How to build a sustainable planet can be defined and outlined in the same manner as building a sustainable structure, business, or city. There are many more elements and steps, but a similar implementable blueprint can be created. The foundations we’ve identified and are working on as part of this blueprint are food, energy, and housing combined with Highest Good approaches to education, for-profit and non-profit economics design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and stewardship practices. One Community calls 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 June 12th, 2016 edition (#168) 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:
HOW TO BUILD A SUSTAINABLE PLANET INTRO: @1:00
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @1:57
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:50
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:46
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @5:26
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @6:40
HOW TO BUILD A SUSTAINABLE PLANET SUMMARY: @7:03
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One Community is facilitating how to build a sustainable planet 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 Humility 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 “Humility” is now 50% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the third 25% of the written part of the Humility Lesson Plan.
We also completed the third 25% of the mindmap for the Courage Lesson Plan, bringing it to 75% complete, which you see here.
One Community is facilitating how to build a sustainable planet 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 finished the final texture adjustments and rendering for the Tropical Atrium. You can see the new image here:
The core team also updated and reorganized the Tropical Atrium Planting and Harvesting plan page to include all the images created by Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer). You can see examples of these updates here:
As part of the development of our our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan, we added instructions for general procurement and preparation of root vegetables to our website, as suggested by Naturopathic Doctor Matt Marturano (creator of the COHERENT model for comprehensive digestive health).
One Community is facilitating how to build a sustainable planet 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 on editing and creating accompanying narratives to additional green step headings of Section 10: Construction of Stem Wall and Dome. Due to previous changes that affected multiple areas within the FFF document, we combined some of the multiple entries into single entities and realigned others. We’d say we are now 85% complete with this total update and rewrite behind the scenes.
In addition to this, Brianna Johnson (Interior Designer), continued evolving the renders for the Straw Bale Village (Pod 2). What you see here is the initial layout for rendering one of the studio residences….
…. and the initial render for the communal computer and study room:
Dean Scholz, Architectural Designer, further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 23 of his work that continued with adding more trees and textures to the Cob Village overview images you see here:
Zachary Melin (Graphic Designer) also continued updating the Tree House Village (Pod 7) book created by last year’s intern Team. What you see here is another revision of the SWOT analysis page and the work in progress for the Sustainable Design and Service Design pages.
One Community is facilitating how to build a sustainable planet 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 what is needed for the first renders of the natural pool and spa area aspects of the Duplicable City Center. This week’s focus was on the new locker and arched stone work around the hobbit door access to the mechanical room and waterfall rock placement and textures for this area.
Neha Verma (Construction Project Manager and Bachelor’s of Architecture) also created this updated plan for the sections that her team will be creating:
And Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) completed calculations for minimum number of lumens for each of the different City Center areas. The results are seen here:
Iris Hsu (Industrial Designer), also continued exploring recycled pipe shelving options for the Duplicable City Center library. What you see here is round #9 of this work exploring additional shelving and lighting designs for the main spaces on the walls along with art options to fill the space above.
One Community is facilitating how to build a sustainable planet 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 exploring how to create an open source and standardized presentation for Highest Good Housing villages. Here are a few image examples:
Steven Paslawsky (Graphic Designer) also created these new images for the food self-sufficiency plan omnivore and vegan meal plan pages and several sets of icon ideas for the different Highest Good Housing pages:
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