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The Jam is LIVE

on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:52

After months or preparation by hundreds of people, the 2014 Global Sustanability Jam is live in more than 40 cities worldwide (precise numbers will come later).

The Jam kicked off in Jam powerhouse Tehran, followed by Pyramids Jam in Cairo and first-timer Q8 Kuwait. More Jams in the Middle East, Australia and China followed, and now more and more Jams are joining every hour... it's going to be quite a ride. After all, we only have 48 hours to save the world...

Get a taste of the Jam at Twitter or on our BUZZ page:


Want to host a Jam in your town?

on Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:00

Do you want to see a Jam (or more than one?) in your town in November?  We are still accepting locations!

Hosting a Jam is a great opportunity to build a community of people interested in a design-based approach to working, creativity and problem solving. It's a terrific way to both learn and teach, to build awareness, and to meet amazing people. It's a way to grow, to share, and to have a great time.

Anyone can host a Jam - join us!
To learn more about what it means to be a Jam Host, just click on "Host a Jam". 
or, if you are an experienced Jammer and ready to sign up right now, click

Save the date for Global Sustainability Jam 2014! November 21-23, Planet Earth.

on Mon, 06/16/2014 - 12:50

We can't accept locations yet, but mark your diaries! The next Global Sustainability Jam will take place from the 21 to 23 November 2014 all over Planet Earth. (Dates may vary in countries with other weekends).

More details soon! (And if you can't make it, check out the Global Service Jam (link)  in Feb/March 2015 or the Global GovJam (link) in June 2015! )


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

Secret Theme Video, Global Sustainability Jam 2013 from Global Service Jam on Vimeo.

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!