Global sustainable change will happen once it is demonstrated as easy enough, affordable, and attractive enough. Open source and free-sharing complete sustainable villages that include food, energy, housing, education, economics, and a more fulfilled and enriching way of living is one way to facilitate this. We call 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 March 13th, 2016 edition (#155) 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: @1:57
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:17
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:02
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @5:40
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:28
One Community is forwarding global sustainable change 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 Cooperation and Collaboration Lesson Plan to the website, as you see here. This lesson plan purposed to teach all subjects, to all learning levels, in any learning environment, using the central theme of “Cooperation and Collaboration” is now 50% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the third 25% of the written part of the Cooperation and Collaboration Lesson Plan, bringing it to 75% complete.
We also completed the second 25% of the mindmap for the Work Lesson Plan, bringing it to 50% complete, which you see here:
One Community is forwarding global sustainable change 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 last week the core team updated and further developed the work of Ana Flavia Almeida (Architecture and Urban Planning Student) into these renders for the Transitory Kitchen purposed to feed 50 people in remote locations during sustainable village construction.
One Community is forwarding global sustainable change 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 review of the FFF CAD drawings and changing the original horizontal insulation to vertical insulation against the earthbag walls in Section 11. We’d say we are now 72% 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) also began designing the details of the playroom structure with a screen enclosure added for child safety, and the kitchen structure with wrap around seating, both of which are shown here:
Dean Scholz, Architectural Designer, further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 10 of this work that focused on more shade structure designs, textures, and additional aesthetic details.
Brianna Johnson (Interior Designer), also continued evolving the renders for the Straw Bale Village (Pod 2). What you see here is the 2nd render of the central recreation space now with new railings, stairs, and kids’ playroom details you can see in the background.
One Community is forwarding global sustainable change 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 working on the renders for the Duplicable City Center. What you see here is a Dining Dome render where we worked on textures, ceiling lighting, and table lights in the kitchen/dining area:
Bupesh Seethala (Interior Designer) finished updating the Natural Pool details. Here is the updated design incorporating a kids walk-in wading area with a safety wall and adjacent seating for parents in the 4′ deep section.
Iris also returned to the table/chair design and made additional updates there, enlarging the main frame to increase the legroom.
Brianna Johnson (Interior Designer), also started working on the pipe shelving for the library. What you see here are a couple lights we chose based on her research and design layout 1 integrating these lights.
Behind the scenes Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) and Lucas Tsutsui da Silva (4th-year Computer Engineering Student) continued development of the Control Systems main panel. What you see here is a combination of a capacitive touch panel Mike purchased for testing, a layout drawing for how it might work, and a faceplate he 3-D printed to further test the layout drawing. For a great video on how capacitive touch sensors work, visit this week’s written blog.
Here’s a great video talking about how a capacitive sensor works:
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY PROGRESS
One Community is forwarding global sustainable change 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 a spreadsheet designed to provide cost analysis data for the eco-tourism aspect of One Community. We’d say we are about 35% done with the complete rewrite and update:
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 6th round of pictures of this LEED Tutorial page developing on the site, continuing with formatting and content editing. We’d say we’re about 70% complete with this tutorial.
Oz Czerski, Lawyer Specializing in Trademark and Copyright Law, also helped us draw up these first drafts of our trademark infringement letters and then went through the process of editing them with our team. The pink writing are the edited parts and we’ll be open sourcing the final version of these letters on our legal documents page next week.
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