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Cooperation and connection in our communities, around our world and with our living planet is essential for the future.

Fighting Climate Change by Divesting from Fossil Fuel Companies

March 26, 2013 | by Jessica Conrad

350.org's Fossil Free campaign can help us re-establish our connection to community and the commons


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

Our Home on Earth

May 16, 2012 | By Winona LaDuke

Winona LaDuke outlines lessons from indigenous cultures for restoring balance

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?

Equity and the Commons

May 3, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

Under what conditions will commons solutions advance racial, social, and economic equity?

Caring for Those Who Care

January 18, 2012 | By Jay Walljasper

Parents, teachers, nurses, volunteers, day care providers, social workers are the backbone of our social 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

We Power

October 18, 2011 | By Julie Ristau & Alexa Bradley

From Zuccotti Park to Main Street, people's yearnings spark new possibilities for a shift from me to we

What is Commoning, Anyway?

March 3, 2011 | By Julie Ristau

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

Developing a Commons-Based Approach to Security

June 30, 2010 | By On the Commons Team

Redefining security in terms of our relationships and shared resources


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

Handy Tools for Achieving Commons Based Solutions

April 30, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

10 Questions for working together

7 Reasons We Believe Land Is an Essential Commons

August 30, 2010 | By On the Commons Team

Even when privately owned, it must be stewarded for future generations