Creating a cooperative future is possible if enough people want it. We can change the societal norms of competition to norms of collaboration if we choose to. One way to achieve sufficient engagement and participation in this idea is to create an open source and free-shared model that demonstrates this on a small-scale while providing a better way of living than the way most people are living now. Such a model, if demonstrated as easy enough and affordable enough, will predictably spread and expand on its own. We are designing this as what we call living and creating for The Highest Good of All.
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 January 1st, 2017 edition (#197) 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: @2:04
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:01
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:34
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:55
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @9:39
One Community is creating a cooperative future 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 Cognition 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 “Cognition” is now 100% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the final 75% section of the written part of the Cosmos Lesson Plan.
We also completed the third 25% of the mindmap for the Consciousness Lesson Plan, bringing it to 75% complete, which you see here:
One Community is creating a cooperative future 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 finished reformatting and adding sections to the Vegan Sweet Potato Recipes & Omnivore Sweet Potato Recipes pages, bringing both of the pages to 60% completion. You can see a sample of that work here, on the vegan sweet potato recipe page:
One Community is creating a cooperative future 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:
The core team also finished the final 15% of the Earthbag Municipal/County Involvement and Permitting page. The page is now complete and you can see some of the final details completed this week here:
In addition to this, the core team worked on these renders for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) bathroom and shower structures. We added textures to the water in the pool, updated the roof details for the Net-zero Communal Bathroom, Communal Eco-shower Structures, and Vermiculture Toilet structures, updated the texture and color of the walkways, and adjusted the shadows.
Adrienne Gould-Choquette (Mechanical Engineer) also finished her 2nd week with the team, helping work on the standardized AutoCAD layers and line weights template we are creating. Here are screenshots of our collaborative call discussing this work:
Fernando Remolina (Industrial Engineer specializing in Project Management) continued with his 11th week of managing the Vermiculture Bathroom development with the 6th week of help from Lin Xu (Mechanical Engineering Student) and Jianyu “Lucas” Liang (Mechanical Engineer). This week’s focus, as shown here, was exploration and design evolutions for the connection of the toilets to the main unit and the emptying and removal chamber:
Lianyi Zhao (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 2nd week of working on the Net-zero Communal Bathroom modeling. This week he created a section view in AutoCAD and continued designing the shower structure and Net-zero bathrooms in SolidWorks, adding details for the surrounding area in the Earthbag Village (Pod 1), as shown here.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer), continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 49 of his work that is now focusing on internal home views. What you are seeing is a series of 59 renders (the final 11 are new) showing the testing and development of the lighting in one of these units.
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 24th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) design details. This week’s focus was updating the window plan for the main meeting and events hall, adding another meeting room, adding missing column support for the 2nd floor, and continuing to develop different lighting, texture, and furniture details.
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) also created this 1st generation update of the main Shipping Container Village (Pod 5) render with a new background to match all the other shipping container renders Guy helped finalize.
One Community is creating a cooperative future 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 render creation for the Duplicable City Center. This included finalizing the 3D design and placement work for these three natural pool area renders. Next step will be adding details using PhotoShop.
The core team also created a new render for the Duplicable City Center Dining Dome. This render was created to reflect color changes to the inside of the dome and also included a slight shift in perspective and updates to the people within the structure:
Oruba Rabie (Ph.D, PE, and Civil Engineer) joined the team and completed her first week of helping double check all the structural engineering details for the City Center. Here you see her notes for the beginning of the dome snow and wind loads:
And Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 24th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was finishing the calculations for how many bulbs will be needed in each zone (now that we’ve chosen them), as shown by the new “Lamps” column in the spreadsheet here.
Jinxi Feng (Environmental Consultant) also continued her research helping us create an in-depth laundry and dryer machine sustainability analysis. What you see here is her 16th week of behind-the-scenes work on this area of the project. This week’s focus was continued development of the formatting and structure of the open source tool to compare water and energy savings with different washers and dryers.
Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) and Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer) continued their work on the electrical and Control and Automation systems designs for the City Center. What you see here are a couple photos from the weekly collaborative call with Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) and some of their notes from this week’s work researching conductors, categorizing electrical components, and sizing conduit.
Lucas Tsutsui da Silva (4th-year Computer Engineering Student) also finished updating the Control and Automation systems layout to reflect the most recent design changes for the building. You can see this work here and on the site in a version you can click to enlarge.
Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) also continued work on the hardware designs for the Control and Automation systems. You can see him here, holding a version he’s testing on his farm in Canada.
One Community is creating a cooperative future 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 the core team began exploring and testing new options and looks for the video introduction we use for the project. This collage shows some of the team’s work in this area.
And Jennifer Zhou (Web Designer) continued working on setting up the icons for insertion into the search engine she and Ashwin are building. You can see some examples of these icons and the partial code here.
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