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Chad Frischmann argues in this Ted Talk that there are many concrete solutions already available to respond to climate change and to solve other pressing global issues.

Vandana Shiva summarizes the need for a global commons movement to replace the earth-destroying capitalist system that we now have.

As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy. How, she asks, can we learn from Indigenous wisdom and ecological systems to reimagine currencies of exchange?

David Bollier, as a lead thinker in the Commons movement, explains how commoning can help us live a more fulfilling social and economic life through this alternative way of viewing life today.

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Silvia Frederici, in this interview with a German TV station, demonstrates that the commons is again becoming a powerful way of organizing our social and economic lives. She refutes the “tragedy of the commons” idea and points to how women are at the forefront of the commons movement.

Kate Raworth has developed over the last decade or more a helpful way to measure our ecological, economic, and social wellbeing so that we might work together to live within the donut — a place of equilibrium and sustainability. Her website and videos explain this helpful “index of wellbeing.”

Kate Raworth has developed over the last decade or more a helpful way to measure our ecological, economic, and social wellbeing so that we might work together to live within the donut — a place of equilibrium and sustainability. Her website and videos explain this helpful “index of wellbeing.”

How a group on Gabriola Island is living into a commoning way of life.

The Global Commons Alliance is an unprecedented partnership of more than 50 of the world’s most forward-looking organizations in the fields of philanthropy, science, environment, business, cities and advocacy.
Their goal is to create the most powerful network to scale science-based action to protect people and planet.