How to make a global sustainability starting point: open source all aspects of a sustainable living model that most people would consider better than the way they are living now. One Community is an all-volunteer nonprofit doing this 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 September 11th, 2016 edition (#181) 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: @1:58
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:52
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:20
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:02
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:44
One Community is demonstrating how to make a global sustainability starting point 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 final 25% of the written content for the Beliefs 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 “Beliefs” is now 100% completed on our website.
Behind the scenes, we wrote the second 25% of the written part of the Personal Growth Lesson Plan.
We also completed the final 25% of the mindmap for the Honesty and Integrity Lesson Plan, bringing it to 100% complete, which you see here:
One Community is demonstrating how to make a global sustainability starting point 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 added the initial cost analysis document and the behind the scenes work from the last few weeks to the live version of the Transition Kitchen page. You can see some of that work here:
One Community is demonstrating how to make a global sustainability starting point 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 upcoming 7 villages online book pages. This week’s work focused on the updates shown here including cleaned up and new versions of the Earthbag Village, Straw Bale Village, and Cob Village presentations.
We also used Sketchup as seen here, to explore different options for EPS layouts for insulating the ground around the domes.
And we created new and clearer images for the vermiculture bathroom open source page, you can see these images here:
Sal Rubio (Industrial Designer) also completed his final week of volunteering helping on the Earthbag Village Murphy Bed furniture assembly instructions. What you see here is his 14th week of helping and the final product of our collaboration to create the layouts for the intro pages to each section… and the tools page that is planned for the intro to the entire instruction set.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer), further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 35 of his work that focused on fixing the problems that caused computer crashes last week and the series of final render tests seen here… adjusting colors, shadows, and textures to make these renders more and more real.
And, Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD Draftsperson and Designer), continued evolving the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4). You can see his 7th week of work here showing updates to the public bathrooms area, driveway areas, and West and central social spaces on the 2nd floor.
Building on Hamilton’s work, Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer), also completed his 2nd week of 3D modeling of the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) for quality render creation. What you see here are his continued developments of the foundational walls and other structures in 3DS Max.
One Community is demonstrating how to make a global sustainability starting point 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 Duplicable City Center 3D renders. What you see here are the updates to the Dining Dome basement where we relocated the boiler room, made corrections to the retaining wall location, and rearranged the storage shelves and supporting columns.
Additionally, we added supporting columns into the first floor of the Social Dome and continued developing the aesthetic details you can see here.
And Iris Hsu, (Industrial Designer), began render-testing the recycled pipe shelving and overhead lighting options for the Duplicable City Center library. What you see here is round #17 of work on these designs that now include books, columns, and furniture layout details.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) also continued with her 15th week of work on the lighting zones. This week’s progress continued with final revisions and defining of the zones as shown here, plus double checking the calculation and spreadsheet details. We’d say we are now 98% complete with this component of the City Center.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) and Shuna Ni (Masters of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering PhD) also continued work on the structural details for the City Center. This week’s focus was designating additional structural walls and more updates to the column placements.
One Community is demonstrating how to make a global sustainability starting point 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 9th week of work developing the new website structure. The focus continued on formatting updates, different layouts for the responsive screen-size changes, and how to integrate our logo into the different layouts.
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