All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons is a wake-up call that will inspire you to see the world in a new way. As soon as you realize that some things belong to everyone—water, for instance, or the Internet or human knowledge— you become a commoner, part of a movement that’s reshaping how we will solve the problems facing us in the twenty-first century.
The commons movement is emerging as people from all walks of life—web savvy young people, urban organizers, communities throughout the global South, advocates and concerned citizens everywhere—find the commons a powerful tool for making a better world. It represents a shift from “me” to “we” that will transform modern society.
Award winning author and OntheCommons.org editor Jay Walljasper with others from On The Commons have created an indispensable introduction to the commons today. In his Foreword to All That We Share, author and activist Bill McKibben states “The commons is a crucial part of the human story that must be recovered if we are to deal with the problems now crowding in on us.”