MAKE SMTHNG WEEK 2022 (19-27 November)
DATE / TIME
Nov 19, 2022 - Nov 27, 2022
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
UTC/GMT -08:00 - America/Los_Angeles
MAKE SMTHNG is an international series of fun, hands-on events that celebrate creativity and use a positive message to challenge consumerism and its impact on the climate. The flagship event, MAKE SMTHNG Week, coincides with Black Friday and the start of the Christmas shopping season and hacks a mega-moment for consumerism. MAKE SMTHNG empowers people by helping them improve their skills or by teaching them new ones – how to fix, upcycle and create special and unique things from reused materials. We believe that if you have made something, you will buy more consciously next time, whether it’s food, fashion or mobile phones. Your experience of creating an original will lead you to reflect on your consumption patterns and you will be more likely to find a way to repair, care for and share your goods before throwing them out. It is essential that we restore this culture in our communities and make spaces, where skills and knowledge are shared, an essential part of our urban life. Consumption has been estimated to represent 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions and the majority of this consumption happens in cities. If we want to have a chance of staying below 1.5C, we need a system change fueled by many more people taking everyday climate action and changing the way we live, consume and behave in our cities. Luckily, urban movements around the world are already practicing the new system we need. Within the last three years the MAKE SMTHNG movement grew to unexpected proportions. Working with partners like Fashion Revolution, Shareable, Arts Thread andFab Labs, we saw tens of thousands of people engage with MAKE SMTHNG and joined with local organizations and makers in their communities, attending hundreds of MSW events across many different countries. See for yourself. Let’s MAKE SMTHNG in our everyday lives. Join our global movement and MAKE CHANGE!