To create a sustainable planet, new-world human progress models are needed to teach average people with average means how to build and live sustainably. Open source sharing these models and designing them to go beyond food, energy, and housing to also include education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices is a process One Community calls 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 July 23rd, 2017 edition (#226) 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:
NEW-WORLD HUMAN PROGRESS INTRO: @0:35
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @7:33
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:34
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @11:24
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @12:05
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:56
NEW-WORLD HUMAN PROGRESS SUMMARY: @13:42
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One Community is facilitating new-world human progress 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 created the Earthbag Village Net-zero bathroom header and Facebook graphic, and a new render which we added to the page. You can see those images here:
The core team also continued working in Sketchup on the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). We created two classrooms next to the Art Studio, and continued developing the barrel furniture designs, planters, and other elements shown here.
Dijimba “Joss” Ilunga (Electrical Engineer) joined the team and completed his first week working on the electrical design details for the Vermiculture Bathrooms. You can see his initial designs here.
Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 20th week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower and Vermiculture Bathroom designs. This week’s focus was continuing to update and revise the piping layouts for both freshwater and rainwater supplies to the spigots, toilets, and drinking fountains, as shown here.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 78 of Dean’s work, this week’s focus was continuing with lighting and more object placement in the dining and presentation area, as shown here.
Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 48th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was additional pergola placement updates and test rendering the main village view.
And Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders. This week created version 3.0 of the village layout and started work on the final ramp connections and changes.
One Community is facilitating new-world human progress 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 work on the DIY Pipe Furniture tutorial page. This week we created two Materials images for the Pipe Shelving section and the Shelving Downloads button image. We also merged the Pipe Shelving and the Pipe Lighting into one section and created a new Pipe Lighting collage and added it to the page. Additionally, we added 3 more images to the Pipe Shelving & Lighting Diagrams section.
The core team also built the main page structure and wrote the What and Why sections for the City Center Heating and Cooling Research, Designs, Plans, and Adaptations page.
Additionally, the core team created and added this image to the City Center lighting page. What is shows is the main Social Dome lighting tests and results.
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) began work on the City Center structural engineering tutorial. What you see here is his first week of work writing the content for the first two sections.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 42nd week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was continuing the testing for the placement of the 60+ smaller lights within the Social Dome, as shown here.
Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) also wrote the final sections behind the scenes for the PV Solar micro-grid tutorial, you can see some of this work here.
And Aravind Vasudevan (BA Mechanical Engineering) also continued his work on the City Center Thermal Battery design details by beginning the process of modeling the climate battery in AutoCAD.
One Community is facilitating new-world human progress 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 streamlined the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan hub page by moving the details of the temporary food plan to the Food Bars page, as you see here:
We also put another 5 hours into the crowdfunding campaign we are developing. This week we wrote up the intro and explanation for the wood frame for the hexayurt and entered the additional materials and pricing on the Transition Kitchen spreadsheet. You can see a glimpse of this work here.
One Community is facilitating new-world human progress 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 the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Communication Lesson Plan and the Open Source Lesson Plan. This brings us to 38 of 52 finished, which is 73.1% completion.
This week we finished another round of research and editing of the School Licensing and Accreditation tutorial behind-the-scenes. We also began adding more detail to the existing Montessori section of the alternative education resource pages.
One Community is facilitating new-world human progress 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 week the core team working with Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) finished version 2.0 of the Highest Good economics search engine and version 3.0 of the Highest Good energy search engine. You can see some of this work here.
Vivian Rodrigues (Translator) also continued helping translate our overview pages. This week she finished about 80% of the Highest Good of All page, as shown here in Portuguese.
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