One Community feels that creating global solutions through philanthropy and humanitarianism for purely altruistic reasons isn’t working sufficiently. Our approach to addressing this is developing and demonstrating a living model that provides specific benefits most people want while simultaneously and comprehensively addressing the most pressing problems humanity is currently struggling with. By coupling solutions to these problems with what most people will consider a significantly better way of living, we create a model that pinpoints the very roots of our socio-economic challenges while teaching others how to address these challenges too. In this way, One Community is here to provide the global value and individual value necessary to build the wide-spread mainstream support (including financial involvement) capable of positive and permanent transformation on a global scale. Here is our weekly progress update (#40) covering our development and accomplishments for the week of November 25, 2013.
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Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:
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The first of 100’s of open source and free-shared education resources is now complete. This lesson plan will serve as the template for all future lesson plans within the Education for Life program.
The “Math Molecule” that covers the entire subject of Math is also almost complete. The complete page is being worked on.
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One Community has amassed vast amounts of information over the past 3 years, and we’re now looking to create a database that will help structure and manage that information. Guy Fraser, our newest collaborative partner, is helping us organize it with the intent to create an open source and globally-usable and updatable plant and food resource. This in turn will enable us to make our information more freely available and manageable to the mainstream. We may also be able to find a way to integrate this in with the ACE Application design and function for seamless data input by all collaborative Highest Good teacher/demonstration hubs.
There are several main categories of information such as food, energy, and housing. Each of these categories is split in to a number of topics, for example “Food” looks a bit like this:
Topics then further split down in to more granular parts, ensuring that information is consistent and easy to access. For example, we have a large amount of information on plants that we’d like to publish:
We are currently exploring the options of building software that will allow for global collaboration and contribution beyond what we can manage on the website. For example, we’ve just started investigating the idea of having a “problem solver” for plants that will list common problems, what causes them, and how to fix them. Here’s an example:
There are decades worth of scientific research into plants that includes existing databases that are currently not organized for mainstream access. These databases include such information as what chemicals they contain, nutritional information, and medicinal uses. While some of this information is available on the internet, vast amounts of it have never seen the light of day because there was no economic benefit to publishing it. So, we’ve now started on a task to gather all of that information and over the coming weeks and months we’ll be working on ways to get it published to the internet for the very first time!
As we get a better idea of the topology/structure of the information, we’re then able to do some initial mockups of how the database might look. While these mockups are very “old school,” they helps us get an idea for what sort of information is required and how it might fit together:
This last week the team also finished the 3D landscaping of the Earthbag Village:
The SEGO Duplicable and Sustainable City Center is a foundation of our global city solutions. It saves building materials, energy resources, space, food waste, and more. It also helps support a collaborative and cooperative social environment. This last week our team finished the additional 3D placement of windows needed to support maximum passive cooling. We also added in the necessary doors into the large-scale laundry facility, and the doors allowing easy access and separation between the Social and Dining Domes. Here are screen shots of these new additions:
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