Creating a planet that works for everyone is possible if enough people want it. We can change how we interact with each other and our shared environment if we choose to. One way to achieve sufficient engagement and participation 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 how 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.
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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 November 27th, 2016 edition (#192) 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: @1:58
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:53
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:21
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:03
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:59
One Community is creating a planet that works for everyone 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 Consciousness 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 “Consciousness” is now 75% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the first 25% section of the written part of the Cognition Lesson Plan.
We also completed the second 25% of the mindmap for the Individuality Lesson Plan, bringing it to 50% complete, which you see here.
One Community is creating a planet that works for everyone 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 cleaned up the recipes on the breakfast page and created a “Dessert & Snack Recipes” page. You can see images of that work here:
One Community is creating a planet that works for everyone 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 and Ashwini Ramesh (Civil Engineer and Project Manager) put another combined total of 15 hours into the crowdfunding campaign we are developing. This week’s focus was the behind-the-scenes content editing for the Site Selection and Preparation page. You can see some of this work here.
We also finished updates to these two final Straw Bale Village (Pod 2) renders and added them to the site. The first one is the “Central Social Area with the Chimney Closed” and the second one is the “Outdoor Picnic Area Looking East.”
Next, we updated the Straw Bale Village floor plans and “click to enlarge” floor plans, as shown here:
Fernando Remolina (Industrial Engineer specializing in Project Management) continued with his 5th week of managing the Vermiculture Bathroom development. This week’s focus, as shown here, was beginning clarifying task assignments and beginning the foundation work with his team.
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 19th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) design details. This week’s focus was on railing, lighting, and furniture updates to the internal and external Revit 3-D room and exterior design specifics shown here:
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued with 3D earth block construction for the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) labyrinth meditation walking path. This week’s focus was trying a new approach that allowed him to finish the layout for this, as shown here:
Jiming Chen (Designer with his Master’s in Architecture and BA in Engineering) also continued helping develop the Tree House Village (Pod 7). What you see here is his 7th week of this work focusing on enlarged bathroom and shower designs, updating and finishing the roof, window, and external seating plans, and more doorway and storage updates.
Zachary Melin (Graphic Designer) also continued developing the Tree House Village (Pod 7) book. What you see here is week 15 of this work that continued with updates to more pages that will feature Jiming’s new floor plans and designs once they are complete.
One Community is creating a planet that works for everyone 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:
… and checking in 3D the placement of columns, doors and windows to accommodate the fourth floor:
Iris Hsu, (Industrial Designer), also continued her work on the recycled pipe shelving for the Duplicable City Center library. This week’s focus was beginning work on the assembly instructions. What you see here are the initial layouts, beginnings of the parts list, explanation of the lighting color options, and more:
And Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) also continued with her 20th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was solidifying the specific wattage of LED bulbs we will use and researching the different looks for the various LED options, as shown 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 12th week of behind-the-scenes work on this area of the project. This week’s focus was more calculations and comparisons and beginning to create the charts and info-graphics you can see here:
The core team also began updating the eco-laundry page with Jinxi’s work, finishing the What, Why, and initial 3 Details sections discussing the range of what is possible from the most basic approaches to the most comprehensive. Visit the page to read the details.
Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer), Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer), and Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) continued working on the electrical design for the Control and Automation systems and Ramya and Shubham continued working on the solar and wind designs. What you see here is this team’s 5th week of work on both of these tasks and focusing on controller sizing, battery selection, and wind turbine types.
And Renan Dantas (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 2nd week working on creating our next generation of Duplicable City Center section drawings. You can see some of the notes and examples of the ongoing revisions here.
One Community is creating a planet that works for everyone 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 updated the Taxes and Sustainable Community Building page with more of the comprehensive research and educational content written last year by Binru Chen (Accountant Specializing in Audit and Financial Reporting). The work-in-progress you see here is in preparation for a new web designer who we just brought on the team and will be taking on finishing this page as her first project with the team.
Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) and Jennifer Zhou (Web Designer) also completed what is, collectively, the 8th week of work developing the new site search engine. This week’s focus was inputting the details for the Highest Good energy section, fixing a broken icon set problem, and writing the code for the Highest Good society and Highest Good education sections, as shown here.
And Yuri Witte (Music Composer and Sound Designer)” completed his 3rd week of helping create the music that will accompany the new overview video we are planning. This week’s focus was several new composition tests for a more progressive and action-oriented intro. You can hear one of these here and listen to the rest on Yuri’s SoundCloud.
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