Living with more fun in our lives seems like a worthwhile goal. It’s even better if this can be accomplished while also reducing our ecological footprint, reducing our cost of living, and making a positive and objectively measurable difference in the world. One Community calls this living and creating for The Highest Good of All and we’re creating open source and free-shared tools, tutorials, and resources covering all aspects of the living models necessary to demonstrate and replicate such a lifestyle.
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 August 12, 2018 edition (#281) 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 HOUSING: @6:16
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @7:14
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @8:48
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @9:31
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @10:06
One Community thinks we should all be living with more fun in our lives 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:
The core team working with Michael Hagler (Senior Graphic Designer and Artist) also updated another 3 spreads for the 7-villages book we’re developing, you can see these updated pages here and now on the website also.
One Community thinks we should all be living with more fun in our lives 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 began building the Duplicable City Center Time Investment page. This week’s focus was creating the initial formatting, index and jump-to links, and writing the Overview and Why Open Source this sections. We’d say this brings this page to 30% completion.
The core team working with Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) also continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 89th week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was finalizing the lighting tests shown here for the Living Dome sunrise patio. This image is now on the website also.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) completed her 17th week helping with the Duplicable City Center Materials and Costs. This week’s focus was continued cost analysis for the basement retaining wall and beginning work on costing out the columns and flooring specifics. You can see some of this work here.
Dehua Feng (Civil Engineer) also completed his 15th week working on the fire suppression and safety systems designs for the Duplicable City Center Sprinkler and Emergency Systems open source hub. This week’s focus was finishing the gallons-per-minute branches and elevation research for the complete system and updating the first 10 pages of the tutorial, some of which you can see here.
One Community thinks we should all be living with more fun in our lives 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 writing the behind-the-scenes narrative and detailed food rollout plan for the various stages of development. This week we reviewed and summarized the worm videos. The videos demonstrate that worm farms made from PVC pipe and 5 gallon buckets are suitable for non-winter conditions; and in cold climates, a basement would work well but heat and constant feeding are necessary. You can see some of this work here.
One Community thinks we should all be living with more fun in our lives 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 week, the core team began work on the Surpassing Educational Standards page. We redid the formatting and overall outline, updated the initial graphics, added a resources section, and rewrote the What and Why sections. We would say this brings the page to about 30% complete.
One Community thinks we should all be living with more fun in our lives 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:
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