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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.

May 23, 2013

Potential Partners We Don't Recognize

Why local government, co-ops, community organizations, and unions are commoners
May 22, 2013

From Berlin With Hope

International Economics & the Commons Conference breaks new ground in how we thrive together
May 8, 2013

Hidden Power Grab Stops Communities From Deciding Their Own Futures

Increasingly states are quashing the power of local governments--and thwarting innovation
May 4, 2013

Why Should We Care About the Commons Now?

Yes, it’s history. And also our best hope for the future
May 1, 2013

Summertime Ooooohhs!

A disproportionately large share of our best memories happen in parks
April 30, 2013

The Real Tragedy

Ecological ruin stems from what happens to--not what is caused by--the commons
April 21, 2013

The Great American Commons

Our National Forests cover 191 million acres in 40 states
March 23, 2013

What You Can Do to Stop "Democracy For Sale"

Bill McKibben reports the latest from Washington on the Keystone XL pipeline
March 9, 2013

A Brief History of How We Lost the Commons

And what we must do to get it back