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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.

March 27, 2011

A Tale of Two Brazilian Farms

Can sustainable agriculture survive alongside mega-farms?
March 25, 2011

A Battle Rages in the Streets of New York

New bike lanes and pedestrian plazas mean safer streets and a more livable city-- but some motorists object
March 16, 2011

More Fish in the Sea

Fisheries trusts can undo the tragedy of overfishing in our oceans
January 28, 2011

Gas Taxes Don't Cover the Costs of Our Roads

Cars get public subsidies the same as transit
January 6, 2011

An Old Commons-Based Solution to a 21st Century Crisis

To protect our water, we should look to real life examples of communities who still manage resources collectively
December 31, 2010

Recipe File for Political Optimism

OTC's new book catalogs commons-based solutions
December 23, 2010

Another World is Not Just Possible -- It's All Around Us

For the New Year, Adventures in the Territories of Hope
December 22, 2010

Portland is Not A Different Planet

It's success in promoting bicycling can be imitated in other U.S. cities-- and perhaps surpassed
December 22, 2010

Proof that Bikesharing Works in the USA

Minneapolis Nice Ride programs succeeds in its first season, with only two stolen bikes