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Worldwide, communities and initiatives spring up who transition to a culture of strong sustainability and harmony with the natural world. What is it that makes them tick?
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12 reasons you'll be hearing more about the Commons in 2012

12 reasons you'll be hearing more about the Commons in 2012 | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

1. The Commons is Essential to Our Health, Security & Survival

2. Discovery of the Commons Signals a Shift from “Me” to “We” in Modern Society

3. The Commons is Not an Abstract Theory, But Rather an Organic Organizing Principle of Human Civilization

4. The Commons Faces More Threat Than Ever

5. A New Commons Movement is Emerging to Create a Brighter Future for Everyone

6. The Commons Offers Practical Solutions to Daunting Economic, Environmental and Social challenges

7. The Commons is Not Just History; It’s Central to Our Lives Today

8. The Commons is No Longer Seen as a Tragedy

9. The Commons is Not a New Name for Communism or Government Control

10. The Commons is a Key Ingredient to Human Happiness

11. Commoning Will Be a Hopeful New Trend

12. The Commons Needs Our Help. Here’s What You Can Do.

Start by noticing the commons all around you. This includes valuable assets we all need like ambulance service and the protection of watersheds. It also means recognizing the way people work together for the common good, such as Wikipedia or volunteer community groups.

The next step is to start talking about all that we share and how we share it. From there, it becomes natural to claim the commons, challenging threats to the common good in your community and around the world. After that you’re ready to strengthen and expand the commons in many capacities as a neighbor, citizen, activist, voter, parent, artist or social entrepreneur.

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Shareable: Notes from the International Commons Conference

Shareable: Notes from the International Commons Conference | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

Conference wiki with agenda, notes from the open space, plenary notes, and participantsThe Commons - Prosperity by Sharing, an excellent overview of what commons are, why they matter, and a vision of a commons-based future.Videos of all the keynotes


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Transition branching out? Land reform: losing and recovering the Commons

Transition branching out? Land reform: losing and recovering the Commons | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

The Transition back to Sustainability:

Here is an example from Kenya that is repeated across the world anywhere people are living in sustainable ways, and has been repeated over the centuries as communities have been forced to make the Transition to unsustainability. This is a transition most communities in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland were forced to undergo generations ago through the enclosures, the clearances and internal colonisation, a process that was spread to the rest of the world through colonisation and is still very much underway. The power of the Transition to Unsustainability relies on the threat of physical force backed up by the story that there is no alternative: that there is no way of belonging.

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La Via Campesina : International Peasant Movement

La Via Campesina : International Peasant Movement | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

We, women and men peasants, pastoralists, indigenous peoples and their allies, who gathered together in Nyeleni from 17-19 November 2011, have come from across the world for the first time to share with each other our experiences and struggles against land-grabbing. One year ago we supported the Kolongo Appeal from peasant organizations in Mali, who have taken the lead in organising local resistance to the take-over of peasants' lands in Africa. Now we came to Nyeleni in response to the Dakar Appeal, which calls for a global alliance against land-grabbing. For we are determined to defend food sovereignty, the commons and the rights of small scale food providers to natural resources.

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