The need and potential for conscious and conscientious global stewardship has never been greater. We can regenerate our planet and help ourselves at the same time. One Community is creating models for teacher/demonstration hubs that will demonstrate and free-share how to do this. They include “Highest Good” approaches for all the necessary foundations: food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more.
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 July 28th, 2019 edition (#331) 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 STEWARDSHIP INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:36
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:06
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @9:35
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @10:28
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:58
GLOBAL STEWARDSHIP SUMMARY: @13:08
One Community is facilitating global stewardship 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 adding the content to the most sustainable insulation options page. This week we created and added the new insulation icons, header and social media images, and finished the sections shown here and covering Air Krete and Straw Bale insulation.
Also working on the most sustainable insulation options page, Brianna Olsen (Sustainability Researcher) completed her 8th week to finalize this research. This week she wrote the FAQ section and did more research and writing to discuss the products not included in the article. This brings the behind-the-scenes work on this to 99% complete.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) finished week #166 working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). This week he worked on creating the new and larger windows that are fire code compliant and necessary for these 3-bedroom home designs.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 61st week developing the Murphy bed instructions. This week’s focus was continued standardization of the page layouts, part colors, labels, and other details. Almost every one of these images has been edited in some way during the last week.
One Community is facilitating global stewardship 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 created these final Duplicable City Center library renders. These new renders show the final plans for the furniture layouts, custom bench and table designs, shelving, lighting, polished concrete floors, and aesthetic details added to make the columns look like trees.
Ron Huang (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 12th week working on the Energy Modeling for our LEED Platinum certification and City Center open source HVAC design tutorial. This week he finished the Baseline Model. You can see some of the baseline calculations here.
Sneha Dongre (Structural Engineer) additionally continued with her 17th week helping with the Duplicable City Center structural details. This week’s focus was continued work deleting extra members in 3D and testing and retesting the model in SAP, and researching about entryway designs to determine the best way to integrate our sliding glass door entries into the domes. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is facilitating global stewardship 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 developing the behind-the-scenes content for the Open Source Permaculture Design page. This week’s focus was completing the ethics, principles and domains section. We also began work on the initial Design Considerations section. You can see some of this work here.
And, last but not least, the core team researched various articles on breeds of sheep and incorporated what we learned into the behind-the-scenes sheep-tutorial Google Doc shown here.
One Community is facilitating global stewardship 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. 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:
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued with week 3 of his work adding people and object additions to the redesigned and re-rendered sections of the Ultimate Classroom. Here are the latest drafts of the red and green rooms and a view looking South.
One Community is facilitating global stewardship 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 edited and reformatted our complete volunteer agreement as a Google Form that can now be completed online.
The core team and Brian additionally finished creation of our new internal communications procedures structure and document and a final revision of our new onboarding procedure. We also officially launched the new onboarding process with two new volunteers.
Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) also continued with his 38th week as part of the marketing team by creating and launching all the sub-groups ad campaigns of the Highest Good of All campaign. You can see some of this work here.
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