Global Sharing Week 2018

June 3rd-10th


Celebrate the social impact of sharing

The world is being transformed by sharing. And there's no better time to
discover just how much of impact it has than Global Sharing Week. Add
your sharing event to the GSW map and help us shift the focus away from
what’s wrong with the world, to what’s right with it. No event is too small,
no act of sharing too insignificant. From individuals to corporations, our
annual mass engagement campaign is the largest because it celebrates all
the wonders of the sharing economy.
This year's theme? Social impact.
The sharing economy is the Future of Life. As it transforms the very fabric of
society, this year we're highlighting all the good in the world brought about by
sharing. Taking place between June 3rd to 10th  Global Sharing Week events
happen all over the world. You can find and register events on our global map.
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. Check
our 7 awesome ways to get involved.
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 register
your event, and join the ranks of sharers putting the Sharing Economy on the
Last year, Global Sharing Week 2017 saw over 354 events take place in 113
cities, across 34 countries on every continent! It was a tremendous success and
we reached over 5.5 million Twitter accounts. We’re confident, this year we can
do better.

There are 101 registered events.

Host an event or find events near you:

  • Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at 08:00 AM
    Castlefield Rooms (Albert's Shed), in Manchester , United Kingdom

    Panel: Design a brighter future, Manchester Society of Architects

    Andrew Bissell, Director of Light4, will be joining a panel of speakers at the Manchester Society of Architects: Breakfast event – Design a brighter future, taking place on Wednesday 6 June 2018 at the Castlefield Room, Manchester.

    Join Manchester Society of Architects and VELUX to discover how we are using the three principles of Active House ­– energy efficiency, environmental impact and human comfort – to set a new standard for optimising human environments within the healthcare, education and commercial sectors.

    The seminar will explore ways to learn and adapt your approach with insights from expert speakers at this networking breakfast, presentation and panel discussion, hosted by VELUX.

    Andrew Bissell, Director of Lighting Design at Cundall 
    Ged Couser, Principal at BDP & President of Manchester Architects 
    Professor David Strong, Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, School of Architecture & the Built Environment

    Date: Wednesday 6 June 2018
    Time: 8.00 – 10.00
    Venue: Castlefield Rooms (Albert's Shed), 18-20 Castle Street, Manchester, M34LZ
    Cost: Free


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  • Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    The Forum in Norwich, United Kingdom

    Celebrate Global Sharing Week with #NorwichSharingCity

    A collective of city residents and local organisations are campaigning for Norwich to become the UK’s leading sharing city by 2020 and knowledge-share with a global alliance of other cities connected by sharing. The Norwich Sharing City collective launched with a Hot Source event at NUA's Ideas Factory in December 2017, which was followed by a sold-out food waste event at Hawthorn in March 2018.

    Join us for an early evening event to celebrate Global Sharing Week ( and learn more about all the amazing sharing activities happening across our city.

    Find out more and connect with us:

    This event is a collaboration between Norwich BID, Norwich City Council, Liftshare and Flibl. Please contact if you or your organisation would like to get involved.

  • Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    Maison Eureka in Moca, Mauritius

    USB Executive Development (USB-ED) and Global Natives invites you to a new series of Knowledge-Sharing events in Mauritius.

    TOPIC: Leading an organisation towards a foresight culture - Practical tools to address the future world of work.

    Doris Viljoen (MPhil, Futures Studies) is a USB-ED faculty member and the Senior Futurist at the Institute for Futures Research (IFR), with specialised skills in strategy development and environmental strategic awareness.
    She has consulted to leading listed organisations in South Africa and abroad. As Senior Futurist, she endeavours to interpret global trends and assess their relevance for Africa. 

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  • Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at 06:30 PM

    Wednesday Night Community Yoga

    Come flow through an energizing vinyasa yoga class. Vinyasa style yoga focuses on connecting movement to breath and fluid transitions between poses. This all levels class will feature standing poses, balancing poses, seated poses and core work. Beginners welcome!


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    Cost: FREE

    Bring your own mat and water!

  • Wednesday, June 06, 2018 at 07:30 PM
    Leigh Court Pill Rd in Abbots Leigh, United Kingdom

    Swap 'til You Drop!

  • Thursday, June 07, 2018 at 07:00 PM
    Green Park in London, United Kingdom

    Actualize your potential - London meet up

    If you felt stressed, frustrated or even depressed recently and you want to get a grip on your life, experience flow and synchronicities and general wellbeing, you’re welcome to join us at Green Park for an inspirational evening on the 7th of June at 7pm at the Statue of Goddess Diana.
    Please arrive on time as we will all move together further into the park for our shared meditation circle.

    I’m going to guide you through a powerful energy clearing and healing meditation and we will do life changing intention work for us to grow into our potentials! :)

    This event is open to everyone, from beginners to advanced practitioners - you don’t need experience in energy healing to receive transformation ;) yet healers are also welcome as there’s always room for improvement and I see everyone struggling below their actual capabilities.

    Did you know that when you try doing something smaller than what you’re meant for, it’s a struggle? We’ve been taught about it the other way round - if we struggle, we need to put more work in. That’s a huge illusion. If it’s a struggle for you, you’re not meant to be doing it.
    I will talk more about this subject during the event.

    There’s also gonna be time for an (optional) sharing circle and Q&A.
    We will also do a shared intention for peace in London and lowering violence (which seemed to have increased in recent times) towards the end of the event.

    Please share this FREE event and invite everyone who might benefit from this evening! :)

    About the facilitators:
    Hey I'm Didi, I'm an energy intuitive, healer and channeller and transformational guide. My mission is to get people to reach their highest potential.

    Hi, I'm George, I'm a holistic therapist with an arsenal of skills and tools such as bodywork, energy, crystal and sound healing and crystal water alchemist. I look forward to meeting you in the park for a transformational and uplifting time.

    Feel free to ask any questions you might have.

    See you there! ;)

  • Thursday, June 07, 2018 at 07:30 PM

    Thursday Evening Book Swap

    Welcome to Book Swap Edinburgh!

    We're a group of book lovers who share a passion for reading and a belief that books should not be left on a shelf.

    We have regular meetups to swap books (twice per month). In addition to this we have a number of other events including book talks, trips to book festivals, walks and film evenings.

    For book swapping, we are advocates of - Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Through Little Free Libraries, millions of books are exchanged each year in more than 70 countries. To see the Little Free Libraries in Edinburgh please search using the map here:

    Hope to meet you at one of our meetups!

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  • Share Your Story for Equality Online Workshop

    The Pivot for Equality online workshop series is for men and women looking for opportunities to collaborate and partner together for gender equality.

    Join us for our an interactive discussion facilitated by Julie Kratz, local leadership and career speaker, coach, and author. Julie will share stories, ideas, and research from her new book, ONE: How Male Allies Support Women for Gender Equality, with four proven strategies for men and women to succeed together.

    This workshop will focus on the second strategy - Story: How Men Ask for HERStory, and How Women Share Their Story.

    Julie's research shows that male allies:

    • Ask Her Questions. Strategies and tools to learn more about women personally and professionally.

    • Focus on Her Strengths. Techniques to redirect and promote positive thinking.

    • Coach Her to Success. Coaching tips to promote self-discovery and facilitate her own success.

    And, women leaders:

    • Know Your Why. Exercises and questions to self-discover your purpose and why.

    • Have a Plan. Strategies and tools to build your plan aligned with your why.

    • Be the Change You Want to See. The importance of modeling what good looks like and supporting women through storytelling.

    Our next two workshops in 2018 will discuss:

    • Speak: How Men Speak up with Her, and How Women Speak Up with Him

    • Work-Life: How Men Do the Fair Share, and How Women Practice Self-Care

    Reserve your spot now for this exciting free online workshop!


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  • Saturday, June 09, 2018 at 12:00 PM · £198.00 GBP
    tbc in London, United Kingdom

    Initiation into channeling training

    Channeling training
    limited spaces - only 6 people for individualised attention, tips and care during course!

    who this is for:
    - for self-starters, motivated people who want to use channeling as part of their everyday life
    - healers, especially those who work with energies to get the second part of the same coin - one can channel energy or information or both
    - creative people - authors - no more writer’s blocks!, designers; get inspiration for your drafts etc.
    - leaders - take inspired action that is easy and in flow, nothing “thought of” in the limited mind that would hold you back

    This training is unique because I distilled all my knowledge into an intense day full of work. Unlike other channeling teachings I won’t just take you through some guided meditations…
    You will get an energetic attunement / initiation that is not offered anywhere else that will help you connect and receive intuitive information. The ability to channel will therefore stay with you even after you leave our training space.

    All of the people I worked with so far are able to channel on their own because of the energy clearing and attunement done during the course.

    About the facilitators:
    Hey I'm Didi, I'm an energy intuitive, healer and channeller and transformational guide. My mission is to get people to reach their highest potential.
    I am very happy to announce that I will have a great assistant on site. George is an accomplished healer and holistic therapist. His presence will balance my approach by holding space, providing grounding and giving his undivided attention. He will also smudge you on the way in and provide ionised mineral alkaline high vibrational crystal water.

    What you will get through this training:
    - you will deepen your flow of inspiration and intuition
    - you will expand your creativity
    - you will get unique information about channeling drawn from experience
    - individualised tips based on your field of expertise regarding your work / purpose
    - insights into how to ask the right questions - which is key to getting the right answers!
    - answers to your burning questions regarding both your personal and professional life
    - energy clearing and attunement / initiation (unique to my approach!)
    - possibilities of how to receive intuitive information through different clairsenses, similarities and differences
    - you’ll learn automatic writing!
    - supporting group after event to share experiences and successes

    Aside from the channeling training, your vibrations will rise and there's always something "extra" that happens while people work on themselves with me. Some realisation, healing or expanding of awareness happens or whatever you need at the time for your higher good. ;)

    You will get a tool for life with which you will be able to help yourself. Depending on your dedication you might even channel the next million dollar idea or invention that will help the Earth. Possibilities are endless and so are your potentials! :)

    Price aka energy exchange for this is 198£

    Book your place here:

    More info on channeling:
    Channeling means receiving inspiration. Some call it having a muse, some getting downloads, some call it intuition. I think there’s two sides of one coin. On one side there is energy work (most often referred to as energy healing and / or clearing) and on the other side there’s receiving information aka channeling.
    Unlike popular beliefs, it’s not just channeling of one Being’s teachings about how to live a better life such as Abraham, Kryon or Bashar.
    All great inventors and authors channeled, artists channel, everyone has the ability to channel. It’s about whether you do it consciously or not. By not doing it consciously, sometimes great ideas come through but they’re polluted by the mind and it’s alterations of the original download. By channeling consciously and working on becoming a clear channel, one can get very specific insights and results.

    So whether you will use it to burst through writer’s blocks, help the environment, consult people, grow your business… all and more is possible with channeling!

  • Saturday, June 09, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Uptown Gig Harbor in Gig Harbor, WA

    Gig Harbor Plant Swap

    The Gig Harbor Plant Swap allows free gardener-to-gardener sharing of free plants, plantlets, seeds, cuttings, divisions, etc as well as accessories, tools, and other gardening-related materials. The plant swap occurs 4X/year on "Second Saturdays" in January, April, June, and October. At the plant swaps, bring something to offer up even if it's cookies or candy or small tip-sized envelopes for the seed collectors to use. At the events, you just lay out your items on the pavement behind your vehicle (at the outdoor swaps) or on the tables (at the January indoor swap) and then walk around collecting what you want. We ask that people take home an amount of items roughly even with what they brought, but it's a free for all in the last 10 minutes - so if you want more, then grab it all up at the end. ALSO, we encourage people to use the Facebook group page (Gig Harbor Plant Swap) as a place to trade or give/take freebies in between the 4X/year formal swaps. So if there's something you've been wanting, just post that onto our FB page and see if something magical happens!!

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