The time has come for game-changing solution for the world. This means whole-systems approaches covering all aspects of sustainable and ecologically intelligent approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices. One Community is working to design, open source and free-share, and build these solutions.
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 February 5th, 2017 edition (#2o2) 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:
GAME-CHANGING SOLUTIONS FOR THE WORLD INTRO: @1:03
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @1:59
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:48
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:31
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @5:39
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:15
GAME-CHANGING SOLUTIONS FOR THE WORLD SUMMARY: @8:55
CLICK HERE IF YOU’D LIKE TO RECEIVE AN EMAIL EACH WEEK WHEN WE RELEASE A NEW UPDATE
One Community is helping create game-changing solutions for the world 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 all of the written content for the Diversity Lesson Plan to the website, as you see here. This lesson plan is purposed to teach all subjects, to all learning levels, in any learning environment, using the central theme of “Diversity”.
Behind the scenes, we completed 100% of the written part of the “Form & Our Outer World” Lesson Plan.
We also completed the first 50% of the mindmap for the Cosmos Lesson Plan, bringing it to 50% complete, which you see here:
One Community is helping create game-changing solutions for the world 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 week, the core team added anchor links and created / added a new image to the “What Is” section of the Food Bars page, as you see here, bringing the page to ~20% completion.
Working with Jennifer Zhou (Web Designer), we also completed edits and reorganization of the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan page, bringing that page to 90% completion, which you can see here.
One Community is helping create game-changing solutions for the world 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 built the initial test heat exchanger for the Communal Eco-shower Structure:
… assembled and sealed it:
… and produced this final construction ready for testing:
We also merged two renders to create this final section view of the Communal Eco-shower Structure for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1):
In addition to this, Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) added people and nature elements to create these two new Final renders of the Earthbag Village Tropical Atrium, then we added them to the site.
Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) joined the team and completed his 1st week helping with the heat recycling Communal Eco-shower designs. What you see here is version 1.0 of 3D modeling the pipes, point-of-use heater, thermostatic mixing valve, and heat exchanger.
Adrienne Gould-Choquette (Mechanical Engineer) also finished her 7th week helping create the standardized AutoCAD layers and line-weights template. This week’s focus was another round of integrating feedback and further simplifying the template to produce what you see here.
Fernando Remolina (Industrial Engineer specializing in Project Management) continued with his 12th week of managing the Vermiculture Bathroom development with the 7th week of help from Lin Xu (Mechanical Engineering Student) and Jianyu “Lucas” Liang (Mechanical Engineer). This week’s focus, as shown here, was on the toilet connections to the main unit and drainage details.
And Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer), continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 54 of Dean’s work developing renders for the living spaces. This week’s focus was a new perspective and section including the 2nd-floor sleeping areas of the Southwest wing.
One Community is helping create game-changing solutions for the world 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 made final edits to this render for the natural pool area inside the Duplicable City Center Social Dome:
The core team also continued working on 3D-visualizing the structural support updates for the Cupola that tops the Duplicable City Center. We added structural metal beam support for the South and North columns of the central area, and continued working on the structural support columns around the staircase area of the Dining Dome. You can see this work in both of these areas here:
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 26th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was creation of a simplified zone drawing and beginning initial light placement.
And Jinxi Feng (Environmental Consultant) continued her research helping us create an in-depth washing machine sustainability analysis. What you see here is her 20th week of behind-the-scenes work on this area of the project. This week’s focus was finalizing writing the content and creating the graphics for the first half of the Research and Application section of the tutorial.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) and Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) also continued their work on the City Center structural engineering. This week’s focus was continued roof engineering calculations and finishing the process of updating the structural calculations based on commonly available steel members.
Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) and Shubham Agrawal (Electrical Engineer) continued their work on the energy infrastructure for the City Center. This week’s work focused on researching multiconductors, conduit types, and saltwater batteries and doing a comparative analysis for saltwater versus lead acid batteries.
Jin Yu (Structural Engineering Designer) also completed her 3rd week working on the concrete foundation design and tutorial details for the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was on writing the beginning of the foundation design detail tutorial, as seen here.
And Renan Dantas (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 7th week working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD updates. This week’s focus was adjusting the windows and doors to fit the new dome geometry and identifying possible problem areas.
One Community is helping create game-changing solutions for the world 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 finished a complete rewrite and update of the Highest Good Network software page and launched a new campaign to help build the team necessary to complete this software.
Hannah Gibbs (Web Developer) also completed her 4th week of helping develop the Taxes and Sustainable Community Building page. This week’s focus was final edits to the state images and adding these images to the site along with their links to their states’ tax pages.
Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) continued with his 16th week developing the new Search Engines for our site. This week’s work included integration of the first round of edits to the Straw Bale Village search engine and creation and testing of version 1.0 of the Highest Good Food search engine.
AND WE PRODUCED THIS WEEKLY UPDATES BLOG – CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE
CONSULTANTS ● WAYS ANYONE CAN HELP ● MEMBERSHIP
CLICK HERE FOR ALL PAST UPDATES
Connect with One Community