Accounting for our actions in as many ways as possible means minimizing our negative impact and maximizing our regenerative impact. One Community is designing solutions for this purpose. This addresses all aspects of a sustainable civilization: food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more.
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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 August 28th, 2022 edition (#492) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is accounting for our actions in as many ways as 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 week the core team continued creating the Aircrete Engineering and Research: Compression Testing, Mix Ratios, R-value, and More page. We reloaded some content using the Control+Shift+V command to avoid bringing hidden codes into the website. We also fixed misalignment of paragraph icons, created anchors for the “Aircrete Engineering Process Summary” section, inserted external/internal links, and started to resize and insert images. Images below show some of this work-in-progress.
Stacey Maillet (Graphic Designer) completed her 80th week working on the final edits and revisions to the Murphy bed instructions. This week Stacey worked on updating a few of the older sketches and looking at areas that still might be confusing. Some of the sketches still had the larger boards shown as 1 piece of wood instead of the 2 pieces we now use, so those were corrected and made as consistent as possible. She also went through and tried to make sure the way that movement instructional arrows were being used made sense. There are also some pages where the text is much larger than others so we are changing this to be more of a range of 24-36pt text regardless of empty page space. Screenshots below show some of her latest updates.
This week Daniela Andrea Parada (Civil Engineering Student) completed her 40th week helping with the Sustainable Roadways, Walkways, and Landscaping tutorial development. This week Daniela started off by reviewing the past work she had done since she has been out for two weeks. She then continued working on the flexible pavements design section as a whole. Daniela began by addressing her previous comments from the top of the section down to the bottom. She altered the introduction paragraph in order to make it flow better and introduce the topics she mentioned in the section. After some review, Daniela also deleted some comments after determining that they were not necessary. In addition, she defined some terms to make the narrative clearer to the reader and added one term to the glossary. Daniela made the most changes in the Maintenance and Rehabilitation sections. She researched and found more information since some of the methods of maintenance seemed to be similar. She then wrote more narrative based on her previous comments requesting further information on a method and added more information for clarity. Pictures below are related to this work.
Diwei Zhang (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 23rd week of work, now focused on 3D modeling and analysis review for the Net-zero Bathroom component of the Earthbag Village.
Ben Missimer (Permaculture Designer and Designer and GIS Technician) joined the team and completed his 1st week working on creating update maps for the complete One Community planned property and Highest Good Housing plan. He put in over 70 hours this week to generate the detailed and professional maps you see below.
One Community is accounting for our actions in as many ways as 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 Luis Manuel Dominguez (Research Engineer) completed his 56th week helping with research related to the City Center Eco-spa designs. This week Luis continued the final review of the City Center Spa Design website narrative. After receiving feedback from Jae, Luis was able to make the needed adjustments and restructure some sections to create a cohesive presentation of the research. There are only a handful of adjustments left. Pictures below are related to this work.
Huiya Yang (Volunteer Architectural Designer) completed her 44th week working on the Duplicable City Center architectural review and updates related to the structural code. This week Huiya tried to find a method to solve a problem with our dormer window sizes. Her casement window option has its own disadvantages though. She then accomplished the work of updating all the dormer windows in the dining dome on the first and second floors. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Gabriela Vilela S. C. Diniz (Architect and Urban Planner) completed her 10th week working on the interior design for the Duplicable City Center rental rooms. This week, Gabriela made 3 new renders improving the quality of the images and lights. She also worked on the bathroom, making some improvements and changes, like the wall finishes, and mirror. Gabriela updated the images with new ones and the cost analysis table with all the new bathroom items too. Pictures below are related to this work.
Jessica Santos (Architect) completed her 10th week working on the interior design for the Duplicable City Center rental rooms. Jessica focused her work on 3D Model, adding more details, fixing textures of finishings and configuring render images. She switched the armchair to one that turns into a bed, added a lamp for the living room, another lamp for the entrance hall, and a fake structure of wood to give the room a rustic look. For the bathroom, Jessica added a carpet, lamp and final test renders. See below for some pictures of this work.
One Community is accounting for our actions in as many ways as 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 week the core team continued detailed review and feedback on the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan. We reviewed more recipes on the 3-Day Menu Block doc. Suggestions were made for salt reduction based on not exceeding 1500 mg on the lower end and not exceeding 2300 mg of sodium on the upper end, though lower is advised. Comments were made questioning the necessity of excessively salting pasta too. Sentence structure and recipe content from a healthy viewpoint were the main focus. Pictures below relate to this.
The core team additionally worked with Brian Storz (Culinary Project Manager) (completing his 25th week helping) to review all comments on the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan master Google Doc of recipes to make appropriate substitutions for every ingredient not on the Master List.
Marilyn Nzegwu (Chef and Culinary Consultant) completed her 18th week helping with the completion of the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan and related menu and meal plans. This week Marilyn continued to review recipes on menu blocks replying comments and fixing recipes based on suggestions. She also added protein meals to recipes that had simple or no substitute vegan or omnivore proteins, checking to make sure ingredients were on the approved list. She finally highlighted the recipes that have been completed and are ready for finalization. The pictures below relate to this work.
One Community is accounting for our actions in as many ways as 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 component of One Community is about 95% complete with only the Open Source School Licensing and Ultimate Classroom construction and assembly details remaining to be finished. With over 8 years of work invested in the process, the sections below are all complete until we move onto the property and continue the development and open sourcing process with teachers and students – a development process that is built directly into the structure of the education program and everything else we’re creating too:
One Community is accounting for our actions in as many ways as 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 week the core team completed 18 hours managing One Community volunteer-work review not included above, emails, social media accounts, web development, new bug identification and bug fix integration for the Highest Good Network software, and interviewing and getting set up new volunteer team members. Pictures below show some of this.
The core team also completed multiple rounds of reviewing and giving feedback on the new overview videos Arthur is developing (see below).
Yiyun Tan (Software Engineer) completed her 20th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Yiyun finished a rework on her previous PRs and got them approved/merged. She investigated the medium #2 volunteering times bug while waiting for her own PR to be approved. Turns out it’s not an easy one and needs more than 10 hours of work. That bug needs backend changes, also there are duplicate fields called ‘categoryTangibleHrs’ and ‘hoursByCategory’. After that Yiyun began work on the feature where people can see tasks in the same folder, and will continue on that next week. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Eiki Kan (Software Engineer) completed his 16th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. In terms of management work, this week Eiki reviewed weekly summaries. He also reviewed PR 486 and PR 175. In terms of software development, Eiki continued frontend and backend work on the task edit suggestions feature. He started implementing Jae’s requested feature of editing task edit suggestions so that admins can edit suggestions before approving them and submitting them to the backend. See pictures below for some of this work.
Jason Kim (Software Engineer) completed his 11th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Jason continued to work on the timelog button feature. Last week, Jason had the issue of trying to expand the timelog table to span two columns when clicking on a timelog button. With Vera’s help, Jason was able to get it to enlarge as shown on the screenshot. He is now working on implementing the timelog color on the timelog table itself. See pictures below for some of this work.
Vera Timokhina (Software Engineer) completed her 11th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Vera refactored the code of the tasks table. She reduced the number of lines of code from 413 to 150 which made the code more readable. She then continued redesigning the project reports page, moving all tables into separate blocks and almost finishIng the component that enables the user to select a specific page from a range of pages. This component helps to avoid displaying very long tables. Vera also helped Jason to display the timelog table on the dashboard page properly. See pictures below for some of this work.
Yan Xu (Software Development Engineer) completed her 7th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. Yan pushed her PR which included two newly created files setUpFinalDayButton, setUpFinalDayPopUp and modified three files: BasicInformationTab, UserManager.js and us.js. This completes the front end of her project. She also started to design the backend of this project by reading the code about the emailsender and controller which utilizes the email sender. See pictures below for some of this work.
Arthur Olifant (Videographer) also completed his 4th week helping with updating all our homepage videos. This week, Arthur worked on fixing the older versions of the Why Now video, Overview video, Global Strategy video, and the Get Involved video. He also worked on changing the outro logo included at the end of each video so it is more dynamic and interesting. He worked on version 1 of the What Is It video as well. See pictures below for some of this developing work.
Rutvij Khatri (Fullstack Software Developer) also completed his 2nd week helping with the Highest Good Network software. Rutvij spent his week still working on the front-end fix for the timezone update. The value of the timezone is not passed to the backend when the get time zone button is used to change the value in the dropdown. If we manually change the dropdown value, the new timezone value is passed to the backend. Debugging continues. See pictures below for some of this work.
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