Highest Good living is living to the best of our ability for the Highest Good of all people and life on our shared planet. One Community is supporting this through Highest Good and open source designs, tools, tutorials, and sustainability resources covering food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more.
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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 3rd, 2019 edition (#306) 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 LIVING INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @8:10
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:57
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @11:58
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @12:50
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @14:11
HIGHEST GOOD LIVING SUMMARY: @15:48
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One Community is developing highest good 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 tested and confirmed the Murphy bed furniture designs will work with 8-foot ceilings and queen-size beds.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) also completed her 31st week volunteering and now helping with the Earthbag Village Materials and Costs. This week she worked on earthbag tube-filling cement quantity and earthbag quantity calculations. You can see some of this work here.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 38th week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week’s focus was more diagram updates illustrating the wall section assembly, creating new placeholder images, and beginning the electrical details. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 35th week helping with Earthbag Village render additions. This week he completed revisions and additions to this view of the complete village looking West. This is on the website now too.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). Here is weekly update #147 from Dean. This week’s focus, as shown in these images, was working on building the urinal and shower elements.
And Elizabeth Kahn (Environmental Consultant) completed her 6th week as a researcher with our team. This week she finished researching the most sustainable urinal options and started researching feminine accessories and eco-alternatives to the chemical block that is usually used in urinals. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
One Community is developing highest good 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 continued with week 4 of our research into lake and water retention landscape creation as an alternative source of water for the Duplicable City Center Sprinkler and Emergency Systems Designs, agriculture, greywater processing, and more. This week we re-viewed all the video content we have available to us, and added to and started reorganizing our notes into a tutorial type of format. You can see some of this work here.
The core team also reviewed all the latest AutoCAD updates for the lighting specifics for the City Center. We made the layouts more uniform, removed unnecessary lights, and created a list of additional requested changes. We also wrote a tutorial for how to confirm sufficient outdoor views to meet LEED requirements. You can see some of this work here.
Tanya Griffin, Aubryanne Boyle, and Allie Marsh (Interior Designers from Lotus Designs) also completed their 6th week helping with the Duplicable City Center interior design details. This week they adjusted some of the custom-built bench details, finalized the overhead lighting plan, and selected the last remaining furniture. You can see some of this work here.
David Olivero (Mechanical Engineer & Data Scientist) also continued helping finish the City Center HVAC Designs. This week he focused on the tutorial and added all the pool and calculation narrative details and graphics, some of which you can see here.
And James Herrigel (Student Researcher) also completed his 9th week researching the best, safest, and most sustainable paints. This week’s focus was finishing the process of integrating the LEED points details, identifying a new company and adding their products to the paints and stains recommendations, and creating a new resources list. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
One Community is developing highest good 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:
The core team also began research and design of the chicken coops needed for 100 chicks. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
And Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) completed his 5th week working on creating an open source icon and symbol set for our permaculture designs. What you see here are the icons created so far.
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. 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:
This week the core team continued working on the structural aspects of the Ultimate Classroom. We checked dome specifications, found an existing Sketchup pentadecagon model, and scaled it to the dimensions of the side and height of the projection dome to assess if this is still the direction we want to go.
One Community is developing highest good 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 the core team fixed half of the broken and incorrect links throughout our entire 1200+ page website. You can see some of this work and process here and we have about 200 more to go.
Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) also continued with his 17th week as part of the marketing team. This week he added additional keywords for the Consensus, Resource Based Economy, and Open Source pages and worked on new keyword lists for the Evolving Sustainability, Water-saving Shower Heads, Most Sustainable Toilets, Most Sustainable Paints, and Open Source Permaculture Design pages. You can see some of this work here.
Jin Hua (Web and Graphic Designer) also reviewed all of Emilio’s work and created two video tutorials to further assist him in improving and refining all the keyword lists he’s completed so far. You can see some of this work here.
In addition to this, the Highest Good Network software team consisting of Jordan Miller (Web Developer), Tyler Calvert (Full-stack Software Engineer), and Justin Kunz (Software Engineer) continued developing the software. This week the team finished design of the Teams page, added a modal with links to users profiles, debugged issues with the API to be able to add new users to the development app, and continued the app integration with Redux. You can see some of this work here.
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