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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.

"Headlands" 2015.

July 27, 2015

Capturing the Wild

Painter Thomas Paquette commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

(Photo by Martin Schulz under a Creative Commons license

July 24, 2015

Commons is Heart of Pope’s Economic Teachings

That should be little surprise in a document drafted by an African cardinal and issued by a South American pope

Pope Francis speaking at the European Parliament last year. (Photo by the European Parliament under a Creative Commons license.) 

July 21, 2015

Pope Francis's Green Message Provokes Strong Reactions

Major media call it "apocalyptic" and "profoundly pessimistic." While many people find it filled with hope.
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