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Events[edit source]


October 13 -16 - MapJam 2.0
to Put the New Economy on the Map! / Shareable

September 20 - THE MEAL '14

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June 1 - Global Sharing Day


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February 22 - Open Data Day

International Open Data hackathon, opendataday.org, What can I do?

News and comment[edit source]


Hyperlocal Sharing, A Store Where Everything is Free, includes "Guidelines, from the original Free Store Plan, courtesy co-founder Marie Goodwin", Jul 12 [1]

Inside the Little Free Pantry: a Q&A with its Creator, Jun 22 [2]

The Library of Things: 8 Spaces Changing How We Think About Stuff, Jun 15 [3]

From collaborative economy to collaborative society, Jun 9 [4]

The Sustainability Commons: Using Open Source Design to Address Climate Change, Jun 8 [5]

The First Little Free Pantry Pops Up in Arkansas Inspired by Little Free Libraries, Jun 1 [6]

Ready For This Year's MapJam? Mar 22 [7]

14 Guides on Throwing Awesome Community Sharing Events, May 5 [8]

The Top 10 Sharing Economy Predictions for 2016, by the Experts, January 21 [9]

International Team Kicks off Sharing Cities Book Project, Jan 20 [10]


Sharing Vouchers Offer a Simple Way to Share Anything, September 28 [11]

Helsinki's PiggyBaggy is Ridesharing for Packages, September 21 [12]

16 Tips to Crowdfund a Tool Library In Your Town, July 13 [13]


The Sharing Economy Isn't Just For Young, Coastal Urbanites Any More, June 6 [14]

Sharing economies are here to stay, May 7 [15]

We Are Winning, Join Us, January 13 [16]


Paul Hawken: Sharing economy is 'bigger than the Internet', December 20 [17]

10 Steps To Create A Local Sharing Economy, September 18 [18]

10 ideas for change: The Sharing Economy, July 11 [19]

Bring Transition Town-style Sharing to your Community, January 15 [20]


How to Reinvent the Potluck, August 27 [21]

News sources


BookCrossing[edit source]

BookCrossing (also BC, BCing or BXing) is defined as "the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise." The term is derived from bookcrossing.com, a free online book club which was founded to encourage the practice, aiming to "make the whole world a library."

The 'crossing' or exchanging of books may take any of a number of forms, including wild-releasing books in public, direct swaps with other members of the websites, or "book rings" in which books travel in a set order to participants who want to read a certain book. The community aspect of BookCrossing.com has grown and expanded in ways that were not expected at the outset, in the form of blog or forum discussions, mailing lists and annual conventions throughout the world. W

Bookcrossing bookcase at the University of Warsaw, organized by the Association of Polish Students

Cohousing[edit source]

A cohousing community is a type of intentional community composed of private homes supplemented by shared facilities. The community is planned, owned and managed by the residents – who also share activities which may include cooking, dining, child care, gardening, and governance of the community. Common facilities may include a kitchen, dining room, laundry, child care facilities, offices, internet access, guest rooms, and recreational features.

Cohousing facilitates interaction among neighbors for social and practical benefits, economic and environmental benefits.

In describing New York City's first co-housing project, a New York Times article said co-housing "speaks to people who want to own an apartment but not feel shut off by it, lost in an impersonal city." W / See also category:Cohousing

Cohousing playground next to Common House

Little Free Library[edit source]

Little Free Libraries are a community movement in the United States and worldwide that offers free books housed in small containers to members of the local community. They are also referred to as community book exchanges, book trading posts, pop-up libraries, and Noox (Neighbourhood bOOk eXchange), amongst other terms. W

Little Free Library, Easthampton Massachusetts

Potluck[edit source]

A potluck is a gathering of people where each person or group of people contributes a dish of food prepared by the person or the group, to be shared among the larger gathered group. Synonyms include: potluck dinner, spread, Jacob's join, Jacob's supper, faith supper, covered dish supper, dish party, bring and share, shared lunch, pitch-in, carry-in, bring-a-plate, dish-to-pass, fuddle. It is also referred to as a smorgasbord or potlatch. W

An assortment of food dishes at a church potluck

Streetbank[edit source]

The Streetbank website states "Streetbank is a movement of people who share with their neighbours".

The purpose of Streetbank is to boost local communities by encouraging people to get to know their neighbours. W / StreetBank

Tool libraries[edit source]

Tool libraries allow patrons to borrow tools, equipment and "how-to" instructional materials, functioning either as a rental shop, with a charge for borrowing the tools, or more commonly free of charge as a form of community sharing. Given their increasing popularity and proven history of success, tool libraries and tool banks are now playing an exciting role in the burgeoning sharing economy and can be found everywhere from local public libraries to makerspaces. W