Public universities in Red States field top notch basketball teams, but state politicians in many of these states are slashing the universities' budgets. (By Brad J. Ward under a Creative Commons license.)
Local residents were involved in the creation of the Campus Martius square in downtown Detroit, and they've embraced it as one of the city's favorite places. (By Michigan Municipal League under a Creative Commons license.)
Heritage Park YMCA in Minneapolis caters to seniors. (By Twin Cities LISC under a Creative Commons license.)
"All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons," by Jay Walljasper, On the Commons’ editor and fellow, is a gathering of stories, cartoons, photos, lists, manifestos, personality profiles, success stories, essays and investigative reports. It presents a broad-ranging portrait of what the commons is as how it can guide us to create a better world.
"Think Like a Commoner," by David Bollier, a policy strategist and international activist, describes how the commons is arising as a serious, practical alternative to the corrupt Market/State.
"Nature's Trust," by Mary Christina Wood, a professor of law at the University of Oregon, exposes what is wrong with environmental law and offers transformational change based on the public trust doctrine.
The Commons Work online resource center is where our collective efforts unfold. Here we showcase many of our co-creative projects and innovative strategies for creating and protecting our commons, such as water, food, farmland, and seeds. » Learn more about the commons
The commons include everything that we inherit and create together, from water and forests to knowledge and the Internet. » Explore
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Right now, a network of individuals and organizations are advancing the commons in communities all over the world. Click here to learn more! » Explore