, 2017 at 12:00 PM · 9 rsvps
    Compton Avenue in Brighton, United Kingdom

    Brighton Street Share

    Join us for our annual Brighton Street Share. There'll be food, BBQ, Share Table, clothes to swap, music and fun! 

  • Sunday, June 04, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    Grünerburgpark in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Sharing Secret Diner

    A sharing secret diner for you and your family in Francfurt! Be there!

  • Sunday, June 04, 2017 at 01:00 PM
    The Wise Hall in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Clothing Swap

    Unload clothing that no longer inspires you, pick up a few items that make you look slick, leftovers donated to charity, keep stuff out of landfills and connect with your community while doing it all.
  • Monday, June 05, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    Jane's Place in Hove, United Kingdom

    Meet the expert

    As part of my schedule of events for Global Sharing Week in June, Jane’s Place is hosting a bespoke, business-led, ‘Meet the Expert’ day.

    On Monday 5 June, I am inviting a maximum of 7 local entrepreneurs, freelancers or small business owners to a free, full day workshop with an expert of their choosing.

    We will have an opportunity to present questions and discuss challenges in the morning.  In the afternoon, we will take action on our challenges collectively, with the support of others and the expert.

    • Welcome coffee and tea and 9 am with a prompt start at 9.30 am
    • A simple vegetarian lunch of soup or salad will be provided (weather dependant) and a sweet treat too
    • Finish at 2.30, with time for a chat and informal networking before a 3pm finish

    Please contact me with any questions or comments and please do share with your networks.

    Thank you

    Jane

  • Monday, June 05, 2017 at 11:00 AM through June 07, 2017
    Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland

    World Circular Economy Forum 2017

    Why should you come to WCEF 2017?

    Come and share experiences and select the best solutions that allow businesses to gain a competitive advantage, create more value and generate new growth and jobs in societies around the world. We’re excited to have the world’s top business leaders, policymakers, researchers and innovators at WCEF2017.

    Find out how the circular economy presents new and unprecedented opportunities to create wealth and well-being, as well as how it is the essential engine behind achieving the ambitious UN Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals.

    Experience Finland’s own inspirational story as a global leader as we turn our vision for a circular economy into a road map and deliver concrete benefits across all sectors of business and society.

    How to be part of WCEF2017?

    The World Circular Economy Forum 2017 is free of charge to participants – our gift to the world as we celebrate Finland’s 100th Anniversary Year. Be assured of the warmest of welcomes and some special surprises from the Land of the Midnight Sun!

    Participation is by invitation only. If you are interested in joining, please contact wcef2017@sitra.fi for your registration link.

  • Monday, June 05, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Hornbeam Centre and Cafe in Walthamstow, United Kingdom

    Pay What You Feel Stall

    Hornbeam Centre and Cafe
  • Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 06:00 PM · £10.00 GBP
    The Brighthelm Centre in Brighton, United Kingdom

    BelongCon at Global Sharing Week 2017

    Join us at the second #BelongCon event, part of the official Global Sharing Week events programme in partnership with The People Who Share.

    BelongCon – The Belonging Conversation – is a new series of events, meet-ups, and discussions which are all about acceptance, community, and belonging.

    The theme of this event will be finding connection and belonging in the world through sharing: whether that's sharing our experiences, our stories, our resources, or our time in order to make a difference to our lives and to others'.

    At this event you'll hear from inspirational speakers who are passionate about changing the world, meet like-minded individuals, and leave feeling empowered and inspired to make a difference to causes you feel passionately about.

    We only have one world, and one life. Let's belong on it, and in it, together.

    Find more information about the event, including our speaker line-up, at http://belongcon.com

  • Wednesday, June 07, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    Jane's Place in Hove, United Kingdom

    Jane's Place coworking

    Jane’s Place Coworking is a creative, supportive hub for small and medium businesses owners, freelancers, and homeworkers to come and work together once or twice a week. I'd like to celebrate Global Sharing Week by offering the space for free for those who'd like to come and work for the day, meet new people, make connections & feel inspired!  

    Jane’s Place Coworking is a friendly, welcoming coworking community in a beautiful, light workspace, giving you essential opportunities for social interaction, collaboration and peer support, alongside as much free tea and coffee as you can drink. 

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