Upcoming Events

Reimagining the Commons
with David Bollier, co-founder Commons Strategies Group
Sunday April 23, 2017 at 7:30pm 
at the Annual Meeting of the Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires
Saint James Place, Main Street, Great Barrington, MA
Admission is $10 or 10 BerkShares and free to CLTSB and BCLT members.

The Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires (CLTSB) and its sister organization Berkshire Community Land Trust (BCLT) welcome David Bollier, renowned thinker and writer on the commons, to deliver the address at the annual meetings of the two organizations. Mr. Bollier will speak on the topic of “Reimagining the Commons.”

David Bollier is the Schumacher Center's Reinventing the Commons Program Director. He is an author, activist, blogger and independent scholar with a primary focus on the commons as a new paradigm for economics, politics and culture.  He is also a co-founder of the Commons Strategies Group, an advocacy/consulting project that assists the international commons movement.  Bollier’s work on the commons includes Internet culture; law and policy; ecological governance; and inter-commoning. 

He has written or edited eight books on the commons, including most recently Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons (2014). With Silke Helfrich, he co-edited two anthologies of original essays, Patterns of Commoning (2015) and The Wealth of the Commons: A World Beyond Market and State (2012).  These three books will be available to purchase after the talk and David Bollier will sign requested copies.  Think Like a Commoner and Patterns of Commoning are $15 per copy.  The Wealth of the Commons is $20 per copy. 

The Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires and Berkshire Community Land Trust are open, democratic organizations advocating for community ownership of land. Your support helps ensure permanent access, control, affordability and environmental stewardship of land. 

You may become a member or renew your membership at this event. The annual membership fee is $10 or 10 BerkShares. The Annual Member Meeting will include a brief activity report and election of new members to the Board of Trustees, followed by David Bollier’s talk.

The event will take place at Saint James Place at 352 Main Street, Great Barrington on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Admission is $10 or 10 BerkShares and free to CLTSB and BCLT members. For more information, visit www.berkshirecommunitylandtrust.org.






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