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A spirit of common purpose lets us realize that abundance, not scarcity, prevails when we invite wider participation in our endeavors.

Rajendra Singh
Rehydrating India's Dry Rivers

June 24, 2013 | by Jay Walljasper


Reclaiming the Great Lakes as a Commons

November 29, 2012 | By Alexa Bradley & Julie Ristau

A new approach to protecting water for everyone--including future generations

Water Commons. Water Citizenship. Water Security.

August 3, 2012 | By Buenaventura Dargantes, Mary Ann Manahan, Daniel Moss, and V. Suresh

Tales of commons management from around the world

An Introduction to Animating the Commons

May 4, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

Who are commons animateurs--and how do they exercise leadership for social change?

Commons-Based Community Investment Strategies

June 30, 2011 | By On the Commons Team

Designing a framework for investing in local food systems

Three Tenets of the Commons

June 10, 2011 | By On the Commons

A new video with Jay Walljasper, author of All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons

What is Commoning, Anyway?

March 3, 2011 | By Julie Ristau

Activating the power of social cooperation to get things done-- and bring us together

The Commons is About 'Commoning'

April 28, 2009 | By David Bollier

Professor Louis Wolcher's impassioned video on the "meaning of the commons."


10 Water Commons Principles

July 11, 2012 | By Maude Barlow

A co-creative approach for protecting the planet's future

Participate in the Great Lakes Commons Initiative

April 24, 2013 | By On the Commons Team

The Commons Exchange: An Alternative to "Next Steps"

November 27, 2012 | By Ana Micka

A new way to galvanize ideas into action

A Framework for the Commons

July 10, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

Nine Core Commons Principles

April 30, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

The importance of belonging, participating, creating, restoring, redefining

How We Created a Commons-Based Food Council for Minneapolis

December 12, 2011 | By Julie Ristau

The foundational document for Homegrown Minneapolis