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The Commons

Becoming stewards of our social, cultural, and natural heritage.

Where There's a Way Where There's a Way
by Michael M'Gonigle
Where there's a way, by Michael M'Gonigle. Global Trade Agreements are just the latest way local communities are losing control over the surrounding forests and the watersheds. If there was a way to reclaim the commons, might there also be a political will?
Great Commons of the World
by Kari McGinnis
Great commons of the World, by Kari McGinnis. Commons are places where people gather and community blossoms. Examines the qualities that make a good commons and describes some of the best in the world.
Discussion Guide: Reclaiming the Commons Discussion Guide: Reclaiming the Commons
This guide is designed to provide a starting point for your discussion of some of the issues explored in the Summer 2001 issue of YES! magazine.
The Cornucopia of the Commons
by David Bollier
The Cornucopia of the Commons, by David Bollier. Community gardens, free software, self-help groups, and other examples of how the gift economy fosters community and social cohesion as well as economic innovation.
Sky Trust Sky Trust
by Peter Barnes
Sky Trust, by Peter Barnes. Carbon permits could reduce carbon emissions while returning benefits to individuals and rewarding conservation.
The Sound And the Furious
by Corinne Asturias
The Sound and the Furious, by Corinne Asturias. How silence is good for commons and noise pollution invades every refuge.
Dreams: The Making of Cities
by Peter Newman
"A city should be a place of exuberance and exaltation of the human spirit, a place for celebration and public 'happenings', for rich and easy encounter, for relaxation and enjoyment." E.R.Wickham
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