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Renewable Energy as The Key Asset of Commonwealth in Community

Life is matter organized with inputs of free, available energy. Therefore, energy is the glue of all living systems, systems which may be ecological communities (including those which are very ...

Renewable Energy as The Key Asset of Commonwealth in Community

Life is matter organized with inputs of free, available energy. Therefore, energy is the glue of all living systems, systems which may be ecological communities (including those which are very ...

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Cultural and Arts Observations in Daily Life and from History

We learn much about a people when we live among those who are not like us. As a Native, not living on the reservation, most people with whom I interact daily are not like me, culturally and ...

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Hallelujah

By Andy Wilkinson (Lubbock, Texas)

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Attending to Spirit in Daily Life

By Michael Prate (Mission, South Dakota) Mike Prate is Food Sovereignty Coordinator for REDCO (Rosebud Economic Development Corporation) based in Mission, South Dakota.

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Original Blessings

By Darryl Birkenfeld, Ph.D.   When asked about how things are going in a locality, residents may say “Not bad…but it would be better if we had a this and a that.” (a large grocery store, daycare, a ...

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What is the Commons? by Darryl Birkenfeld

Anyone could make a list of things we cherish in our lives: home, family, heritage, community, jobs, etc.  But would your list also include water, a public library, a second language, the air that we ...

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The Art of Supervising

For a teenager or youth in their college years, questions seem to come from all directions! Queries such as where to find good Thai food, are easier to handle (by searching the Internet or to getting ...

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The Ogallala Commons Logo History as told by Joe Franco

Ogallala Commons first iteration of an organization logo was crafted in 2004, featuring two arrows and a circle. These basic symbols evoked two foundational realities of OC’s mission: doing project ...

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Defining Ogallala Commons by Bobby Gierisch, OC Advisory Council Member

At gatherings of Ogallala Commons someone, sooner or later, asks, “What is Ogallala Commons?  What does it mean to you?”  Returning from the Orientation Retreat for 2016 Community Interns and ...

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