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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.

(By Garry Knight under a Creative Commons license)

April 12, 2015

Green Dreams for Earth Day

Save the planet by unleashing our imaginations

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

By Lieven Soete under a CC license

October 23, 2014

Economics As If Future Generations Mattered

Creating a commons ethic for ecological restoration and social justice

(By Steve Rhodes under a CC license)

October 20, 2014

Our Climate is Everyone's Property

How the public trust doctrine--an ancient legal principle enshrined in US law--can be a tool for the climate justice movement