It is time for eco-living and design to progress beyond just food, energy, and housing to additionally include Highest Good approaches to education, for-profit and non-profit economics design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and stewardship practices. By doing this we can combine physical sustainability with emotional sustainability foundations and create a way of living that most people will consider better than how they are living now. Open sourcing and free-sharing it all will make it easy enough and affordable enough to spread on its own.
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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 June 19th, 2016 edition (#169) 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:
ECO LIVING AND DESIGN INTRO: @1:00
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @1:58
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:53
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:39
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:42
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:27
One Community is facilitating eco living and design 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 second 25% of the written content for the Information 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 “Information” is now 50% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the third 25% of the written part of the Information Lesson Plan.
We also completed the final 25% of the mindmap for the Courage Lesson Plan, bringing it to 100% complete, which you see here:
One Community is forwarding eco living and design 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:
As part of the development of our our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan, which features contributions from Naturopathic Doctor Matt Marturano (creator of the COHERENT model for comprehensive digestive health), this week we compiled all of the rice recipes as you see here. They will be added to our updated recipe strategy, which is in progress.
One Community is forwarding eco living and design 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 put another 10 hours into the behind-the-scenes revision for the Footers, Foundations and Flooring page for the crowdfunding campaign we are developing. This week’s focus was on section 10, where we analyzed the chronological procedural steps 1-41 for accuracy of content, grammar, and sentence structure. We also changed locations of steps 33-39 due to the addition of 6-mil and 12-mil layers on earthbag course 9 instead of course 8 due to the relocation of the backsplash from the top of the earthbag course 8 to the top of the earthbag course 9. We’d say we are now 86% complete with this total update and rewrite behind the scenes.
Sal Rubio (Industrial Designer) also continued working on creating professional do-it-yourself Earthbag Village Murphy Bed furniture assembly instructions. What you see here is week 5 of this process and our first version of instructions for cutting the proper pieces.
Ray Triboulet (Web Developer and Active Duty U.S. Sailor) also began working on final revisions and edits for the communal Vermiculture Eco-Toilet designs that are part of the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). What you see here is the GoogleDoc Trib is working on before beginning to move these details to the website:
Brianna Johnson (Interior Designer), also continued evolving the renders for the Straw Bale Village (Pod 2). What you see here is the 2nd generation render for one of the studio residences within this village.
Dean Scholz, Architectural Designer, further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 24 of his work that continued with adding more plants, textures, and other outdoor details to the Cob Village overview images you see here.
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) also joined the team and began adding people, backgrounds, and other details to the renders for the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5). Here you see the first of these renders.
Zachary Melin (Graphic Designer) also continued updating the Tree House Village (Pod 7) book created by last year’s intern Team. What you see here is another revision of the SWOT analysis page and multiple iterations of the Sustainable Design and Service Design pages:
Also working on the Tree House Village (Pod 7), Jesika Rohrbach (Architectural Drafter, Designer, and 3-D Modeler) continued designing and exploring different bathroom tower options. These will include individual storage spaces below, recreation space above, and be separate from the trees to maximize efficiency and minimize the ecological footprint.
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER PROGRESS
One Community is forwarding eco living and design 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 working on what is needed for the renders of the natural pool and spa area aspects of the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was on creating three different designs for the waterfall, also arched stone work around the mechanical room door, and a small pond near the waterfall.
Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) also completed an analysis of the City Center lighting requirements and suggestions completed by last year’s intern team with the requirements and suggestions from P2S Engineering. You can see this work here:
Neha Verma (Construction Project Manager and Bachelor’s of Architecture) also finished re-organizing the hundreds of City Center files for us. What you see here is about 20% of this work:
Iris Hsu (Industrial Designer), also continued exploring recycled pipe shelving and overhead lighting options for the Duplicable City Center library. What you see here is round #10 of Iris’s work along with a brainstorming drawing from our weekly call. This work is now focusing on different ways to artistically and effectively integrate the ceiling lighting with the shelving.
Behind the scenes Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) and Lucas Tsutsui da Silva (4th-year Computer Engineering Student) continued with circuit board testing for the City Center Control Systems designs. What you see here are pictures from our weekly call with discussions revolving around an overheating issue Lucas was experiencing.
One Community is forwarding eco living and design 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 created new icons for the Pledge page and updated the formatting for that page and updated the formatting and added new menus to the tops of the associated values pages for Love and Connection, Honesty and Integrity, FulfilledLiving, Freedom, Diversity, Contribution, Consensus/Decision Making, Community, and Communication.
We also updated all the icons for the Highest Good Economics open source hub and all pages associated with the hub:
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