How to Make a Change in the World – One Community Weekly Progress Update #17

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This is our weekly progress update (#17) covering our accomplishments for the week of June 17th, 2013.


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How to Make a Change in the World
One Community Weekly Progress Update #17



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Here are the details of our progress for the last week towards how to make a change in the world and everything discussed in the above video…


The earthbag architecture village (Pod 1) is the first of seven different sustainable village models, we will be building a path for those interested in how to make a change in the world through sustainable living. The earthbag village was chosen as the first village to be built because we believe it will be the most affordable and easy to duplicate. This week we redesigned and updated the open source portal for this first village model adding the following clarifying sections for how to make a change in the world:


This week we completed two sections on how to make a change in the world using the open source and free-shared earthbag home and village construction tools and equipment needs page. The goal of this page is to provide precise tool and equipment needs for every component of the earthbag village:


With the help of our friend of the project Devin Porter, we have also continued to move forward on the 3D renderings for the complete earthbag architecture village. Here are the most recent screenshots and updates from this 3D progress on how to make a change in the world:

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The Open Source Earthbag Village Evolving in 3D – Click to Visit the Open Source Portal


One Community’s food infrastructure is another For The Highest Good of All area we consider as an opportunity for those interested in how to make a change in the world. Just as we will be showcasing a diversity of sustainable housing modes and alternative energy infrastructure, so too will we showcase a diversity of food production methodologies ranging from earth-regenerative permaculture farming to greenhouses to aquaponics farms. Here’s this weeks progress in this area.


Ziggy Tolnay (Database Systems Designer and Founder of The RBE10K Project) continues to progress on the aquapini 3D designs now with the additional help of our partner Avery Ellis (Aquaponics Specialist and owner/operator of Integrated Aquaponics) double checking the plumbing and filtration. Here are the most recent 3D export photos of how to make a change in the world:

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How to Make a Change in the World – The Large-scale Aquapini Evolving in 3D – Click to Enlarge


We’ve also completed the research, formatting, and refinement of the next 10 trees and plants for the large-scale production aquapini structure and added them to the Large-scale Food Production Aquapini Planting and Harvesting Details. The goal is to demonstrate how to make a change in the world with a combination of quality, volume, and food diversity that significantly exceeds what most people have available to them at the grocery store. Here’s one of the new examples of this house that demonstrates how to make a change in the world using this:

#8A :: Synsepalum dulcificum (Miracle Fruit, Munga)

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The fruit is a ½ inch long red berry, that is mostly seed. The “miracle” is that the scant flesh contains a unique glycoprotein called miraculin. This protein binds to the taste receptors so that sour is perceived as sweet. A lemon eaten after a miracle berry tastes like the sweetest lemonade. This effect lasts for about thirty minutes or until the protein is washed away by saliva or drinking liquids.


A group of Synsepalums will be planted at the bottom of the slope planting as a part of the ‘how to make a change in the world’ initiative, where they will benefit from the moisture draining from upslope. We will receive these as small seedling plants.

  • Trees prefer partial shade, and require acidic soil
  • The yield is improved by pinching out terminal buds
  • Synsepalum will react badly to chlorinated tap water
  • Trees require steady moisture, and will drop leaves and fruit if dry
  • They show chlorosis in alkaline soils and must be treated with chelated iron
  • These trees are very tropical in their requirements and must be kept above 32F
  • If the berries are continually picked, the plant can flower and fruit continuously
  • Apparently, no one knows if the miraculin gene can be bred into other Sapotaceae
  • Of the species of Synsepalum in central Africa, only S. dulcificum contains miraculin

Wikipedia – Miracle Fruit 


We consider the SEGO Center City Hub as foundational for our open source blueprint for creating world change because:

  • Anyone who duplicates this component of our project will be able to operate it as an eco-tourism destination and build any one of our open source Pod models around it to start their own off-grid low-impact city as per our global change strategy and duplication goals
  • Our established partnerships will make all components of the One Community SEGO Center affordable and capable of being shipped anywhere in the world for easy replication
  • We will be open source sharing our blueprints, permitting process, and all aspects of the construction process from groundbreaking to completion. This means anyone following our model will know what to expect and where to turn for help if they need it
  • The One Community SEGO Center will offer and represent a unique experience of how to make a change in the world that we feel will entice people to visit One Community for the first time that normally wouldn’t. What they experience with the rest of One Community, is what we believe will then lead them to return and/or desire to duplicate the SEGO Center and/or other components of the sustainable teacher/demonstration village model for themselves
  • Construction of this building and all related infrastructure does not require the use of any heavy machinery

This week, with the help of Karl Harris (Architect Drafter, Designer, and founder of Harris Design & Technology Services) we redesigned the laundry area to make space for the number of laundry units we will need there. Here is the most recent CAD export showing this redesign towards how to make a change in the world:

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How to Make a Change in the World- SEGO Center City Hub 6/25/13 CAD – Click Image to Enlarge


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One Community is creating a place to grow together and how to make a change in the world together. We are creating a space that helps each other live in integrity with each other and the planet as we strive to be the greatest versions of ourselves. We do this by harmoniously respecting each other, nature, and the rest of our one shared planet.

Our goal is to demonstrate what we feel is the most sustainable, healthy, and fun environment we can create. A place based on compassion, kindness, and collaboration. This replicable community will serve as an example for what is possible.

Throughout our design process we are open sourcing and free-sharing everything needed for construction and replication. This includes what we call “Highest Good” approaches to foodenergyhousingeducationfor-profit and non-profit economics designsocial architecturefulfilled livingstewardship practices and more. We are creating these resources for implementation as individual components or complete developments called teacher/demonstration hubs. These hubs will help launch additional hubs as awareness and knowledge grow on how to make a change in the world.


One Community will be the first teacher/demonstration hub. It will function as an experiential-learning model that facilitates mass participation to address humanity’s most pressing challenges through: A replicable model for expansion, building seven self-sufficient village/city prototypes, becoming the world leader in open-source sustainability solutions, and evolving and expanding ALL aspects of sustainable living.


The One Community self-replicating model is capable of creating a sustainable planet within 30 years. We will achieve this by establishing successful teacher/demonstration hubs on every continent on how to make a change in the world. Villages include designs appropriate for each of the five main types of climates. They also include options for even the most challenged economies. These hubs will collaborate with one another, share ideas, resources, and work together as a network to heal the planet and learn how to make a change in the world. They will also transform the global lifestyle to a more enjoyable, fulfilling, healthy, and sustainable one.

The specifics of how One Community is accomplishing this can be found on the One Community Solution Model to Create Solution-creating Models Page. Research supporting and showing the benefits of a model like this can be found on our Research and Resources Articles Archive.

Even if we don’t achieve our ultimate goal of how to make a change in the world and global transformation, a self-replicating teacher/demonstration model like this will take a relatively short period of time to positively affect millions while inspiring millions more.  For One Community residents (the Pioneer Team), the idea of creating and sharing the social and recreational experience with visitors is also fun, exciting, fulfilling, and an additional reason why we are creating this.


One Community’s four-phase strategy for the creation of solution models that create solution creating models uses open source blueprints for duplication that simultaneously address all aspects of how to make a change in the world and the human experience (food, energy, housing, education, social inequality and injustice, fulfilled living, etc.). We see these areas as interdependent and requiring a comprehensive solution if humanity is to move ecologically, socially, economically, and permanently towards a truly sustainable future for everyone.

Our open source model and blueprints engage and inspire people on how to make a change in the world while simultaneously making sustainable living more affordable and easy to replicate. By free-sharing the step-by-step plans people need for duplication, inviting people to participate, and demonstrating sustainable teacher/demonstration hubs as a more desirable way of living, the model will predictably expand on its own.

It is this approach we see uniting the world and leading to a new Golden Age for humanity. While we understand that not everyone believes this is even possible, we are nonetheless bringing together all those that do see this as possible as the non-profit think tank of forward-thinking individuals willing to understand how to make a change in the world and design, build, and open source project-launch blueprint and free-share it for The Highest Good of All.


One Community is open source sharing an evolution of sustainable living and how to make a change in the world that addresses the complete human experience. We are doing this because we see the solutions for global food, housing, energy, education, social inequality, ethical business practices, earth regenerative practices, and a desire for a more fulfilling living experience as inseparably interconnected. As a comprehensive solution, we are addressing all these areas simultaneously and open source free-sharing everything needed for individual duplication and/or duplication as complete self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world.

As we address and open source share these areas we will establish a living example of the first teacher/demonstration village purposed to teach others. To maximally facilitate duplication, One Community will provide seven duplicable examples and function indefinitely as a place people can visit and a non-profit and open source think tank continuing to further evolve and share solutions in all of the above areas, how to make a change in the world, and more. We will also provide hands-on experience and training. Most importantly, growing upon our sustainable foundation, we will endlessly make this comprehensive solution even more widely known and globally accessible, understandable and diversely duplicable, and inspiring and desirable as a model worth duplicating.


The more people that are inspired and desiring for themselves what it is that One Community creates, the more demand there will be for spreading the One Community model of how to make a change in the world. This leads to the directing of financial resources and resourceful people where we believe they are needed most: the establishment of additional sustainable communities around the world. We also feel this duplication will specifically happen quickly internationally due to the affordability of overseas land, less restrictive building environments, and the spirit of adventure in many people who really desire to make a difference for those who need it most.

To meet the increasing demand for sustainability that we are contributing to, we are coordinating with manufacturers, education institutions, individuals, and vendors. This is also part of this model to help the world and how to make a change in the world. Its purpose is to facilitate more engagement in the sustainability industry, produce the absolute best possible consumer value, and the most convenient delivery of goods and methodologies for building sustainable living communities and sustainable living components.

This means we not only provide education and increase needed sustainability resources, but we also address how to make a change in the world and the underlying roadblocks to a sustainable planet by decreasing the cost and simultaneously increasing the demand and generating financial support for global sustainability, philanthropy, and humanitarian movements and organizations.

As demand increases, so too will the ways to participate. Right now people are participating as consultants or partners donating time to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and others are more involved as Pioneers of the core team that will be moving to the property. We also have options for people to just follow our progress or participate through internet contribution.

Once the supportive physical infrastructure is about 30% developed, One Community will be ready to additionally expand what we offer to include scholarships, free weekend learning groups, core team members choosing to travel abroad to help others get established on how to make a change in the world too, handling the marketing for all similar models operating for The Highest Good of All, and hosting classes and other sponsored events to promote and demonstrate additional methodologies.

We also imagine the high likelihood that our organization will become a foundation that can be trusted as the donation point for the distribution of monies to help others establish this model of how to make a change in the world.


One Community is building solution-creating models designed to create additional solution-creating models to specifically facilitate exponential and sustainable global teacher/demonstration village growth. The following four phases of the strategy we are applying are designed to support each other and accelerate the process globally:

Phase I: Demonstrating a Better Way

We are designing One Community to demonstrate how to make a change in the world and an experience of living that we believe most people will consider to be better because it will teach them how to make a change in the world and will be more enjoyable and fulfilling. We also think most people will consider it better because it is made how to make a change in the world possible specifically through a foundation of sustainable sustainability and a philosophy that is for The Highest Good of All.

Phase II: Open Source Project-Launch Blueprinting

Everything we do we are open source project-launch blueprinting and free-sharing to make it as easy and affordable as possible to duplicate, adapt, and evolve in the manner that suits each individual and/or group’s needs. Free-sharing information like this is our aggressive exposure engine and an aspect of One Community that will accelerate indefinitely as we continue to build our team, move onto the property, and continuously build and evolve everything that is One Community.

Phase III: Inviting the World to Participate

Everything we are open source project-launch blueprinting is designed to invite the world to participate by duplicating it as either individual components or complete teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities that will be able to be built almost anywhere in the world. Additionally, people can join One Community as membersconsultants and/or partners, or use the suggestions links on our open source project-launch blueprinting hubs to help with the design, implementation, and evolution process. Scholarships, weekend learning, work crews, and tourism will be the foundations of One Community once we have sufficient infrastructure in place to support these options.

Phase IV: Universal Appeal and Global Expansion

As One Community continues evolving and establishing ourselves, everything we create and promote will serve as the engine on how to make a change in the world and to inspire people to align with the concept of open source and sustainable living for The Highest Good of All. We are doing this to create mainstream appeal and our path to achieving this appeal is demonstrating a happier, more affordable, and ecologically friendly model of living that can be built anywhere in the world.

Open source project-launch blueprinting it all is how we believe the model will spread and, possibly most importantly, that it will predictably spread even faster in the areas where it is needed most because building restrictions, the cost of land, and materials costs are in most cases lower in these areas.


We are creating everything One Community does as open source and free-shared blueprints because we see this as how to make a change in the world and the path to a new Golden Age of creativity, innovation, cooperation, and collaboration for all of humanity. Our model is a solution model that creates additional solution creating models enabling people to live and collaborate globally for The Highest Good of All. The easier we make everything we do, the faster we see the world transitioning.

Every aspect of this model supports itself and contributes to its success, from the sustainable foodenergy, and homes, to the social architectureOne Community Education Program, and open source sharing model itself. Each piece can be accessed, evolved, and even re-birthed as something completely new. It can be duplicated by itself or with other modules, with applications as diverse as the people who want and need them. The constantly expanding total model will additionally be able to be used in its entirety as the open source project-launch blueprint for a variety of duplicate teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities capable of being built virtually anywhere.

The most profound part is: the more we open source share, the more we help move everyone forward, the more people know about how to make a change in the world and what we are doing and can participate, and the more successful and capable we are of project-launch blueprinting and sharing even more still. This is all supported and made possible because:

  • We have the team to produce an extensive quality and diversity of tools and resources
  • It gives us the opportunity to broaden the concept of sustainability and make it more desirable
  • Areas we open source expand our ability to evolve even faster through global collaboration
  • Each new area open sourced expands our target audience, advancing our world changing goals
  • The more we show our ability to share what we are creating, the more others will benefit and want to join this movement and mimic the part we are playing in it


One Community’s open source strategy will evolve 5 primary types of open source content purposed to reach and service as broad an audience as possible. This includes the following mediums of sharing that are being developed to function as standalone resources or in combination with each other:

  • Video tutorials
  • Audio tutorials
  • Live streaming video
  • Direct/live interaction
  • Written content and downloadable PDFs

Maximum exposure is accomplished through simultaneous implementation of the following strategies:

  • Free-shared audio, visual, and PDF downloads
  • Scholarship and intern programs for direct learning
  • Videoing or live-streaming almost all classes and activities
  • Tourism option for involvement in almost all aspects of One Community
  • Dedicated and search engine optimized sections of our website for each key area
  • Our established infrastructure that simultaneously posts to over 20 social networks


One Community sees the issues of the world as interdependent and interconnected. To address them simultaneously, we are open-source blueprinting a more advanced standard of living by designing holistic, environmentally-regenerative, self-sustaining, adaptable solutions for all areas of sustainability. We will model these within a comprehensive “village/city” which will be built in the southwestern U.S. This teacher/demonstration hub will be a place people learn how to make a change in the world and can experience a new way of living and then replicate it with our open source blueprints: creating a model solution that creates additional solution-creating models.

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