A global conservation plan is needed if humanity is going to achieve sustainability. One Community is helping create this by open sourcing sustainable approaches to every area of civilization that we see as essential. These areas include food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global 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 September 17, 2017 edition (#234) 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:
GLOBAL CONSERVATION PLAN INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @7:39
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:40
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @11:18
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:52
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:30
GLOBAL CONSERVATION PLAN SUMMARY: @14:13
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One Community is designing a global conservation plan 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 week the core team continued Sketchup design for the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). We finalized 8 new renders of the outdoor Art and Library Areas and added the images to the site. Here are the images showing several different perspectives for each of these two areas that function as outdoor extensions of the indoor spaces purposed for the same use.
The core team also continued working on the complete Tree House Village (Pod 7) village render, which is now approximately 80% complete and shown here.
Jagannathan Shankar Mahadevan (Mechanical Engineer) also joined the team and completed his 1st week familiarizing himself with the Straw Bale Village and researching the details needed to compile a total-village cost analysis.
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 55th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was finishing the final kitchen render looking North, as shown here and now live on the website too.
Aparna Tandon (Architect) continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 33rd week of work, focusing on the final presentation shown here (and live on the site) for the central area between the North and South residential wings.
Samantha Robinson (3D Designer) completed her 7th week working on the interior design for the living structure of the Tree House Village (Pod 7). This week’s focus, as shown here, was revisions for the drawers under the bed, adjustments to the floor plan, and working on the stairway railing details.
One Community is designing a global conservation plan 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:
Falgun Patel (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 3rd week continuing to review, run calculations, and update the specifics of the remote-energy setup plan so we can update the Highest Good energy page. You can see some of this last week’s work here.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 50th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was continuing to model the Dining Dome in preparation for applying and testing the best of the lighting designs from the Social Dome.
Renan Dantas (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 19th week working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD updates. This week’s focus was reviewing the complete window and door plan to simplify and improve it.
Aravind Vasudevan (Mechanical Engineer) continued his calculations and research for climate battery component of the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. You can see here his fan-use break-even cost analysis and some of his hand calculations related to this.
Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also continued work on the thermal lag research and reports for the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. What you see here is Vamsi’s work comparing how heat transfers from the basement and boiler room to the outside when built in-ground versus above ground.
One Community is designing a global conservation plan 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 continued editing the food pages. We researched details for our food needs to review the details for the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan and found 38 resources for checking calculations on the Sustainable Food Nutrition Calculations page, as you see here.
One Community is designing a global conservation plan 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 working with Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.), added a What and Why section, updated formatting, and new table of contents to the Teaching Strategies for Life page. This completes this page’s update to the newest formatting we’re using for all the other pages of the site.
One Community is designing a global conservation plan 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 invested several more hours developing the graphic showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from. The focus was adding three more volunteers into their respective locations in the master layer for the video map, and creating and adding an enhanced web version to the team page.
The core team also continued working on proofreading and updating the formatting for the taxes page. We checked for errors in spelling, punctuation, image placement and functionality, and checked all of the ~300 different hyperlinks. We also created the beginnings of a new and standalone state-by-state resource page for the US Departments of Taxation, which will be a useful page that anyone can find via a Google search.
The core team also continued reviewing the Highest Good society search engine version 2.0 details, checking links, formatting, titles and other details so Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) can continue the process of finishing this amazing tool. You can see some of this work-in-progress here and we’d say this search engine is now 70% complete.
In addition to this, Priti Kothari (Information Technology Enthusiast) also completed her 5th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week’s focus was researching, testing, and debugging the “D3” software we’ll be using to create the Leaderboard charts of everyone’s hours. You can see some of this work here.
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