New-paradigm humanitarianism is a model for creating a sustainable world that benefits everyone. Through sustainable and open source solutions for food, energy, housing, education, economics, fulfilled living models, Earth stewardship, and more, people can live sustainably and improve their own lives while also helping to create a better planet and life for others. 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 21, 2016 edition (#152) 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: @2:56
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:49
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @5:35
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:01
One Community is facilitating new-paradigm humanitarianism 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:
Behind the scenes, we wrote the first 25% of the written part of the Summer Lesson Plan.
We also completed the third 25% of the mindmap for the Community Lesson Plan, which you see here:
One Community is facilitating new-paradigm humanitarianism 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:
We completed another round of 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 worked on the transition kitchen page. The food hub renovation is now approximately 97% complete.
One Community is facilitating new-paradigm humanitarianism 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 editing and inserting title steps for Section 5: Centerpoint Re-establishment; Reviewing, editing, and inserting title steps for Section 6 Footer Construction; and reviewing, editing, and inserting title steps and adding introduction for Section 7: Polyethylene Installation. Also the new Sketchup drawing you just saw for the dome-home excavation details. We’d say we are now 69% complete with this total update and rewrite behind the scenes.
Working on the Tree House Village (Pod 7) with Jesika Rohrbach (Architectural Drafter, Designer, and 3-D Modeler), we also began planning the specifics of which units will be where. Taking the images you see on the left and forming the plan below and the updated map on the right.
Dean Scholz, Architectural Designer, further developed what’s necessary for us to create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 7.0 of this work that focused on more details for the increased size of the maker’s spaces in both of the North wings, plus designs for recreational shade structures and sitting spaces.
One Community is facilitating new-paradigm humanitarianism 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. What you see here is the kitchen getting close to complete with fixed window materials settings, stainless steel materials, and floor updates.
Bupesh Seethala (Interior Designer) also created this analysis of the City Center library chairs designed by Iris Hsu (Industrial Designer), using a larger person than we did to identify possible legroom issues (top 4 pics). We then took this design on the bottom left and proposed changes to correct this issue (bottom right).
Iris Hsu (Industrial Designer), finalized the Pipe Couch designs for the Duplicable City Center library and created these renders showing what the final design looks like and the diversity of ways these couches can be arranged.
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. This week’s work included creating a criteria chart to compare priorities for the design and researching and discussing more types of knobs and buttons.
One Community is facilitating new-paradigm humanitarianism 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 continued working on a complete update of the One Community Business plan. What you see here is our 3rd week of reformatting the plan on a GoogleDoc for easier collaboration and sharing. We’d say we are about 15% done with the complete rewrite and update.
Behind the scenes we also moved our sites again to a new host, this time to give us more space.
Jacky Tustain (Project Manager) also continued helping us convert the LEED Certification research done by Matheus Manfredini (Civil Engineering Student and Urban Design Coordinator) into a webpage. Here are the 3rd round of pictures of this LEED Tutorial page developing on the site, continuing with formatting and content editing. We’d say we’re about 40% complete with this tutorial.
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