One Community is creating open-source blueprints for a sustainable civilization. These plans are designed to demonstrate and inspire, because we believe in the possibility of sustainable world development if enough people want it and are taught how to create it. For that to happen a working model with widespread appeal must be demonstrated. It should be:
The rise of consumerism is having a negative impact on humanity in two distinct ways: First, the drive to attain more monetary wealth and material goods has shown to increase levels of depression and decrease overall life satisfaction. Second, the rate at which we are producing material goods is creating such a strain on the planet’s resources that it is predicted we may no longer be able to sustain life by 2050. Thus, the quality of life for humans is on the decline and our way of life is not sustainable.
One Community Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 legal entity based in Southern California and led by Jae Sabol. Members of One Community are 100% volunteers.
The purpose of One Community is to help people create a better world. Our mission is to demonstrate a more sustainable and enriching way of living and open source everything needed for replication. This will preserve natural resources for future generations and provide all humans with an option for a better quality of life.
We will create seven different example villages and a sustainable industry example that will provide housing and tourism, recreational experiences, manufactured products, educational products, a school, organic food sales, and retirement living. Total capacity for full-time residents will be 1000 with expected tourist visits at 100,000 a year.
One Community is seeking between $20 million to $30 million in grants or other non-reimbursable funding. These funds will be used for the purchase of land, startup costs, and the first two phases of the construction project for creating the example villages. We expect to break even as an organization within three years.