Giving Thanks for What We Share
by Jay WalljasperNov 23, 2009
- The sharing ethic of the commons is woven into American traditions.
The Victory of the Commons
by Jay WalljasperOct 27, 2009
- Nobel Prize-winning economist Elinor Ostrom proved that people can—and do—work together to manage commonly held resources without degrading them.
One World, One Web
by Nathaniel JamesSep 24, 2009
- On OneWebDay, people worldwide celebrate the democratizing power of the Internet by working to give everyone fast, affordable access to the Web.
Udaipur Hands Down Skills
by Lynsi BurtonSep 09, 2009
- Shikshantar believes anyone can be a teacher and when people collaborate, they can develop a “culture of learning.”
People We Love :: Tom Steinberg
Feb 13, 2009
- Profile of mySociety.org founder Tom Steinberg.
People Taking Charge :5: Sharing Food, Breaking the Law
Nov 07, 2007
- Orlando's Food Not Bombs Feed the Hungry in Downtown Parks, using direct action to create a grassroots alternative to the capitalist economy.
People Taking Charge: Homeless Build Community
Nov 07, 2007
- Prestes Maia and the Downtown Housing Movement Create Homes for the Homeless in Brazil
People Taking Charge :3: PARK(ing) For a Day
Nov 07, 2007
- Transform public parking spaces into parks for a day, and change the streetscape.
Dutch Traffic Calming
by Jay WalljasperNov 07, 2007
- Traffic calming began in the Netherlands with people putting furniture in the streets and has spread from there. An excerpt from "The Great Neighborhood Book: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Placemaking"
Commentary: Cooperators of the Prairies
by Jonathan RoweJul 29, 2007
- Few images loom larger in the American psyche than that of the Wild West. In contrast to the myth, it was the cooperators who really made the West.
Protecting Our Commons
by Sarah van Gelder, Doug PibelJul 29, 2007
- Keeping the air, the water, the Internet and other commons out of corporate hands and in our own. A YES! Magazine interactive graphic.
How Commerce Consumed the Commons
by Jonathan RoweNov 30, 2006
- In a world where everything's for sale, we've forgotten that much of value happens outside the stream of commerce. Here's how we forgot--and how we're reclaiming the commons.
Resurrect New Orleans: A Better City Is Possible
by Van JonesOct 07, 2005
- The best qualities and the worst features of U.S. society were on full display in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And today we are still witnessing a frenzied tug-of-war between opposing aspects of the American character—with the final fate of New Orleans hanging in the balance.
Karl Linn 1923-2005: Building a just world, one garden at a time
by Diana YoungJul 12, 2005
- Karl Linn bridged communities with their landscapes by dedicating his life to improving the green environments around him. From developing community gardens in local communities to jumpstarting an Urban Habitat Program in the San Francisco Bay Area, Linn inspired the idea of environmental justice before it became widely known. In his death, he has left a legacy in every commons he created.
Community Land Trusts
by Susan Witt, Merrian FullerMay 09, 2005
- CLT's take land out of the speculative market and hold it for farmland, conservation or as sites for housing or businesses.