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Environment

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.

At Last, A New Story for the Future

December 12, 2011 | by Jay Walljasper

Bill McKibben's introduction to OTC's book All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons

Elinor Ostrom Outlines Best Strategies for Managing the Commons

November 2, 2011 | by Jay Walljasper

Nobel Prize winner headlines the Minneapolis Festival of the Commons, co-sponsored by On the Commons

At Last, A New Story for the Future

December 12, 2011 | By Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben's introduction to OTC's book All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons

Elinor Ostrom Outlines Best Strategies for Managing the Commons

November 2, 2011 | By Jay Walljasper

Nobel Prize winner headlines the Minneapolis Festival of the Commons, co-sponsored by On the Commons

Trusts: A Uniquely Commons Form of Ownership

September 6, 2011 | By Peter Barnes

Not private, not government, they preserve resources for the public good

A New Way of Seeing the World

June 27, 2011 | By Jay Walljasper

Protecting the rights of nature depends on understanding the commons

Remembering Charity Hicks: Ardent Advocate for Detroit's People

July 22, 2014 | by Jay Walljasper

Why Boston Brags About the Tastiest Tap Water in the US

July 14, 2014 | By Daniel Moss

Watershed protection, not filtration plants, make them the winner

Commons Social Charter Engages Everyone to Protect the Great Lakes

June 23, 2014 | By Heather Hartmann

The Great Lakes Commons introduces the charter and a new website

To Stop Climate Change, Start Calling It By a Different Name

May 19, 2014 | By Jay Walljasper

Subconsciously, we are warming to the idea of a hotter planet

To Stop Climate Change, Start Calling It By a Different Name

May 19, 2014 | By Jay Walljasper

Subconsciously, we warm to the idea of hotter planet

How a Commons Way of Life Helps Curb Climate Change

April 19, 2014 | By Jay Walljasper

It offers an appealing alternative to more stuff and more money, which drives environmental destruction today

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