Common Property Rights Project
"Common Property Rights brings the power of the law to environmental stewardship in the same manner that Private Property Rights brought the power of the law to private property hundreds of years ago. Common Property Rights should have been there all along. But it's not. We forgot. It was left out. The foundation that all the rest of civilization arises from is incomplete.
We are now making up for that omission. Once Common Property Rights are there they will be taken for granted just as Private Property Rights already are. And they will work just as well because the two are the left and right wings of the same central body of property law that is the very bedrock of social contract and civilization.
Private and Common Property Rights are the twin engines of a productive and a sustainable civilization.
Common Property Rights can lead to the reinvention of activism because it's an example of changing the system by resolving the systemic root causes of the problem. " (http://www.thwink.org/sustain/work/projects/01_CommonPropertyRights/index.htm)