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 125 registered events.

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  • Thursday, June 08, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Mäandergarten @ GIZ in Bonn, Germany

    Sustainability Picknick @GIZ

    The "Sustainability Picknick" is a new series of peer to peer exchanges between colleagues at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Many people spend half the time they´re awake at work, so this is were the debate on sustainability and Sharing also need to happen. Every two weeks at lunchtime, one or two staff members active in a local initiative will share their experiences with other colleaguesover a potluck picknick in our urban garden. We´ll start with a series on food and agriculture,  with inputs on Foodsharing on June 1st, the new FoodAssembly on the 22nd, and more inputs on Community-Supported Agriculture (SoLaWi) in July.  If you work at GIZ,  just come along and bring some food to share and maybe a blanket to sit on and of cpurse also any colleague interested in the Sharing Economy. As this is a peer to peer, colleague to colleague exchange at our company, we´d prefer not to have external guests, at least at the beginning. But I´d be happy to share our experience if you´re interested to set up a similar event in your workplace!


  • Thursday, June 08, 2017 at 04:00 PM
    Jemný Svět in Praha 2-Vinohrady, Czechia

    Do not think stupid, it will work! - Nauč Community Workshops
  • Thursday, June 08, 2017 at 06:00 PM

    Buddha's Soctrine Skeptically (and with joke) - Nauč Community Workshops

    LTB -
  • Thursday, June 08, 2017 at 08:00 PM through August 07, 2017
    L'Escargot Restaurant in Soho, United Kingdom

    Gun Powder Cocktails: Panter Milk Bar x L'Escargot

  • Thursday, June 08, 2017 at 06:00 PM

    Open Source Circular Economy Days: Global Event June 8-12

    We invite you to join our global hands-on event exploring Open Source for a sustainable Circular Economy in June 2017: Set up a local event and connect your event with other events across the globe! The Open Source Circular Economy Days 2017 (OSCEdays) will happen between June 8-12 for the third year in a row. The event aims to bring together and globally connect creators, experts, activists and innovators from the fields of open source, circular economy, sustainability, design, waste and resource management to develop and exchange ideas and to prototype systems, products and designs for an Open Source Circular Economy. We believe that a sustainable, waste free, circular economy needs transparency, open access to information and open source solutions. We believe that with Open Source a Circular Economy is possible. The OSCEdays plants this idea in the world and by building a global community around Open Source for a Circular Economy we intend to co-create solutions together. Like previous years, this year’s event will be globally distributed and decentralised. Everyone is invited to set up a local event – big or small – and connect it to all others. In the past more than 70 cities from over 30 countries and 5 continents took part. We are looking for local organisers for 2017. If you would like to create a local event in your city and plug it together with all the other cities involved, read here to learn how to sign up your local event. Feel free to ask questions on our forum or get in touch. You can also sign up to our newsletter below to get info about the open global preparation and content creation events. & Please help us to spread the word. Share the call with your friends and send it out to people that might be interested to join us: People that might want to use the OSCEdays to push their work further, open it up and connect to other parts of the world.
  • Thursday, June 08, 2017 at 06:30 PM
    St. Mary's Church Hall in Nottingham, United Kingdom

    Bring & Share: The Nottingham Action Group

    The Nottingham Action Group on HMOs (NAG) held an informal meeting to which NAG members and their families could bring food and drink which, along with good company, they could then share with one another and with guests from outside the NAG.
  • Friday, June 09, 2017 at 03:30 PM

    The Laneway Permaculture Garden

  • Friday, June 09, 2017 at 09:30 AM
    Baby Office in Praha 4, Czechia

    Business on Maternity and Parenting
  • Friday, June 09, 2017 at 09:00 AM through June 11, 2017 · £72.00 GBP
    Cabourne Parva in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

    Share the Laughter for Global Sharing Week

    A joyful celebration of life, love and laughter, the LYUK Conference and the Laughter Festival are about feeling good from the inside out in a way that is authentic, sustainable and fun. World-class venue; health spa and healing area; main stage, natural woodland; inspiring speakers; healthy food, family friendly, brilliant workshops, ethical traders; woodland stage, amazing live music and loads of amazing people, all focusing their attention on raising the energy and having a good time. Three whole days of positive co-creation through dancing, singing, playing and laughing. Come and join us in June and start your summer with a smile at “The most positive weekend of the year”. Click here to see the full programme:
  • Friday, June 09, 2017 at 10:00 AM through June 18, 2017 · £5.00 GBP
    Derby Book Festival in Darley Abbey

    Derby Book Festival's Book Swap: Calling all children and families

    Derby Book Festival celebrates the joy of books and reading for all ages and interests, with a programme featuring great writers, poets, historians, politicians, illustrators, storytellers and musicians. Full details of all our Festival events are listed:
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