A sustainable world is possible if enough people want it and are willing to take action to help create it. Demonstrating a sustainable world as easier, more affordable, and a more enjoyable way of living are dependable approaches to increasing both desire and involvement. Open source and free-shared methods for sustainable food, energy, and housing combined with Highest Good approaches to education, for-profit and non-profit economics design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and stewardship practices will help. We call this living and creating for The Highest Good of All:
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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 May 22nd, 2016 edition (#165) 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 SUSTAINABLE WORLD IS POSSIBLE INTRO @1:03
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @1:57
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:50
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:00
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @5:43
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @6:43
A SUSTAINABLE WORLD IS POSSIBLE SUMMARY @7:33
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One Community believes a sustainable world is possible 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 Courage 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 “Courage” is now 100% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the second 25% of the written part of the Information Lesson Plan.
We also completed the final 25% of the mindmap for the Summer Lesson Plan, bringing it to 100% complete, which you see here:
One Community believes a sustainable world is possible 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 last week the core team continued working on the renders for the Tropical Atrium that is the center of the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). Here you can see the finished render looking southeast and showing the hand terraces and trees there. Next step here is PhotoShop colors and additions.
We also completed these two renders of this structure:
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also began creating these images for the tree aspects of the Tropical Atrium Planting and Harvesting plan. The purpose of these is to show the layering of these trees and how this has been done to maximize sunlight availability for all of them.
As part of the development of our our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan, this week Naturopathic Doctor Matt Marturano (creator of the COHERENT model for comprehensive digestive health), calculated and wrote out the daily requirements and preparation instructions for root vegetables for our meal plans.
One Community believes a sustainable world is possible 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 put another 10 hours into the behind-the-scenes revision for the Footers, Foundations and Flooring page for the crowdfunding campaign we are developing. This week we organized, wrote new narratives, and included additional info to steps 1-37 of Section 10 Construction of Stem Walls and Dome. Additionally we added scissors, chalkline, and chalk, to Section 1 Tools and Materials list, along with photos of each item and usage explanation. We also edited and added additional info to Section 13: Subterranean Exterior Ground Finish of EPS insulation and Polyethylene Water Barrier for exterior EPS installations. We’d say we are now 82% complete with this total update and rewrite behind the scenes.
Brianna Johnson (Interior Designer), also continued evolving the renders for the Straw Bale Village (Pod 2). What you see here is her render of the large-scale communal kitchen.
Zachary Melin (Graphic Designer) also continued updating the Tree House Village (Pod 7) book created by last year’s intern Team. What you see here is Zachary’s process of redoing the Vision page, Master Plan page, some background images and the Sustainable Design intro page.
Dean Scholz, Architectural Designer, further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 20 of this work that focused this week on creating more plants and beginning to place them appropriately.
One Community believes a sustainable world is possible 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 Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) finished the final details for the City Center renders of the cupola that tops this structure. These renders show this part of the building functioning as a classroom, a multi-media room and a wellness space.
Iris Hsu (Industrial Designer), also continued exploring recycled pipe shelving options for the Duplicable City Center library. What you see here is round #6 of this work building more 3-D examples of the corner shelving option we ended up choosing and different approaches for integrating these designs with the shelving the adjacent walls.
One Community believes a sustainable world is possible 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 the core team completed updating all the icons for all the Highest Good Society sections of the website. What you see here are these icons added now to the Highest Good Society open source portal and collaborative resource and information hub. All the Highest Good Society pages you see linked here have also been updated.
Jonathan DeAscentis (Graphic Designer and Web Developer) additionally continued development of our Highest Good Network logo as shown here. This week’s changes were exploring different options for the separation of the words from the top and the bottom and finalizing that we want rings.
Steven Paslawsky (Graphic Designer) also created these new icons options for our social media links as well as these icon ideas for our open source copyrights, trademarks, and patenting pages, along with a couple others.
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