Global game-changing solutions can transform our planet and create a sustainable future. We believe open source and self-replicating and self-sustainable teacher/demonstration models are a viable form of these game-changing solutions. They can be implemented by small groups in almost any location around the world, making world change easy enough, affordable enough, and demonstrating an attractive enough lifestyle for others to want to participate too. One Community calls 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 June 14th, 2015 edition (#118) of our weekly progress update detailing the previous week’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 EDUCATION @1:54
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:05
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:16
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:48
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:14
One Community is creating global game-changing solutions 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 third 25% of the content for the Communication lesson plan to the website. This means that this lesson plan, which teaches all subjects, to all learning levels, using the central theme of Communication, is now 75% complete on our website:
We also finished the next 25% of the image creation for the “Communication” lesson plan mind map, which brings this mindmap to 75% complete:
Behind the scenes, we wrote the next part of our lesson plan with the central theme of “Freedom” – which now brings that to 50% complete.
One Community is creating global game-changing solutions 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 researched and added two additional recipes to the open source parsnips hub:
And we researched and added two additional recipes to the open source melons hub. More recipes from our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan will be added to each of the individual hubs in the future.
Last but not least, we added three new recipes from Sandra Sellani (Vegan Chef and author of What’s Your QB?) to the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan – These recipes are: Apple Pie Oatmeal, the ‘Caprese’ Sandwich, and Leek & Potato Soup:
One Community is creating global game-changing solutions 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 moved the final 20% of the earth dome loft structural engineering calculations to the website. This open source work was completed by Antonio Zambianco (Civil Engineering Student) and is now 100% complete on the site:
We also began updating the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) in 3-D with these reciprocal roof designs originally created by Song Dong (M.S. in Mechanical Engineering) and then updated this last week with a new bathroom layout and more roof details from Matheus Manfredini (Civil Engineering Student specializing in Urban Design).
Song also finished the second round of elevation and cross section modeling of these 3-dome structures in AutoCAD – adding footer and foundation specifics plus elevations and cross sections plans for the 3-dome cluster with a student dome, a wheelchair accessible dome cluster, and a 6-dome cluster:
Then Song ran the first set of structural calculations comparing the three most common earthbag construction mixtures and 4 different aircrete mixtures. You can see all these comparisons here. We’re now completing more research to clarify some of our assumptions.
Izadora Carvalho (Civil Engineering Student) also designed the rainwater catchment system of the earthbag village East side in Sketchup, including pipes, connectors, trench drains, catch basins and the ponds:
Adolpho Maia (Mechanical Engineering Student) and Jorge Antonio Ricardo (Mechanical Engineering Student), both Mechanical Engineering students, began structural analysis and evolution of the vermiculture bathroom designs. You can see this work and these simulations here:
Fernando Carvalho (Mechanical Engineering Student) and Amauri Tavares (BA Science and Technology and Aerospace Engineering Student) also began the heat recapture designs for the Earthbag Village communal showers. You can see the calculations and initial pipe-in-pipe design here:
Renata Maehara (Civil Engineering student) continued her second week of work on the Cob Village (Pod 3). This included designing the other two groups of units, including the building inspired by the orange cob house you see below and the music inspired building based on the architecture hand drawing by Nelli Levental (Graphic Designer and College Professor).
One Community is creating global game-changing solutions 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 last week Diogo Rozada (Civil Engineering Student specializing in Hydraulics) and the Hydraulics Intern Team researched, sized, and designed the complete rainwater catchment, transport and storage system for the Duplicable City Center.
Ricardo Carrillo (Design Consultant and Principal of Acumen Industries) and Antonio Zambianco (Civil Engineering Student) and the Structural Intern Team also began working together on the structural details for the City Center domes. This included exploring a different structural design than a traditional geodesic. This different design creates a symmetrical ring that will line up better with the floors and allow for a uniform window design option that wouldn’t be possible with a traditional geodesic.
In addition to this, the Electrical Intern Team began working on and designing the electrical layout for this structure. This included researching the International Building Code, choosing the number and placing all the electrical outlets, switches, and breaker boxes:
As you can see here, they also outlined the different control and monitoring systems for each of the rooms working off the Control Systems recommendations by Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant).
One Community is creating global game-changing solutions 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, working in coordination with Jin Hua (Internet Marketing Expert and Web Developer), continued the updating of our entire website to be mobile friendly. This week’s work included manually updating about 30 pages, and redoing our key lesson plan pages with new mobile friendly images. We’d say we are now about 25% done with this complete website overhaul:
Behind the scenes, Binru Chen (Accountant Specializing in Audit and Financial Reporting) has continued to update the for-profit and nonprofit income and balance statement details that will soon be part of the tax considerations and strategy page. This work is part of the Highest Good Economics component of building teacher/demonstration hubs. We’d say this work is now about 50% complete behind the scenes and 20% complete on the site.
Also behind the scenes, Lucy Lu (Accountant Specializing in Financial Reporting and Managerial Accounting) began creating a charities and other not-for-profit organization tax filing tutorial. This week’s work covered what still is taxed, how to report these taxes, and what forms are needed. This work and Binru’s work is all part of the Highest Good Economics component of building teacher/demonstration hubs:
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