An ecological paradigm is possible if enough people want it. One nonprofit and non-governmental approach to achieving this is open source and free-shared approaches to sustainable food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices. We call this living and creating for The Highest Good of All.
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 January 29th, 2017 edition (#201) 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:
ECOLOGICAL PARADIGM INTRO: @1:03
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @2:00
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:59
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:28
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:06
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:28
ECOLOGICAL PARADIGM SUMMARY: @9:08
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One Community is facilitating a new ecological-paradigm 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 all of the written content for the Caring and Kindness Lesson Plan to the website, as you see here. This lesson plan is purposed to teach all subjects, to all learning levels, in any learning environment, using the central theme of “Caring and Kindness”
Behind the scenes, we completed 100% of the written part of the Diversity Lesson Plan.
We also completed the second 50% of the mindmap for the Cognition Lesson Plan, bringing it to 100% complete, which you see here:
And we recolored all the Highest Good education icons to match the master icon and for video use, and then updated the site with them.
One Community is facilitating a new ecological-paradigm 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 edited and added information to the “What Is” and “Overview ” sections of the Food Bars page, as you see here, bringing the page to approximately 18% completion.
One Community is facilitating a new ecological-paradigm 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:
The core team working with Ashwini Ramesh (Civil Engineer and Project Manager) put another combined total of 15 hours into the crowdfunding campaign we are developing. This week’s focus was behind-the-scenes review and continued writing and editing of the Sustainable Site Selection, Planning and Preparation GoogleDoc that also contains the Site Clearing, Preparation, and Maintenance details. You can see some of this work here.
The core team also created/revised the structural engineering icons in 8 colors for Highest Good housing.
And we created two new Communal Eco-shower Structure renders for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). Next, we will merge these to create the final render.
Adrienne Gould-Choquette (Mechanical Engineer) also finished her 6th week helping create the standardized AutoCAD layers and line-weights template. This week’s focus was several rounds of integrating the feedback and suggestions from all the other disciplines on our team.
And Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer), continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 53 of Dean’s work developing renders for the living spaces. This week’s focus was on sections and renders for the 2nd floor sleeping areas of the Southwest wing.
Adding details to Dean’s previous work, Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) added people and nature elements to create this new final render of the Cob Village Front View:
… and this Front View Looking Northwest:
… this Back View Looking East:
… and this Center View Looking Northeast:
Jiming Chen (Designer with his Master’s in Architecture and BA in Engineering) also continued helping develop the Tree House Village (Pod 7). What you see here is his 11th week of this work focusing on test rendering the entire village you see here with columns as tree placeholders:
…and finishing the plans and running test renders as seen here for the shower and bathroom stand-alone tower structures.
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 29th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) design details. This week’s focus was updates to the kitchen renders, creation of accurate outdoor earth block benches, and simplifying the AutoCAD colors and layers.
One Community is facilitating a new ecological-paradigm 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 started working on 3D-visualizing the structural support updates for the Cupola that tops the Duplicable City Center. You can see the beginnings of this work here.
We also made additional formatting and image changes to the Duplicable City Center component of the 7 villages online book.
And Jinxi Feng (Environmental Consultant) continued her research helping us create an in-depth washing machine sustainability analysis. What you see here is her 19th week of behind-the-scenes work on this area of the project. This week’s focus was writing the data analysis content and creating info graphics explaining what’s possible when maximizing sustainability in this area.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) and Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) also continued their work on the City Center structural engineering. This week’s focus was roof engineering, fixing stairway conflicts with existing beams, and beginning the process of updating the structural calculations based on commonly available steel members.
Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer) continued his work on the electrical and Control and Automation systems designs for the City Center. What you see here are a couple photos from the weekly collaborative call with Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) and the new tool Shubham created for calculating solar and battery sizing and needs.
Jin Yu (Structural Engineering Designer) also completed her 2nd week working on the concrete foundation design and tutorial details for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was on the wall footings and basement design details.
And Renan Dantas (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 6th week working on creating our next generation of Duplicable City Center sections, layout organization, layer updates, and color updates. This week’s focus was modeling the the new dome geometry at each floor level and then applying this to the floor plans.
One Community is facilitating a new ecological-paradigm 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 the core team finished the One Community aspect of our open source and replicable annual social media strategy. You can see a small snapshot of this work here.
Hannah Gibbs (Web Developer) also completed her 3rd week of helping develop the Taxes and Sustainable Community Building page. What you see here are the second round of custom images she’s created that will link to the tax codes for each state.
Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) continued with his 15th week developing the new Search Engines for our site. This week’s work included another round of revisions and updates for the the Highest Good education component and completing version 1.0 of the complete Straw Bale Village search engine.
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