Forwarding the evolution of sustainability can be accelerated through open source sharing models for self-sufficient eco-villages. For maximum effect, it makes sense to include within these village models approaches for Highest Good food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economics design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and stewardship practices and more. We call this living and creating for The Highest Good of All:
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 8th, 2016 edition (#163) 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:
FORWARDING THE EVOLUTION OF SUSTAINABILITY INTRO: @1:00
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @1:56
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:46
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:57
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @5:37
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @6:43
FORWARDING THE EVOLUTION OF SUSTAINABILITY SUMMARY : @7:19
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One Community is forwarding the evolution of sustainability 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 second 25% of the written content for the Courage Lesson Plan to the website, as you see here. This lesson plan purposed to teach all subjects, to all learning levels, in any learning environment, using the central theme of “Courage” is now 50% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the third 25% of the written part of the Courage Lesson Plan.
We also completed the second 25% of the mindmap for the Summer Lesson Plan, bringing it to 50% complete, which you see here:
One Community is forwarding the evolution of sustainability 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 continued working on the renders for the Tropical Atrium that is the center of the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). Here you can see the finished initial render looking northwest. Next step here is PhotoShop colors and additions.
As part of the development of our our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan, which features contributions from Naturopathic Doctor Matt Marturano (creator of the COHERENT model for comprehensive digestive health), this week we began laying out the preliminary outline for our nutrition based buffet-style meals.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also created these individual planting plan maps for the Tropical Atrium Planting and Harvesting page.
Then Shadi added all the plant details to the Core Team’s render, now it shows the Tropical Atrium flourishing with fruit trees, flowers, and other plants from the Tropical Atrium Planting and Harvesting plan.
One Community is forwarding the evolution of sustainability 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 put another 10 hours into the behind-the-scenes revision for the Footers, Foundations and Flooring page for the crowdfunding campaign we are developing. This week’s focus was on continued insertion of backfill steps and steps for raising the poly instruction that are part of Section 10: Construction of Stem Walls and Dome. We also completed further edits of Section 13: Subterranean Exterior Ground Finish of Polyethylene Water Barrier and EPS Insulation. We additionally moved all new green-step headings into the Section 10 doc and inserted newly written narratives. We’d say we are now 80% complete with this total update and rewrite behind the scenes.
Dean Scholz, Architectural Designer, further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 18 of this work that is now focused on what you see here, creating quality-render trees like those native to the area we intend to build in.
Sal Rubio (Industrial Designer) also continued working on creating professional do-it-yourself Earthbag Village Murphy Bed furniture assembly instructions. What you see here are week 2 of his process of double checking all our pieces and creating SolidWorks versions of them from the Sketchup pieces we already have.
Shilcy Augustine (Architect) continued developing the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) massage and treatment room spaces. You can see this work here where her focus is now on the external spaces.
One Community is forwarding the evolution of sustainability 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 working on the City Center, Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) finalized his work on the updated render scenes for the rental rooms:
… the loft in the Social Dome:
… and dining area by the Kitchen:
… also these four new images of the rental room and what will be the do-it-yourself pallet furniture:
Behind the scenes Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) and Lucas Tsutsui da Silva (4th-year Computer Engineering Student) were joined by Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) and Neha Verma (Construction Project Manager). The discussion this week was about how Dipti‘s work with lighting and minimum and optimal lumens will integrate with the Control Systems.
One Community is forwarding the evolution of sustainability 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 completed updating all the icons for all the Highest Good Food sections of the website. What you see here is a collage of some of these icons on a few of the updated pages:
With the help of Oz Czerski, Lawyer Specializing in Trademark and Copyright Law, we also added a “how to maintain it” section to both our Open Source and Copyrights page and our Open Source and Trademarks page.
Jonathan DeAscentis (Graphic Designer and Web Developer) additionally continued development of our Highest Good Network logo. This week’s changes were finalizing the center tree details:
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