Global healing and regeneration are possible if enough people want it and are willing to help create it. Open source solutions coving all areas of sustainable living (food, energy, housing, education, economics, fulfilled living models, Earth stewardship, and other sustainability foundations) can provide options for anyone to help through participation as individuals or a part of a globally collaborative team. One Community calls this a path to 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 February 14, 2016 edition (#151) 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:
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @1:54
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:06
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:07
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:23
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:46
One Community is facilitating global healing and regeneration 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 second 25% of the written content for the Work 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 “Work.”
Behind the scenes, we wrote the first 25% of the written part of the Cooperation and Collaboration Lesson Plan.
We also completed the second 25% of the mindmap for the Community Lesson Plan, which you see here:
One Community is facilitating global healing and regeneration 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 completed another round of organizing the streamlined version of our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan page, which includes contributions provided by Naturopathic Doctor Matt Marturano (creator of the COHERENT model for comprehensive digestive health). This week we did fine-tune editing/proofreading, and organized the hub page and the links it leads to. The organization and page is now approximately 96% complete.
One Community is facilitating global healing and regeneration 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 put another 10 hours into the behind-the-scenes revision for the Footers, Foundations and Flooring page for the crowdfunding campaign we are developing. This week’s focus was finishing the narrative for Gutter Construction, exploring the possibility of rice hulls for insulation to meet code requirements, reviewing and updating the Resources section (#15), and doing another reorganization of the sections of: Municipal/County Involvement, Centerpoint Establishment, and Utilities, Stem Wall, Floor, Foundation and Footer Excavation. We’d say we are now 68% complete with this total update and rewrite behind the scenes.
Working on the Tree House Village (Pod 7), Jesika Rohrbach (Architectural Drafter, Designer, and 3-D Modeler) began focusing on the kitchen updates you see here. These are design updates 4.0 from Jesika and include new shelving and other kitchen equipment specifics, as well as added dining seating.
Shilcy Augustine (Architect) also continued developing the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) massage and treatment room spaces. What you see here are the initial external extension designs for shade and privacy around these areas.
Dean Scholz, Architectural Designer, further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 6.0 of this work that focused on exploring walkway coverings and doubling the maker’s spaces in both of the North wings to increase the available work space while providing an additional sound buffer for the living spaces attached to these work spaces.
Brianna Johnson (Interior Designer), also began evolving the renders for the Straw Bale Village (Pod 2). What you see here are the first of these including the addition of new colors and a living wall in one of the common spaces.
One Community is facilitating global healing and regeneration 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 continued the process of learning how to do our own renders for the Duplicable City Center. What you see here is more of the kitchen rendering with focus on the long lights, spot lights, metal surfaces, shadows, and background landscape.
Iris Hsu (Industrial Designer), continued with these additional Pipe Couch designs for the Duplicable City Center library. The drawings you see here are her 10th generation drawings focusing on more cushion details and a simplified support for the back.
Behind the scenes Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) and Lucas Tsutsui da Silva (4th-year Computer Engineering Student) continued discussion about what the appearance and best functional design should be for the beside-bed Control Systems interface. Here are images created by Mike for two completely different ways to wire it all.
One Community is facilitating global healing and regeneration 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 continued working on a complete update of the One Community Business plan. What you see here is our 2nd week of reformatting the plan on a GoogleDoc for easier collaboration and sharing. We’d say we are about 8% done with the complete rewrite and update.
Behind the scenes we also moved our sites to a new host to improve functionality.
Jacky Tustain (Project Manager) also continued helping us convert the LEED Certification research done by Matheus Manfredini (Civil Engineering Student and Urban Design Coordinator) into a webpage. Here are the 2nd round of pictures of this LEED Tutorial page developing on the site, continuing with formatting and content editing. We’d say we’re about 25% complete with this tutorial.
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