On November 14, a celebration of sharing, dubbed Global Sharing Day is taking place around the world. Created by the U.K.-based organization The People Who Share, the day is an international event to encourage and spotlight D.I.Y. sharing projects, including clothing swaps, shared meals and book exchanges, as well as larger, more formally-organized events such as big-picture planning sessions on the future of the sharing movement, financing the sharing economy and connecting sharing communities.
Want to participate in Global Sharing Day? Visit the Sharing Economy Meetup page to find sharing events that are happening near you. Check back often, as sharing events are being added daily. Hosting a sharing event? Be sure to list it on the Meetup page so that sharers in your community can find you.
Here are some Global Sharing Day events that are already scheduled, with many more in the works. Know of other Global Sharing Day events? Let us know in the comments.
Sharing economy advocacy organization Shared Squared NY, in partnership with Let’s Collaborate, a sharing economy event series, is hosting a pop-up lending library at the AlleyNYC coworking space. Already on the list of items to be loaned: a drill, a camera, an ipad and an air mattress.
Shareable Magazine, one of the Global Sharing Day partners, is launching an Australian channel. Home to many sharing economy companies and leaders, Australia has established itself as a major player in the sharing movement. To celebrate the launch of the channel, the Hub Melbourne is hosting a Shareable Australia Launch Party, complete with speakers, conversation and planning.
Financing the Sharing Economy event at Mozilla in London: Hosted by compareandshare.com, this event brings together “sharepreneurs” and impact investors to look at how the Sharing Economy is being financed.
Based in France, Skilio is an organization that facilitates skill sharing. For Global Sharing Day, they’ve organized a Live, Global Skills Swap delivering online sessions on a range of topics from yoga to business mentoring.
The People Who Share is hosting a pop-up/flashmob sharing event in London. More details will be posted on the organization's website as the event draws near.
Musomap, a platform that connects musicians around the world, is celebrating Global Sharing Day by encouraging musicians to organize music sharing events and to contribute music to sharing events that are taking place.
The Greatest Share on Earth: An attempt to set a world record for the most shares around the world is taking place between 1pm and 2pm local times. Want to be a part of it? Register your event.
Istanbul is getting in on the sharing action. From what I can tell from Google translate, there is an organized effort for people to share a variety of items or services with each other and to send in photos to share with the community.
A Parliamentary Reception: The People Who Share is hosting The Sharing Economy: Our Democratic Future, a celebration of sharing at the House of Commons.
Stuff for Free: An initiative of U.K.-based organization Healthy Planet, Stuff for Free is encouraging people to set up swaps to share items they no longer use and to pick up items they can put to use.
To stay on top of all the Global Sharing Day festivities, follow (and use) the #GlobalSharingDay hashtag
Want to plan your own event? Check out Shareable’s How to Share guide for inspiration and how-to’s.