If making a positive difference is presented as easy enough, affordable enough, and attractive enough, it will predictably gain mainstream support and spread on its own. One Community is creating open source food, energy, housing, education, economic, fulfilled living, and earth stewardship components and combining them as a replicable Highest Good society model for people interested in making a positive difference with how they live. We are designing these to be built as a complete and globally-replicable Highest Good of All teacher/demonstration hubs.
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 January 23th, 2015 edition (#99) of our weekly progress update detailing the previous week’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:
MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE INTRO @1:00
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION @1:58
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:19
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:17
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @5:51
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @6:54
MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE SUMMARY: @7:40
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One Community is making a positive 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 finished all the image research and initial design work for the first 50% of the “Human Body” lesson plan mindmap you see here:
Behind the scenes we also completed another 30% of the “Human Body” lesson plan design itself – bringing us to 60% complete there.
This last week we also added the complete explanations you see here for the Lesson Plans How-to tutorial page. These descriptions go with the image we created the week before to teach people all the components of the lesson plan pages. This brings the Lesson Plans How-to page to about 50% complete. Next will be providing several complete and detailed lesson plan examples and an FAQ.
One Community is making a positive 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 researched and added two resources sections to the open source beans hub, the open source beets hub, the open source celery hub, the open source lettuce hub, and the open source corn hub:
We also began adding images to the excellent work Benjamin Sessions has been doing for the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan that is now about 20% done on the website:
One Community is making a positive 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 continued laying out the specifics for the Open Source Murphy bed furniture assembly details. You can see a behind-the-scenes image of this work in progress here. We estimate we are now 10% complete with what is needed for the website:
Also behind the scenes, we finished the first 10% of the earthdome window and door framing reformatting details needed before moving these specifics to the website. Both the Murphy bed furniture and earthdome window and door framing details are part of the upcoming crowdfunding campaign.
Also for that campaign, we completed website addition of the total video outline specifics for the Site Clearing, Preparation, and Maintenance section of the site:
In addition to this, Samuel Soroaster (Permaculturalist and sustainable designer from Green New World), created this initial draft of our updated bathroom design for 2 of the 4 toilet domes in the Earthbag Village. This design will incorporate increased water collection, reuse of greywater to flush the toilets, and provide an alternative to the vermiculture design we’ll use for the other two bathrooms:
One Community is making a positive 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 last week the core team added another 50% to hardware components of the open source eco-pool design page thanks to the information and specifics provided by Jennifer Engelmeier, our Eco-pool and Spa Specialist and founder of www.LoveYourNaturalPool.com
One Community is making a positive 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 created new social media imagery and updated and featured our Lesson Plans for Life page that shares the 12 lesson plans we’ve completed and the additional 30 we’re still working on. We also added social media imagery for our Honesty and Integrity core values page sharing how we use this value in our decision making process and strategy for global change.
We also added new icon links to our website making it easier to volunteer, donate, shop, and find these updates. Here’s what these new icons look like:
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