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Campus Commons Action

Today’s students play a crucial role in the emerging commons movement. First of all, you are a generation that grew up sharing ideas and information on the Internet, which operates precisely as a commons. And secondly, you must squarely face the problems caused by society’s neglect of the common good: economic anxiety, climate disruption, skyrocketing tuition, privatization of public assets, rampant individualism, and more.

On the Commons, a movement strategy center, is reaching out to students across the world to hear their views about how we can move forward to a future with more opportunity for everyone. We are eager to connect our staff to youth groups, student organizations, and college campuses. Contact us today at info@onthecommons.org to learn more.

OTC Senior Fellow Jay Walljasper, author of All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons, speaks regularly about the commons at colleges across the country. His campus visits have included Boston College, University of Iowa, Grinnell College, Gustavus Adolphus College, Augsburg College, Truman State University, Syracuse University, University of Notre Dame, University of Minnesota College of Design, University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute, and Carleton College.

Bring On the Commons to Your College Campus or Community

March 27, 2013 | by On the Commons Team

Raising awareness of the commons is crucial for our future


On the Commons Goes to College

March 26, 2013 | By Jay Walljasper

Good questions from our recent campus visits

Who Says Student Protests Are a Thing of the Past?

September 28, 2012 | By Zachary A. Bell

Youth take to the streets in Chile and Puerto Rico, while student inspired demonstrations topple Quebec's ruling party

A 150-Year Experiment: Colleges That Serve Everyone

August 19, 2012 | By Leodis Scott

Land-grant schools make a natural ally for the commons movement

What If We Had to Pay to See a Mountain?

July 15, 2012 | By Jay Walljasper

A college class makes a witty video exploring the impact of the commons in their lives

To Young People, Justice is a Key Ingredient in Good Food

June 24, 2012 | By Yoni Landau

Cooperative restaurants sprout on many campuses

The Role of Commons Animateurs

May 8, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

Illuminating new possibilities and solutions

Creator of "The Story of Stuff" Shows What's At Stake with Commons Assets

February 15, 2012 | By Jay Walljasper

A World That Works for Everyone: The Commons Goes to Business School

January 16, 2012 | By Jay Walljasper

12 Reasons You'll Be Hearing More About the Commons

January 4, 2012 | By Jay Walljasper

The time is ripe for more sharing, collaboration and solidarity

Occupy Economics Departments

December 13, 2011 | By David Morris

Conventional economists have a lot to answer for but will they listen?


Jay Walljasper's Speaking Schedule

August 1, 2013 | By On the Commons Team

An Invitation to Join the Commons Network

September 30, 2012 |

If you care about what we share in common, follow the link below

5 Ways to Save the Commons on Your Campus

September 29, 2012 | By Jay Walljasper

It starts with thinking of yourself as a commoner

Nine Core Commons Principles

April 30, 2012 | By On the Commons Team

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