One Community is advancing ecological living through open source and free-shared approaches to sustainable food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. The goal is to make these approaches easy enough, affordable enough, and demonstrate them as beneficial enough that they spread on their own.
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 March 12, 2017 edition (#207) 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: @1:59
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:23
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:57
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @5:39
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:52
One Community is advancing 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:
This last week the core team transferred all of the written content for the Contribution Lesson Plan to the website, as you see here. This lesson plan is purposed to teach all subjects, to all learning levels, in any learning environment, using the central theme of “Contribution”
We have now completed and transferred to our website 100% of the written part of 52 lesson plans, which is one per week for one full year! You can see the full list on our lesson plans for life page.
We also completed the first 25% of the mindmap for the Caring and Kindness Lesson Plan, as you can see here.
One Community is advancing 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:
Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) continued with his 21st week developing the new Search Engines for our site. This week’s work was integration of the 3rd major round of revisions and edits to the Highest Good Food search engine, and creation of the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) search engine.
One Community is advancing 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:
Alena Thompson (Mechanical Engineer) completed her 5th week helping with the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week she further developed the water storage details and researched and integrated vacuum toilets into the design.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 59 of Dean’s work developing this progression of 40 images for the room furniture and lighting for the Eastside living spaces. The 3 images here are new from this week:
….and this series of 5 images showing test-placing a blanket on the couch:
One Community is advancing 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:
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 30th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was modeling and testing different colors in the City Center Social and Living Dome bathrooms and Living Dome bedrooms.
Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) and Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer) continued their work on the energy infrastructure for the City Center. What you see here are a couple photos from the weekly collaborative calls with Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant and this week’s focus on initial wiring layouts for the rooms and additional research into the specific electrical components we’ll be using.
Renan Dantas (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 11th week working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD updates. This week’s focus was finishing layer and color updates and the majority of integrating the new dome geometry into the Master File, then moving windows, new furniture placement, and beginning to update the elevations. All of which is shown here.
Lucas Tsutsui da Silva (4th-year Computer Engineering Student) also continued his work on the Control Systems layout, reorganizing it as shown here to spread out the symbols, eliminate overlap, and add pointers as need to make it easier to identify what each component is and points to on the plan.
And Jin Yu (Structural Engineering Designer) also completed her 7th week working on the concrete foundation design and tutorial details for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was reviewing the code for concrete floor design and determining the next steps for the basement wall and construction practice tutorial.
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY PROGRESS
One Community is advancing 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:
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