Engineering our own green future is possible and beneficial for all people and life on our planet. For the first time in the history of humanity, open source sustainability components can be developed and globally shared and produced. Putting these open source ideas together as a self-replicating and self-sustainable teacher/demonstration model can further this idea and goal even more by inspiring and educating people with a complete living model. We see this as for The Highest Good of All and having the ability to create a New Golden Age of cooperation, collaboration, innovation, creativity, sustainable living, and increased happiness for everyone and everything on this planet:
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 24th, 2015 edition (#116) 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:
ENGINEERING OUR OWN GREEN FUTURE INTRO @1:00
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION @2:00
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:28
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:37
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @7:16
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:21
ENGINEERING OUR OWN GREEN FUTURE SUMMARY: @9:21
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One Community is engineering our own green 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 content for the Communication lesson plan to the website, including all of the icons and some of the written content. This lesson plan teaches all subjects, to all learning levels, using the central theme of Communication.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the final 25% of our lesson plan with the central theme of “Communication” – which now brings that to 100% complete.
Paige Allison Donatelli (Graphic Designer and Owner Operator of Namaste Living in a Material World) finished the first 25% of the image creation for the “Outer Space” lesson plan mind map, which you can see here:
Paige also helped us create this new image for the “Movement and Development” lesson plan, which we featured this week across our social media channels:
One Community is engineering our own green 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 finished the final social media imagery and featured our open source radishes hub:
And we did this for our open source tomatoes hub:
We also researched and added two additional recipes to the open source potatoes hub, which you can see here. More recipes from our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan that feature potatoes will be added here in the future.
Last but not least, we added three new recipes from Sandra Sellani (Vegan Chef and author of What’s Your BQ?) to the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan – These recipes are: Oat flour Pancakes with Mango Puree, Pesto Pasta Salad with Arugula, and a Creamy Fennel Coconut Soup:
One Community is engineering our own green 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 updated over 20 pages of the custom furniture for the final instruction set for the Earthbag Village and the upcoming crowdfunding campaign. This is the final image review and update series and this series of updates brings us to 30% complete:
We also added 50% of our research to the waterproofing strategy page for the earth dome structures. This brings the page to about 40% complete:
And we moved another 25% of the earth dome loft structural engineering calculations to the website. This open source work was completed by Antonio Zambianco (Civil Engineering Student) and is now 60% complete on the site:
Sheng Xu (Mechanical Design Engineer) also finished his final round of SolidWorks design specifics for the 3-dome cluster of the upcoming crowdfunding campaign that prepared these domes for structural calculations and 3-D printing:
Jorge Antonio Ricardo (Mechanical Engineering Student) then began work on dividing this structure into the pieces that can be 3-D printed to show it’s modular components. These pieces include a roof option:
Song Dong (M.S. in Mechanical Engineering) also finished the first round of elevation and cross section modeling of these 3-dome structures in AutoCAD:
Sayonara Batista de Oliveira (4th-year Architecture and Urban Planning Student) also completed a week of researching the benefits and challenges of cob construction. You can see the details of Sayonara’s work here, added by the Core Team to the new Cob Village (Pod 3) page:
Sayonara also created these design ideas for the new Cob Village (Pod 3):
Nelli Levental (Graphic Designer and College Professor) additionally completed her second round of Cob Village (Pod 3) sketches. What you see here are 4 distinct aesthetics purposed to create an artist’s village. Each structure represents a different artistic discipline:
The Architecture and Planning Team from Team Brazil also created their second series of designs of the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5). The primary focus of these changes was moving the entire 2nd and 3rd floor forward and reorganizing it to maximize passive solar:
One Community is engineering our own green 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:
This last week Mayke Balbino (Architecture and Urban Design Student) completed revision 4 of the Duplicable City Center designs in AutoCAD. This included new bathroom designs that eliminated the need for an entry door, new locations for water fountains, new second floor table layouts in the dining dome, some slope additions to the 3rd floor, and more cupola edits to the 4th floor.
Behind-the-scenes, Lucas Silva (4th-year Computer Engineering Student) completed extensive research into different Control Systems sensors and controllers. You can see this work here:
Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) also helped organize the necessary Control Systems design criteria. We’d say we’re done with about the first 20% of the research and organization process.
One Community is engineering our own green 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 Vassili Biserov (Writer, Poet and Translator) finished translating our Highest Good of All webpage into Russian! This is our first page to be translated into this language:
Behind the scenes, Binru Chen (Accountant Specializing in Audit and Financial Reporting) has helped us create open source for-profit and not-for-profit income statements that will soon be part of the tax considerations and strategy page. This work is part of the Highest Good Economics component of building teacher/demonstration hubs. We’d say this work is now about 40% complete behind the scenes and 20% complete on the site.
We also finalized and added the Community Member agreement to the One Community legal page. This is the work of Yusuf Sulayman (Lawyer and member of the Nigerian Bar Association), added as an open source template for others wishing to form similar agreements with their incoming members.
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