Has the time come for creating a new global eco-cooperative? Are we ready to work together globally to help humanity become a sustainable civilization? One Community thinks the answer to both these questions is a resounding ‘YES!’ and we are creating the open source and free-shared plans necessary to achieve this.
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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 August 16th, 2020 edition (#386) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
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One Community is creating a new global eco-cooperative 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 week the core team finished our detailed review and content additions for the open source Hydro Energy Setup and Maintenance page. This week we added the final case study exams, formatted the Google Doc so it is ready for publication, and began the process of constructing the page.
The core team also reviewed and integrated into our behind-the-scenes Sustainable Site Selection, Planning, and Preparation content a diversity of untitled resources from previous site selection research and, after consulting MEGA, Missoula P.E., restructured the steps for Site Prep and began rewriting that as a more comprehensive approach. You can see some screenshots of this work-in-progress below.
Alvaro Hernández (Open Source Tech Consultant, Developer) completed his 19th week as a member of the team. This week Alvaro continued developing the “Best Small and Large-scale Community Clothing Recycling, Reuse, and Repurposing Options” tutorial. He continued adding content to the page and also worked on writing software tools for replacing rules to identify small but time-consuming website code addition tasks like adding a line break before every header. This was done with “visual studio code” and a find-and-replace plugin that uses regex code to write down each replacement rule.
Jose Luis Flores (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 3rd week helping finish the Net-zero Bathroom component of the Earthbag Village. This week Jose Luis completed the first draft of the AutoCAD floor plan of the Net-Zero Bathroom and started working on elevation views of the front of the structure in AutoCAD and using the Solidworks model and AutoCAD floor plan in conjunction to accurately scale the bathroom. Section views A, B, and C on the floor plan were drawn on AutoCAD using the same method used to construct the elevation plan. Pictures are below for this work-in-progress.
Stacey Maillet (Graphic Designer) also completed her 2nd week working on the final edits and revisions to the Murphy bed instructions. This week’s focus was on the nightstands. She integrated all the notes that were requested, made layout improvements, further identified missing steps and renders, and submitted the Nightstands Working File 8-5-20.pdf for review. She also updated the component Tally Sheet screw count for this group and started working on the Clothing & Storage group by applying the global changes to that layout and simplifying the instructions as needed. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Hannah Copeman (Structural Engineer) also joined the team and completed her 1st week helping complete all the Earthbag Village tutorials. This week Hannah completed a thorough review to finalize the Earthbag Engineering Page, reviewed and made revisions to the related Earthbag Engineering loading spreadsheets, and reviewed the dome calculation spreadsheets for alterations and improvements.
One Community is creating a new global eco-cooperative 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 Ian Coletti (Environmental Studies Major, Researcher) completed his 10th week researching for the Most Sustainable Windows and Doors open source guide. This week Ian finished a draft of products ranked with companies and began ranking best products overall. He also made other edits, most notably altering the product list for Ply Gem. You can see some of this work-in-progress below.
Ashish Hirani (Fire Protection Engineer) also completed his 5th week working on the City Center Sprinkler and Emergency Lighting Design. This week Ashish focused on more code and product research to choose the correct Exit Lighting. You can see some of the results of this work below.
One Community is creating a new global eco-cooperative 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 week the core team continued working on the open source chicken coop step-by-step building instructions on our behind-the-scenes google doc. This week we finished the instructions for removable trays and started working on roosting bars, these changes are on pages 101-106 and you can see some of this work-in-progress below.
Jessica Wienke (Food & Nutrition Project Consultant and CEO & Co-Owner of The Artisan Wheelhouse & The Roots of Medicine) and Aly Shannon (Food & Nutrition Project Consultant and Creative Director & Co-Owner of Roots of Medicine) continued with their 9th week working on the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan. This week Jessica and Aly created vegan recipes for Savory Biscuits, Morracan Style Soup, Simple Curry, and Dilly Cabbage. You can see these here.
Alanis Peguero (Mechanical Engineer) also completed her 2nd week working on the updated/final designs of the climate batteries for the Aquapini/Walipini structures. This week she focused on calculating the thermal requirements the climate batteries would have to provide for the Walipini 3. She also started calculating the desired airflow characteristics and making the analysis for the fan selection. You can see some of this work below.
One Community is creating a new global eco-cooperative 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 component of One Community is about 95% complete with only the Open Source School Licensing and Ultimate Classroom construction and assembly details remaining to be finished. With over 8 years of work invested in the process, the sections below are all complete until we move onto the property and continue the development and open sourcing process with teachers and students – a development process that is built directly into the structure of the education program and everything else we’re creating too:
This week Xiaolu Song (Landscape Designer) also completed her 8th week working on the playground and other external details of the Ultimate Classroom. This week Xiaolu further developed the SketchUp model for the amphitheater, trolley path and small town play area, music wall and play structure, and fruit garden and farm land areas. You can see some of this work below.
Shuwei Liu (Landscape Designer) also completed her 7th week working on the playground and other external details of the Ultimate Classroom. This week Shuwei further developed the SketchUp model for the farm and outdoor areas, material identity and animal farm area, swing and slide, and other play structures. You can see some of these contributions below.
One Community is creating a new global eco-cooperative 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 Henry Nguyen (React Developer) completed his 28th week with the team and working on the Highest Good Network software. This week he updated the “adding links” feature, so users can add, edit, and remove links for a task. He also designed a “project users” feature to “add all” members to a project. You can see some of this work below.
Ross Edwards (Chief Imagination Officer, G3) completed his 17th week helping promote One Community. Ross is someone who found our project, loved what we are doing, and offered to just help contact people he (and we) thought might be interested in what we’re doing. This week he continued to promote our project and the One Community helping page to media outlets and philanthropists. You can see below this last week’s list of who he contacted and the press release he is sharing.
TEKtalent Inc. (a custom programming solutions company) also continued with their 11th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Nithesh and TEK talent team worked on the Team page, eslint correction and ember app migration to Azure – which is still giving us challenges. The teams list page is now done and lists all teams and status. A search box also has been added to search teams based on name. You can see some of this work below.
Adam Capdevill (Software Engineer) completed his 9th week working on the Highest Good Network software. This week Adam reviewed the majority of Andon’s summary submission feature and submitted comments for peer review before approving the pull request. He then shifted his attention back to developing his own module, working on privacy toggling, displaying teams & projects, and overall refactoring. Adam ended the week collaborating with Andon to wrap up his code review and submitted his pull request. You can see pictures of some of this behind-the-scenes work below.
Yiqi Feng (Software Engineer) continued with her 6th week as a member of the Highest Good Network software team. This week Yiqi checked the recognition when people just paste a link into notes. She fixed a bug where the time entry form was cleared after first time edit. Also, she added timer editing-tracking functionality to count and save edit times in MongoDB. Additionally, she implemented different notification popups when people edit their timer the first 3 times, fourth time, and fifth time. After people edit the time entry form and close the notification, data time-edit changes are now saved. You can see some of this work below.
Jerry Zhang (Software Engineer) also completed his 2nd week working on the Highest Good Network software. Jerry made tangible progress with his task of WBS 2.2.1: Create the ability to easily see each Team Member’s weekly hours committed and hours completed for the week. We are now able to fetch all of the teams the current user is managing as well as the members of each team. Additionally, we fetch the time entries of each user. In the next week, Jerry will create basic components to display this information and will integrate with other necessary components from other development members. Pictures of some of this are below.
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