Here is our progress update (#5) for the week of 3/25/2013 and a video blog about equality and diversity good practice. We chose to blog about equality and diversity because of what is happening in the news right now and the fact that we coincidentally finished both our Highest Good Society open source project-launch blueprinting portal (that links to our diversity value and open source intentions for diversity) and our Diversity, Differences, and Similarities curriculum page for the Education for Life program! Check out the video blog and then all the other accomplishment details for this week below that.
The first 11:30 of the video below is our weekly progress update and the rest is about equality and diversity good practice, how diversity is foundational to the One Community model, and how we specifically are supporting diversity as an element of creating world change.
Click on each icon to be taken to the corresponding Highest Good hub page.
This last week we completed the outlining of the following open source project-launch blueprinting hubs:
OPEN SOURCE OVERVIEW PAGE ● TEACHER/DEMONSTRATION VILLAGE PAGE
This last week we spent a significant amount of time with our architect Douglas Simms Stenhouse (Architect and Water Color Artist) working on the designs of the earthbag village (Pod 1) communal bathroom designs (incorporating vermiculture and traditional septic), our communal shower designs, and our overall layout that will provide convenience, efficiency, and ADA, emergency vehicle, and truck access.
Here is our updated shower and bathroom designs. Doug is now updating the dome shapes so they are accurate for earthbag construction.
Here’s the earthbag village layout evolution #5.
For the evolution before this, visit our last week’s infrastructure update blog. We’d discussed a ton of details that ultimately didn’t get included in the above update. Now we’re taking the best of this update and combining it with the best of the last update and we should have what we need later this week!
For more details visit:
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING OVERVIEW ● POD 1 ● TROPICAL ATRIUM
The team has also been hard at work this last week working on the open source and free-shared Education for Life Program. The two newly completed pages are:
In addition to the two new pages above we also have now propagated the results of our research into Montessori, Waldorf, Orff Schulwerk, and the Reggio Emilia Method across the Curriculum for Life, Teaching Strategies for Life, Learning Tools and Toys for Life, and building The Ultimate Classroom pages so that these pages can start taking form also.
This last week we also finished all the planting plans, cost analysis, and layout details for the Tropical Atrium and built an open source testing platform and access to our time tracking and accountability application. We said in the blog we’d been “beta testing this application for a couple weeks” but we’ve actually been beta testing and evolving this for a few months. Both of these updates should be up on this site by the end of this week or early next week at the latest!
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