Demonstrating sustainable sustainability will be easier in sustainable communities. This is because the current “everyone for themselves” approach just isn’t designed with sustainability in mind. Cooperation and collaboration work better, more efficiently, and can more easily problem solve the diversity of challenges truly sustainable food, energy, housing, education, economics, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices require. One Community is designing open source plans and teacher/demonstration hubs to support this.
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 March 10th, 2019 edition (#311) 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 HOUSING: @6:43
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:32
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:24
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:30
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:36
One Community is demonstrating sustainable sustainability 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 continued design updates to the open source Murphy bed furniture assembly details. This week we researched the building code for outlets, made electrical outlet and switch location updates, and made an opening in the wall by the bed to access these new switches and outlets. You can see some of this work here.
The core team also continued developing the best, safest, and most sustainable paints, primers, stains, and sealers page. This week we added details for 1 more natural paint company and 3 different DIY paint options.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) also completed her 33rd week volunteering and helping with the Earthbag Village Materials and Costs. This week she focused on the Tropical Atrium by adding more items and updating quantities for items like fiberglass insulation, wood railings, metal railings, patio flooring, etc. You can see some of this work here.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 42nd week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week’s focus was beginning the final diagrams for installation of lighting from the attic area cut away sections, light-can diagrams, and the installation of wiring. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
One Community is demonstrating sustainable sustainability 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, the core team continued the process of modeling the new Duplicable City Center interior design details for the library. This week we worked on different designs for the tree-stump tables, and updated the tree-branched bookshelf design, as shown here.
The core team also continued adding the design specifics and writing the City Center open source HVAC design tutorial. This week we started developing the “Applying LEED in the Duplicable City Center” Case Study section and created all the sections shown here.
Tanya Griffin, Aubryanne Boyle, and Allie Marsh (Interior Designers from Lotus Designs) completed their 11th week helping with the Duplicable City Center interior design details. This week’s focus was brainstorming what we think are the final paint, flooring, stall divider, countertop, and tile selections for the public restrooms. You can see the updated selections here.
And James Herrigel (Student Researcher) also completed his 13th week researching the best, safest, and most sustainable paints, primers, stains, and sealers. This week’s focus was adding more DIY paint and sealer options, more Real Milk Paint Company details, and researching and completing the entire sealers section. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
Sneha Dongre (Structural Engineer) also continued with her 4th week helping with the Duplicable City Center structural details. This week’s focus was researching what was needed to decide if we’d be using a riser for our domes. You can see some of this research here.
One Community is demonstrating sustainable sustainability 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 writing the behind-the-scenes narrative and detailed food rollout plan for the various stages of development. This week we continued researching goat care and fencing, reviewed the video “Treating Wood Fence Posts – The old Timers Way” to extend the life of the posts, added comments to the Google Doc, updated the fencing materials list to include gravel, and combined the timeframes with the rewritten steps. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
One Community is building the foundations for how humanity creates a sustainable world 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 demonstrating sustainable sustainability 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 Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) continued with his 22nd week as part of the marketing team. This week’s focus was refactoring more keyword strategies including more for the Soil Amendment page, Apiary page, and Ethical Goat Raising page, and then started building the actual ad campaigns for the Open Source AutoCAD landing page. You can see some of this work here.
In addition to this, the Highest Good Network software team consisting of Jordan Miller (Web Developer), Tyler Calvert (Full-stack Software Engineer), and Justin Kunz (Software Engineer) continued developing the software. This week the team worked on more color schemes research, creating new dashboard color mockups, researched new tools for data visualization on the reports page, and developing responsive tables for the time entries. You can see some of this work here.
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"In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model.
You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called."
~ Buckminster Fuller ~
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