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Our common wealth must be cared for so that it can sustain all living beings, including future generations.

Five Lessons About the Commons

January 6, 2014 | by

...which filmmaker Barbara Allen draws from the work of Vincent and Elinor Ostrom for her new film about them


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

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?

Claiming Our Commons

April 1, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

Creating new avenues for genuine citizenship and a revitalized civil society

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

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


A Framework for the Commons

July 10, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

Our Great Lakes Commons: A People’s Plan to Protect the Great Lakes Forever

May 2, 2012 | By Maude Barlow

Nine Core Commons Principles

April 30, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

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

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