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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.

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
September 30, 2014

"Women Are Saying Enough Is Enough"

The 2014 Women's Congress focuses on putting the future first
September 9, 2014

What If We Put the Future First?

The 2014 Women’s Congress translates this question into practical steps for protecting coming generations

 Annette Bernhardt under a CC license

September 3, 2014

People's Climate Justice Movement Tackles Threats Facing Us

Why the commons is the foundation of a climate justice agenda