National Sharing Day Success

Did you know that over half of the UK would love to find ways of being able to share their time and resources within their local community? The fact is that people love to share. Whether it's sharing a meal, a journey, our homes or our time, 80% of us say that sharing makes us happy1

National Sharing Day on June 20th, 2011 founded by The People Who Share, saw a celebration of sharing, with mass sharing events all across the country. Communities shared household goods in Liverpool, primary school children took part in book sharing in Brighton, the Big Society Network hosted a breakfast event at Somerset House to celebrate the rise of the Sharing Economy, the Hub Westminster hosted the Great Skills Share in London and we launched the marketplace of sharing #NationalSharingDay trended #2 on all lists nationally and globally by lunchtime on the day and lots of people come together to find ways to save money, make friends and help the planet while having fun!

All the events were part of A Good Week, a week long global celebration of doing good and take place on the first day of the UN Earth Summit in Rio, when people all over the world will be conducting experiments in living differently, in showing what's possible in the Festival of Transition.

National Sharing Day was a success thanks to our 45 partners who work hard to bring a world of sharing to your doorstep, helping you to live better together. 

The Sharing Economy is a sustainable economy where access to the things we need triumphs over ownership and puts people and planet at its heart. We can transform the world we live in, creating a better world for everyone. National Sharing Day is a time of opportunities and possibilities. What will you share?

1The Great Sharing Economy, Co-operatives UK, 2011