Minnesota Governor Floyd Olson was elected on a platform advocating that resources be "operated democratically for the benefit of all the people".
Davis, California, leads the nation in biking with its network of bike lanes, off-road bike trails and an increasing number of protected bike lanes. Twenty-two percent of all trips around town are by bike. (Photo by Thanh Ha Dang under a Creative Commons license.)
A protected bike lane on Dunsmuir Street in Vancouver separates riders from busy traffic. (Photo by Paul Krueger under a Creative Commons license.)
(Photo by Stephen Melkisethian under a Creative Commons license.)
"All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons," by Jay Walljasper, On the Commons’ editor and fellow, is a gathering of stories, cartoons, photos, lists, manifestos, personality profiles, success stories, essays and investigative reports. It presents a broad-ranging portrait of what the commons is as how it can guide us to create a better world.
"Think Like a Commoner," by David Bollier, a policy strategist and international activist, describes how the commons is arising as a serious, practical alternative to the corrupt Market/State.
"Nature's Trust," by Mary Christina Wood, a professor of law at the University of Oregon, exposes what is wrong with environmental law and offers transformational change based on the public trust doctrine.
The Commons Work online resource center is where our collective efforts unfold. Here we showcase many of our co-creative projects and innovative strategies for creating and protecting our commons, such as water, food, farmland, and seeds. » Learn more about the commons
The commons include everything that we inherit and create together, from water and forests to knowledge and the Internet. » Explore
The commons framework will help you understand and animate the commons in your own field or community. » Explore
Right now, a network of individuals and organizations are advancing the commons in communities all over the world. Click here to learn more! » Explore