Open source global green living models have never been more needed. One Community is creating them and including open source and free-shared sustainability components for food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices. We call this living and collaboration for The Highest Good and our goal is to make these systems become self-replicating as a path to global sustainability within our lifetime.
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 October 14, 2018 edition (#290) 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 GREEN LIVING INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:34
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:24
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:21
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:29
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:15
GLOBAL GREEN LIVING SUMMARY: @13:29
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One Community is forwarding global green living 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 the webpage setup and formatting for the new One Community Home Shares page that shares our structure for individualized and expanded designs of the standard homes in the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) and beyond. This week we added more formatting and wrote and added the “Home Shares in Layman’s Terms” and “Home Shares and Housing Upgrades” sections, which you can see here. We’d say we’re now 90% complete with the creation of this page.
Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineer) completed his 23rd week helping with the structural engineering research and calculations for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). This week’s focus was creating this open source soil identification and classification tool.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 25th week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week he further developed the 6.4 to 6.8 diagrams, tried different hinge strategies to attach the table and chairs, and added the leveling graphics and details throughout. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) also continued working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). Here is weekly update #133 from Dean, his focus this week was creating version 1 of our ADA compliant bathroom and kitchen layout, integrating the latest regular bathroom and kitchen layout into the 3-dome cluster, and planned the next round of revisions, all of which you can see here.
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) additionally completed his 27th week helping with render additions. This week he created this first-generation Earthbag Village (Pod 1) render by adding people, plants, and other details.
One Community is forwarding global green living 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 started updating the 3D Sketchup file to include the new dome designs. What you see here are this week’s structural updates to the Duplicable City Center Dining Dome roof.
And the core team working with Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) also continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 98th week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was more additions and updates to the calculations spreadsheet, organizing all the DaiLUX files for sharing now that we’re done with them, and adding in the missing Sunrise Patio in AutoCAD, all of which you can see here.
The core team also finished updating the Pallet Furniture open source hub by adding new 3D Closet/Wardrobe graphics and finalizing the Summary and FAQ sections. You can see some of this work here.
And the core team continued adding the LEED heating and air conditioning details to the City Center HVAC Design page. This week we added more content to the “LEED HVAC-Related Energy & Atmosphere Credits Explained” section and developed the first half of the “LEED HVAC-related Indoor Environmental Quality Credits Explained” section. You can see some of this work here and we’d say this brings the addition of these details to 70% complete.
Dehua Feng (Civil Engineer) also completed his 24th week working on the fire suppression and safety systems designs for the Duplicable City Center Sprinkler and Emergency Systems open source hub. This week he changed the stem pipe location in the Living Dome, extended the fire hydrant piping to supply a fire hydrant South of the Social Dome too, and updated all the spreadsheet calculations for Zones H, G, L, and I. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is forwarding global green living 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 for the various stages of development. This week we completed edits to the Food Forest page and the aquaculture section of the Food Rollout Google doc. You can see some of this work here.
In addition, the core team continued working on the Apiary hive setup instructions. This week we finalized the setup details for a 6-hive initial launch. You can see some of this work shown here on our behind-the-scenes Google development doc.
One Community is building the foundations for how humanity creates a sustainable 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 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 forwarding global green living 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 Jin Hua (Web and Graphic Designer) continued collaboration on our evolving online marketing strategy and our related grant. This week’s focus was researching new ad formats, which you can see here.
Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) also joined the marking team and began helping with the keyword research for the landing pages related to Structural Engineering Volunteers, Civil Engineers and Volunteer Plumbers, some of which you can see here.
This week, the Highest Good Network software team consisting of Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer), Shubhra Mittal (Software Delivery Manager), and Aishwarya Singh (Computer Science Engineer) continued developing the software. This week they finished the setup documentation, connected the React App to projects, restructured the app to have the services layers separately, tried implementing the user deletion option, and started researching resources to support our transition of this software from Ember to React. You can see some of this work here.
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