We see new-paradigm philanthropy as philanthropy that meets the needs of the world while also meeting the needs of the individual. More specifically, combining sustainable food, energy, housing, education, economics, fulfilled living, and earth stewardship practices into open source sustainable and fulfilled living environments. These environments will better meet the needs of the individual while also helping creating a better planet and helping others to live this way too. We call this 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 6th, 2015 edition (#101) 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:
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION @2:02
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:30
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:27
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:37
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:41
One Community is forwarding new-paradigm philanthropy 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 also finished brainstorming the blue circles of the Innovation Half of this molecule.
We also added the huge video resource section you see here to the Science Molecule page covering the complete subject of science:
Last but not least, we added our first complete lesson plan example to the Lesson Plans How-to tutorial page. You can see this here, individualized as an example for a young learner that loves and is strong in Math and English, challenged in Social Sciences, and average in all other subjects. This brings the Lesson Plans How-to page to about 65% complete.
One Community is forwarding new-paradigm philanthropy 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:
Also, with the help of Sandra Sellani (Vegan Chef and author of What’s Your BQ?), we created this initial template and tutorial for all the recipes we’ll be adding to the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan page.
One Community is forwarding new-paradigm philanthropy 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. Specifically instructions for cutting lumber and labeling for wall front sections and assembling the wall frame. You can see this behind-the-scenes work-in-progress here. We estimate we are now 25% complete with what is needed for the website.
Also behind the scenes we finished another 10% of the earthdome window and door framing reformatting details needed before moving these specifics to the website. This brings us to 35% complete with this work.
We additionally created two layouts and decided on this second one for the bathroom and kitchenette design for the 150′ diameter dome for the upcoming crowdfunding campaign.
In addition to this, Samuel Soroaster (Permaculturalist and sustainable designer from Green New World), created this next evolution for updating 2 of the 4 toilet domes in the Earthbag Village. This updated design still incorporates increased water collection and reuse of greywater to flush the toilets. In addition to this though, it now uses space more efficiently while allowing all bathrooms to be ADA complaint.
…and this design for a 200 square foot bathroom dome.
Douglas Simms Stenhouse (Architect and Water Color Artist) also produced these conceptual drawings for Pod 3 that will be cob and rammed earth. These designs feature 6 living spaces that share a common social area, bathrooms, and kitchen. They also feature maximization of passive solar, a central fireplace, and designs for construction on a slope.
One Community is forwarding new-paradigm philanthropy 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 completed the second 50% of the thermostatic shower valve and heat lamp energy and water savings calculations. Here is a picture of this work completed behind the scenes before we format it for the website. What you see here will be used for both the Duplicable City Center and the Earthbag Village.
One Community is forwarding new-paradigm philanthropy 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 Highest Good Housing overview page that outlines the 7 different village models we will build. We also did this for our Love and Connection as a core value page sharing how we use this value in our decision making process and strategy for global change.
We also created version 2.0 of the page we’re developing to promote Tsu and our reasons for supporting this new social network.
And we created the beginnings of our open source tax filing page to share our for-profit and nonprofit tax filing process.
We also added One Community to Amazon Smile.
We also redid the Sustainability Nonprofit website homepage to match our main site.
We also added a collection of over 50 different do-it-yourself Highest Good living resources to the Highest Good lifestyle considerations page. These new resources cover everything from DIY baby wipes, to household cleaners, how to make your own makeup, butter, salad dressing, syrup and more.
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