Creating objective and measurable global transformation through open source sustainability will positively affect us all. Open source solutions are affordable solutions, and adding the foundations of making these easy enough and demonstrating them as attractive enough will predictably spread these solutions. Approaching this with a philosophy of living and creating for The Highest Good of All adds in the necessary global perspective:
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 April 19th, 2015 edition (#111) of our weekly progress update detailing the previous week’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 @1:59
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:42
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:58
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @7:14
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:50
One Community is creating objective and measurable global transformation 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:
Behind the scenes we also wrote another 25% of “Nature” lesson plan, bringing it to 50% written completion.
Also behind the scenes, we wrote the next 25% of our lesson plan with the central theme of “Open Source”, bringing that to 75% complete. These lesson plans are purposed to teach all subjects, to all learning levels, in any learning environment using the central theme.
Another behind the scenes component we worked on is the development of a comprehensive evaluation/assessment and mutual feedback model for students and their teachers. Here you can see the outline for task-based assessments:
One Community is creating objective and measurable global transformation 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:
And we did this for our food forest groundcover plantings hub too:
We also researched and added the final major component to the open source sweet potatoes hub: RECIPES! You can see these new additions here. These first recipe lists will grow as our food experts continue the process of designing the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan for remote village construction.
In addition to this, we added two new delicious recipes from Sandra Sellani (Vegan Chef and author of What’s Your BQ?) to the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan: White Bean and Fennel Chili, and Mashed Sweet Potato Tacos… both with rice and Macadamia Sour Cream:
One Community is creating objective and measurable global transformation 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 progress on the assembly specifics for the Open Source Murphy bed furniture. This work is happening behind the scenes and what you see here will be part of the Earthbag Village and the upcoming crowdfunding campaign. This week we redesigned the two back shelves for the his and hers storage and closet spaces and updated and relabeled all the associated images. We estimate we are now 68% complete with this behind-the-scenes work.
Also, behind the scenes, we finished another 5% of the earthdome loft construction tutorial specifics. This work included redesigning the insulatory hatch you see here for the loft storage as well as a week of work on the load calculations for appropriate sizing of the loft joists with Antonio Zambianco (Civil Engineering Student and Structural Lead for Team Brazil). We’re now 65% complete with this behind-the-scenes work.
The Core Team also moved the Earthbag Village water collection specifics to the website. This is the work of Matheus Manfredini (Civil Engineering Student specializing in Urban Design) and we’d say these details are about 50% complete:
Scott Thomas and his Shadow Ridge Signature Architecture Program team continued their work putting the complete Earthbag Village components together in AutoCAD by adding in the paths, roads, and walkways:
Sheng Xu (Mechanical Design Engineer) also finished his fourth round of SolidWorks design specifics for the 3-dome cluster of the upcoming crowdfunding campaign. This work included Sheng exploring the ladder, roof sitting space, and roof window portals you see here:
Nelli Levental (Graphic Designer and College Professor) also created these first concept sketches for the shipping container village (Pod 5) featuring two stacked designs… Then a more circular design. We’re now modifying these into a completely south-facing design to maximize passive solar.
One Community is creating objective and measurable global transformation 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 last week Da Feng (Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Student) modeled the initial structure of the Duplicable City Center domes in SolidWorks this week. When complete, this modeling will allow us to run complex structural calculations.
One Community is creating objective and measurable global transformation 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 Paige Allison Donatelli (Graphic Designer and Owner Operator of Namaste Living in a Material World) created this new image for the One Community Consensus Page. We used this image to promoted the page this last week through social media.
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