The vocabulary of the commons is expanding as more people realize the practical value of these ideas and actions. No longer simply a noun, the commons is now spoken about with verbs and adjectives.
Here are some examples of the new language of the commons.
COMMONS: What we share. Creations of both nature and society
that belong to all of us equally, and should be maintained for
COMMONS-BASED SOCIETY: A society whose economy, political
culture and community life revolve around promoting a
diverse variety of commons.
COMMONS-BASED SOLUTIONS: Distinctive innovations and
policies that remedy problems by helping people manage
resources cooperatively and sustainably.
COMMONERS: In modern use, the people who use a particular
commons; especially those dedicated to reclaiming and
restoring the commons.
COMMONING: A verb to describe the social practices used by
commoners in the course of managing shared resources and
reclaiming the commons. Popularized by historian Peter