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How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won—For Now

“Querencia,” as it is used in the ordinance, means both a respect and love of place, and a safe haven from which one draws strength.

Block Power

Genuine communities place members in a circle of support rather than in a pyramid powered by interpersonal competition for external rewards.

Public Art Foundation Turns 1

These action-oriented folks bring “artists, funders, and dreamers” together to turn eastside Indianapolis neighborhoods (such as mine!) into public art havens.

When rebuilding is a vital option

Small communities of determined people who are committed to a way of life, can turn abandonment into vitality, ruins into homes, and inactivity in shared wealth.

Ferguson Falls Apart

What happened in Ferguson could happen where you live, for while race and poverty are important, this tragedy seems to have fed off more pervasive flaws in the culture.

Nesting Instinct

It was Elinor Ostrom who began to speak of nestedness as one of the key components of a successful co-governance of the commons.

Sharing Activists Reveal Plan to Turn Los Angeles into Sharing Mecca

As a founding member of the Sharing Cities Network (SCN), Shareable interviewed Arroyo Sustainable Economies Organization (ASECO) to get the scoop on their recently released plan to create Share LA.

Our Power climate gathering builds ‘roots to weather the storm’

The campaign intends to accomplish two broad goals: end the era of extreme energy and implement a just transition to local, living economies.

Building with the Mudgirls

I spent part of last week at a workshop offered by the Mudgirls, a natural building collective in British Columbia.

Urgency and the long Game

One conversation, one community event, one social enterprise, one 'aha!' moment at a time. And hoping for the best. This is the long game.

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