Creating a more sustainable lifestyle is something most people feel would be beneficial both individually and for the planet. Interestingly enough, most people think of a “sustainable lifestyle” as primarily sustainable food, energy, and housing. We feel adding fulfilled living, Education, sustainable economics and earth stewardship is helpful also, and we’re open sourcing solutions for all 6 of these areas to make implementation easier. Globally collaborating and open sourcing these areas is 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 September 13th, 2015 edition (#129) 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 @1:53
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:09
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:20
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @5:56
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:18
One Community is creating a more sustainable lifestyle for people 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:
We also wrote the final 25% of the Social Relationships Lesson Plan behind the scenes, bringing the written portions to 100% complete.
And we completed and added the first 50% of the mindmap for the Social Relationships Lesson Plan to the webpage. You can see that mindmap here:
Finally, we featured the Quantity and Quality lesson plan across our social media channels, using this image that we created:
One Community is creating a more sustainable lifestyle for people 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 researched and added 1 new Brussel Sprouts recipe to the open source cole crops hub:
Last but not least, we added three new delicious recipes from Sandra Sellani (Vegan Chef and author of What’s Your BQ?) to the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan – These recipes are: Banana Strawberry Breakfast Pie, Beans and Greens Pasta Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Sweet Potato Gorditas with Fresh Salsa.
One Community is creating a more sustainable lifestyle for people 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 revision 2 of the Footers, Foundations and Flooring page for the upcoming crowdfunding campaign. This week’s work included finishing the narrative for the “compass” used to create the ideal dome curvature, adding additional compass parts to the tutorial, updating the AutoCAD image, and rewriting the narrative to include dimension specifics. We’d say we’re now about 20% complete with this final revision behind the scenes.
Behind the scenes we finished new updates to the paths and plants of the Tropical Atrium in 3D.
We also finished the redesign you see here of the central layout for the Straw Bale Village (Pod 2) central seating. This layout meets American Disability Act requirements, adds a family seating area, and also a view of the central fireplace and stage from the kid’s playroom:
In addition to this, we created this initial design for what will be the Straw Bale Village chimney that can be separated to make room for use of the central area as a stage when not in use as what we’re designing to be a bio-gas-fueled fire pit.
One Community is creating a more sustainable lifestyle for people 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 finished updating the walking paths and Living Dome floor, plus the Living Dome bathroom appliances and floors on level 1 and 2. We are counting this as another 3% of progress to bring us to 48% complete with the total 3-D update.
We also continued working with Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) to develop version 2.0 of the Control Systems and Automation survey from last week. What you see below is an example of the initial data and feedback we’ve gathered with this survey that we’ll be presenting to the public in the next couple weeks.
Last but not least, Gabriel Madeira (Industrial Design Student with a Technical in Graphic Design) combined his own work with the work of Flávia Galimberte Bozeda (Architecture and Interior Design Student) to create a furniture and interior design process book. What you see below are some of the pages from that book covering furniture, interior design, and other specifics for inside the City Center.
One Community is creating a more sustainable lifestyle for people 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 finished the final updating of all the past weekly progress blogs to match the rest of the website that’s been updated to be mobile friendly. This last block of about 10 hours of image, video and text reformatting finally brings us to 100% complete with the entire website update.
Oz Czerski (Lawyer Specializing in Trademark and Copyright Law) also helped us further update our website Terms and Conditions, Consultant and Volunteer Agreements, and NDA. All of these updated documents can be read and downloaded from the Legal Documents and Processes Page.
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