How do we create measurable sustainable change globally? One approach would be measuring implementation of sustainable food, energy, and housing models. One Community is supporting this with open source plans for all three of these areas and also adding open source and sustainable approaches to education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. We call all of this living and creating for The Highest Good of All and the goal is a sustainable Earth and the benefits that would provide for all life on it.
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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 22, 2017 edition (#239) 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: @6:50
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:47
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @11:17
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:58
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:31
One Community is forwarding measurable sustainable 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:
The core team continued Sketchup design for the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). This week’s focus was continued research and design updates to the outdoor bowling and chess and checkers elements, plus designing an obstacle course with a tire-hop, wobble-log, jumping-stones, tunnel, dodging panels, and low climbing-wall.
Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.) began the design for the open source wet lab that will be used test and assure the safety of the filtered greywater from the Communal Eco-shower. You can see here the layout and initial cost analysis.
Jagannathan Shankar Mahadevan (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 6th week working on the Straw Bale Village Materials Cost Analysis. What you see here are more details and images added to the writeup summary discussing the details, sustainability savings, and final estimate. We’d say we’re now about 95% complete with the full cost analysis for this village.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 86 of Dean’s work, continuing to test and develop the textures and lighting from the skylights and windows for the central dining and presentation hall.
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 60th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was this final render of the 2nd-Floor Roof Space Looking West that is now also on the site.
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 3rd week working on the Compressed Earth Block Village render additions. This week he finished adding people and additional aesthetics to the public bathroom and this render of the 2nd Floor Event and Meeting Space looking Southwest.
Samantha Robinson (Graphic Designer) completed her 12th week working on the interior design for the living structure of the Tree House Village (Pod 7). This week’s focus, as shown here, was unwrapping the stairs and fixing errors so we can start texturing these areas.
One Community is forwarding measurable sustainable 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:
Falgun Patel (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 8th week continuing to review, run calculations, and update the specifics of the remote-energy setup plan for the Highest Good energy page. This week’s focus, as shown here, was updating the narrative for the 20-50 and 50-100 waves of volunteers.
Oruba Rabie (Ph.D, PE, and Civil Engineer) also continued working on the City Center structural engineering AutoCAD and SAP2000 models corrections, fixing them in SAP2000 and making notes like the ones shown here for corrections needed in AutoCAD.
And Jin Yu (Structural Engineering Designer) also continued her work on the concrete foundation design and tutorial details for the Duplicable City Center. What you see here is a summary of several weeks of work updating the related AutoCAD drawings.
One Community is forwarding measurable sustainable 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 and organizing, and added 10 more countries’ nutrition guidelines to the resources chart for our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan and Sustainable Food Nutrition Calculations page, as you see here.
One Community is forwarding measurable sustainable 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 week, the core team continued building the education Assessment Format open source page and tutorial. This week we finished the Helpful Evaluation Tips and Tools section, by adding remaining details to 3 components within it, as shown here.
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY PROGRESS
One Community is forwarding measurable sustainable 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:
The core team and Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) continued with edits and updates to the Highest Good society search engine, integrating changes and finding additional areas needing to be fixed. The search engine is now 95% complete.
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