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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.

July 13, 2012

An Infusion of Commons Thinking Can Transform the Future of Our Communities

David Motzenbecker of the Minneapolis Planning Commission explores participatory planning
July 5, 2012

A Declaration of Interdependence

Commons sense that can sustain us into the future
June 29, 2012

America The Possible: A Manifesto For A Brighter Future

Sticking with the status quo will deny kids a chance to make their own choices
June 24, 2012

Why Don't We Do It in the Road?

The surprising absence of pedestrian streets in North America-- and what Calgary can show us
June 21, 2012

A Cure for What Ails the Great Lakes

A Canadian tour trumpets the message that the lakes belong to everyone living there
Portland and Mt. Hood
June 13, 2012

Mt. Hood: Pay-Per-View?

What if you had to pay to view Mt Hood?
June 12, 2012

Commons Champion: Elinor Ostrom (1933-2012)

Winner of the Nobel Prize for her seminal work on shared resources
June 5, 2012

Green Lanes Bring Bicycling Into the 21st Century

With positive results for the economy, the environment, our health and our commutes
May 30, 2012

New Website Maps What We Share Around the Great Lakes

Digital advances paired with commons consciousness helps protect what belongs to us
May 25, 2012

Waterkeeper Alliance Declares Great Lakes a Shared Commons

A new resolution passed by the international organization founded and chaired by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.