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The organization, On the Commons (www.onthecommons.org) is a terrific resource of educational tools, articles, books and information about the commons.
ATTACHMENT 5-6 Read Aloud Fork in the Road: City of Cato Excerpt from Jay Walljasper: State of the Commons 2035, Notre Dame University Magazine, Summer 2010. … The rediscovery of the commons prompted people to think more about what really mattered to them. This cultural shift can be seen most vividly in a town […]
ATTACHMENT 5-5 Read Aloud Three Stories of the Commons First Reader: Water Water is one of the most ancient and important commons we have. Do you have memories of a favorite swimming hole or spring? Did you grow up watering a vegetable garden or playing in the spray of a hose? From communal wells […]
ATTACHMENT 5-4 Examples of the Commons Water Downtown Air Public Health and Sanitation The Airwaves Shakespeare National and Public Parks The Oceans Sidewalks Quiet Genetics History Seeds The Night Sky Blood Banks Social Security Community Gardens Crafts Bees Scientific Knowledge Jazz Folk Tales Libraries Mass Transit Artistic Traditions Neighborhood Groups Fire Departments Non-Profit […]
ATTACHMENT 5-3 What Is The Commons? The Commons is the vast wealth of natural and human achievement that we inherit together and have an obligation to pass on, undiminished, to future generations. The Commons is like a river with three tributaries: nature-based, culture-based, and community/societal. The natural commons includes air, water, seeds, and biodiversity. […]
Let me offer some good news about the state of your wealth. Sure, the 401(k) tanked, the house lost a big chunk of value, and things are looking shaky at work. Indeed, the Federal Reserve recently reported that Americans all together lost $5.1 trillion during the last three months of 2008 alone. But what you […]
Boston’s “water drill” raised questions of how we might respond to more serious disruptions in water, food, and energy systems.