On the Commons (formerly Tomales Bay Institute) is a network of citizens and organizations exploring new ways to achieve social justice, environmental harmony and democratic participation at all levels of society.
The work of On the Commons takes many forms—from introducing innovative public policies and economic initiatives to supporting grassroots local action. We focus on a wide range of issues, which reach deep into the realms of ecology, economics, technology, politics, education, the arts and day-to-day life in diverse communities.
On the Commons looks to the commons itself as a model for how we structure our organization, set our goals and chart our progress. We are committed to moving beyond “me” to “we,” and maintaining a sense of the whole as we direct our energies toward particular projects.