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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.

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October 24, 2012

How New York City Kept Its Drinking Water Pure--And Saved Billions of Dollars

1st in a series looking at the unsung heroes who keep public water systems safe and efficient
October 15, 2012

What's the Source of Rage in the Republican Party?

Democrats' victory can help the commons-- but the real work now starts at the gressroots
October 10, 2012

Why Do Politicians Break Promises About Tackling Climate Change?

The problem may not be their lack of integrity, but how we frame the issue
September 21, 2012

Where Do We Go From Here?

A leading figure in the environmental movement offers a manifesto for America the Possible
August 3, 2012

What Do We Lose When Experiences Go Extinct?

A less colorful, less fragrant, less delicious, less sensual world awaits us--unless we act now
July 25, 2012

Texas Judge Rules The Sky Belongs To Everyone

Is this a "shot heard round the world" for fight against climate change?
July 15, 2012

What If We Had to Pay to See a Mountain?

A college class makes a witty video exploring the impact of the commons in their lives