Open source sustainability resources are a path to jump starting world change for the Highest Good of all people and life on this planet. Humanity has the ability to create a sustainable world if enough people participate and we are creating open source plans to help. They are sustainable, replicable, and cover food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. We will use them to build One Community as a teacher/demonstration hub to help the world reach the necessary tipping point.
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 20th, 2019 edition (#343) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
One Community is jump starting world change 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 finished adding the updated content to the sustainable hand dryer options page. These updated dryers reflect the improvements made by each of the top companies we’d already identified within this industry. The page is now complete until we begin purchasing hardware for the Earthbag Village and Duplicable City Center.
The core team also continued working on the Murphy bed instructions in SketchUp 3D. We combined the latest design with the Earthbag structure and added three scenes: bed-down, bed-up & table/sits-up, and bed-up & table/sits-down. These are to help with completion of the assembly instructions.
And Bahy Ahmed (Architect) completed his 3rd week helping with the Earthbag Village 4-dome cluster roof designs. This week Bahy created version 3.0 shown here with a new furniture layout, column details, stair details, and rooftop patio details.
One Community is jump starting world change 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 Ron Huang (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 24th week working on the Energy Modeling for our LEED Platinum certification and City Center open source HVAC design tutorial. This week’s focus was incorporating mixed-mode ventilation and daylight harvesting. This successfully reduced the targeted annual total energy consumption by 50% of baseline.
Tianyu Zhou (Architect and Structural Engineering Consultant) also continued helping with the Duplicable City Center beam and column structural details. This week she optimized the sizes for steel girders based on the result from SAP analysis, using W16x26 (T=13.625in>11.875in). She also started checking whether 11.857″-560 wood joists are adequate to support gravity load based on the deflection limit (ΔLL=L/360 and ΔTL=L/240).
One Community is jump starting world change 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 continued researching ethical harvesting of farm animals. After much review we found a quality step-by-step video for butchering a goat or lamb, including breaking down to specific meat cuts ready to wrap, and one simple but quality article: “Humane killing of sheep”. We also confirmed three quality sheep shearing videos and added them to our behind-the-scenes Google Doc. You can see some of this work here.
The core team also finished the rabbit tractor assembly instructions and began the multiple rabbit hutch assembly instructions. We also made updates to the rabbit hutch with ventilation openings in the nursing area, as shown here.
In addition, the core team continued developing the behind-the-scenes open source permaculture design content. This week we made progress on Step 3 that describes design options and processes, along with mainframe mapping, zones, and random assembly. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is jump starting world change 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. We’ll report on the final two elements to be finished as we develop them.
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:
One Community is jump starting world change 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 Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) also continued with his 50th week as part of the marketing team. This week he continued working on the “Solutions that Create Solutions” list of keywords by adding “donating” prefixes in order to increase the amount of keywords for the Donations campaign we’re developing.
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