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Jam history 2012

We are tracking the Jam history as we move forward through the weekend. Check out our all story. 

Projects 2012

Wow! Over 200 project submissions have been made during the 2012 JAM. Check them out now!

Theme video 2012

The theme video has been released into the wild...

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Archive 2012



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.

Global Sustainability Jam - London from josh lee on Vimeo.

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

GSusJ13 is coming

on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 22:17

It's certain - there will be a Global Sustainability Jam in 2013!On the tail of the latest amazing Global Service Jam (our sister event which took place in a whopping 124 cities!), Jam initiators Markus and Adam confirmed that GSusJ13 will take place in October or November 2013! As soon as the exact date is announced, we will start accepting sites. Until then, watch this space.And, if you can't wait until October or November, check out  It could be the most powerful Jam yet! 


on Mon, 11/05/2012 - 20:03

WOW! What an amazing Jam! We're too exhausted to write much just now; just to say THANKS to EVERYONE who made this Jam happen.

The SUPPORTERS and sponsors who made the Jam possible in many locations, and enriched it everywhere. They didn't have to do that - we appreciate it

The HOSTS who worked so hard - before, during and after those crazy 48 hours. You are so amazing, we are so lucky to have you.

And especially the JAMMERS who came, stayed, and gave their energy, creativity and HEART to make this Jam come alive!

Personally at Global HQ we want to thank Andi Fehr of the Nuremberg Jam and his crew for looking after us and giving us a wonderful environment to work, eat, and even sleep in; Thomas Schoenweitz for late-night visits and truly useful help on some tricky tasks (and for help choosing the Theme); and Laura Andersen and Kendra Schillington for - without knowing much about the Jam - giving up three days of their European trip to work like crazy for 1300 strangers... you all ROCK!

Thanks again, everyone! Now give yourselves a treat and take a look around here...


Find content on Vimeo, Youtube, Flickr, Twitter and more

on Sat, 11/03/2012 - 01:57

Hey, why not check out the following sites for material connected to our jam. There is some amazing stuff to be discovered: 




Meta search

Co-creating a big story

on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 17:00

Oh, wouldn't it be nice, like, in a couple of weeks we can look back on the jam and pull out our glossy volume "The History of the Global Sustainability Jam 2012" and show it to our kids? Well, we though so. That's why we started to write that volume right now as things begin to happen. And since it is 2012 it obviously comes in a virtual form on

We will try to capture the nuggets of the content that is being created.

Click on the image to see the story unfold. Also, please do ping @gsusjam on Twitter with suggestions in case we have missed stuff :)


on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 09:26
With Tel Aviv, Tehran, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide already Jamming, the 2012 Global Sustainability Jam is ROLLING! 
Thanks to everyone who makes this possible - every Host, every Mentor, every Supporter - and especially every JAMMER! You are the Jam!
Hand on to your (silly) hats, folks, and keep "Doing, not Talking!" It's going to be a WILD WEEKEND! 
Adam & Markus
your co-initiators

The theme has been released into the wild

on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 05:00

The theme video of the Global Sustainability Jam 2012 has been distributed to all hosts. Soon it will be shown to jammers all around the world. Let's JAAAAAAAAAAM!!!  

Livestreams are coming in

on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 00:40

More and more locations are starting to stream live from their sites. That's cooooool! Wanna check what people are doing? Or add your own stream? Please do!