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Rio+20 – Tragedy of the Commons 2.0?

on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 10:12

Are the discussions on sustainability at Rio about to end once more with no serious commitment to the fundamental transformations needed? These coming two days will be decisive with heads of state coming to a closure at the end of the week. They are summoned to exercise leadership and face their responsibilities.

The Role of Commons Animateurs

on Wed, 06/20/2012 - 17:39


Re-published from On The Commons,  May 8, 2012.

How Charles Eisenstein’s epiphany became the mantra of the zeitgeist of our times

on Tue, 06/19/2012 - 08:14

As of today, the “more beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible” has been reverberating on 224,000 webpages, in countless millions of email messages and, in its “a more beautiful…” and other variations, on 337,000,000 webpages!

Why? I believe it has to do with Anna’s first question in the bed this early morning, when the rising Sun signaled our body to start shifting from the night dreams to the dream of the day. She asked: Are you hopeful?

Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Laureate in Economics, just died.

on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:27

Elinor Ostrom, Nobel Laureate in Economics, just died.

What a tragic loss! 

When a leading light of the pioneering human spirit gets extinguished, somehow we all die. 

The School of Commoning June 2012 Newsletter has arrived!

on Sun, 06/10/2012 - 09:08

Check it out here and take a look at all the very latest top news stories and upcoming events.


The Commons in Session with Edgeryders and the Council of Europe

on Sun, 06/03/2012 - 10:39


The Edgeryders Living on the Edge conference with the Council of Europe on June 14-15 in Strasburg followed by a two day workshop is a unique opportunity for Edgeryder community members and youth around Europe to express ourselves and bring our experience and vision on issues perceived as important and to share what entrepreneurs, activists and innovators are doing to tackle them.

After the Quilligan Seminars: how to bring the Commons alive in our life and work

on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 22:02
Dear supporters of the Commons, James Quilligan conducted a 12-day seminar series on the Commons, in London, May 2012. The launch event was hosted by Michael Meacher, Member of the Parliament, in the House of Commons, under the title: “Political Economy and the Inclusive Commons”. Whether you were present at the opening or not, expect to hear more about that event and what happened afterwards if you’re involved with the commons movement. Not only to hear about, but also draw on, return to, and gain strength and wisdom from it in our common work.