A better way to live that is also good for each other and our planet is necessary if we are to realistically expect large-scale participation in creating a cooperative and sustainable society. Combining the physical components of sustainability (food, energy, housing) with the emotional components of sustainability (education, Highest Good economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, etc.) is one way to provide this. One Community calls this living and creating for The Highest Good of All and we think it has the potential to positively and permanently change the world for everyone.
Click on each icon to be taken to the corresponding Highest Good hub page.
One Community’s physical location will forward this movement as the first of many self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world. This is the December 4th, 2016 edition (#193) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:
A BETTER WAY TO LIVE INTRO: @1:03
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @2:00
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:57
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:27
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:27
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @9:19
A BETTER WAY TO LIVE SUMMARY: @10:03
One Community is generating a better way to live through Highest Good education that is for all ages, applicable in any environment, adaptable to individual needs, far exceeds traditional education standards, and more fun for both the teachers and the students:
This last week the core team transferred the final 25% of the written content for the Consciousness Lesson Plan to the website, as you see here. This lesson plan purposed to teach all subjects, to all learning levels, in any learning environment, using the central theme of “Consciousness” is now 100% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the second 25% section of the written part of the Cognition Lesson Plan.
We also completed the third 25% of the mindmap for the Individuality Lesson Plan, bringing it to 75% complete, which you see here:
One Community is generating a better way to live through Highest Good food that is more diverse, more nutritious, locally grown and sustainable, and part of our open source botanical garden model to support and share bio-diversity:
This week, the core team began to reformat and add sections and anchor links to recipe pages for our Transition Kitchen strategy. You can see a before and after image of a sample of that work here, on the vegan rice recipe page:
One Community is generating a better way to live through Highest Good housing that is artistic and beautiful, more affordable, more space efficient, lasts longer, DIY buildable, and constructed with healthy and sustainable materials:
The core team and Ashwini Ramesh (Civil Engineer and Project Manager) put another combined total of 15 hours into the crowdfunding campaign we are developing. This week’s focus was the behind-the-scenes content editing for the Site Selection and Preparation page and detailing the AutoCAD images needed for all other sections, as shown here:
The core team also completed another large round of revisions for the upcoming 7 villages online book. You can see some of these revisions here, including an updated and color version of the Duplicable City Center floor plan, and new imagery and descriptions on the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6) and Shipping Container Village (Pod 5) spreads.
Fernando Remolina (Industrial Engineer specializing in Project Management) continued with his 7th week of managing the Vermiculture Bathroom development with the 3rd week of help from Lin Xu (Mechanical Engineering Student). This week’s focus, as shown here, was beginning clarifying task assignments and beginning the foundation work with his team.
…leading up to this final rooftop view looking Southeast render:
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 20th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) design details. This week’s focus was on testing and updating textures for the bricks, frames, and railings as shown here:
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued with 3D earth block construction for the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) labyrinth meditation walking path. This week’s focus was working on the dark-to-light texture pattern shown here and minor layout corrections:
Yee-Cheng Ho (Interior Designer) also finished her 9th week of helping with the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5) renders for the living units. This week’s focus was finishing these two back-to-back single-residence designs created using 3 shipping containers.
One Community is generating a better way to live through a Duplicable and Sustainable City Center that is LEED Platinum certified/Sustainable, can feed 200 people at a time, provide laundry for over 300 people, is beautiful, spacious, and saves resources, money, and space:
Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) also continued working on the City Center structural engineering. This week’s work focused on calculations for the added braces you see here that will support the 4th floor and storage rooms attached to the elevator area.
Jinxi Feng (Environmental Consultant) also continued her research helping us create an in-depth laundry and dryer machine sustainability analysis. What you see here is her 13th week of behind-the-scenes work on this area of the project. This week’s focus was explaining and graphically showing the water and energy comparisons of conventional washers with Energy Star washers.
Also, Jennifer Zhou (Web Designer) and Ashwin Patil (Web Developer), finished their 4th week of collaboratively working on the open source pipe furniture page. This week’s focus was working on improving the slider image function and finalizing the general layout shown here for the different tutorial sections.
Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer), Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer), and Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) continued working on the electrical design for the Control and Automation systems. What you see here is this team’s 5th week of work on focusing on research and planning for the control panel size and placement:
Lucas Tsutsui da Silva (4th-year Computer Engineering Student) also did long cable tests for the Pi2, updated code he’d been testing for functionality, and updated the current requirements spreadsheet to include the total current information for the main controller box.
And Renan Dantas (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 3rd week working on creating our next generation of Duplicable City Center section drawings. This week’s focus was primarily on adding more section details, creating a better layer system for the complete structure, and updating the colors for the different layers so everything is easier to see:
One Community is generating a better way to live through a Highest Good society approach to living that is founded on fulfilled living, the study of meeting human needs, Community, and making a difference in the world:
Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) and Jennifer Zhou (Web Designer) also completed what is, collectively, the 9th week of work developing the new site search engine. This week’s focus was inputting the details for the first half of the Highest Good education section and writing the code for the rest of that same section.
And Yuri Witte (Music Composer and Sound Designer)” completed his 5th week of helping create the music that will accompany the new overview video we are planning. This week’s focus was another new intro, changes in the transitions between the music and where the different intensity builds happen, and adding new drum details. You can here some of the track in the background here and listen to all the progressions on Yuri’s SoundCloud.
AND WE PRODUCED THIS WEEKLY UPDATES BLOG – CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE