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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.

October 20, 2013

How One Farmer Protects His Land from Fracking

Stephen Cleghorn enacts a Rights of Nature easement on his Pennsylvania farm
September 30, 2013

XL Not the Only Pipeline Carrying Tar Sands Oil

A fight against Enbridge's crude oil pipeline to the Upper Midwest
September 24, 2013

Taxi Rides Go Communal

Bandwagon brings ride-sharing to cabs in NYC
September 20, 2013

A Legal Blueprint for Our Ecological Survival

A new book links human rights, environmental rights and the law of the commons
September 19, 2013

Passion for the Great Lakes Runs Deep

Organizer Alexa Bradley reveals the Great Lakes Commons Initiative's key to success: community leadership
September 5, 2013

Save the Planet, Starting on Your Own Block

Local efforts are the backbone of global green activism
August 26, 2013

When Civil Disobedience Becomes Law Enforcement

Applying the public trust doctrine to protect us from climate change
July 25, 2013

Nature is an Open-Source Commons

Andreas Weber's idea of Enlivenment rejects Social Darwinism and theories that call nature inert matter
July 9, 2013

How One Neighborhood Illuminates Our Hopes and Fears for the Future

The fate of Harter Heights and places like it everywhere matters
July 9, 2013

Down on the Corner

Our future lies in the fate of one neighborhood-- and others like it everywhere