SHAREABLE: You Did This! Birth of the Sharing Cities Network

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions, Global Citizen, Sustainability News

Ethical Markets congratulates SHAREABLE on their important coverage of the rising local economies of sharing and cooperation,Hazel Henderson,Editor


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The Sharing Cities Network has grown out of: Map Jams, ShareFests, Seed Grants, Sharing Cities Fellowship and the international Sharing Cities Community Pages. Watch the video to see everything that has been achieved in the last year.

An ecosystem of worker cooperative development organizations is emerging to accelerate the growth of this empowering sector of the new economy.

A big part of the appeal of DAOs is the undiscovered, unregulated possibilities they present — possibilities that offline legal and social conditions don’t allow. At least until government regulators catch up, DAOs are a blank slate.

The Australian-based Open Food Network is a free and open source project aimed at supporting diverse food enterprises and making it easy to access local sustainable food.

BikeSurf: Open Source Bike Sharing Powered by Community 

BikeSurf, a donation-based bikesharing program built on “karma, trust, and community,” fosters communication, encourages shared resources and builds community.
The story of the birth of a new Freestore in Media, PA powered by timebank hours.
Upcoming Events

Below are just a few upcoming events. Check out more on our Events Calendar. Have an event to announce? Post it here.

Featured Event:

Legal Basics for Time Banks and Barter Exchanges

July 23, 11:00 am

1 hour Pre-recorded Webinar – To be released July 16th 1 hour Live Chat Session – July 23, 11:00am PST Hosted by SELC Executive Director, Janelle Orsi, this video and the live chat session that follows will address foundational legal questions such as tax exemption, governance structures, and more.

Impact Investing: Business Innovation Conversation II

July 23, 6:00 pm

Impact HUB Berkeley, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 400, Berkeley, CA 94704

HiveMind Community Forum

July 26, 12:00 pm

PLACE for Sustainable Living 1121 64th St, Oakland, California 94608

The Free Market Swap @ the Commons

July 26, 4:00 pm

Cass Corridor Commons 4605 Cass Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201

Youngstown SOUP

July 27, 7:00 pm

Calvin Center for the Arts 755 Mahoning Ave, Youngstown, Ohio 44502

Peter Barnes – Economics for the Anthropocene

July 27, 7:30 pm

American Institute for Economic Research, Division Street, Great Barrington

Moving Beyond Capitalism Conference

July 29 (All day) to August 5 (All day)

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Repair Cafe

July 29, 6:30 pm

Gear Fix 345 SW Century Dr., Bend, OR 97702


July 31, 3-6pm EST


Global Exchange Gathering: Building Community Resilience through Time Banking, Transition Towns, Complimentary Currencies, and Cooperative Practice!

July 31 (All day) to August 3 (All day)

Providence, RI

The Really Really Free Market

August 2, 11:00 am

Trumbull County Courthouse, 161 High Street Warren, OH 44481

Coworking Week2014

August 2 (All day) to August 9 (All day)


On August 9, approximately 5000 coworking spaces around the world will celebrate Brad Neuberg’s vision as part of International Coworking Day. Schedule your coworking week meetup here:

Dana Cafe: Build Your Own Herbal Medicine Chest with Mollie Moorhead

August 3, 6:00 pm

511 48th Street, Oakland CA

Legal Basics for Complementary Currencies

August 6, 11:00 am

1 hour Pre-recorded Webinar – To be released July 30th 1 hour Live Chat Session – August 6th, 11:00am PST Hosted by SELC Executive Director, Janelle Orsi, this video and the live chat session that follows will address legal and policy questions for currencies.

There’s a new culture and economy emerging where sharing and contributing to the common good are the priorities. At Shareable, we believe this shift is needed to help us overcome the grave social and environmental crises we face today, and perhaps thrive as never before. We hope you’ll join the conversation on Shareable, by commenting on articles or submitting your own articles to [email protected].