Building an eco-bridge between idealism and pragmatism is possible through open source sustainability components. The path to accomplishing this is to inspire people with a working model. This model should be designed for widespread appeal by being affordable, applicable across a diversity of cultures, easily accessible, created so that people with average knowledge and little or no experience can duplicate it, and with a marketing engine capable of exposing enough people to build the necessary momentum for it to continue on its own. We see this as for The Highest Good of All and having the ability to create a New Golden Age of cooperation, collaboration, innovation, creativity, sustainable living, and increased happiness for everyone and everything on this planet:
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 17th, 2015 edition (#115) of our weekly progress update detailing the previous week’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 @2:00
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:28
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:46
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @7:25
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:31
One Community is building an eco-bridge between idealism and pragmatism 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 Nature lesson plan that teaches all subjects, to all learning levels, using the central theme of Nature. The page is for use in any learning environment and this brings it to 90% complete. The final pictures for the page are coming next.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the next 25% of our lesson plan with the central theme of “Communication” – which now brings that to 75% complete.
Paige Allison Donatelli (Graphic Designer and Owner Operator of Namaste Living in a Material World) finished the first 25% of the image creation for the “Communication” lesson plan mind map, which you can see here:
One Community is building an eco-bridge between idealism and pragmatism 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:
And we did this for our and open source peas hub:
We also researched and added two additional recipes to the open source tomatoes hub, which you can see here. More recipes from our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan that feature tomatoes will be added here in the future.
Behind the scenes, Benjamin Sessions is continuing the creation of our 6-month long buying list for recipes for the omnivore section of our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan. This week he focused on order forms.
We also added three additional recipes from Sandra Sellani (Vegan Chef and author of What’s Your BQ?) to the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan. These recipes are: (vegan) ‘Egg‘ Muffin Sandwiches… Summer Squash Noodles… and Roasted Eggplant Tomato Soup:
One Community is building an eco-bridge between idealism and pragmatism 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 created two new layouts for the shower dome that will be part of the upcoming dome-home crowdfunding campaign. These new designs make the plumbing more accessible and meet residential code. The one on the left is what we will be building:
Behind the scenes we finished writing the final waterproofing strategy for these structures. Next we’ll be moving those details to the website.
Speaking of moving things to the website, this week the core team moved the net-zero-water-use bathroom layouts and specifics to the website. This is the excellent work of Beatriz Rocha (Mechanical Engineering Student):
Sheng Xu (Mechanical Design Engineer) also finished his 8th round of SolidWorks design specifics for the 3-dome cluster of the upcoming crowdfunding campaign. This work included finalizing the stairs, retaining walls, and placing the 3 domes together:
Sayonara Batista (4th-year Architecture and Urban Planning Student) also completed a week of researching the benefits and challenges of earthblock construction. You can see the details of Sayonara’s work on the new Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) page began by the core team:
The core team also moved another 15% of the earth dome loft structural engineering calculations to the website. This open source work was completed by Antonio Zambianco (Civil Engineering Student) and is now 35% complete on the site:
…and initial designs of the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5). What you see here are the 3-D renders, Elevations, initial 3-level concept layout, initial single and couples units, and a lateral facing unit:
Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) began working on the details of the Control Systems design that will eventually service all 7 sustainable village models. These images are snapshots of what is being discussed and developed behind the scenes:
One Community is building an eco-bridge between idealism and pragmatism 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 last week the core team updated and edited the Duplicable City Center water catchment and storage designs created by Mateus Moura Barretto (Civil Engineering Student specializing in Hydraulics). These designs will capture over 99,000 gallons of rainwater each year with an average rainfall of only 10 inches per year:
Mayke Balbino (Architecture and Urban Design Student) completed revision 3 of the Duplicable City Center designs in AutoCAD. This included straightening walls in the Social Dome, a new stair design in the Dining dome, updated railings and utility closet designs for the 3rd floor, and elimination of dead space with a new cupola design for the 4th floor; all changes that will further improve materials efficiency and make this structure easier to build.
One Community is building an eco-bridge between idealism and pragmatism 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 began adding images and additional formatting of the work of Binru Chen (Accountant Specializing in Audit and Financial Reporting) on the tax considerations and strategy page. This work is part of the Highest Good Economics component of building teacher/demonstration hubs. We’d say this work is now about 20% complete.
We also finalized and added the Community Member home and home shares ownership agreement to the One Community legal page. This is the work of Yusuf Sulayman (Lawyer and member of the Nigerian Bar Association), added as an open source template for others wishing to form similar home ownership agreements with their members.
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