We are caretakers of our shared planet. Whether we choose to do so consciously or not, we are each still caretakers. Hasn’t the time come for clear and open source options for those interested in caretaking for The Highest Good of All? We think it has.
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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 May 15th, 2016 edition (#164) 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:
CARETAKERS OF OUR SHARED PLANET INTRO: @1:03
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @2:01
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:54
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:03
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:05
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:02
CARETAKERS OF OUR SHARED PLANET SUMMARY @7:28
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One Community is contributing as caretakers of our shared planet 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 third 25% of the written content for the Courage 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 “Courage” is now 75% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the final 25% of the written part of the Courage Lesson Plan.
We also completed the third 25% of the mindmap for the Summer Lesson Plan, bringing it to 75% complete, which you see here:
One Community is contributing as caretakers of our shared planet 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 the core team continued working on the renders for the Tropical Atrium that is the center of the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). Here you can see the finished render looking southwest and focusing on the hand terraces and central pond. Next step here is PhotoShop colors and additions.
As part of the development of our our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan, which features contributions from Naturopathic Doctor Matt Marturano (creator of the COHERENT model for comprehensive digestive health), this week we calculated and added the nutrition information and daily requirements for greens to our meal plans.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) then took the render from the core team and added all the plant details so it now shows the Tropical Atrium flourishing with fruit trees, flowers, and other plants from the Tropical Atrium Planting and Harvesting plan.
One Community is contributing as caretakers of our shared planet 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 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’s focus was on creating a sketch and explanatory narrative depicting the layout of expanded polystyrene insulation for the earthbag dome floor and dome subterranean exterior. We also finished the narrative for the 6-millimeter polyethylene over exterior horizontal EPS insulation. We’d say we are now 81% complete with this total update and rewrite behind the scenes.
Jessica Zynda (Drafter and Designer) also completed this final CAD drawing of the Earthbag Village Dome Excavation, French Drain Gutter, and Footer.
Zachary Melin (Graphic Designer) also took over updating the Tree House Village (Pod 7) book created by last year’s intern Team. What you see here is Zachary’s process of redoing the background image and rebuilding the table of contents and the summary page.
Dean Scholz, Architectural Designer, further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 19 of this work that is now focused on what you see here, creating quality render plants and trees like those we’ll be growing on the property.
Sal Rubio (Industrial Designer) also continued working on creating professional do-it-yourself Earthbag Village Murphy Bed furniture assembly instructions. What you see here are week 3 of his process of double checking all our pieces and creating SolidWorks versions of them from the Sketchup pieces we already have.
Shilcy Augustine (Architect) continued developing the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) massage and treatment room spaces. You can see this work here where her focus continues with the aesthetic and structural details for the external spaces.
One Community is contributing as caretakers of our shared planet 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 Neha Verma (Construction Project Manager and Bachelor’s of Architecture) created this initial section plan for the City Center.
And Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) added the final details to this City Center render of the large-scale communal Kitchen.
Additionally, Iris Hsu (Industrial Designer), also continued exploring recycled pipe shelving options for the Duplicable City Center library. What you see here is round #5 of this work building more 3-D examples of the corner shelving options we liked best and further exploring how they’ll look with different shelving for the adjacent walls.
One Community is contributing as caretakers of our shared planet 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 completed updating all the icons for all the Highest Good of All sections of the website. What you see here are these icons added now to The Highest Good of All Portal and Collaborative resource and information hub.
Jonathan DeAscentis (Graphic Designer and Web Developer) additionally continued development of our Highest Good Network logo as shown here. This week’s changes were discussing options for the words in the outer ring.
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