By creating open source sustainable communities, we are addressing social inequality with sustainability. We are doing this by open sourcing the foundations needed for sustainable and “Highest Good” approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more.
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 May 19th, 2019 edition (#321) 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 HOUSING: @7:30
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:39
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:25
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:06
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:11
One Community is addressing social inequality 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 created a new Murphy bed parts list and did 3D testing to make sure all the assembled pieces of the storage area could be moved into that area when the wall is assembled and in place. You can see some of this work here.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). Here is weekly update #159 from Dean. This week he worked on rebuilding the walls and other 4-dome cluster elements to match the new layout we created last week in AutoCAD.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 51st week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week’s focus was creating the initial Procurement layout shown here.
One Community is addressing social inequality 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:
The core team also continued with week 10 of our research into lake and water retention landscape creation as an alternative source of water for the Duplicable City Center Sprinkler and Emergency Systems Designs, agriculture, greywater processing, and more. This week’s focus was initial contour dam design and finding a suitable place for building a dam like this in the actual property imports from GoogleEarth.
Tanya Griffin, Aubryanne Boyle, and Allie Marsh (Interior Designers from Lotus Design Pros) completed their 21st week helping with the Duplicable City Center interior design details. This week’s focus was outdoor grating and waiting area furniture for the Social Dome, art for the bedrooms, and paint, flooring, and furniture for the cupola.
Ron Huang (Mechanical Engineer) also continued with the second Week working on the Energy Modeling for our LEED Platinum certification and City Center open source HVAC design tutorial. This week he finished modeling all the rooms, and worked on repairing the various surfaces and surface matching.
And Zeyu Zhu (Mechanical Engineer) also joined the team and started working on increasing the capacity and finalizing the rainwater catchment designs for the City Center. This week he researched data on extreme rainfall events and various reservoirs.
One Community is addressing social inequality 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:
The core team also completed the first week of a free permaculture course being offered by Oregon State University. We’ll be using this information to help us further develop the Open Source Permaculture Design page.
One Community is addressing social inequality 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. We’ll report on the final two elements to be finished as we develop them.
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 addressing social inequality 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 experienced catastrophic computer failure that led to us needing to replace one of our main computers and rebuild the template we use for these blogs. The template now has an easier to update and replicate standardized file formatting system, new images and better transitions, and 5 different backup areas.
The core team working with Brian Gilb (Project Management Professional – PMP) also continued with our 6th week of updating our business plan and project management strategy. This week’s focus was finalizing the SWOT Analysis component. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) also continued with his 30th week as part of the marketing team. This week’s focus was creating the ad group campaigns for the pages covering Highest Good, Fulfilled Living, Highest Good Society, Wind Energy, Solar Energy, and Thermal Lag. He also started keyword research for the Open Source Lighting Design landing page. You can see some of this work here.
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"In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model.
You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called."
~ Buckminster Fuller ~
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