Mainstream understanding and involvement in how to build global ecology is essential if we are to create a sustainable planet. To achieve this, a sustainable way of living is needed that most people will consider better than how they are living now. If sustainable living like this is made easy enough, affordable enough, and demonstrated as attractive enough, then it will predictably spread. One Community is open sourcing and free-sharing this for The Highest Good of all people and life on our planet.
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 October 2nd, 2016 edition (#184) 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: @1:43
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:55
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:20
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:00
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:46
One Community is showing how to build global ecology 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 third 25% of the written content for the Personal Growth 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 “Personal Growth” is now 75% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the first 25% of the written part of the Individuality Lesson Plan.
We also completed the second 25% of the mindmap for the Beliefs Lesson Plan, bringing it to 50% complete, which you see here:
One Community is showing how to build global ecology 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:
One Community is showing how to build global ecology 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 updating the formatting of the pages for the upcoming 7 villages online book. This week’s work focused on creating a new Tree House Village (Pod 7) layout and more revisions and layout and formatting updates for the Duplicable City Center and Shipping Container Village (Pod 5) pages as you can see here:
The core team also 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 we adapted the single dome expanded polystyrene (EPS) layout to a 3-dome cluster configuration. We also reviewed the openings doc for additional re-writes to the narrative for specifications and locations of the doors and windows.
We also created more EPS insulation sheet layout updates, as seen here…
Ashwini Ramesh (Civil Engineer and Project Manager) also completed her 4th week of volunteering with One Community, continuing helping with Project Management of the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) by helping organizing the 100s of Earthbag Village files and professional review, re-organization and feedback on the Footers, Foundations and Flooring page:
…the Studio Interior render looking East:
… the Studio Interior render looking West:
…and the Outdoor Patio area:
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD Draftsperson and Designer), also continued evolving the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) rooftop recreation space in AutoCAD (top left). This being his 10th week working on these designs, he also started work on elevation drawings for this structure, continuing development in Revit:
Jiming Chen (Designer with his Master’s in Architecture and BA in Engineering) also joined the team and began further developing the Tree House Village (Pod 7). What you see here is his 1st week of this work focusing on the structural floor support for the tree houses and stair and ladder emergency access options.
One Community is showing how to build global ecology 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 Dining Dome of the Duplicable City Center. The focus can be see here: fixing headroom clearance issues for the root cellar access that required changes to the adjacent dry storage and bathrooms.
Iris Hsu, (Industrial Designer), continued render-testing the recycled pipe shelving for the Duplicable City Center library. What you see here is round #19 of her work. This week’s focus was color changes, art options, and additional layout changes:
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) and Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) continued their work on the City Center column placement and calculations. The focus this week was on the 4th floor, as seen here:
Neha Verma (Construction Project Manager and Bachelor’s of Architecture), also helped with the headroom clearance issue, changes to the root cellar layout, and beginning what’s needed for the City Center wall and ceiling detail:
And Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) also continued with her 17th week of work on the lighting zones, completing updates to the lighting zone spreadsheet that goes with last week’s completed AutoCAD zone updates:
Jinxi Feng (Environmental Consultant) also continued her research helping us create an in-depth laundry and dryer machine sustainability analysis. What you see here is her 4th week of behind-the-scenes research into this area.
One Community is showing how to build global ecology 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 Jennifer Zhou (Web Designer) completed her 12th week of work developing the new website structure. We lost a week of work due to a website crash and so her work was mainly focused on restoring what was lost:
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