A new paradigm for ecological living is possible through open source sustainability. Collaboratively creating affordable, replicable, sustainable, and desirable solutions for DIY food, housing, energy, education, recreation, and economics can create a world that works for everyone. One Community calls this living and creating for The Highest Good of All:
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 August 23rd, 2015 edition (#126) 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:
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION @1:55
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:07
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:14
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @7:24
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @9:20
One Community is creating a new paradigm for ecological living 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:
In addition and behind the scenes, we wrote the final 50% of that lesson plan – bringing it to 100% written completion.
We also completed and added the final 50% of the mindmap for the Planet Earth lesson plan to the webpage:
One Community is creating a new paradigm for ecological living 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:
We also researched and added a cassabanana recipe to the open source cassabanana hub. More recipes from our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan will be added to each of the individual hubs in the future.
Last but not least, we added three new delicious recipes from Sandra Sellani (Vegan Chef and author of What’s Your BQ?) to the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan – These recipes are: Breakfast Bowls, Mock Tuna Salad Sandwiches, & Rainbow Roasted Vegetables:
One Community is creating a new paradigm for ecological living 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:
This last week the core team working behind the scenes began working on the Site Selection, Preparation and Finishing details for the upcoming crowdfunding campaign. This included setting up the initial outline, adding photos & descriptions of some of the tools you see here, and starting the narrative for the step-by-step process. We’re now 10% complete with this.
Sayonara (a member of the Architecture and Planning Intern Team) added the wood ceiling, fan, changing room, and other details to the 3D model of the communal shower design for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). She then worked on the central area and new roof for the second floor of the Straw Bale Village (Pod 2) and rounded the walls on the floor plan to match the circular design of the structure.
Adolpho from our Mechanical Engineering Intern Team worked with Tiago and Israel from our Electrical Intern Team on the electrical layout, design, and cost analysis for villages 2, 3, 5 and 6. Meanwhile, Amauri gathered additional components for a real working model of the shower heat capture to put together next week.
Welma finished researching aircrete mixers and foaming agents and put the results in the charts and tutorials she created:
And Samantha, a member of the Architecture and Planning Intern Team, finished writing the tutorial on how to use DIALux for the lighting plan, and worked on the final renders of the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5):
Raquel and Diana, also members of the Architecture and Planning Intern Team, created 2D and 3D drawings of the exterior of the Earthship Village (Pod 6), and created renders for its interior and exterior areas:
Erika, Pedro, and Victor from the Architecture and Planning Intern Team brought the architecture design for the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) to 80% completion, which included adding the layouts for the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and public restroom. They also started creating images of the exterior facade.
Gabriel finished new renders of a cut open version of a dome for the 3-dome cluster in the Earthbag Village. He also worked with Flávia to create additional images for the Duplicable City Center’s pallet furniture:
Gilberto from the Graphic Design Intern Team, continued his 3D modeling project for a complete, realistic walk-through of the Earthbag Village. Here you see views he created of the exterior of both a three-dome cluster and a six-dome cluster:
One Community is creating a new paradigm for ecological living 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:
This week the core team continued updating the Sketchup 3-D for the Duplicable City Center. This week we finished 30% of the walking paths on the ground level and about 70% of the bathroom and bedroom layout updates in the Living Dome. We’d say we’re about 20% complete with the 3-D update.
Civil Engineering intern Renata researched and designed windows for the Duplicable City Center. This included research on finding energy and cost efficient windows and skylights, as well as designing the triangular windows for the domes:
Ricardo Carrillo (Design Consultant and Principal of Acumen Industries) and the Structural Intern Team (Gabriel, Beatriz, Fernando, Rodrigo, and Maurilio) continued to run the analysis for the structural integrity of the interior of the residential dome and finalized appropriate beam sizes for that dome. They also ran calculations on the residential dome to see how wind from yet another direction would affect the structural integrity.
Diogo, Izadora, Joao, Mateus, and Roberto from the Hydraulics Intern Team updated the plumbing based on changes the Architectural Team made. They also added 30% to the 2D version of the cold potable water and sprinkler designs, bringing them to 90% completion. Additionally, they started the cost analysis for the sprinkler system for fire protection.
And finally, Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) guided Fabio, Lucas de Souza, Lucas Tsutsui da Silva, and Henrique of the Electrical Intern Team on updating details of the control panel for the Duplicable City Center. They also worked on the calculations for the breakers and created sketches for the circuits.
One Community is creating a new paradigm for ecological living 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:
This last week Lucas from the Graphic Design Intern Team began creating badges for the award system in the Highest Good Network application, which will be awarded when users achieve certain goals for the weekly hours and activities they log.
Manuella, of the Graphic Design Intern Team continued working with service design student Carolina on the online presentation document for the Tree House Village. They added illustrations for the service design and architectural processes. They also began recording videos that illustrate the different purposes of the village and started preparing 3D prototypes.
Graphic Design Intern Manasses started working on the digital version of the layout for the Shipping Container Village section of the online presentations book he is creating for all seven of One Community’s villages:
Igor, Marco, Matheus, and Natalia of the Software Development Intern Team further developed the layout and coding of the award badge system for the Highest Good Network application. They also continued coding the charts for the reports page.
And last but not least, Mobile Software Developer Gustavo continued work on the One Community iPhone app including finishing the Comment feature and implementing the persistent login, so you do not need to login every time you open the app. He also created the option to send QR Code content by email.
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