Creating an abundant planet is recognizing that global abundance is measured by those of us who have the least. To help those who need help the most, while helping everyone else too, One Community is creating open source and free-shared plans for teacher/demonstration hubs that will teach, evolve, and make globally accessible sustainable, regenerative, and replicable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more.
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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 December 11th, 2022 edition (#507) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is creating an abundant planet 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 member managing the aircrete compression testing team held the weekly meeting with the aircrete team, made a list of tasks for the team, and responded to comments and emails. The same team member also addressed comments in the City Center hub connector final document, and Net-zero Bathroom doc, as well as following up with Luis as he approaches the end of his volunteer term. Pictures below are related to this work.
Another member of the core team used SketchUp to follow the assembly instruction steps for the Murphy bed build. We finished checking the lumber selection and parts layout for the Closet and Storage section and Nightstand section. We pointed out missing parts, misalignment and corrections for alignments of some parts in the lumber cut-out steps, checked corrected issues and resolved corresponding comments.
This week Daniela Andrea Parada (Civil Engineering Student) completed her 54th week, returning to work on the Roadways, Walkways, Gutters, and Parking Lot Report/Tutorial. This week Daniela started off the week by responding to all comments that were left on the Flexible Pavements Design section. She was able to find a resource in order to help the reader reference a database and decided to remove a subsection that was previously created because it related too much to a more elaborate subsection. Daniela then went through the Roadways document and edited all images that were numbered by cropping them and making sure the title was under the image. She then started working on the Updated Duplicable City Center Project Specification and Design Basis report. Daniela reviewed what she was previously working on and started off where she left off. She numbered all of the figures and added in anything that she had left out previously. Afterwards Daniela bookmarked and linked the images that had titles in addition to adjusting the formatting. She plans to read through the document next week. Pictures below are related to this work.
Ming Weng (MS Geography & Environmental Engineering) completed his 33rd week helping with the Best Small and Large-scale Community Options for Sustainable Processing and Reuse of Non-recyclables research, report, and tutorial. This week, Ming primarily did searches on new waste treatment plant options. All the results were searched via typing: incinerator / gasifier / pyrolysis with electricity generator / generation, then digging into the details. Pictures below show some of this work-in-progress.
Jieying “Mercy” Cai (Sustainability and Climate Policy Researcher) completed her 13th week working on completing the Best Small and Large-scale Community Options for Sustainable Processing and Reuse of Non-recyclables research, report, and tutorial. This week Mercy researched, edited, and rewrote the Non-recyclables Recycling Options (Metal recovery from e-waste and aluminum composite material, Crushing method for construction and demolition waste, Separation method for absorbent hygiene products) and the Non-recyclables Waste-To-Energy Options (Pyrolysis technology) of the tutorial. She carried out new research requested in the comment and integrated Ming’s research findings. See below for some pictures related to this work.
Julia Meaney (Researcher and Assistant to Executive Director) completed her 13th week with the team. This week, Julia completed her final review of the “Flexible Pavement Design” section from the “Roadways, Walkways, Gutters, and Parking Lot Report/Tutorial” Google Doc. She resolved and addressed comments as needed. Julia then made all remaining fixes to the images on the “City Center Eco-spa and Natural Pool” webpage and resolved all of the comments on the corresponding Feedback PDF. She then continued to work on the “Open Source Climate Battery Design” webpage, addressing, resolving, and adding comments as needed to the source Google Doc. She also re-sourced and re-uploaded a few blurry images from the site to update them with improved quality and legibility. Julia then added new resources from the Google Doc to the “Resources” section of the live page and backed each one up to her shared Dropbox folder. Finally, Julia completed her initial review of the “Waste to energy incinerators master” spreadsheet. She used the comments to leave feedback and to ask questions, and made various formatting updates to make the sheets more visually effective. The pictures below relate to this work.
The Compression Team consisting of Genesis Avila (Engineering Intern Researcher), Joshua Jacob (Engineering Intern Researcher), Fatima Duenas-Esparza (Engineering Intern Researcher), and Sarah-Jean Boyd (Engineering Intern Researcher) completed their 8th weeks helping with the Aircrete and earthbag compression testing. This week the Aircrete Team made aircrete utilizing a 7-gallon bucket instead of a 5-gallon bucket, which was successful in containing the aircrete better and mitigating material loss due to splashing. The team continued to have trouble maintaining the right foam density, so care was taken by checking the density before measuring the amount needed when mixing. Pictures below are related to this work.
Yifei Zhu (Analyst and Researcher) also completed her 4th week working on reviewing and formatting for publication the newest content for the Net-zero Bathroom and Earthbag Village water collection and storage. This week, Yifei continued to work on revising the net-zero bathroom design and assembly instructions. She mainly focused on how to make the content easier for readers to understand. Yifei made suggestions, rephrased the content based on her understanding, and asked Diwei questions. Pictures below are related to this work.
One Community is creating an abundant planet 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 Venus Abdollahi (Architectural Designer) completed her 58th week helping finish the Duplicable City Center designs. Venus completed roofs number 1 and 3. She modeled the roof in Revit according to the SketchUp model and started to create the section view of these roofs to show the R-value and define the roof layers. See pictures below.
Jessica Santos (Architect) completed her 24th week working on the interior design for the Duplicable City Center rental rooms. This week, Jessica designed the Bathroom for room 3. She kept the same pallet used in the room. She tried different compositions of finishes, and got the images you see below. Jessica chose furniture and finishes, and started adding in the Interior design Cost Analysis. She also added the bathroom page on the PPT. See below for some pictures of this work.
Gabriela Vilela S. C. Diniz (Architect and Urban Planner) completed her 24th week working on the interior design for the Duplicable City Center rental rooms. This week Gabriela worked on improving the materials of the 3D model and doing a few tests as the TV didn’t work as planned. She added a nightstand on both sides of the bed, a few more details at the bathroom, the surround sound system, and asked and worked on the Cost Analysis Table. Pictures below are related to this work.
Charles Gooley (Web Designer) completed his 13th weeks helping with web design. Charles spent the week working on the City Center Eco-laundry page. He worked on the Interactive Tool Tutorial, Search Results of Specific Machines, Eco-Laundry Research Methods, Discussion and Frequently Answered Questions sections. The pictures below share some of this developing work.
Ranran Zhang (Architectural Designer) joined the team and completed her 1st week working on the updated video internal and external walkthrough for the Duplicable City Center. This week Ranran finished the onboarding process and gained an initial understanding of the workflow. On Tuesday, Ranran had her first meeting with other members (Xuanji, Yuxi, and Huiya) on zoom. During the meeting, Ranran learned more about the project through the presentation of the other team members. On Thursday, Ranran and Yuxi had a second meeting to discuss the rendering. They found out that there are still some details of the SketchUp model that need to be modified before importing it into Lumion. Therefore, in the second half of the week, Ranran focused on modifying the SketchUp model. She repaired the shell of the living dome. And she referred to the AutoCAD files to modify the materials of the main entrance of the building and the entrance of the social space. Ranran also modified some details inside the building, like the position of trees and butterflies. See below for some pictures of this work.
One Community is creating an abundant planet 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 core team continued detailed review and feedback on the Transition Food Self-sufficiency Plan. We went through the 3-Day Menu Block doc resolving comments that had been addressed or were outdated. The comments all pertained to a series of back and forth comments by various team members addressing a multitude of food issues throughout the doc and mostly related to complete proteins, amino acids, sodium amounts, etc. Pictures below relate to this work.
The core team also finished guiding the creation of the Aquapini/Walipini video tour. All that remains now is to upload it to YouTube, SEO optimize it, share it on all our social media networks, and add it to the relevant pages of our website. Below are some pictures of this work.
One Community is creating an abundant planet 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. We’ll report on the final two elements to be finished as we develop them.
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:
One Community is creating an abundant planet 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:
Over the past week the core team completed 27 hours managing One Community volunteer-work review not included above, emails, social media accounts, web development, Highest Good Network software checkins and review, and interviewing and setting up new volunteer team members. Pictures below show some of this.
The core team also wrote the SEO content and uploading this video to YouTube:
Yiyun Tan (Management Dashboard Team Leader) completed her 34th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Yiyun put most of her time on fixing the “cannot save task edits” problem, she figured out the problem and found the cause, and solved the problem in her 3rd cherry-pick PR. Other than that, she ran management work, provided help on Slack, fixed release merge conflicts, and hotfixed the app as usual. Pictures of some of this work are below.
Yan Xu (Software Development Engineer) completed her 20th and 20th weeks helping with the Highest Good Network software. For this week, Yan tried to fix the bug when reaching out about the reactivate date and found when reaching out the end date did not automatically get deleted, which may cause this bug. She also refined the email format details, including the date format. Yan additionally added an email to notify the Admin when the app reactivates a paused person. She also tried to fix the bug about a deactivated user ending one day too soon. See pictures below for some of this work.
Arthur Olifant (Videographer) completed his 19th week helping create videos. This week, Arthur worked on the last video: The Aquapini Labeling video. He mostly had to improve the tracking of some labels and re-time the blocks of the introduction to match the music beats. Arthur delivered a total of 6 exports for Jae. This final video should be ready and approved within the next week. See pictures below that are related to this work.
Kaung Htet Myat (Software Engineer) completed his 11th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Kaung started off with rebasing the fix-timelog branch and pushing it back with changes. While he waited for the fix-timelog to be reviewed, he made 2 changes to the task-dashboard branch. First, he fixed an error so Owners/Admins can also delete tasks. Second, he changed the delete function from reducers to utils folder. Then Kaung noticed there was a node error in the fix-timelog github PR and worked on installing the node packages again. See pictures below for some of this work.
Kevin Shields (Software Engineer) completed his 8th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Kevin worked on adding new suggestions made by the reviewer of his WBS task deletion PR. This included formatting the code and changing the controller row (with the actions) to properly span the correct amount of rows and changIng it to match the amount of columns the parent has. He also did a PR review for Yiyun – Backend and frontend of tasks suggestions by managers and mentors, looked into some extra tasks Jae assigned regarding WBS task deletion and changing the warning message, and looked into the API call to the backend to make sure tasks are not actually getting fully deleted. Pictures below relate to this work.
Guilherme Wustro (Front End Developer) completed his 8th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. Guilherme finished the task to show the tasks in the user’s profile project tab. The layout and a brief demonstration were provided. The delete option is just appearing to the users that have the permission “unassignUserInProject”, so just the Administrator and the Owner. The tasks are being shown in the ascending order by their id. Pictures below relate to this work.
Aashish Thapa Magar (Full Stack Software Developer) completed his 8th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, codes related to the auto-assignment of badges after completion of the due date was found. Each method was analyzed. To make changes and check changes, due dates need to be manipulated so that the changes become immediate instead of having to wait until the end of the week. That part of the problem is still being worked on. Once it is worked out, the rest of the badge related bugs should be easy to configure. Pictures below relate to this work.
Kaixiang Gu (React.js / MongoDB Fullstack Software Developer) completed his 6th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week, Kaixiang spent most of his time debugging the user profile issue, and he made a quick fix for that bug. He also helped other team members by reviewing their pull requests. The rest of the time, he worked with the volunteering times bug, he made it so task hours can be logged correctly, and will continue working on this bug next week. Pictures below show some of this work.
Alan Lee Sing Chan (Software Engineer) completed his 5th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Alan started by working on fixing an issue that was not resolved in a PR he raised previously so the correct data will show when viewing another person’s dashboard. The problem was that the wrong tasks sometimes would show up in the Timelog component, and to make sure this did not happen anymore, Alan made some changes in the Timelog component. The component now renders based on only the userID that is passed as a prop by dashBoard component. He also made sure that the popUpBar sticks to the top when we scroll through the dashboard. After he raised a PR that fixes this, he carried on to work on fixing ESlint problems on the backend and he raised a PR for that. Then he continued working on ESlint problems in the frontend. Pictures below show some of this work.
Rajasri “RJ” Janakiraman (React/MongoDB Full-stack Developer) completed her 2nd week helping with the Highest Good Network software. Worked on the design tasks 1.2.1 – BM summary dashboard and 1.2.3 – Project specific page. She submitted 1.2.3 for final review, made a short walkthrough video for easy understanding, and also suggested some improvements at the end of the video. In addition to this, she reviewed Jianjun’s user flow design and wireframes designs and provided suggestions for consistency. Pictures below show some of this work.
Jianjun Luo (Software Engineer) also completed her 2nd week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week Jianjun started working on the wireframe design of the HGN Phase II system. She first proposed a new navigation bar with a hamburger menu, then changed it back to a drop down menu to match the existing system. She reorganized the layout of the original “add material/equipment or tool” pages and reduced its complexity. She also redesigned the “daily log E/T issue” page as “update E/T status” page with a redirection page to make it easier to use. Pictures below show some of this work.
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