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COMMONS IN THE FIELD

Governance

Toolbox for Governance

Legal Structures for Protecting the Commons

From trusts to co-ops, six practical forms of “commons ownership”

Nine Core Commons Principles

The importance of belonging, participating, creating, restoring, redefining
Articles on Governance
May 24, 2013

Protecting Drinking Water by Preventing Pollution in Upstream Communities

Latin American water leaders discuss commons approach for safe water
April 25, 2013

A Review of Shiney Varghese's "Water Governance for 21st Century"

Lessons from Water Trading in the U.S. and Australia
November 29, 2012

Reclaiming the Great Lakes as a Commons

A new approach to protecting water for everyone--including future generations
October 24, 2012

The Reemergence of Social Charters

Another tool for reclaiming the commons
September 1, 2012

What We Can Do to Protect the Great Lakes

Creating a commons charter to govern management of the lakes will protect the public interest
Ripple Lake
August 3, 2012

Water Commons. Water Citizenship. Water Security.

Tales of commons management from around the world
May 25, 2012

Waterkeeper Alliance Declares Great Lakes a Shared Commons

A new resolution passed by the international organization founded and chaired by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Annie Leonard
May 4, 2012

An Introduction to Animating the Commons

Who are commons animateurs--and how do they exercise leadership for social change?
April 3, 2012

Debating the Future of Our World's Water

World Water Forum in Marseille sets the stage for important talks at Rio environment conference
April 1, 2012

Claiming Our Commons

Creating new avenues for genuine citizenship and a revitalized civil society
February 16, 2012

Economic Security Beyond Jobs

Let's pay dividends to everyone from our common wealth
reclaim the commons
December 3, 2010

Twelve Commons Dispatches for These Times

Drawing from our work with the commons, we offer the following ideas and observations that we believe can help us constructively and creatively make the most out of this movement moment