There is a global eco-cooperative initiative happening right now and we’re 9 years into supporting it. Our contributions are open source plans for sustainable and replicable models covering food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. We are combining these to build the first open source and replicable teacher/demonstration hub to check our work and finish phase 1 of the open source library. This will launch the global collaborative of hubs that will grow and work together, further developing and expanding this library and cooperative 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 12th, 2019 edition (#320) 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 ECO-COOPERATIVE INITIATIVE INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:42
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @7:57
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @9:40
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @10:48
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:54
GLOBAL ECO-COOPERATIVE INITIATIVE SUMMARY: @12:51
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One Community is demonstrating a global eco-cooperative initiative 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 reassembled in 3D the new designs for the Murphy bed back storage areas and took notes on any size discrepancies we found. You can see some of this work here.
The core team also began building the Most Sustainable Adhesives page. This week we created the header and social media imagery, initial page formatting, Why section, Types of Adhesives and Their Applications section, and the section discussing the toxicity of the two most common adhesive additives.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). Here is weekly update #158 from Dean. This week he updated the positioning of the domes in the 4-dome cluster by adding a dining and recreation table and making both sides mirror each other.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 50th week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week’s focus was creating the tools and materials pages and layouts shown here.
One Community is demonstrating a global eco-cooperative initiative 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 researched vine options and started testing placement for the City Center Library columns.
The core team also continued with week 9 of our research into lake and water retention landscape creation as an alternative source of water for the Duplicable City Center Sprinkler and Emergency Systems Designs, agriculture, greywater processing, and more. This week’s focus was testing locations and adding additional dam designs to the actual property imports from Google Earth, some of which you can see here.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) continued helping with the Duplicable City Center Costs. This week she organized and color coded all the lights for the City Center lighting plan. This will allow us to more easily make changes and update the related costs.
Tanya Griffin, Aubryanne Boyle, and Allie Marsh (Interior Designers from Lotus Design Pros) completed their 20th week helping with the Duplicable City Center interior design details. This week’s focus was finishing the two bedroom storyboards shown here and starting on the cupola and Sunrise Patio research.
Ron Huang (Mechanical Engineer) also joined the team and started working on the Energy Modeling for our LEED Platinum certification and City Center open source HVAC design tutorial. This week he created the AutoCAD HVAC Zone layout, and started creating the energy model geometry in SketchUp.
One Community is demonstrating a global eco-cooperative initiative 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 writing the behind-the-scenes narrative and detailed food rollout plan. We continued research for goats and gate installation. This included detailed review of two podcasts from Dr. Cara Shepard, one covering winter goat keeping, and the other a question and answer from listeners. We also found an excellent Tube Gate and Latch Installation video by Pete B. for gate installation, resurrected some valuable ideas from the comments section, and added them to timeframe breakouts on the Google Doc. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
The core team also worked on the Food Procurement and Storage, Sustainable Food Nutrition Calculations, and Food Bars pages. We created header and social media imagery, updated the SEO information, and started standardizing the formatting. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is demonstrating a global eco-cooperative initiative 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 component of One Community is about 95% complete with only the Open Source School Licensing and Ultimate Classroom construction and assembly details remaining to be finished. We’ll report on the final two elements to be finished as we develop them.
With over 8 years of work invested in the process, the sections below are all complete until we move onto the property and continue the development and open sourcing process with teachers and students – a development process that is built directly into the structure of the education program and everything else we’re creating too:
One Community is demonstrating a global eco-cooperative initiative 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 working with Brian Gilb (Project Management Professional – PMP) continued with our 5th week of updating our business plan and project management strategy. This week’s focus was finalizing version one of the Business Plan and developing the SWOT Analysis component to include the details for how we are leveraging and addressing the strengths and weaknesses. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) also continued with his 30th week as part of the marketing team. This week’s focus was creating the ad group campaigns for the pages covering each of the 7 villages and the Tropical Atrium. You can see some of this work here.
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