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September 17, 2014

Welcome to the New OnTheCommons.org

We've redesigned to better inform, inspire and equip you to make a difference

Welcome to the new OnTheCommons.org, which we’ve redesigned to better inform, inspire and equip you to make a difference in your community and the world.  You’ll see no startling changes, just improvements to make our site easier to use and enjoy.


Introducing Commons Magazine

The left side of the homepage features Commons Magazine, which gathers the latest news and insight about what we all share together.  Our coverage ranges from investigative reports to visionary proposals to stories of people reclaiming the commons in their own communities.  Here’s what you’ll find in each department.

Top Stories showcases significant developments that have been influenced by the rising commons movement.

Commons in the News reveals fresh perspectives on current issues.

Recommended Reads explores recent books and reports examining commons-based solutions to real-world problems.

On the Commons E-books links to our authoritative books on the emergence of a sharing revolution and promoting greater common happiness by creating stronger communities and better public spaces.

At the bottom of the homepage you’ll also find nuggets of wisdom, as espoused by commoners ranging from Mahatma Gandhi to Crocodile Dundee.

To search Commons Magazine’s vast storehouse of articles, just click on the list of subject categories in the fields you are most interested.


Introducing Commons In The Field

The right side of the homepage is devoted to practical examples of how commons principles and practice can be applied in your life and society as a whole.

For nearly a decade, On the Commons has served as a laboratory testing new strategies and tools in fields ranging from the economy to local government to climate change.  You can access the results of our experiments to uncover commons-based solutions that effectively and equitably address many of our most pressing problems.

Here’s what you’ll find in each department.

Intro to the Commons connects the dots between commons-based thinking and our aspirations for a more equitable, sustainable, joyful society.

Commoners celebrates the lives and work of inspiring everyday people who show the way to a brighter future.

Commons Framework presents the meaning and promise of the commons as a toolbox for launching significant social, economic and political reform.

Commons in the Field details ongoing commons projects focused in many arenas, including community empowerment, food justice, water issues, public spaces, international organizing and more. 


On the Commons is dedicated to chronicling and lifting up the commons movement as a whole, so we greatly appreciate your thoughts, support and donations