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Economic growth that depends upon depleting nature is not “progress,” but wanton destruction of a vital commons. Our mission is to draw attention to this theft of commonly owned wealth and promote ways to restore natural ecosystems through better commons management systems.

June 2, 2015

I Paint the Line Because Your Mine

Two Boston residents risk jail time to draw attention to proposed gas pipeline that is dangerous to their city and the planet

(By Mary Crandall under a Creative Common license)

May 19, 2015

Your Land and My Land is Getting Fracked

Water contamination, earthquakes and climate change all show why fracking should be banned on public lands

By Charamelody under a Creative Commons license.

May 12, 2015

We Need New Economics for a New Era of History

Welcome to the Anthropocene, when humans are the dominant geological force on the planet

(By Garry Knight under a Creative Commons license)

April 12, 2015

Save the Planet By Unleashing Our Dreams

The role of the imagination in social change

Bear Butte, sacred to 30 Indian tribes in North America. (By Clint Koehler under a Creative Commons license)

March 10, 2015

Saving the World’s Holy Places

A narrow interpretation of what’s sacred limits efforts to protect natural treasures

Drilling for oil in North Dakota provides well-paying jobs but also worsens climate change. (Photo by Lindsey Gee under a Creative Commons license) 

February 17, 2015

Can We Earn a Living on a Living Planet?

Looking for solutions on how to save both the planet and the middle class

(By Catholic Church of England and Wales under a Creative Commons license)

January 19, 2015

Vatican Lauds Commons in Fight Against Climate Chaos

The coming Encyclical from Pope Francis to emphasize Catholic teachings on protecting future generations

By Moyan Brenn under a CC license

December 3, 2014

These Trails Are Made for Sharing

Hiking as a commons way of life

By Alba Soler under a CC license

October 30, 2014

Our Children's Trust

An organization that boldly challenges us to protect the Earth for future generations