Wolfgang Hoeschele is an environmental/economic geographer whose key interest is in how to create an economy of abundance - an economy organized not to extract profit from scarce resources, but to enable all people, and a maximum diversity of animal and plant life, to thrive, now and in the future. He received his Ph. D. in geography from the Pennsylvania State University in 1998, and since then has been employed as professor at Truman State University in Missouri. In 2010, he published a book, "The Economics of Abundance: A Political Economy of Freedom, Equity and Sustainability." He is now involved in a project to launch "CAN" - the Commons Abundance Network, an online social learning network that will help people involved in commons-based projects to learn from each other, to collaborate and innovate. It is the hope of the people involved in CAN that this will be a crystallization point for a commons-economy of abundance.