Educating people about the Commons, is especially important. Professor Leo Burke, Director of the Global Commons Initiative at the University of Notre Dame Medoza College of Business., directs one of the important North American efforts to educate people about what Commons are – and how to organize around them, effectively, including the protection of Commons from enclosures. Especially, contact: Leo Burke: lburke1 [at] nd.edu or Tel: +1 (574) 631-5285 and Sandra Glavas: Sandra.Glavas.2 [at] nd.edu or Tel: +1 (574) 631-1593
The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) is perhaps the most successful organization in the U.S. focused on protecting Commons – including spectacular successes against oil/gas companies attempting to overrun local communities’ right to ban shale-gas fracking projects.
The Peer to Peer (P2P) Foundation Peer to Peer (P2P) Foundation is an international organization focused on studying, researching, documenting and promoting peer to peer practices in a very broad sense. This website is our knowledge commons and it’s collaboratively built by our community. Especially, contact: Michel Bauwens: michel [at] p2pfoundation.net
Kosmos Journal’s series of essays on the Commons has brought together some of the leading global thinkers on Commons issues. The essays of James Bernard Quilligan, David Bollier, Michel Bauwens, and Silke Helfrich – among others – frame the current understanding of the Commons for a large and rapidly-growing audience interested in sustainability and justice – and who see the Commons as a powerful framing for action.
Some of the best information and experts in commoning can be found at On The Commons Magazine. Especially, contact: Jay Walljasper: jay [at] onthecommons.org and Alexa Bradley: abradley [at] onthecommons.org
Good governance comes in part from good infrastructure for decision-making. DemocracyOS is a good place to start for Commoners seeking better ways to Propose, Debate and Vote – all transparently: