Community-based eco-infrastructure is an approach to living that is capable of simultaneously addressing global hunger, homelessness, poverty, social injustice, education, economics, and more. One Community’s approach to developing the necessary foundations for this is open source sustainability solutions combining food, energy, and housing with ecocentric models for fulfilled living, education, sustainable economics and earth stewardship.
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 October 18th, 2015 edition (#134) 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: @2:00
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:15
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:10
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @5:55
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:15
One Community is developing community-based eco-infrastructure 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 50% of the written content for the Creativity Lesson Plan to the website. This lesson plan purposed to teach all subjects, to all learning levels, in any learning environment, using the central theme of “Creativity” is now 100% complete.
Behind the scenes, we also wrote the final 1/2 of the Emotional States Lesson Plan, bringing that to 100% complete:
And finally, we completed and added the first 50% of the mindmap for the Creativity Lesson Plan to the webpage:
One Community is developing community-based eco-infrastructure 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:
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: Autumn Muesli, Sloppy Sliders & Slaw, and Italian Wedding Soup.
One Community is developing community-based eco-infrastructure 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 continued what we hope will be the final revision of the Footers, Foundations and Flooring page for the upcoming crowdfunding campaign. This week included continued development of the new french drain water collection design to further reduce materials costs and increase longevity. What you see here is the newest hand drawing of where this design has evolved to.
We also added the 5 new village renders to the Highest Good housing page and updated all the descriptions there. You can see these new additions here and read more about each village by visiting the page and clicking the images to be taken to the detailed page on each village.
In addition to this, we began posting the website content for the dome home window and door framing tutorial for the upcoming crowdfunding campaign. What you see here is the beginning of this work showing the tools and materials details. We’d say we’re now about 15% done with this new page creation.
On the Straw Bale Village (Pod 2), Sayonara Batista de Oliveira (4th-year Architecture and Urban Planning Student) finished the second round of beautiful renders of this village, updating the images to fix some shading and other structural details. Sayonara is also creating 2-D perspectives for the complete Village 2 presentation we are working on:
Last but not least, we completed about one third of the written portion of the edits on the presentation the Intern Team created for the Tree House Village (Pod 7). The complete edits to that project are now about 50% finished and the presentation will be released on our website when the revision process is 100% complete.
One Community is developing community-based eco-infrastructure 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 updating the Sketchup 3-D for the Duplicable City Center. This week we added extensive details to the kitchen area to match the AutoCAD layout. Once done and double checked, we’ll be able to create beautiful renders of these areas. We’d say we are now 60% done with this 3-D work.
Iris Hsu (Industrial Designer), continued developing and evolving the Pipe Furniture designs. What you see here are the 4th generation concept designs for the chairs, tables, and couches that will be in the Duplicable City Center library.
Behind the scenes Lucas Tsutsui da Silva (4th-year Computer Engineering Student), working under Mike’s guidance, continued developing the Control System connector board. The image you see here shows the latest design evolutions as Lucas and Mike start working on the specifics of minimizing space requirements and detailing how everything will fit together.
One Community is developing community-based eco-infrastructure 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 continued editing and formatting the wonderful work of Oz Czerski (Lawyer Specializing in Trademark and Copyright Law). This included a final round of followup edits to the Open Source and Copyrights tutorial setting up the initial layout details and imagery for the Open Source Trademarking tutorial page that you see here. We’d say we’re 50% complete with the Trademarking tutorial.
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