Facilitating global eco-balance requires mainstream participation if any measurable change is to be expected. Strategies that are globally focused but implementable individually and locally also seem intelligent. To help with all of this, One Community is creating open source, sustainable, and replicable models of all aspects of what we call Highest Good living. These include food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more.
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 July 9th, 2017 edition (#224) 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 HOUSING: @7:13
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:29
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @11:13
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @12:03
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:52
One Community is facilitating global eco-balance 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 core team continued building the Sketchup 3D version of the Net-zero bathroom for the Earthbag Village. This last week we updated the perspectives and added last-needed details for the final rendering and rendered images with the Earthbag Village in the background.
Alena Thompson (Mechanical Engineer) completed her 21st week helping with the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week’s focus was adding another round of details and imagery to the final presentation. You can see some of this new work here and we’d say we’re about 90% done with the presentation now.
Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 18th week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower and Vermiculture Bathroom designs. This week’s focus was researching and designing two more water storage layouts, as shown here.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 76 of Dean’s work, this week’s focus was more dining area details and beginning the kitchen design details.
Aparna Tandon (Architect) continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 30th week of work, focusing on 3D Sketchup development of the central area between the North and South residential wings.
And Guy Grossfeld(Graphic Designer) continued helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders. What you see here are updated renders of the Game Room structure, Shower Tower structure, and a few screenshots from our weekly collaborative call.
One Community is facilitating global eco-balance 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 week, the core team continued work on the DIY Pipe Furniture tutorial page. This week we added anchor links to both the Pipe Table section and Pipe Couch sections, added the instruction image parts list, created a new Pipe Table Materials image and Pipe Couch Materials image, and created a Diagrams collage and an extra Diagram image for the Diagrams section of the Pipe Table section.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) also continued the work on the City Center structural engineering. This week’s focus was more research and calculations for the various types of connectors we’ll be using, some of which you can see here:
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 40th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was lighting testing and modeling for 3 more angles within the Social Dome, as shown here.
One Community is facilitating global eco-balance 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:
We also put another 5 hours into the crowdfunding campaign we are developing. This week we researched the waterproofing tape and found a post cap hangar for stabilizing the hexayurt walls, and calculated specific post cap quantities and prices. We then began formatting the writeup for the Google doc by gathering photos and placing on the doc, and noting the purpose of the materials.
One Community is facilitating global eco-balance 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 week, the core team continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Freedom Lesson Plan and the Highest Good Lesson Plan. This brings us to 34 of 52 finished, which is 65.4% completion.
We also began the research and initial organization of the School Licensing and Accreditation tutorial. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
One Community is facilitating global eco-balance 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 the core team completed all but the FAQ section of the content and formatting for the open source and replicable annual social media strategy. You can see some screenshots of this work here.
We also began testing video approaches for sharing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from. When complete, this will be a part of the introduction video and also a static image at the top of our Team and Collaborator’s pages. And we researched and upgraded our website servers to improve site speed and stability.
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