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A Latino Entrepreneur Who is Pioneering "Commons-Based Development"

A Latino Entrepreneur Who is Pioneering "Commons-Based Development" with Immigrants

September 29, 2009
“Common sense” is a term Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin repeatedly uses with ever increasing enthusiasm to describe the Hillside Farmers Cooperative he is creating with Latino farmers in southern Minnesota. Sometimes he pronounces it, “commons sense.”
Getting Junk Out of School Lunches

Getting Junk Out of School Lunches

June 19, 2009
The ubiquity of processed foods and fast-food brands often makes it hard to imagine more wholesome alternatives.
A Spiritual and Ethical Challenge on the Great Plains

A Spiritual and Ethical Challenge on the Great Plains

April 16, 2009
For Darryl Birkenfeld, a long-time resident of Nazareth, Texas, the commons is not just a call to develop better economic models or protections for nature.
A Latin American mayor shows how we can improve day-to-day life for everyone

A Latin American Mayor Shows How We Can Improve Day-to-Day Life for Everyone

December 8, 2008
Happiness itself is a commons to which everyone should have equal access. That's the view of Enrique Peñalosa, who is not, as you might expect, a starry-eyed idealist or philosopher given to abstract theorizing.

Minnesota's Secretary of State, who was in the middle of the Franken-Coleman recount, believes that voting is the foundation of a commons-based society

November 25, 2008
What happens or doesn't happen in Washington over the next two years may depend on who wins the Minnesota senate race.
A Journey to Rediscover the Local Commons

A Journey to Rediscover the Local Commons

October 10, 2008
Commons are about people and their relationship to a resource, believes Rowe, the first director of the Tomales Bay Institute, since renamed On the Commons.