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One weekend in November, creative, passionate people will meet, form teams & get to work in an energetic, global, face-to-face event. They'll have fun creating brand-new real-world designs, projects and initiatives which might make a difference... join us!

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It's over, folks.

on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 23:09

It’s over, folks, it’s over. As our ever-smiling friends in Oakland hit their upload deadline, the Global Sustainability Jam 2013 is no longer LIVE. #GSusJam is over folks. It's over. It was amazing, thrilling, hard, hard work. But it's over.

We look forward to browsing through the designs, and fixing the last few upload glitches. But for now, after a pretty sleepless weekend, your Global Team is heading for bed.

And we need to introduce those incredible, generous people from GlobalHQ who gave up their own weekends, mostly to sit alone by a computer, supporting you on the Planet Jam and

Secret Theme Video 2013

on Sat, 11/23/2013 - 08:48

Every year, local Jams kick off by revealing the Secret Theme, usually by showing a video, which also contains Tips and advice for Jammers. This year's Secret Theme Video was made by international Jammer of mystery Mauro Rego. Thanks to Mauro and his contributors!


We are Jamming!

on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 22:45


It's an amazing feeling as the Jams all over the world come on line! We expect around 65 Jams to join us, on five continents, making this the biggest Global Sustainability Jam ever.

Take a look at #GSusJam on Twitter to see the fun!

As we write, the Secret Theme is still secret - we look forward to revealing it in a few hours. :)


(Image from Budapest Jam, @BPSusJam)

Why should I Jam?

on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 23:40

Every Jam is different, but every Jam is a great place to learn new skills, challenge yourself and meet great people while you have fun. See what London Jammers said about Jamming in this great movie by Joshua Lee.

NEW GSusJ13 dates!

on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:53

Global Sustainability Jam 2013 will take place on the WEEKEND OF THE 22nd OF NOVEMBER, 2013.

(That's the 22-24 November in most countries, but it might be the 21-23 or 20-22 in some countries, for example in the Middle East.)
The last Global Sustainability Jam took place in around 80 cities, and was an amazing weekend of creativity, sharing, fun and hard work. Let's make GSusJ13 even better!

Adam & Markus