One Community is ecologically addressing humanity’s foundations through self-sufficient and self-propagating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities purposed to teach and share For The Highest Good of All approaches to all aspects of living:
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 October 24th, 2014 edition (#86) 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:
ECOLOGICALLY ADDRESSING HUMANITY’S FOUNDATIONS INTRO @1:00
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION @1:57
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:57
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:04
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:20
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:33
ECOLOGICALLY ADDRESSING HUMANITY’S FOUNDATIONS SUMMARY: @8:35
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One Community is upgrading the human story 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 finished the final 50% of the Love Lesson Plan mindmap that you can see here. This completes the Love Lesson Plan webpage and lesson that teaches all subjects to all ages in the context of the central theme of “Love”.
Behind the scenes we also finished the first half of image research for the Opposites Lesson Plan.
One Community is ecologically addressing humanity’s foundations 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 finished three more complete breakout pages from the large-scale gardening page. These included the Peas page, the Tomatoes page, and the Radishes page. Click below to visit the complete pages for all the detailed plant descriptions, planting guidelines, cultural considerations, and more. These new pages load faster and also give us the space we’ll need to add recipes, gardening tips, harvesting and canning tips, and videos. Contact us if you have any great resources related to any of these plant species.
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One Community is ecologically addressing humanity’s foundations 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 finished this real-to-life 3-dome cluster layout and landscaping render for the domes we’ll be building as part of the crowdfunding campaign. This is the first render showing the landscaping and placement of the 150 square foot dome between the two 200 square foot domes.
Related to this, we also finished the final formatting and additional details for the last 10% of the earthbag construction dome home energy infrastructure DIY instructional webpage! You can see that here and you can visit the link to this newly completed page for complete details and links to the crowdfunding campaign page with descriptions of all the other components we’ll be open sourcing too.
We also started putting together the lumber and parts purchasing details for the first custom dome-home furniture design. You can see this here where we are sorting like pieces with like pieces to identify the most efficient lumber and parts purchasing plan. Details on this furniture are on the open source custom furniture page where you can see the other designs by Philip Gill that will also be for the complete earthbag village domes.
In addition to this, we added the Highest Good energy rollout and phasing-in discussion details for off-grid sustaining of 400+ people in off-grid eco-villages.
And we updated the two pairto images and details with additional energy efficiency changes we made that have made it possible for us to cut our energy costs by 30%! This is the updated chart showing how much specific components of One Community will contribute to peak wattage needs:
This is the updated chart that shows how much specific components of One Community will contribute to total energy needs:
The point of these two charts is to show that components like the heat pump and boiler draw the most power from the perspective of total daily needs because they are running consistently. Individual heaters and water heaters are the top two contributors to peak wattage (energy spikes) though because they draw a lot of power at one time. The general trend is still that those items high on one chart are also high on the other chart, but the details will vary and this can be extremely helpful to understand and consider in emergency power situations.
Dave Walen (Architectural Drafter & Designer and owner of Dave Philip Walen Design) also made significant progress on the next generation of the Straw Bale Village (Pod 2) designs. What you see here is his video of this progress:
Here is an updated CAD cross-section also:
One Community is ecologically addressing humanity’s foundations 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 the core team added the cost analysis details to the property-wide hydronic setup details page. You can see that here:
We also added a comprehensive FAQ section to the hydronic setup page:
Behind the scenes we finished calculating the specifics for our lighting needs so we can meet LEED Platinum requirements and laid out the first version of the complete lighting plan.
One Community is ecologically addressing humanity’s foundations 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 joined Goodshop and Goodsearch. Now people can help us raise money just by surfing the web or shopping at your favorite stores when you signup and click through Goodshop. You will see they are now added to our donations page where clicking the link gives a person access to the 5000+ stores working with Goodshop, Goodshop discounts and coupons, and learning how Goodshop has raised over 11 million dollars for non-profits around the world. In addition to joining Goodshop and search, we also featured Goodshop as an Ethosolution. You can visit the Goodshop Ethosolution page to learn the history of the program, other ways they are raising money for non-profits, and more. On top of all this, we’ve also partnered with Goodshop and now list them on our Highest Good Collaborator’s page.
Here they are added to our donations page:
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