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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.

February 25, 2013

How Commons-based Strategies Can Transform Your Hometown

Invite OTC to town to boost public life and community connections
February 4, 2013

A Movement to Protect the Earth Rises in Canada

Idle No More: Indigenous people mount a high-profile challenge to Prime Minister Stephen Harper's policies
January 6, 2013

Who Should Pay the Costs of Climate Change?

Increasingly frequent disasters like Hurricane Sandy and Typhoon Bopha raise the question of global sharing
December 3, 2012

Setting Free Our History

Getting the commons into school curriculum will help students understand climate change (and a lot more)
December 2, 2012

Hima: An Islamic Tradition of the Commons

Middle Eastern greens revive Muhammad's vision of protecting special places for future generations
November 27, 2012

Why Health Care is a Commons

November 14, 2012

Icelanders Vote to Include Commons in Their Constitution

81 percent want resources not privately owned to be declared national property
October 30, 2012

A Stormy Reminder of Why We Need Government

A job well done, from the local 911 switchboard to the White House