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 130 registered events.

Host an event or find events near you:

  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 09:45 AM

    Sunday Language Exchange

    Language Exchange starts at 9:45am! Our free cafe is also open from 9:45am.
    Why not come to Language Exchange a little early and take advantage of our free cafe—you never know who you might meet there!

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  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 08:45 AM

    HKHM Charity Social outing: Double Haven Junk boat trip

    What we're about

    Welcoming to probably world's largest organised hiking group with 22,000 members

    Note - when registering as a member and setting up your profile, please provide a photo with a good facial view. For safety reasons we can't accept a group photo or a photo in any other form. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

    Learn why we are one of the best hiking groups in the world in terms of size, offering the most hikes with lots of variety and difficulty levels, and volunteering for charitable and community work. You can get an idea of the kind of hikes we do by watching this short video. It was led by one of our Assistant Organizers (AOs), DanV, to Tai Mo Shan and the Ng Tung Chai waterfalls (video by Hiker 'Susanna'):

    Welcome to the


    WHO ARE WE? Probably world’s largest organized hiking group with 22,000 members! Our size and team of over 100 volunteer leaders and organizers enables us to offer a large number hikes and other activities nearly every day of the year. Almost all of our meetups are FREE of charge.

    WHAT DO WE OFFER? Many varieties and levels of outdoor activities from basic hiking, to bushwhacking, stream trekking and more. We also organize volunteer service activities for worthy causes. Whatever your interests, you will probably find an activity you will enjoy.

    WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO? For the lasting benefits of regular exercise, fun adventures in the great outdoors, and fellowship with like-minded people. In addition, our occasional group volunteer service activities enable us to give back to the community in tangible ways.

    WHERE DO WE HIKE? All around Hong Kong and occasionally in other places around the world. Local hikes may take place on all paved surfaces (typically on Hong Kong Island), a mix of paved and dirt/rocky trails, or all dirt/rock trails (Lantau, Kowloon. Sai Kung, New Territories etc), or in places where there is no trail at all while bushwhacking or stream trekking.

    HOW DO I JOIN? Just click on the “Join US!” button to get started.

    After you join, please READ and ANSWER all questions carefully. For safety reasons we also ask that you post an actual picture of yourself with a clear facial view on your profile. Please read our FAQ for other important information and to understand our level of difficulty ratings:

    HIKING LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY RATING SYSTEM: 1.0 to 2.2 Easy, 2.3 to 2.9 Moderate, 3.0 to 3.5 Hard, 3.6 to 4.2 Very Hard, 4.3+ Extremely Hard

    Once you are a member you may wish to try a few easier hikes first to get familiar with our rating system and how it compares with your current fitness and experience level before taking on the more challenging adventures.

    Ready to go? Please JOIN US!

    We look forward to seeing you out on the trails soon!


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  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Family Language Exchange!!! ファミリ語学交流会

    Hey everyone! On June 3rd, we are going to have a fun Family Language Exchange to celebrate Children's Day!

    へい!みんな!6月3日にFamily Language Exchange をして、みんなでこどもの日をお祝いするよ!

    We will have FREE English kids activities and fun games so please bring along your family and friends and let's have fun together! Strictly only for parents with their kids. Program starts at 10AM!


    And don’t worry if you’re coming without kids! We still have a separate language exchange for you.

    お子さんがいなくても大丈夫!大人用のLanguage Exchange は、同じ時間に別のグループで行います!

    Here’s is the link:

    How to find us:

    Please exit Sannomiya Station and walk north on Kitano-zaka.

    After the third traffic light, the venue will be on the right.

    Look out for our special events!

    Language Exchange Kobe is sponsored by Lifehouse International Church but has no Church related content.

    Language Exchange Kobe uses Lifehouse Kobe's facilities free of charge. Lifehouse kobe is an international church and gives it to LEX for free to serve the community. Enjoy!

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  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 10:00 AM

    Language Exchange 言語交流

    楽しくリラックスした雰囲気の中で英語を練習しちゃおう! 楽しんで英語に、そして海外の文化に触れる事がゴールだからどんなレベルでも大丈夫です。 学び合え、新しい発見ができるミートアップです! 美味しいコーヒーを準備してお待ちしております。
    Let's have fun meeting new friends and helping others learn English! You can make a difference! We will wait for you with Sunday morning coffee!


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  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    jaho coffee in Tokyo, Japan

    Intermediate Exchange Discuss Japanese & English at Nakameguro river side cafe

    Studying and discussion.
    We have a topic every time. First week, We read an article that study material and checking words, grammar, answer the question. Second week, discuss about that topic. You can get a lot of opportunity to speak your target language. This language exchange class is not an ordinary one and we seriously exchange opinions with each other in our target languages.

    Coming soon

    ●Main contant●

    ●Explain host and meet-up●
    Hello, I’m Rikka as professional Japanese teacher. (
    I have been running language exchange room for four years. This meet-up event is not ordinary language exchange so we seriously exchange opinions each other in your studying language.
    I mention you what you should do anything for learning language effectible.

    ●Basic rule●
    ・Leaning Japanese, teaching English eagerly!!!! (日本人は逆です)
    ・Level: Intermediate, Advanced, Business.
    ・English level of non-Japanese people : Native, Near native, Business.
    ・Don’t be late, Don’t flake out. Don't cancel at last minutes.

    ⚠️Don’t flake out (Please change cancel by Friday)!!!!!!!!!!!!⚠️

    Date: Every Sunday
    10am〜11:30 am (Meeting time at 9:50 in front of the Coffee shop)


    →Google Map (,139.6944213,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x60188b4e712423fb:0x3c5f51e9ac9bd317!8m2!3d35.6473761!4d139.69661)

    Address[masked] Aobadai, Meguro-ku, Tokyo

    "Tokyu Toyoko Line Nakameguro station" only 5min by walk.
    東急東横線 中目黒駅から 徒歩5分

    ●Participation Fee●
    Rikka's students/FREE
    I'm welcome for your donation!

    If you have any question, Please fill out on the following discussion chat box.
    I’m looking forward to meeting you all!!

    • What to bring
    Notebook, Pen,and Passion to exchange opinion


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  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 11:30 AM

    Wanna have lunch with American Friends? アメリカ人の友達とランチしない?

    • What we'll do


    時間:11:30〜13:30 予定

    Hi everyone!
    Want to have a good lunch with American friends?
    Come and have a good time togetherl!

    You will be able to meet bilingual speakers (English and Japanese)!
    Don’t worry if you can’t speak English/Japanes well.
    Everyone is friendly, so drop by if you are interested!

    Venue: Around Sanjo. Will be announced
    Time: 11:30AM-1:30PM (tentative)
    (You can come and go whenever you want to!)

    • What to bring

    • Important to know


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  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 12:30 PM

    Workplace Collaborative Communication

    Do you love your job? Some people do and the benefits in terms of physical and mental well being are well known. Many do not enjoy their jobs and they feel varying levels of anxiety in their workplace. This can lead to negative mental and well being impacts.

    Anxiety can be apparent and it can be subtle, either leads to impacts in the workplace.

    This session will look at anxiety in the workplace and some strategies that can reduce workplace anxieties.

    It is a repeat of the 21 Mar session, which lead to a lot of discussion and as a result we only got through a third of the exercises. I am hoping we can get through to the end this time.


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  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 12:45 PM
    Brisbane German Club in Brisbane, Australia

    German Club - Gabba

    🍴🍴Excellent lunch 🍴 -

    🍺. great German Beer 🍺

    🍹Or any other form of beverages that take your liking !!

    ✍️ 🔥🔥This place get fairly busy - so bookings are vital - for a table 🔥🔥

    💓 Love good food, drink and good cheer!! - we’ll head on down to the Gabba German Club !!

    🎯🎯. 15 pax . reservations have been now . confirmed by The German Club 🎯🎯

    ✍️. 🤠
    Please confirm if coming via this site and add - plus ? The number that you will be bringing along so we get numbers right 👌

    ✍️ If mind changes - please let’s us know - so we can allow others in and / or I can advise Venue - they get a little miffed we me - when I mess up numbers . So a bit of consideration please - it’s hard work as a organiser- please don’t make it harder - Thankyou - love Mary 👌!

    See you there 👍
    Abc - M


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  • Free Arduino and Internet of Things practical programming workshop

    Code anything you can think of! • What we'll do
    Learn how to code an embedded device from scratch!

    The Creative Coding Club organises free IoT programming workshops that run every fortnight in Officeworks Carnegie. A great opportunity to see if you like coding as a hobby or even a career, before you signed up for a more serious tutorial session. In this workshop you will learn about:
    1. The basics of sensors and actuators
    2. Types of Arduino Micro-controllers
    3. Electronic components and breadboarding
    4. Coding skills
    5. Industry insights
    6. Advantage of learning various programming languages

    Depending on audience interest, other topics for the day can be chosen from the following:
    1. Introduction to Arduino and electronics programming
    2. Write your first program with Python
    3. How to program without coding
    4. How to build websites

    Let us know what topic you are interested in before each session.

    Limited capacity of 8 seats. If you knew you would not be able to come, please cancel your RSVP 24 hours prior to each session and be courteous to other fellow coders who had wished to attend.

    • What to bring
    Laptop, a text editor, your favorite IoT device (if you have one, if not don't worry we got sample supplies for you to tinker with)

    • Important to know
    All ages and experience levels are welcome, more suited for age 13+ due to technical content.

    • About the venue:
    Capacity of 8 chairs.
    Tea and sugar are provided.
    Hot and cold water available.
    Nice and comfortable room with TV and whiteboard.
    Plenty of parking spaces.
    Nice Korean restaurants and dumplings nearby.


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  • Sunday, June 03, 2018 at 04:25 AM
    Awareness Centre in Pasadina, CA

    SADHANA: 4am Spiritual Practice - Free

    Yep. This class happens at 4 in the morning. Ever done yoga that early? It is a powerful cleansing experience everyone should try at least once! Kundalini yoga is very different from Hatha in that it uses mantra chanting as well as repetitive movements to access and strengthen the core Kundalini energy found in everyone.

    Sadhana is the daily practice of yoga and meditation that is practiced, ideally, during the early morning hours when our mind is clearest. Join the AC's dedicated sadhana group on Sundays for a transformative experience of body, mind, and spirit. Experience the techniques of Kundalini Yoga, meditation, breathing, chanting, music, and relaxation to assist you in unlocking and releasing your inner creative energies. Feel the power of group energy and be part of the process.

    Enter through the back door.

    If you have never been to the Awareness Center ( please contact the studio prior to your visit to confirm the gathering is not canceled. [masked]

    The greatest reward of doing sadhana (personal spiritual discipline) is that the person becomes incapable of being defeated. Sadhana is a self–victory, and it is a victory over time and space.
    —Yogi Bhajan

    There are guidelines for sadhana - but no rules. It is recommended to cover your head with a white cotton head covering. But please just come as you are and you will learn at your own pace and can make your own decision about what traditions you wish to observe or not. It is a very loving and safe space. Please tell the leader it is your first time and she/he will give you information and the Japji prayer booklet.
    Here is a link for some general information about Sadhana from 3HO:
    We observe the tradition but start at 4:15 am and do a couple things slightly different. It's easy to follow along.

    Our Sadhana team comprises of longtime community members Guru Bachan Kaur, Sahib Singh, Ravjot Kaur and Sat Prem Kaur. As well as several other community members.

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