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Science and Health

Science is fundamentally a collective pursuit of knowledge through open sharing and collaboration over many generations. Advances in health care and wellness also flow from public research and healing traditions that belong to us all. An urgent challenge of out time is finding a better balance between commerce and the commons in these critical areas that profoundly affect everyone.

Vibrant public spaces increase our physical activity.  (Photo by Dan Burden/Blue Zones)

July 25, 2017

Boosting Health In Everyone's Hometown

There’s more to living long and well than medical care

Image courtesy of the Great Lakes Commons

July 24, 2017

New Toolkit to Promote Water Commmons

Builds on the work of the Great Lakes Commons Charter

From Our Next 4 Years' video "Why Save the Affordable Care Act?"

July 21, 2017

Video Zeroes in on What's at Stake with Obamacare

What's really going to happen?

From Our Next 4 Years' video "Why Save the Affordable Care Act?"

July 21, 2017

Video Zeroes in on What's at Stake with Obamacare

What's really going to happen?

From Our Next 4 Years' video "Why Save the Affordable Care Act?"

July 21, 2017

Video Zeroes in on What's at Stake with Obamacare

What's really going to happen?

Taking a stroll in Birmingham.  (Photo by Nick Sims)

June 27, 2017

The Positive Power of Walking

National summit showcases health, economic and social benefits of walkable communities

Photo by Kathy under a Creative Commons license

November 12, 2016

Young People Sue US Over Climate Change

Federal court judge dismisses objections by government and fossil fuel industry in landmark lawsuit

By Michael Geminder under a Creative Commons licesne

September 28, 2016

The Greening of the Commons

New research shows green space we can all use boosts our health

Photo by Dan Burden

August 14, 2016

America's Walking Renaissance

From inner-city to Birmingham to small town Iowa to suburban LA, wallking is making strides