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Global Conservation Plan – One Community Weekly Progress Update #234

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A global conservation plan is needed if humanity is going to achieve sustainability. One Community is helping create this by open sourcing sustainable approaches to every area of civilization that we see as essential. These areas include food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more. We call this living and creating for The Highest Good of All.

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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 September 17, 2017 edition (#234) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:

Global Conservation Plan
One Community Progress Update #234

Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:

GLOBAL CONSERVATION PLAN INTRO: @0:34

HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @7:39

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:40

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @11:18

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:52

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:30

GLOBAL CONSERVATION PLAN SUMMARY: @14:13

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HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING PROGRESS

Highest Good housing, cob construction, earthbag construction, straw bale construction, earthship construction, subterranean construction, sustainable homes, eco-homesOne Community is designing a global conservation plan 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 week the core team continued Sketchup design for the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). We finalized 8 new renders of the outdoor Art and Library Areas and added the images to the site. Here are the images showing several different perspectives for each of these two areas that function as outdoor extensions of the indoor spaces purposed for the same use. 

This week the core team continued Sketchup design for the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). We finalized 8 new renders of the outdoor Art and Library Areas and added the images to the site. Here are the images showing several different perspectives for each of these two areas that function as outdoor extensions of the indoor spaces purposed for the same use. 

Continued Working on Open Source Outdoor Areas of Recycled Materials Village – Click to Visit Page

The core team also continued working on the complete Tree House Village (Pod 7) village render, which is now approximately 80% complete and shown here.

The core team also continued working on the complete Tree House Village (Pod 7) village render, which is now approximately 80% complete and shown here.

Continued Working on the Complete Tree House Village Village Render – Click for Page

Jagannathan Shankar Mahadevan (Mechanical Engineer) also joined the team and completed his 1st week familiarizing himself with the Straw Bale Village and researching the details needed to compile a total-village cost analysis.

Jagannathan Shankar Mahadevan (Mechanical Engineer) also joined the team and completed his 1st week familiarizing himself with the Straw Bale Village and researching the details needed to compile a total-village cost analysis.

Began Researching Details Needed to Compile a Total-Village Cost Analysis of Straw Bale Village – Click for Page

Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 55th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was finishing the final kitchen render looking North, as shown here and now live on the website too.

Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 55th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was finishing the final kitchen render looking North, as shown here and now live on the website too. 

Finished Compressed Earth Block Village Final Kitchen Render Looking North – Click for Page

Aparna Tandon (Architect) continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 33rd week of work, focusing on the final presentation shown here (and live on the site) for the central area between the North and South residential wings.

Aparna Tandon (Architect) continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 33rd week of work, focusing on the final presentation shown here (and live on the site) for the central area between the North and South residential wings.

Continued Working on Compressed Earth Block Village External Elements – Click for Page

Samantha Robinson (3D Designer) completed her 7th 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 revisions for the drawers under the bed, adjustments to the floor plan, and working on the stairway railing details.

Samantha Robinson (3D Designer) completed her 7th 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 revisions for the drawers under the bed, adjustments to the floor plan, and working on the stairway railing details.

Continued Working on Tree House Village Interior Design for the Living Structure – Click for Page

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER PROGRESS

duplicable city center, open source city hub, laundry, dining, swimming pool, hot tub, kitchen, library, game roomOne Community is designing a global conservation plan 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 3rd week continuing to review, run calculations, and update the specifics of the remote-energy setup plan so we can update the Highest Good energy page. You can see some of this last week’s work here.

Falgun Patel (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 3rd week continuing to review, run calculations, and update the specifics of the remote-energy setup plan so we can update the Highest Good energy page. You can see some of this last week’s work here.

Continued Reviewing and Updating the Specifics of Remote-Energy Setup Plan – Click for Page

Dipti Dhondarkar(Electrical Engineer) continued with her 50th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was continuing to model the Dining Dome in preparation for applying and testing the best of the lighting designs from the Social Dome.

Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 50th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was continuing to model the Dining Dome in preparation for applying and testing the best of the lighting designs from the Social Dome.

Continued Working on the Lighting Specifics for the City Center – Click for Page

Renan Dantas (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 19th week working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD updates. This week’s focus was reviewing the complete window and door plan to simplify and improve it.

Renan Dantas (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 19th week working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD updates. This week’s focus was reviewing the complete window and door plan to simplify and improve it.

Continued Working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD Updates – Click for Page

Aravind Vasudevan (Mechanical Engineer) continued his calculations and research for climate battery component of the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. You can see here his fan-use break-even cost analysis and some of his hand calculations related to this.

Aravind Vasudevan (Mechanical Engineer) continued his calculations and research for climate battery component of the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. You can see here his fan-use break-even cost analysis and some of his hand calculations related to this.

Continued Calculations and Research for Climate Battery Component of City Center Heating and Cooling Open Source Hub – Click to Visit Page

Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also continued work on the thermal lag research and reports for the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. What you see here is Vamsi’s work comparing how heat transfers from the basement and boiler room to the outside when built in-ground versus above ground.

Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also continued work on the thermal lag research and reports for the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. What you see here are Vamsi’s work comparing how heat transfers from the basement and boiler room to the outside when built in-ground versus above ground.

Continued Thermal Lag Research and Reports for City Center Heating and Cooling Hub – Click for Page

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD PROGRESS

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This week, the core team continued editing the food pages. We researched details for our food needs to review the details for the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan and found 38 resources for checking calculations on the Sustainable Food Nutrition Calculations page, as you see here.

This week, the core team continued editing the food pages. We researched details for our food needs to review the details for the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan and found 38 resources for checking calculations on the Sustainable Food Nutrition Calculations page, as you see here.

Continued Editing the Food Pages – Click for Food Self-Sufficiency Transition Plan Page

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION PROGRESS

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This week, the core team working with Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.), added a What and Why section, updated formatting, and new table of contents to the Teaching Strategies for Life page. This completes this page’s update to the newest formatting we’re using for all the other pages of the site.

This week, the core team working with Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.), added a What and Why section, updated formatting, and new table of contents to the Teaching Strategies for Life page. This completes this page's update to the newest formatting we're using for all the other pages of the site.

Updated the Teaching Strategies for Life Page – Click to Visit

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY PROGRESS

a new way to life, living fulfilled, an enriching life, enriched life, fulfilled life, ascension, evolving consciousness, loving lifeOne Community is designing a global conservation plan through a Highest Good society approach to living that is founded on fulfilled living, the study of meeting human needsCommunity, and making a difference in the world:

This week the core team invested several more hours developing the graphic showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from. The focus was adding three more volunteers into their respective locations in the master layer for the video map, and creating and adding an enhanced web version to the team page.

This week the core team invested several more hours developing the graphic showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from. The focus was adding three more volunteers into their respective locations in the master layer for the video map, and creating and adding an enhanced web version to the team page.

Continued Developing Graphic Showing Where All Our Collaborators and Volunteers are From – Click for Team Page

The core team also continued working on proofreading and updating the formatting for the taxes page. We checked for errors in spelling, punctuation, image placement and functionality, and checked all of the ~300 different hyperlinks. We also created the beginnings of a new and standalone state-by-state resource page for the US Departments of Taxation, which will be a useful page that anyone can find via a Google search.

The core team also continued working on proofreading and updating the formatting for the taxes page. We checked for errors in spelling, punctuation, image placement and functionality, and checked all of the ~300 different hyperlinks. We also created the beginnings of a new and standalone state-by-state resource page for the US Departments of Taxation, which will be a useful page that anyone can find via a Google search.

Continued Working on Proofreading and Updating the Formatting for the Taxes Page – Click to Visit

The core team also continued reviewing the Highest Good society search engine version 2.0 details, checking links, formatting, titles and other details so Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) can continue the process of finishing this amazing tool. You can see some of this work-in-progress here and we’d say this search engine is now 70% complete.

The core team also continued reviewing the Highest Good society search engine version 2.0 details, checking links, formatting, titles and other details so Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) can continue the process of finishing this amazing tool. You can see some of this work-in-progress here and we'd say this search engine is now 70% complete.

Continued Reviewing the Highest Good Society Search Engine Version 2.0 – Click for Page

In addition to this, Priti Kothari (Information Technology Enthusiast) also completed her 5th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week’s focus was researching, testing, and debugging the “D3” software we’ll be using to create the Leaderboard charts of everyone’s hours. You can see some of this work here.

In addition to this, Priti Kothari (Information Technology Enthusiast) also completed her 5th week helping with the Highest Good Network software. This week's focus was researching, testing, and debugging the "D3" software we'll be using to create the Leaderboard charts of everyone's hours. You can see some of this work here.

Continued Helping with Highest Good Network Software – Click to Visit Page

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Systems for Eco-Freedom – One Community Weekly Progress Update #233

Systems for Eco-Freedom – One Community Weekly Progress Update #233
Systems for eco-freedom are also systems for creating global sustainability. These systems are about freedom through replicable and do-it-yourself models for foodenergy, and housing self-sufficiency and sustainability. One Community is also designing them to cover educationfor-profit and non-profit economic designsocial architecturefulfilled living practices, and global stewardship models. Combined, we call this living and creating for The Highest Good of All.

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Click on each icon to be taken to the corresponding Highest Good hub page.

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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 September 10, 2017 edition (#233) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:

Systems for Eco-Freedom
One Community Progress Update #233

Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:

SYSTEMS FOR ECO-FREEDOM INTRO: @0:34

HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:52

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @10:05

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @11:40

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @12:11

  • Completed the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans (see below)
  • Completed a full-page update for the Reggio teaching methodology page (see below)

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @13:02

  • Invested several more hours developing the graphic showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from (see below)
  • Created a new and updated summary video (see below)
  • Worked on proofreading and updating the formatting for the taxes page (see below)

SYSTEMS FOR ECO-FREEDOM SUMMARY: @14:12

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HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING PROGRESS

Highest Good housing, cob construction, earthbag construction, straw bale construction, earthship construction, subterranean construction, sustainable homes, eco-homesOne Community is creating systems for eco-freedom 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 week the core team continued Sketchup design for the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). We completed the table with benches by adding flower boxes on each side, support rails underneath the tables, and backs to the benches. We also designed a single-person cable spoon bench, set up the library outside furniture layer, and placed plants around the library area.

This week the core team continued Sketchup design for the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). We completed the table with benches by adding flower boxes on each side, support rails underneath the tables, and backs to the benches. We also designed a single-person cable spoon bench, set up the library outside furniture layer, and placed plants around the library area.

Continued Working in Sketchup on the Recycled Materials Village – Click for Page

The core team also added 3 final Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders to the page and began working on the complete village render, which is now approximately 15% complete.

The core team also added 3 final Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders to the page and began working on the complete village render, which is now approximately 15% complete.

Continued Development of the Tree House Village Renders – Click to Visit Page

In addition to this, we updated the Cob Village (Pod 3) open source hub to include summary introductions to all the image sections, as shown here.

In addition to this, we updated the Cob Village (Pod 3) open source hub to include summary introductions to all the image sections, as shown here.

Updated the Cob Village Open Source Hub – Click to Visit Page

Dijimba “Joss” Kabuyi Ilunga  (Electrical Engineer) completed his final week working on the electrical design details for the Vermiculture Bathrooms. Joss finished the designs in AutoCAD and wrote the summary of his work. This brings the electrical designs for this structure to 100% complete.

Dijimba “Joss” Kabuyi Ilunga  (Electrical Engineer) completed his final week working on the electrical design details for the Vermiculture Bathrooms. Joss finished the designs in AutoCAD and wrote the summary of his work. This brings the electrical designs for this structure to 100% complete.

Completed Final Week on Electrical Design Details for the Vermiculture Bathrooms – Click to Visit Page

Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineering Masters Student) completed his 6th week with us by conducting additional Earthbag Village construction research. This week’s focus was finalizing the research and summaries of findings for the french drain, indoor floor screeding, and optimal bag thickness.

Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineering Masters Student) completed his 6th week with us by conducting additional Earthbag Village construction research. This week’s focus was finalizing the research and summaries of findings for the french drain, indoor floor screeding, and optimal bag thickness.

Continued with Earthbag Village Construction Research – Click to Visit Page

And Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 26th week helping with the plumbing details for the heat-recycling Communal Eco-showerVermiculture Bathroom, and Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week’s work was increasing wall thicknesses in the shower to 6″ to accommodate the plumbing, adding basement drains to all 3 structures, and more piping updates. This brings us to 98% complete with the plumbing for the whole Earthbag Village.

And Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 26th week helping with the plumbing details for the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower, Vermiculture Bathroom, and Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week’s work was increasing wall thicknesses in the shower to 6″ to accommodate the plumbing, adding basement drains to all 3 structures, and more piping updates. This brings us to 98% complete with the plumbing for the whole Earthbag Village.

Continued Working with Plumbing Details for Heat-Recycling Communal Eco-Shower and Vermiculture Bathroom Designs – Click to Visit Page

Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 83 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.

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Continued Helping us Create Quality Cob Village Renders – Click for Page

Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 54th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was beginning work on the final kitchen render looking North, as shown here.

Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 54th week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was beginning work on the final kitchen render looking North, as shown here.

Continued Working on the Compressed Earth Block Village Design and Render Details – Click for Page

Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders. This week’s focus was completing the initial stairway and artistic tree elements for inside the living structures, as shown here.

Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders. This week’s focus was completing the initial stairway and artistic tree elements for inside the living structures, as shown here.

Continued Helping with the Tree House Village Renders – Click to Visit Page

Samantha Robinson (3D Designer) completed her 6th 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 more shelving revisions for behind the bed, adding drawers under the bed, and more custom door design details.

Samantha Robinson (3D Designer) completed her 6th 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 more shelving revisions for behind the bed, adding drawers under the bed, and more custom door design details.

Continued Working on Tree House Village Interior Design for the Living Structure – Click for Page

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER PROGRESS

duplicable city center, open source city hub, laundry, dining, swimming pool, hot tub, kitchen, library, game roomOne Community is creating systems for eco-freedom 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 2nd week volunteering. This week’s focus was beginning the process of reviewing the specifics of the remote-energy setup plan and starting the calculations to confirm the energy-needs details so we can update the Highest Good energy page.

Falgun Patel (Mechanical Engineer) completed his 2nd week volunteering. This week’s focus was beginning the process of reviewing the specifics of the remote-energy setup plan and starting the calculations to confirm the energy-needs details so we can update the Highest Good energy page.

Began Reviewing the Specifics of the Remote-Energy Setup Plan – Click for Page

Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering tutorial. What you see here is his 6th week of writing content. This week’s content focus was pressure coefficients and considerations.

Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering tutorial. What you see here is his 6th week of writing content. This week’s content focus was pressure coefficients and considerations.

Continued Work on the City Center Structural Engineering Tutorial – Click for Page

Dipti Dhondarkar(Electrical Engineer) continued with her 49th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was adding in the pool and walkway lighting details for the Social Dome and beginning to model the Dining Dome, as shown here.

Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 49th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was adding in the pool and walkway lighting details for the Social Dome and beginning to model the Dining Dome, as shown here.

Continued Working on the Lighting Specifics for the City Center – Click for Page

Renan Dantas (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 18th week working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD updates. This week’s focus was the under-stair locker and rinse-shower details shown in the sections here.

Renan Dantas: Mechanical Engineer continued with his 18th week working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD updates. This week’s focus was the under-stair locker and rinse-shower details shown in the sections here.

Continued Working on the Duplicable City Center AutoCAD Updates – Click for Page

Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also continued work on the thermal lag research and reports for the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. What you see here are Vamsi’s calculations showing how heat from the basement and boiler room transfers into and through the soil around these areas.

Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also continued work on the thermal lag research and reports for the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. What you see here are Vamsi’s calculations showing how heat from the basement and boiler room transfers into and through the soil around these areas.

Continued Thermal Lag Research and Reports for City Center Heating and Cooling Hub – Click for Page

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD PROGRESS

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This week, the core team continued editing the food pages. We recalculated food needs and created replacement charts for the Food Procurement and Storage Plan and the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan pages, as you see here.

This week, the core team continued editing the food pages. We recalculated food needs and created replacement charts for the Food Procurement and Storage Plan and the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan pages, as you see here.

Continued Editing the Food Pages – Click for Food Procurement and Storage Plan Page

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION PROGRESS

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This week, the core team continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the final two lesson plans, the  Consensus and Decision Making Lesson Plan and the Contribution Lesson Plan. This brings us to 52 of 52 finished, which is 100% completion!

This week, the core team continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the final two lesson plans, the  Consensus and Decision Making Lesson Plan and the Contribution Lesson Plan. This brings us to 52 of 52 finished, which is 100% completion!

Completed Final Two Edits of All the Lesson Plan Pages – Click for Lesson Plans for Life Page

The core team also completed a full-page update for the Reggio teaching methodology page. This included integrating all our research from two weeks ago, adding a new resource section, and updating the formatting.

The core team also completed a full-page update for the Reggio teaching methodology page. This included integrating all our research from two weeks ago, adding a new resource section, and updating the formatting.

Completed a Full-Page Update for the Reggio Teaching Methodology Page – Click to Visit

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY PROGRESS

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This week the core team invested several more hours developing the graphic showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from. The focus was adding and organizing the interns we had from Brazil into their respective locations in the master layer for the video map. This information will be featured in our overview video and on the Team page. You can see here this work in progress.

Continued Developing Graphic Showing Where All Our Collaborators and Volunteers are From – Click for Team Page

We also created a new and updated summary video showing all our most current work. This video is also the most clear and concise video we’ve made, coming in at only 60 seconds in length and covering all the most important details of the project.

 

And the core team worked on proofreading and updating the formatting for the taxes page. The page is now 75% complete.

And the core team worked on proofreading and updating the formatting for the taxes page. The page is now 75% complete.

Worked on Proofreading and Updating the Formatting for the Taxes Pages – Click to Visit

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A Blueprint for Transforming the Planet – One Community Weekly Progress Update #232

A Blueprint for Transforming the Planet – One Community Weekly Progress Update #232

A blueprint for transforming the planet is being created. It includes open source and free-shared sustainable approaches to foodenergyhousingeducation, Highest Good economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices. It is being designed to be easy enough, affordable enough, and an attractive enough way of living such that it becomes self-replicating.

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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 September 3rd, 2017 edition (#232) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:

A Blueprint for Transforming the Planet
One Community Progress Update #232

Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:

A BLUEPRINT FOR TRANSFORMING THE PLANET INTRO: @0:34

HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @7:45

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @10:56

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @12:24

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @13:06

  • Continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans (see below)
  • Working with Sangam Stanczak we also finished behind-the-scenes development of the documentation for the Evaluation and Evolution component and finished 4 rounds to testing the use of the documents (see below)

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @13:56

A BLUEPRINT FOR TRANSFORMING THE PLANET SUMMARY: @15:08

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HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING PROGRESS

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This week the core team continued Sketchup design for the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). We continued designing the cable spool tables and seats (to match existing designs found online) and also designed a bicycle rack that uses recycled tires. We also completed the table and bench made from tires.

Recycled Materials Village

Continued Working in Sketchup on the Recycled Materials Village – Click for Page

The core team also continued development of the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders shown here, revising and retouching the flower pots and other aesthetic elements.

Continued Development of the Tree House Village Renders

Continued Development of the Tree House Village Renders – Click to Visit Page

Dijimba “Joss” Kabuyi Ilunga  (Electrical Engineer) completed his 4th week working on the electrical design details for the Vermiculture Bathrooms. This week’s focus was the final breaker panel design, riser detail, and initial cost analysis. We’d say we are now 80% complete with the electrical design details for this component.

Dijimba “Joss” Kabuyi Ilunga  (Electrical Engineer) completed his 4th week working on the electrical design details for the Vermiculture Bathrooms. This week’s focus was the final breaker panel design, riser detail, and initial cost analysis. We’d say we are now 80% complete with the electrical design details for this component.

Continued Working on the Electrical Design Details for the Vermiculture Bathrooms – Click to Visit Page

Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineering Masters Student) completed his 5th week with us by conducting additional Earthbag Village construction research. This week’s focus was more french drain and flooring research and you can see a summary of the findings so far here.

Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineering Masters Student) completed his 5th week with us by conducting additional Earthbag Village construction research. This week’s focus was more french drain and flooring research and you can see a summary of the findings so far here.

Continued with Earthbag Village Construction Research – Click to Visit Page

And Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 25th week helping with the plumbing details for the heat-recycling Communal Eco-showerVermiculture Bathroom, and Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week’s work was adding shower head, drain pipe, and water heater details. This brings us to 95% complete with the plumbing for the whole Earthbag Village.

And Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 25th week helping with the plumbing details for the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower, Vermiculture Bathroom, and Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week’s work was adding shower head, drain pipe, and water heater details. This brings us to 95% complete with the plumbing for the whole Earthbag Village.

Continued Working with the Heat-Recycling Communal Eco-Shower and Vermiculture Bathroom Designs – Click to Visit Page

Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 82 of Dean’s work, continuing to test and develop the lighting from the skylights and windows for the central dining and presentation hall.

Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 82 of Dean’s work, continuing to test and develop the lighting from the skylights and windows for the central dining and presentation hall.

Continued Helping us Create Quality Cob Village Renders – Click for Page

Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 53rd week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was finishing this final high-quality render for the 2nd Floor Game and Recreation Room, which you can see here and is now also added to the website.

One Community Earth Block Village Game Room, Final Render, Hamilton Mateca, blog 232

Created Final Earth Block Village Render of 2nd Floor Game and Recreation Room – Click for Page

Aparna Tandon (Architect) continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 32nd week of work, focusing on additional elevation and texture details for the central area between the North and South residential wings.

Aparna Tandon (Architect) continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 32nd week of work, focusing on additional elevation and texture details for the central area between the North and South residential wings.

Continued Working on the Compressed Earth Block Village External Elements – Click to Enlarge

Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders. This week he took over stairway design for the living structures. You can see the beginnings of his design work here.

Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders. This week he took over stairway design for the living structures. You can see the beginnings of his design work here.

Continued Helping with the Tree House Village Renders – Click to Visit Page

Samantha Robinson (3D Designer) completed her 5th 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 shelving behind the bed on the main floor and custom door design.

Samantha Robinson (3D Designer) completed her 5th 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 shelving behind the bed on the main floor and custom door design.

Continued Working on Tree House Village Interior Design for the Living Structure – Click for Page

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER PROGRESS

duplicable city center, open source city hub, laundry, dining, swimming pool, hot tub, kitchen, library, game roomOne Community is building a blueprint for transforming the planet 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 working with Falgun Patel (Mechanical Engineer) created a new 100% Off-grid Energy Setup for Eco-village Construction page sharing our work designing the complete energy setup and rollout process for a 100% off-grid eco-village. You can see screenshots of the page here.

This week, the core team working with Falgun Patel (Mechanical Engineer) created a new 100% Off-grid Energy Setup for Eco-village Construction page sharing our work designing the complete energy setup and rollout process for a 100% off-grid eco-village. You can see screenshots of the page here.

Created New 100% Off-grid Energy Setup for Eco-village Construction Page – Click to Visit

Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering tutorial. What you see here is his 5th week of writing content. This week’s content focus was wind gust calculations and considerations.

Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering tutorial. What you see here is his 5th week of writing content. This week’s content focus was wind gust calculations and considerations.

Continued Work on the City Center Structural Engineering Tutorial – Click for Page

Dipti Dhondarkar(Electrical Engineer) continued with her 48th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was combining the spotlight lighting plan with the table-top and loft-overhang plan to visualize and test all the lighting together, as shown here.

Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 48th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was combining the spotlight lighting plan with the table-top and loft-overhang plan to visualize and test all the lighting together, as shown here.

Continued Working on the Lighting Specifics for the City Center – Click for Page

Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also continued work on the thermal lag research and reports for the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. What you see here is some of last week’s work and how it ties into the most recent calculations for heat loss and retention by the basement and into the surrounding soil.

Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also continued work on the thermal lag research and reports for the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. What you see here is some of last week’s work and how it ties into the most recent calculations for heat loss and retention by the basement and into the surrounding soil.

Continued Thermal Lag Research and Reports for City Center Heating and Cooling Hub – Click for Page

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD PROGRESS

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This week, the core team continued editing the food pages. We added to the “Suggested Initial Dry Pantry” section of the Food Procurement and Storage Plan and the “Bulk Dried Goods” section of the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan pages, as you see here.

This week, the core team continued editing the food pages. We added to the “Suggested Initial Dry Pantry” section of the Food Procurement and Storage Plan and the “Bulk Dried Goods” section of the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan pages, as you see here.

Continued Editing the Food Pages – Click for Food Procurement and Storage Plan Page

The core team also updated the Transition Kitchen with new cost analysis details, additional hexayurt resources, and better formatting and menus.

The core team also updated the Transition Kitchen with new cost analysis details, additional hexayurt resources, and better formatting and menus.

Updated the Transition Kitchen with New Cost Analysis Details – Click for Page

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION PROGRESS

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This week, the core team continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Reality Lesson Plan and the Fulfilled Living Lesson Plan. This brings us to 50 of 52 finished, which is 96.2% completion.

This week, the core team continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Reality Lesson Plan and the Fulfilled Living Lesson Plan. This brings us to 50 of 52 finished, which is 96.2% completion.

Continued Process of Editing all 52 Lesson Plans – Click for Lesson Plans for Life Page

Working with Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.), we also finished behind-the-scenes development of the documentation for the Evaluation and Evolution component and finished 4 rounds to testing the use of the documents. You can see some of this work here.

Working with Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.), we also finished behind-the-scenes development of the documentation for the Evaluation and Evolution component and finished 4 rounds to testing the use of the documents. You can see some of this work here.

Finished Behind-the-Scenes Development of Documentation for Evaluation and Evolution Component – Click to Visit Page

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY PROGRESS

a new way to life, living fulfilled, an enriching life, enriched life, fulfilled life, ascension, evolving consciousness, loving lifeOne Community is building a blueprint for transforming the planet through a Highest Good society approach to living that is founded on fulfilled living, the study of meeting human needsCommunity, and making a difference in the world:

This week the core team invested several more hours developing the graphic showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from. The focus was continuing to add and organize people into their respective locations in the master layer for the video map. This information will be featured in our overview video and on the Team page. You can see here this work in progress.

This week the core team invested several more hours developing the graphic showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from. The focus was continuing to add and organize people into their respective locations in the master layer for the video map. This information will be featured in our overview video and on the Team page. You can see here this work in progress.

Continued Developing Graphic Showing Where All Our Collaborators and Volunteers are From – Click for Team Page

Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) began creation of the Highest Good society search engine version 2.0, integrating suggested edits and missing pages. You can see some of this work-in-progress here and we’d say this search engine is now 50% complete.

Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) began creation of the Highest Good society search engine version 2.0, integrating suggested edits and missing pages. You can see some of this work-in-progress here and we’d say this search engine is now 50% complete.

Began Creation of the Highest Good Society Search Engine – Click to Visit Page

In addition to this, Neha Verma (Software Development Manager) finished her 3rd week helping with the development of the Highest Good Network software. This week’s focus was learning the basics of Ember.js through online tutorials, as shown here.

In addition to this, Neha Verma (Software Development Manager) finished her 3rd week helping with the development of the Highest Good Network software. This week’s focus was learning the basics of Ember.js through online tutorials, as shown here.

Continued Working on the Highest Good Network Software – Click for Page

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One Community Welcomes Vivian Rodrigues to the Translation Team

One Community welcomes Vivian Rodrigues to the Translation Team as our newest Volunteer/Consultant!

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Translator: With a special passion for words, Vivian has spent years doing translations. She began translating even as a child, translating to help people access and understand materials previously inaccessible for them. For years she has continued applying her passion, translating (for free) written and video contents, both recreational and educational. A student of education and self-taught in many other areas, Vivian also enjoys game design and gamification, entrepreneurship, psychology, and music. When she saw her friends becoming unhappy and sick for avoidable reasons, she became motivated to work towards creating a better world. Now, as a One Community Consultant, she is helping to translate key pages of the website (Open Source, Highest Good, Solutions that Create Solutions, etc.) into Portuguese.

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One Community Welcomes Dijimba “Joss” Kabuyi Ilunga to the Electrical Engineering Team

One Community welcomes Dijimba “Joss” Kabuyi Ilunga to the Electrical Engineering Team as our newest Volunteer/Consultant!

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Electrical Engineer: Dijimba earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. By his secondary school graduation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he had a strong affinity for science subjects and decided to pursue an engineering degree in Arlington because of his uncle, a UT Arlington mechanical engineer alumni. During the end of his undergraduate degree, Dijimba became passionate with microelectromechanical systems and power, especially and specifically renewable energy. He has taken graduate classes in both subjects and will pursue his Masters with emphasis on those subjects. He is bilingual in French and English, and he is currently learning Chinese (Mandarin). For recreation, Joss likes video games and is very fond of Sudoku. As a member of the One Community team, Joss completed the Vermiculture Bathroom electrical designs.

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One Community Welcomes Sowmya Manohar to the Software Development Team

One Community welcomes Sowmya Manohar to the Software Development Team as our newest Volunteer/Consultant!

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Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer: Sowmya received her Bachelor’s in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with distinction (Gold Medalist) from one of India’s reputed universities, Pondicherry University. Due to her passion in programming, she pursued her career as a programmer and application developer. She is also a Microsoft Certified Technology specialist. In her spare time, Sowmya enjoys painting, creating with beads, and solving sudoku puzzles. She strongly believes that change starts from within and, as a member of the One Community Team, is helping develop the Highest Good Network Software.

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Creating Something Good for Everyone – One Community Weekly Progress Update #231

Open source sustainability means creating something good for everyone. Expanding open sourcing and free-sharing sustainability beyond foodenergy, and housing to also include education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices is even better. One Community is an all-volunteer nonprofit developing all of these in support of a global collaboration for The Highest Good of all people and life on our planet.

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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 August 27th, 2017 edition (#231) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:

Creating Something Good for Everyone
One Community Progress Update #231

Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:

CREATING SOMETHING GOOD FOR EVERYONE INTRO: @0:34

HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @5:36

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:53

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:10

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @10:40

  • Continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans (see below)
  • Completed the draft of the Orff page, and reviewed and reedited the Reggio, Waldorf behind-the-scenes content and began work on the additional Multi-intelligences research and content (see below)

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:28

CREATING SOMETHING GOOD FOR EVERYONE SUMMARY: @12:46

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HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING PROGRESS

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This week the core team continued updating the images and formatting for the Earthbag Village Communal Eco-shower page, separating out the different designs and adding several new sections. You can see some of this work here.

This week the core team continued updating the images and formatting for the Earthbag Village Communal Eco-shower page, separating out the different designs and adding several new sections. You can see some of this work here.

Continued Updating Images and Formatting for Earthbag Village Communal Eco-shower Page -Click to Visit

Related to this, we also updated the complete thermostatic mixing valve page. You can see some of the updated page here.

 updated the complete thermostatic mixing valve page.

Updated the Complete Thermostatic Mixing Valve Page – Click to Visit

The core team additionally continued Sketchup design for the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). We designed a cable spool table with seats, and finished designing the bench with roof and bookshelves. The team also began designing a table with a bench made from tires. The top-right picture inspired the idea.

The core team additionally continued Sketchup design for the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). We designed a cable spool table with seats, and finished designing the bench with roof and bookshelves. The team also began designing a table with a bench made from tires. The top-right picture inspired the idea.

Continued Working in Sketchup on the Recycled Materials Village – Click for Page

In addition to this, the core team continued development of the two Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders shown here, updating trees, adding people, and other aesthetic elements.

In addition to this, the core team continued development of the two Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders shown here, updating trees, adding people, and other aesthetic elements.

Continued Development of the Tree House Village Renders – Click to Visit Page

Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineering Masters Student) completed his 4th week with us by conducting additional Earthbag Village construction research. This week’s focus was more french drain and water proofing research and you can see a summary of the findings so far here.

Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineering Masters Student) completed his 4th week with us by conducting additional Earthbag Village construction research. This week’s focus was more french drain and water proofing research and you can see a summary of the findings so far here.

Continued with Earthbag Village Construction Research – Click to Visit Page

And Christian Ojeda(Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 24th week helping with the plumbing details for the heat-recycling Communal Eco-showerVermiculture Bathroom, and Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week’s work on the plumbing was focused on the water heater details, integration of the rainwater collection system, and other minor changes. This brings us to 90% complete with the plumbing for the whole Earthbag Village.

And Christian Ojeda(Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 24th week helping with the plumbing details for the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower, Vermiculture Bathroom, and Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs. This week’s work on the plumbing was focused on the water heater details, integration of the rainwater collection system, and other minor changes. This brings us to 90% complete with the plumbing for the whole Earthbag Village.

Continued Working with the Heat-Recycling Communal Eco-Shower and Vermiculture Bathroom Designs – Click to Visit Page

Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 81 of Dean’s work, continuing to test and develop the lighting from the skylights and windows for the central dining and presentation hall.

Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 81 of Dean’s work, continuing to test and develop the lighting from the skylights and windows for the central dining and presentation hall.

Continued Helping us Create Quality Cob Village Renders – Click for Page

Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 52nd week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was finishing this final high-quality render for the East-wing office spaces, which you can see here and is now also added to the website.

One Community Earth Block Village Final Render East-wing office spaces

Created Final Earth Block Village Render of East-Wing Office Spaces – Click for Page

Aparna Tandon (Architect) continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 31st week of work, focusing on 3D Sketchup development of the central area between the North and South residential wings, plus zones 12 and 14 by the East offices.

Aparna Tandon(Architect) continued her work on the Compressed Earth Block Village external elements. What you see here is her 31st week of work, focusing on 3D Sketchup development of the central area between the North and South residential wings, plus zones 12 and 14 by the East offices.

Continued Working on the Compressed Earth Block Village External Elements – Click to Enlarge

Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders. This week he made final changes and ran the final master render for the village, which you can see here.

Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders. This week he made final changes and ran the final master render for the village, which you can see here.

Continued Helping with the Tree House Village Renders – Click to Visit Page

Samantha Robinson (3D Designer) completed her 4th 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 mostly work on the staircase, 2nd floor door, and light design.

Samantha Robinson (3D Designer) completed her 4th 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 mostly work on the staircase, 2nd floor door, and light design.

Continued Working on Tree House Village Interior Design for the Living Structure – Click for Page

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER PROGRESS

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This week, the core team added the final updated header and social media images to the Pipe Furniture page and shared it for the first time across social media.

This week, the core team added the final updated header and social media images to the Pipe Furniture page and shared it for the first time across social media.

Added the Final Updated Header and Social Media Images to Pipe Furniture Page – Click to Visit

Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering tutorial. What you see here is his 4th week of writing content. This week’s content focus was exposure and topographic considerations.

Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering tutorial. What you see here is his 4th week of writing content. This week’s content focus was exposure and topographic considerations.

Continued Work on the City Center Structural Engineering Tutorial – Click for Page

Dipti Dhondarkar(Electrical Engineer) continued with her 47th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was adding the loft-overhang accent lights and updating the table lamps and bulbs to better match those we’ll be actually using.

Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 47th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week's focus was adding the loft-overhang accent lights and updating the table lamps and bulbs to better match those we'll be actually using.

Continued Working on the Lighting Specifics for the City Center – Click for Page

Aravind Vasudevan: (Mechanical Engineer) and Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also continued work on their thermal lag and climate battery research and reports for the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. What you see here are pictures from our weekly collaborative call and some of their work on the fan and heat transfer calculations.

Aravind Vasudevan (Mechanical Engineer) and Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also continued work on their thermal lag and climate battery research and reports for the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. What you see here are pictures from our weekly collaborative call and some of their work on the fan and heat transfer calculations.

Continued Work on Thermal Lag and Climate Battery Research and Reports for City Center Heating and Cooling Hub – Click for Page

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD PROGRESS

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This last week the core team continued editing the food pages. We created these images for the Food Procurement and Storage Plan and Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan pages, as you see here.

This last week the core team continued editing the food pages. We created these images for the Food Procurement and Storage Plan and Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan pages.

Continued Editing the Food Pages – Click to Visit Food Procurement and Storage Page

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION PROGRESS

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This week, the core team continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Diversity Lesson Plan and the Caring and Kindness Lesson Plan. This brings us to 48 of 52 finished, which is 92.3% completion.

This week, the core team continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Diversity Lesson Plan and the Caring and Kindness Lesson Plan. This brings us to 48 of 52 finished, which is 92.3% completion.

Continued Process of Editing all 52 Lesson Plans – Click for Lesson Plans for Life Page

The core team also completed the draft of the Orff page, and reviewed and reedited the Reggio, Waldorf behind-the-scenes content and began work on the additional Multi-intelligences research and content.

The core team also completed the draft of the Orff page, and reviewed and reedited the Reggio, Waldorf behind-the-scenes content and began work on the additional Multi-intelligences research and content.

Continued Working on the Orff, Reggio, Waldorf and Multi-Intellegences Content – Click for Our Orff Page

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY PROGRESS

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This last week the core team invested several more hours developing the graphic showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from. The focus was adding and organizing what will be the first wave of images that will appear. This information will be featured in our overview video and on the Team page. You can see here this work in progress.

This last week the core team invested several more hours developing the graphic showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from. The focus was adding and organizing what will be the first wave of images that will appear. This information will be featured in our overview video and on the Team page. You can see here this work in progress.

Continued Developing Graphic Showing Where All Our Collaborators and Volunteers are From – Click for Team Page

In addition to this, Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer) working on the Highest Good Network software, finished coding in Express.js for retrieving data from MongoDB based on a specific id. Priti Kothari (Information Technology Enthusiast) also completed her 2nd week helping with this part of the project by finishing version 1.0 of the Leaderboard element, and Neha Verma (Software Development Manager) finished her 2nd week helping with this component by finishing implementation of the time log widget. Snapshots of all of this work are shown here.

In addition to this, Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer) working on the Highest Good Network software, finished coding in Express.js for retrieving data from MongoDB based on a specific id. Priti Kothari (Information Technology Enthusiast) also completed her 2nd week helping with this part of the project by finishing version 1.0 of the Leaderboard element, and Neha Verma (Software Development Manager) finished her 2nd week helping with this component by finishing implementation of the time log widget. Snapshots of all of this work are shown here.

Continued Working on the Highest Good Network Software – Click for Page

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Creating a Better World – One Community Weekly Progress Update #230

Creating a Better World – One Community Weekly Progress Update #230

Creating a better world is possible if enough people want it. In many ways it is already happening, in other areas much work remains. Open source and free-shared sustainability components that include foodenergy, and housingeducation, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices are one approach for global improvement. One Community is an all-volunteer nonprofit developing all of these in support of a global collaboration for The Highest Good of all people and life on our planet.

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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 August 20th, 2017 edition (#230) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:

Creating a Better World
One Community Progress Update #230

Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:

CREATING A BETTER WORLD INTRO: @0:34

HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @7:40

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @10:36

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @12:11

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @12:43

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @13:38

CREATING A BETTER WORLD SUMMARY: @14:59

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HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING PROGRESS

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This last week the core team finished the heat exchanger video that shows our initial testing and results for the heat exchangers that will be used in the Earthbag Village Communal Eco-shower DesignsOnce we finished this video, we also added it to the Communal Eco-shower page and updated the page with a parts list, testing descriptions, and other details, as shown here.

Once we finished this video, we also added it to the Communal Eco-shower page and updated the page with a parts list, testing descriptions, and other details, as shown here.

Added Video to Communal Eco-Shower Page and Updated Page with Parts List and Other Details – Click to Visit

…And we remastered and added the final 18 images:

Remastered and added the final 18 images to the  Communal Eco-shower page

Remastered and Added the Final 18 images to Communal Eco-Shower Page – Click to Visit

The core team also continued working in Sketchup on the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). We checked and replaced all repetitive items with easier to render components, created a bench with back support and tires (see top right pic that inspired the idea), and began designing a bench with roof and bookshelves.

The core team also continued working in Sketchup on the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). We checked and replaced all repetitive items with easier to render components, created a bench with back support and tires (see top right pic that inspired the idea), and began designing a bench with roof and bookshelves.

Continued Working in Sketchup on the Recycled Materials Village – Click for Page

In addition to this, the core team created this initial render of this view from inside the Tree House Village (Pod 7). You can see the before and after here with notes showing we’ll be updating the trees next.

In addition to this, the core team created this initial render of this view from inside the Tree House Village (Pod 7). You can see the before and after here with notes showing we’ll be updating the trees next.

Created Initial Render of View From Inside the Tree House Village – Click for Page

Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineering Masters Student) completed his 3rd week with us by conducting additional Earthbag Village construction research. This week’s focus was buttressing and doorways and you can see a summary of the findings so far here.

Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineering Masters Student) completed his 3rd week with us by conducting additional Earthbag Village construction research. This week’s focus was buttressing and doorways and you can see a summary of the findings so far here.

Continued with Earthbag Village Construction Research – Click to Visit Page

And Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 23rd week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower and Vermiculture Bathroom designs. This week’s focus was an updated plumbing layout that placed the plumbing side-by-side and added in overflow safety pipes for the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs.

And Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 23rd week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower and Vermiculture Bathroom designs. This week’s focus was an updated plumbing layout that placed the plumbing side-by-side and added in overflow safety pipes for the Net-zero Communal Bathroom Designs.

Continued Working with the Heat-Recycling Communal Eco-Shower and Vermiculture Bathroom Designs – Click to Visit Page

 

Guy Grossfeld(Graphic Designer) continued helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders. This week he ran final high-quality renders for all the different side views and the first new test render for the complete village, all of which you can see here.

Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders. This week he ran final high-quality renders for all the different side views and the first new test render for the complete village, all of which you can see here.

Continued Helping with the Tree House Village Renders – Click to Visit Page

Samantha Robinson (3D Designer) completed her 3rd 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 fixing the custom end table designs to not conflict with the under-bed shelving, new clock, lamp, and shelving details, and beginning work on the staircase.

Samantha Robinson (3D Designer) completed her 3rd 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 fixing the custom end table designs to not conflict with the under-bed shelving, new clock, lamp, and shelving details, and beginning work on the staircase.

Continued Working on Tree House Village Interior Design for the Living Structure – Click for Page

Rufino Lagundaon (3D Designer) also completed his 2nd week working on the Tree House Village internal renders for the dining structure. Here is the most recent kitchen render.

Rufino Lagundaon (3D Designer) also completed his 2nd week working on the Tree House Village internal renders for the dining structure. Here is the most recent kitchen render.

Continued Working on Tree House Village Internal Renders for the Dining Structure – Click for Page

Rufino also started updating the AutoCAD layout to reflect the new layout details, as shown here.

Rufino also started updating the AutoCAD layout to reflect the new layout details, as shown here.

Started Updating AutoCAD Layout to Reflect the New Layout Details – Click for Page

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER PROGRESS

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This last week Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering tutorial. What you see here is his 3rd week of writing content. This week’s content focus was live loads and wind loads.

This last week Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering tutorial. What you see here is his 3rd week of writing content. This week’s content focus was live loads and wind loads.

Continued Work on the City Center Structural Engineering Tutorial – Click for Page

Dipti Dhondarkar(Electrical Engineer) continued with her 46th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was fixing last week’s program errors, finishing updating the tables and chairs, testing 2 more lighting layouts for the wall, and adding the loft overhang where we’ll be placing additional accent lights.

Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 46th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was fixing last week’s program errors, finishing updating the tables and chairs, testing 2 more lighting layouts for the wall, and adding the loft overhang where we’ll be placing additional accent lights.

Continued Working on the Lighting Specifics for the City Center – Click for Page

Aravind Vasudevan (Mechanical Engineer) also continued his work on the City Center basement heating and cooling details. This week’s focus was completing version 2.0 of the climate battery calculations spreadsheet that we’ll be linking to from the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. You can see this work here.

Aravind Vasudevan: (Mechanical Engineer) also continued his work on the City Center basement heating and cooling details. This week’s focus was completing version 2.0 of the climate battery calculations spreadsheet that we’ll be linking to from the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. You can see this work here.

Continued Work on City Center Basement Heating and Cooling Details – Click for Page

Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also completed this updated heat loss into the ground report as part of the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. This updated report now includes cross sections showing how the heat from the building decreases as you get deeper into the ground and how heat dissipates differently inside the basement based on the temperature of the surrounding earth.

Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also completed this updated heat loss into the ground report as part of the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub. This updated report now includes cross sections showing how the heat from the building decreases as you get deeper into the ground and how heat dissipates differently inside the basement based on the temperature of the surrounding earth.

Completed Updated Heat Loss into the Ground Report – Click for Page

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD PROGRESS

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This week, the core team continued editing the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan pages. We streamlined the Food Bars page and created the long term and short term strategy sections on the new Food Procurement and Storage Plan page, as you see here.

This week, the core team continued editing the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan pages. We streamlined the Food Bars page and created the long term and short term strategy sections on the new Food Procurement and Storage Plan page, as you see here.

Continued Editing the Food Self-Sufficiency Transition Plan Pages – Click to Visit

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION PROGRESS

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This week, the core team continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Play Lesson Plan and the Sharing Lesson Plan. This brings us to 46 of 52 finished, which is 88.5% completion.

This week, the core team continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Play Lesson Plan and the Sharing Lesson Plan. This brings us to 46 of 52 finished, which is 88.5% completion.

Continued Process of Editing all 52 Lesson Plans – Click for Lesson Plans for Life Page

The core team also researched additional content and resources to expand our Reggio, Waldorf, and Orff web pages. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here. 

The core team also researched additional content and resources to expand our Reggio, Waldorf, and Orff  web pages. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here. 

Researched Additional Content and Resources to Expand our Reggio, Waldorf, and Orff Pages- Click to Visit Our Reggio Page

We also added all our related lesson plans to each of our key values pages linked to from our One Community World-change Pledge page. You can see some of these here.

Added All Our Related Lesson Plans to Each of Our Key Values Pages – Click to Visit O.C. Pledge Page

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY PROGRESS

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This week the core team finished the Open Source AutoCAD Template page and tutorial. This included updated menus, images, formatting, added resources, and more. You can see some of this work here.

This week the core team finished the Open Source AutoCAD Template page and tutorial. This included updated menus, images, formatting, added resources, and more

Finished the Open Source AutoCAD Template Page and Tutorial – Click to Visit

The core team also invested several more hours developing the graphic showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from. This information will be featured in our overview video and on the Team page.

The core team also invested several more hours developing the graphic showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from. This information will be featured in our overview video and on the Team page.

Continued Developing Graphic Showing Where All Our Collaborators and Volunteers are From – Click for Team Page

In addition to this, Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer) working on the Highest Good Network software fixed the known issues in the modals and provided a solution for an addon error that made installing the software problematic. Priti Kothari (Information Technology Enthusiast) also completed her first week helping with this part of the project by taking over development of the Leaderboard element, and Neha Verma (Software Development Manager) joined the team and began work on the time logging component.

In addition to this, Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer) working on the Highest Good Network software fixed the known issues in the modals and provided a solution for an addon error that made installing the software problematic. Priti Kothari (Information Technology Enthusiast) also completed her first week helping with this part of the project by taking over development of the Leaderboard element, and Neha Verma (Software Development Manager) joined the team and began work on the time logging component.

Continued Working on the Highest Good Network Software – Click for Page

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Making Utopia a Reality – One Community Weekly Progress Update #229

Making Utopia a Reality – One Community Weekly Progress Update #229

It is interesting to observe the stigma against mentioning utopia, or making utopia a reality on Earth, when war, destruction, and the newest multi-billion dollar casino are accepted as part of our current reality. The fact is, however, that amazing things are being created and for any utopian vision to happen, all it needs is to be something that is accessible to everyone and accomplishable with resources available to average people. A viable society or civilization such as this should address human needs from a perspective of fulfilled living as well as sustainable foodenergy, and construction practices to combine internal/emotional needs with external/survival needs and provide sustainability for the complete human experience structured for The Highest Good of All.

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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 August 13th, 2017 edition (#229) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:

Making Utopia a Reality
One Community Progress Update #229

Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:

MAKING UTOPIA A REALITY INTRO: @0:34

HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @5:54

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:11

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @9:27

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @9:56

  • Continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans (see below)
  • Added our research from last week to the Montessori page and updated all that page’s formatting (see below)

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @10:43

  • Updated and expanded our social media reach by setting up and including another 8 networks in our list of those we post to each week (see below)
  • Invested several more hours finishing developing the spreadsheet showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from (see below)
  • Updated our profile and other details necessary to gain Platinum status on GuideStar and added a footer GuideStar link that will take you to our profile there (see below)
  • Sowmya Manohar working on the Highest Good Network software began adding Ember views on the My Account page for displaying Details and Edit modes (see below)
  • Vivian Rodrigues finished translating the Open Source page in Portuguese (see below)

MAKING UTOPIA A REALITY SUMMARY: @12:09

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HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING PROGRESS

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This last week the core team updated the header and other website graphics related to the Compressed Earth Block Village master render from last week.

This last week the core team updated the header and other website graphics related to the Compressed Earth Block Village master render from last week.

Updated Compressed Earth Block Village Header and Other Website Graphics – Click for Page

Here’s what this looks like as part of the 7 villages online book we’re developing.

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Created Compressed Earth Block Village Image for 7 Villages Online Book – Click for Page

The core team also continued working in Sketchup on the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). We added plants, a playground, and created and added three-legged tire planters. We also updated the walking path and added sitting areas around it.

The core team also continued working in Sketchup on the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). We added plants, a playground, and created and added three-legged tire planters. We also updated the walking path and added sitting areas around it.

Continued Working in Sketchup on the Recycled Materials Village – Click for Page

And the core team updated the Enviroartistic Design page with the new graphic and others, plus new content, as shown here.

The core team also updated the Enviroartistic Design page with the new graphic and others, plus new content

Updated the Enviroartistic Design Page with New Graphics -Click to Visit

Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineering Masters Student) completed his 2nd week with us by conducting additional Earthbag Village construction research for the foundation, french drain design, and waterproofing. You can see some of his initial report here:

Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineering Masters Student) completed his 2nd week with us by conducting additional Earthbag Village construction research for the foundation, french drain design, and waterproofing. You can see some of his initial report here:

Researched Earthbag Village Foundation, French Drain Design, and Waterproofing – Click to Visit Page

Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 51st week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was working on the high-quality render details for the East-wing office spaces. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.

Hamilton Mateca (AutoCAD and Revit Drafter and Designer) also finished his 51st week helping with the Compressed Earth Block Village design and render details. This week’s focus was working on the high-quality render details for the East-wing office spaces. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.

Continued Working on Compressed Earth Block Village Design and Render Details – Click for Page

Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders. This week he ran final high-quality renders for all the internal village perspectives, as shown here.

Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders. This week he ran final high-quality renders for all the internal village perspectives, as shown here.

Continued Working on Tree House Village Renders – Click for Page

Samantha Robinson (3D Designer) completed her 2nd 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 adding shelving under the bed design and beginning work on the loft shelving.

Samantha Robinson (3D Designer) completed her 2nd 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 adding shelving under the bed design and beginning work on the loft shelving.

Continued Working on Tree House Village Interior Design for the Living Structure – Click for Page

Rufino Lagundaon (3D Designer) also joined the team and began working on the Tree House Village internal renders for the dining structure, as shown here.

Rufino Lagundaon (3D Designer) also joined the team and began working on the Tree House Village internal renders for the dining structure, as shown here.

Began Working on Tree House Village Internal Renders for the Dining Structure – Click for Page

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER PROGRESS

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This week, the core team completed the final round of revisions for the DIY Pipe Furniture page. These included reorganizing the order of the sections and many of the images, adding the open source files to the open source folders, updating the table of contents links, and beginning the creation process for the final header and social media images.

This week, the core team completed the final round of revisions for the DIY Pipe Furniture page. These included reorganizing the order of the sections and many of the images, adding the open source files to the open source folders, updating the table of contents links, and beginning the creation process for the final header and social media images.

Completed Final Round of Revisions for the DIY Pipe Furniture Page – Click to Visit

The core team also finished adding the rest of the text to the PV Solar micro-grid tutorial. You can see some of the final additions here.

The core team also finished adding the rest of the text to the PV Solar micro-grid tutorial.

Finished Adding Text to the PV Solar Micro-Grid Tutorial – Click for Page

Dipti Dhondarkar(Electrical Engineer) continued with her 45th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was adding additional chair and table details to the Social Dome. These extra details created program errors and so we’re exploring lesser approaches.

Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 45th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was adding additional chair and table details to the Social Dome. These caused program errors and so we’re exploring lesser approaches.

Continued Working on the Lighting Specifics for the City Center – Click for Page

Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also completed this initial heat loss into the ground report as part of the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub.

Vamsi Pulugurtha (Mechanical Engineer) also completed this initial heat loss into the ground report as part of the City Center Heating and Cooling open source hub.

Completed Initial Heat Loss Into the Ground Report for City Center Heating and Cooling Hub – Click for Page

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD PROGRESS

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This week, the core team continued editing the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan pages, and created the new Food Procurement and Storage Plan page, as you see here.

This week, the core team continued editing the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan pages, and created the new Food Procurement and Storage Plan page, as you see here.

Created New Food Procurement and Storage Plan Page – Click to Visit

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION PROGRESS

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This week, the core team continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Cognition Lesson Plan and the Cosmos Lesson Plan. This brings us to 44 of 52 finished, which is 84.6% completion.

This week, the core team continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Cognition Lesson Plan and the Cosmos Lesson Plan. 

Continued Process of Editing all 52 Lesson Plans – Click for Lesson Plans for Life Page

The core team also added our research from last week to the Montessori page and updated all that page’s formatting, you can see some of that work here.

The core team also added our research from last week to the Montessori page and updated all that page’s formatting, you can see some of that work here.

Added Our Research from Last Week to the Montessori Page – Click to Visit

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY PROGRESS

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This week the core team updated and expanded our social media reach by setting up and including another 8 networks in our list of those we post to each week. You can see the complete list here.

This week the core team updated and expanded our social media reach by setting up and including another 8 networks in our list of those we post to each week. You can see the complete list here.

Included Another 8 Networks in Our Social Media List – Click for Homepage

The core team also invested several more hours finishing developing the spreadsheet showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from. This information is needed for the new graphic and video we’re creating to highlight the global nature of our team.

The core team also invested several more hours finishing developing the spreadsheet showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from. This information is needed for the new graphic and video we’re creating to highlight the global nature of our team.

Finished Developing the Spreadsheet Showing Where Our Team Members are From for a Future Video – Click for Team Page

And we updated our profile and other details necessary to gain Platinum status on GuideStar and added a footer GuideStar link that will take you to our profile there.

And we updated our profile and other details necessary to gain Platinum status on GuideStar and added a footer GuideStar link that will take you to our profile there.

Updated Our Profile and Other Necessary Details to Gain Platinum Status on GuideStar – Click for Home Page

In addition to this, Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer) working on the Highest Good Network software began adding Ember views on the My Account page for displaying Details and Edit modes. You can see some of this work here.

In addition to this, Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer) working on the Highest Good Network software began adding Ember views on the My Account page for displaying Details and Edit modes. You can see some of this work here.

Continued Working on the Highest Good Network Software – Click for Page

And Vivian Rodrigues (Translator) also continued helping translate our overview pages. This week she finished the Open Source page as shown here in Portuguese.

And Vivian Rodrigues (Translator) also continued helping translate our overview pages. This week she finished the Open Source page as shown here in Portuguese.

Finished Translating the Open Source Page to Portuguese – Click for New Page

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Sustainable Civilization Engineering – One Community Weekly Progress Update #228

Sustainable Civilization Engineering – One Community Weekly Progress Update #228

The technology and knowhow exist now for sustainable civilization engineering. We can create a completely sustainable world that meets the needs of all people if we want to. We can solve starvation, homelessness, lack of energy infrastructure, pollution, and more through sustainable foodenergy, and housing. We can further address crime, poverty, social injustice and inequality, and war if we include sustainable and open source economic and education models. One Community is developing tools, tutorials, and open source resources for all these sustainable civilization foundations because we believe now is the time to create the sustainable planet we know is possible.

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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 August 6th, 2017 edition (#228) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:

Sustainable Civilization Engineering
One Community Progress Update #228

Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:

SUSTAINABLE CIVILIZATION ENGINEERING INTRO: @0:34

HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @7:47

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @10:05

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @11:17

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:47

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:45

  • As part of working on the Highest Good society search engine, we updated several pages with current formatting and icons (see below)
  • Continued researching and developing a spreadsheet showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from for the new graphic and video we’re creating (see below)
  • Jin Hua working on the backend of our website also helped us recover all our social media likes that were lost from our upgrade to using the new sitewide SSL security certificate and protocols (see below)
  • Sowmya Manohar working on the Highest Good Network software developed the program so that it is now successfully able to add and retrieve the user information from the backend database (see below)

SUSTAINABLE CIVILIZATION ENGINEERING SUMMARY: @14:00

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 HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING PROGRESS

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The core team added mountains, clouds, and other graphic design elements to the Compressed Earth Block Village render from last week. We also created the modified header and social media versions and added them to the page.

Compressed Earth Block Village Final Render, One Community, The core team added mountains, clouds, and other graphic design elements to the Compressed Earth Block Village render from last week. We also created the modified header and social media versions and added them to the page.

Created a Modified New Final Render of the Compressed Earth Block Village and Added to the Page – Click to Visit

This last week the core team also continued working in Sketchup on the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). We updated and added walking paths for the whole village and more plants, benches, and landscaping for the art area.

This last week the core team also continued working in Sketchup on the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). We updated and added walking paths for the whole village and more plants, benches, and landscaping for the art area.

Continued Working in Sketchup on the Recycled Materials Village – Click for Page

Dijimba “Joss” Ilunga (Electrical Engineer) completed his 3rd week working on the electrical design details for the Vermiculture Bathrooms. This week’s focus was version 1.0 of the breaker panel and updating the master file to include section views.

Dijimba “Joss” Ilunga (Electrical Engineer) completed his 3rd week working on the electrical design details for the Vermiculture Bathrooms. This week’s focus was version 1.0 of the breaker panel and updating the master file to include section views.

Continued Working on Electrical Design Details for Vermiculture Bathrooms – Click to Visit

Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 22nd week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower and Vermiculture Bathroom designs. This week’s focus was designing the connection specifics for last week’s plumbing designs so they connect properly with the shower and vermiculture structures.

Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 22nd week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower and Vermiculture Bathroom designs. This week’s focus was designing the connection specifics for last week’s plumbing designs so they connect properly with the shower and vermiculture structures.

Continued with Communal Eco-Shower and Vermiculture Bathroom Designs – Click for Shower Page

Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineering Masters Student) also joined the team and completed his 1st week with us by researching ideal bag thicknesses for the Earthbag Village. You can see some of this research and his initial report here.

Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineering Masters Student) also joined the team and completed his 1st week with us by researching ideal bag thicknesses for the Earthbag Village. You can see some of this research and his initial report here.

Researched Ideal Bag Thicknesses for the Earthbag Village – Click to Visit Page

Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 80 of Dean’s work, testing a new lighting plugin and reflections on a glass table in the main room with several objects on it.

Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 80 of Dean’s work, testing a new lighting plugin and reflections on a glass table in the main room with several objects on it.

Continued Creating Cob Village Renders – Click for Page

And Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders. This week he ran the initial test renders for all the perspectives we’ll be showing from within the village.

Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders. This week he ran the initial test renders for all the perspectives we’ll be showing from within the village.

Continued Working on Tree House Village Renders – Click for Page

Samantha Robinson (3D Designer) also joined the team and completed her first week beginning work on the interior design for the living structure of the Tree House Village (Pod 7). This week’s focus, as shown here, was modeling a custom bed design.

Samantha Robinson (3D Designer) also joined the team and completed her first week beginning work on the interior design for the living structure of the Tree House Village (Pod 7). This week’s focus, as shown here, was modeling a custom bed design.

Began Work on Tree House Village Interior Design for the Living Structure – Click for Page

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER PROGRESS

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This week, the core team completed another round of revisions for the DIY Pipe Furniture page. These included adding the new header image and 4 quick-link images to jump straight to the 4 main sections on the page. The team also re-organized the sections and added more words to the Instructions & Diagrams sections.

This week, the core team completed another round of revisions for the DIY Pipe Furniture page. These included adding the new header image and 4 quick-link images to jump straight to the 4 main sections on the page. The team also re-organized the sections and added more words to the Instructions & Diagrams sections.

Completed Another Round of Revisions for the DIY Pipe Furniture Page – Click to Visit

Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) finished integrating the final edits to the Highest Good energy search engine. You can see some of this work here.

Ashwin Patil (Web Developer) finished integrating the final edits to the Highest Good energy search engine. You can see some of this work here.

Finished Integrating Final Edits to the Highest Good Energy Search Engine – Click for Page

Dipti Dhondarkar(Electrical Engineer) continued with her 44th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was further developing the best of last week’s Social Dome lighting layout by adding more lights and additional room details.

Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 44th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was further developing the best of last week’s Social Dome lighting layout by adding more lights and additional room details.

Continued Working on the Lighting Specifics for the City Center – Click for Page

Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) also researched videos to add additional clarity to the PV Solar micro-grid tutorial. We added her work to the webpage and also updated the header graphic, as shown here.

Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) also researched videos to add additional clarity to the PV Solar micro-grid tutorial. We added her work to the webpage and also updated the header graphic, as shown here.

Researched Videos to Add Clarity to the PV Solar Micro-Grid Tutorial – Click for Solar Energy Page

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD PROGRESS

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This week, the core team continued editing the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan hub page and the Food Bars page, and calculated the storage space needed for root vegetables, as you see here.

This week, the core team continued editing the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan hub page and the Food Bars page, and calculated the storage space needed for root vegetables, as you see here.

Continued Editing the Food Self-Sufficiency Transition Plan Hub Page and Food Bars Page – Click to Visit

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION PROGRESS

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This week, the core team continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Individuality Lesson Plan and the Consciousness Lesson Plan. This brings us to 42 of 52 finished, which is 80.7% completion.

This week, the core team continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Individuality Lesson Plan and the Consciousness Lesson Plan. This brings us to 42 of 52 finished, which is 80.7% completion.

Continued Process of Editing all 52 Lesson Plans – Click for Lesson Plans for Life Page

The core team also finished our behind-the-scenes research and summary of additional educational materials for the Montessori page. We also started the research for materials to be added to our Reggio Emelia web page.

The core team also finished our behind-the-scenes research and summary of additional educational materials for the Montessori page. We also started the research for materials to be added to our Reggio Emelia web page.

Finished Research for Montessori Page and Started Working on Reggio Emelia Page – Click to Visit Our Montessori Page

Working with Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.), we also started developing the documentation for the Evaluation and Evolution component….

Working with Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.), we also started developing the documentation for the Evaluation and Evolution component....

Started Developing the Documentation for the Evaluation and Evolution Component – Click for Page

Sangam also created a flow chart for the evaluation process:

Working with Sangam Stanczak (Ph.D. and P.E.), we also started developing the documentation for the Evaluation and Evolution component. Sangam also created a flow chart for the evaluation process. You can see both here.

Created Flow Chart for the Evaluation Process – Click for Page

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY PROGRESS

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This week the core team, as part of working on the Highest Good society search engine, updated all the pages shown here with current formatting and icons.

This week the core team, as part of working on the Highest Good society search engine, updated all the pages shown here with current formatting and icons.

Updated Highest Good Society Pages with Current Formatting and Icons – Click for Page

The core team also invested several more hours researching and developing a spreadsheet showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from. This information is needed for the new graphic and video we’re creating to highlight the global nature of our team.

The core team also invested several more hours researching and developing a spreadsheet showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from. This information is needed for the new graphic and video we’re creating to highlight the global nature of our team.

Continued Researching and Developing the Spreadsheet Showing Where Our Team Members are From for a Future Video – Click for Team Page

Jin Hua (Web and Graphic Designer) working on the backend of our website also helped us recover all our social media likes that were lost from our upgrade to using the new sitewide SSL security certificate and protocols.

Jin Hua (Web and Graphic Designer) working on the backend of our website also helped us recover all our social media likes that were lost from our upgrade to using the new sitewide SSL security certificate and protocols.

Helped Recover All Our Social Media Likes that Were Lost From Our Upgrade – Click for Homepage

And Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer) working on the Highest Good Network software developed the program so that it is now successfully able to add and retrieve the user information from the backend database. You can see some of the behind the scenes work here.

And Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer) working on the Highest Good Network software developed the program so that it is now successfully able to add and retrieve the user information from the backend database. You can see some of the behind the scenes work here.

Continued Working on the Highest Good Network Software – Click for Page

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