Making a global difference is something a lot of people would like to do, but don’t know where to start. Open source solutions for food, energy, housing, education, economics, fulfilled living models, Earth stewardship, and other sustainability foundations can provide options for anyone to help through participation as individuals or a part of a globally collaborative team. One Community calls this a path to living and creating 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 February 7, 2016 edition (#150) 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: @1:54
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:06
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:01
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @5:49
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:29
One Community is making a global difference 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 first 25% of the written content for the Work Lesson Plan to the website, as you see here. This lesson plan is purposed to teach all subjects, to all learning levels, in any learning environment, using the central theme of “Work.”
Behind the scenes, we wrote the final 25% of the written part of this same lesson plan, bringing it to 100% complete and ready for the next steps of transferring it to the website.
One Community is making a global difference 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 last week the core team completed another round organizing the streamlined version of our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan page, which includes contributions provided by Naturopathic Doctor Matt Marturano (creator of the COHERENT model for comprehensive digestive health). This week we further organized the recipes including creating a page for week 4 recipes. The Organization is now approximately 95% complete:
One Community is making a global difference 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 last week the core team 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’s focus was finishing the narrative for Dome Exterior Finishing and adding title insertions, video title inserts, and the beginning of the step-by-step write-up and review for Section 14: Gutter Construction. We’d say we are now 67% complete with this total update and rewrite behind the scenes.
Working on the Tree House Village (Pod 7), Jesika Rohrbach (Architectural Drafter, Designers, and 3-D Modeler) continued working on the social and recreational space updates you see here. These are design updates 3.0 from Jesika and include reading spaces, kids’ play spaces, game spaces, and the patios for these tree house spaces.
Shilcy Augustine (Architect) also continued developing the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) massage and treatment room spaces. What you see here are the layouts we decided on, including sinks and the addition of sliding glass doors for all the south-facing walls.
Dean Scholz, Architectural Designer, further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 5.0 of this work that focused on the addition of roads and pathways between the North and South wings.
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER PROGRESS
One Community is making a global difference 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 the process of learning how to do our own renders for the Duplicable City Center. You can see this work-in-progress here, returning to the kitchen with more focus on lights, windows, and materials.
The core team also completed a huge update of the Duplicable City Center open source portal, improving the formatting and adding updated floor plan exports from AutoCAD. You can see all this great work here, and visit the updated page for clickable and enlargeable images.
Iris Hsu (Industrial Designer), continued with these additional Pipe Couch designs for the Duplicable City Center library. The drawings you see here are her 9th generation drawings focusing on ways to support the back and secure the cushions.
Behind the scenes Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) and Lucas Tsutsui da Silva (4th-year Computer Engineering Student) continued discussion about what the appearance and best functional design should be for the beside-bed Control Systems interface. Here’s Mike showing a 3-D printed box he made.
One Community is making a global difference 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 last week the core team began working on a complete update of the One Community Business plan. What you see here is the beginning of reformatting the plan on a GoogleDoc for easier collaboration and sharing. We’d say we are about 2% done with the complete rewrite and update.
Jacky Tustain (Project Manager) also began helping us convert LEED Certification research done by Matheus Manfredini (Civil Engineering Student and Urban Design Coordinator) into a webpage. Here are the first pictures of this LEED Tutorial page developing on the site, starting with initial formatting and content editing. We’d say we’re about 15% complete with this tutorial.
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