Introduction to the Commons

Toolbox for Introduction to the Commons

8 Principles for Managing A Commmons

Based on her extensive work, Elinor Ostrom offered solutions for how to govern commons sustainably and equitably

Legal Structures for Protecting the Commons

From trusts to co-ops, six practical forms of “commons ownership”
Articles on Introduction to the Commons
June 24, 2013

Commoning Flourishes Around the Globe

A list of commons-based efforts from Zaragoza to Berlin and everywhere in between
April 30, 2013

The Real Tragedy

Ecological ruin stems from what happens to—not what is caused by—the commons
March 27, 2013

Bring On the Commons to Your College Campus or Community

Raising awareness of the commons is crucial for our future
September 12, 2012

An Invitation to Join the Commons Network

If you care about what we share in common, read this invitation
May 16, 2012

Our Home on Earth

Winona LaDuke outlines lessons from indigenous cultures for restoring balance
May 8, 2012

The Role of Commons Animateurs

Illuminating new possibilities and solutions
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 1, 2012

Claiming Our Commons

Creating new avenues for genuine citizenship and a revitalized civil society
March 7, 2012

Why I Call Myself a Commoner

A Day in the Life of Harriet Barlow
January 4, 2012

12 Reasons You'll Be Hearing More About the Commons

The time is ripe for more sharing, collaboration and solidarity
December 12, 2011

At Last, A New Story for the Future

Bill McKibben's introduction to OTC's book All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons
October 18, 2011

We Power

From Zuccotti Park to Main Street, people's yearnings spark new possibilities for a shift from me to we
June 10, 2011

Three Tenets of the Commons

A new video with Jay Walljasper, author of All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons
Smith Street in Brooklyn
March 3, 2011

How You Can Become a Commoner

It starts with commoning—the natural act of connecting with others to find security, convenience and fun