Through sustainable and open source living models, it is possible to achieve an ecological tipping point for an abundant future for all people and life on our planet. As a species we can adopt Highest Good society and conscious stewardship practices to renew and regenerate our planet in ways that also provide a better quality of living for all who participate. One Community calls 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 May 29th, 2016 edition (#166) 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 EDUCATION: @1:56
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:52
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:16
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:14
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:42
One Community is moving towards an ecological tipping point for an abundant future 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 first 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 25% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the first 25% of the written part of the Humility Lesson Plan.
We also completed the first 25% of the mindmap for the Courage Lesson Plan, bringing it to 25% complete, which you see here:
One Community is moving towards an ecological tipping point for an abundant future 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 last week the core team continued working on the renders for the Tropical Atrium that is the center of the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). Here you can see an incomplete render looking down and South. We’re still working on the colors and textures for this one.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also created this composite image from the core team’s renders from last week. This updated render now includes the rest of the plants and trees from the Tropical Atrium Planting and Harvesting page as well as a diversity of outdoor plants.
Shadi then finished this new image for the tree aspects of the Tropical Atrium Planting and Harvesting plan, adding more details to show the layering of these trees and how this has been done to maximize sunlight availability for all of them. Next step is for us to add the content and upload them to the site.
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 the core team modified the calculations for quantities for our food bars and began adding the food bar plans to our website.
One Community is moving towards an ecological tipping point for an abundant future 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 we did another review of Section 10: Stem Wall and Dome Construction and added narratives along with 3 additional steps due to a change in the 6 & 12 mil Polyethylene extension from atop the 8th earthbag course to atop the 9th earthbag course. This will allow the 9th earthbag course to serve as a backsplash for the french drain gutter from rain off the dome. We’d say we are now 83% complete with this total update and rewrite behind the scenes.
… and an updated render of the community gym.
Additionally, Zachary Melin (Graphic Designer) continued updating the Tree House Village (Pod 7) book created by last year’s intern Team. What you see here is Zachary’s process of redoing the Service Design page and all the pages of associated personas.
Also working on the Tree House Village (Pod 7), Jesika Rohrbach (Architectural Drafter, Designer, and 3-D Modeler) started designing fire escape options and working on the communal bathroom and shower floor plan options for this village.
Dean Scholz, Architectural Designer, further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 21 of this work that continued with what you see here, creating more high-quality render plants and trees like those we’ll be growing on the property.
One Community is moving towards an ecological tipping point for an abundant future 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:
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineering Student), also began working on load calculations and updating the City Center structural details you can see here:
Iris Hsu (Industrial Designer), also continued exploring recycled pipe shelving options for the Duplicable City Center library. What you see here is round #7 of this work appropriately adjusting the shelves to only occupy the lower 7 feet of the 13′ walls in this room, and then exploring more designs along with ways to fill the space above the shelving.
Behind the scenes Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) and Lucas Tsutsui da Silva (4th-year Computer Engineering Student) started testing the Control Systems microcontroller input. Here is a picture from the weekly development call.
One Community is moving towards an ecological tipping point for an abundant future 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 in Highest Good society, Jonathan DeAscentis (Graphic Designer and Web Developer) finished development of our Highest Good Network logo as shown here. Next step is trademarking of this logo.
Steven Paslawsky (Graphic Designer) also created version 2 of our open source copyrights, trademarks, and patenting page icons, along with a first set of new icons associated with the food self-sufficiency plan and page.
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