We have the ability to create better living through sustainability. If we open source and free-share a replicable model for this, we can spread the idea and sustainable lifestyle globally. The ultimate goal of doing this would be to create a fully sustainable planet capable of meeting the needs of everyone living here. This is the purpose of the all-volunteer One Community nonprofit organization.
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 28th, 2016 edition (#179) 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:
BETTER LIVING THROUGH SUSTAINABILITY INTRO: @1:03
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @1:56
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:51
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:16
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:53
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:27
BETTER LIVING THROUGH SUSTAINABILITY SUMMARY: @8:45
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One Community is creating a better living through sustainability 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 second 25% of the written content for the Beliefs 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 “Beliefs” is now 50% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the final 25% of the written part of the Beliefs Lesson Plan.
We also completed the second 25% of the mindmap for the Honesty and Integrity Lesson Plan, bringing it to 50% complete, which you see here:
One Community is creating a better living through sustainability 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, behind the scenes, the core team updated the descriptions for the Transition Kitchen equipment to a staging page on the website, as you can see here:
One Community is creating a better living through sustainability 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 updated all the images on the Highest Good Housing page and all the individual village headers. What you see here is the updated Highest Good Housing page with the new images. The updated individual village pages have similar new header images and identical social media images.
The core team also began serious formatting of the upcoming 7 villages online book pages 1-22. This work included laying high-resolution covers, and new intro pages, updating the City Center layouts, making inset images and resizing text, and setting up new page numbers, style sheets, and aligning the elements on these pages to a set grid.
We also updated the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) page with all new icons as seen here. As part of this, we additionally created several new pages that will host all the open source details for electrical, plumbing, window and door framing, and other details.
The core team also 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 completed a comprehensive review of the FFF doc. on pages 58-87, where we made corrections related to measurements and proofreading grammar and sentence structure. We also added new materials to the FFF materials list which included 3/4″ & 1/2″ plywood photos with description of usage along with separate narratives on pages 107 & 108. Additionally, we added 2″ finish nails, which are replacing 3 1/2″ finish nails for the slider. We’d say we are now 96% complete with this total update and rewrite behind the scenes.
Sal Rubio (Industrial Designer) continued working on creating professional do-it-yourself Earthbag Village Murphy Bed furniture assembly instructions. What you see here is week 13 of this process that focused on updating the main layouts, intro page for each section, and the symbols page to match the appearance and layout we decided on last week.
Brianna Johnson (Interior Designer), also updated the colors and created these two new overview renders for the Straw Bale Village (Pod 2).
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer), further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 33 of his work that focused on adding foliage around the windows of the central dining and recreation structure and running test renders testing the background tree images.
And, Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD Draftsperson and Designer), continued evolving the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4). You can see his 5th week of work here showing a redesigned central roadway, added ADA units, a redesigned main public restroom area, and test locations for pillars.
Guy Grossfeld, (Graphic Designer) also completed his photoshop work on the renders for the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5)! This final work included minor updates to the 3rd Floor circulation image you see here:
….finishing this 2nd floor front area looking out:
….this finalized version of the stairway up to floor 3:
…and final edits and additions to this front perspective of the stairs up to floor 2:
One Community is creating a better living through sustainability 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 working on the Duplicable City Center 3D renders. What you see here is the continued work on the interior design of the first floor of the Social Dome, where we added new trees to the area next to the pool and placed additional lights above the pool. A couple of different views were chosen for future rendering.
And Iris Hsu, (Industrial Designer), continued exploring recycled pipe shelving and overhead lighting options for the Duplicable City Center library. What you see here is round #16 of this work showing beginning integration of our final pipe design for the lighting with the pipe furniture, books on the shelves, and texture tests for the walls and floor.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) also continued with her 13th week of work on the lighting zones. This week’s progress continued adding additional zones to differentiate areas within the kitchen, social dome, and outdoor zones, and updating the spreadsheet with the new calculations this required.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) and Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) also continued work on the structural details for the City Center. This week’s focus was continued evolution of the structural column and beam placements.
One Community is creating a better living through sustainability 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 Jennifer Zhou (Web Designer) completed her 7th week of work developing the new website structure, continuing to focus on making the structure responsive to screen-size changes, upgrading formatting, and working on how to integrate our logo into this format.
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