Toolbox for Belonging

Nine Core Commons Principles

The importance of belonging, participating, creating, restoring, redefining
Articles on Belonging
January 8, 2013

It's All Happening at the Park

More than ever, we need common ground where all kinds of people can interact, learn and have fun
November 29, 2012

Reclaiming the Great Lakes as a Commons

A new approach to protecting water for everyone--including future generations
Annie Leonard
May 4, 2012

An Introduction to Animating the Commons

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

Equity and the Commons

Under what conditions will commons solutions advance racial, social, and economic equity?
February 16, 2012

Economic Security Beyond Jobs

Let's pay dividends to everyone from our common wealth
July 27, 2011

The Commons Offers Hope for Healing America's Racial & Class Divide

Whites are now 20 times wealthier than African-Americans on average
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
Crossroads Mall
January 23, 2006

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Public Life in Private Places