One Community has been working for months on an open source education program for lifelong learning and providing free education resources, tools, tutorials, and lesson plans to anyone with a computer. Our goal with this program is to maximize real-world options for all participants and prepare anyone who’d like to participate to be leaders and influential contributors to what we believe is the beginning of a new golden age of innovation, collaboration, creativity, and people living and working together for The Highest Good of All.
This week we’ve finished the redesign of the education portal page that outlines the structure of what we’ve been working on and creating. Over the next few months we’ll be detailing and posting each of the 8 components listed below, complete with a link for suggestions and ideas and an open source on-line collaborative platform so we can evolve it even further and faster
Here is the outline and structure of the free education resources we have will be providing and evolving as part of One Community. Details for each of these can be found on the education portal page:
If you’d like to follow our progress on this component and all the other developing aspects of One Community, please subscribe to our Facebook Updates Page.
The newly named SEGO Center continues to move forward extremely fast. Andrew Sadera (Architect Drafter and Designer), Jennifer Engelmeier (Eco-pool and Spa Specialist and founder of www.LoveYourPool.com), Karl Harris (Architect Drafter, Designer, and founder of Harris Design & Technology Services), and Meg West (Landscape Architect, Permaculturalist, and founder of Meg West Design) have worked together to finalize the placement of the natural pond pool, eco hot tub, changing rooms, and rinse stations for maximum aesthetic beauty, sustainable re-use of water, and ease of use.
Here are Meg’s concept drawings if the eco hot tub and natural swimming pool:
Here are the most recent and updated CAD drawings showing these natural pond pool and hot tub elements integrated with the changing rooms:
The “Center of Peace” has evolved into the SEGO Center City Hub to represent the importance and function of this building in relation to our global change strategy, its relation to the 7 different sustainable village prototypes, and its intended purpose as a “launch point” for additional self-replicating sustainable teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities like One Community.
The name “sego” originated because one of our team was looking at 3-petaled flowers as we were searching for a new name and came across the sego lily and its likeness to the layout of the building:
The lily also represents “rebirth” and the sego lily is edible.
Building off of the “sego” name we came up with the SEGO acronym and attached it to “Center”:
S – Sustainably: Sustainability is one of the key foundations of what we are creating
E – Engaging: Our purpose is to engage the public and life itself with this model
G – Global: Affirming that our vision and purpose are global
O – Oneness: Affirming that our vision includes everyone and this building is about our “Oneness” as a foundation of living and creating for The Highest Good of All
Center: This building being the center of One Community and duplicable villages to be built around the world, and more specifically a “SEGO Center” specifically represents all of the above and we think these centers will be the first step for many duplicates to come after us that use our open source designs and may choose to keep the SEGO Center name.
One Community is excited to welcome Yulia Nakonechna to the Pioneer Team. Yulia is a PhD Professor of Linguistics, Private Language Tutor, Children’s Supervisor, Facilitator, and Teacher joining the team working on our transformational education program. Yulia has spent nine years intensively studying languages and foreign literature and is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, and English, with a basic knowledge of French and German as well. She holds a PhD in linguistics and has been teaching for Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University since 2008. She has extensive experience with young children (aged from infancy to seven years old and more) that she has combined with her participation in a Children’s Early Development Education Program (based on Rudolph Steiner’s Waldorf School and Helen Doron’s teaching principles) helping her become an even more well-qualified children’s supervisor, facilitator, inspirer, and teacher.
Learn more about Yulia, her qualifications, and her journey to One Community on Yulia’s Pioneer Bio Page.
Learn more about the rest of the Pioneer Team, on the Pioneer Team Page.
Jae Sabol, the Executive Director of the One Community Non-profit Organization, was interviewed by Jim Hamell for The Bridge last week to discuss open source sustainability and One Community’s part in the global open source and free-sharing movement. Topics of discussion included some of the things we are working on right now, converting the whole planet over to a collaboration of sustainable and open source communities, villages, and cities working together, solution based thinking and how it relates to both evolution and the scientific method, and how open source transcends political ideology.
Jae’s interview is the first of the two interviews and is about 25 minutes long.
In the past week One Community founder Jae Sabol completed two interviews about One Community and this swiftly developing open source model for self-propagating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and eventually cities. The first was a radio show interview that is expected to play on PBPK 90.1 FM in Southern California on Friday the 15th of February and then again two weeks later on KKMJ 95.5 FM and KJCE 1370 AM out of Austin, Texas. The second was a Skype Video interview with Jim Hamell of The Bridge. Both interviews went great and we’ll be posting links here as soon as they are available.
One Community is excited to welcome our newest Pioneer, Amber Berg, to the team. Amber has dedicated her life to healthy living and the environment and has had a similar vision to One Community for over 10 years. Her diverse background of education and experience in the health and sustainability industries include a PhD of Eco-Applied Psychology, Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine, Bachelor of Arts in Animal Behavioral Psychology degree, and she is also Licensed Acupuncturist. In addition, she minored in Business and has over 6 years experience as a property manager and 5 years experience as the Chief Operations Manager of an eco-adventure activity provider in Hawaii. She has been published in the “American Acupuncturist” journal and is a Certified EMT as well.
The SEGO Center City Hub continues to move forward with huge help from our partners Andrew Sadera (Architect Drafter and Designer), Jennifer Engelmeier (Eco-pool and Spa Specialist and founder of www.LoveYourPool.com), Karl Harris (Architect Drafter, Designer, and founder of Harris Design & Technology Services), and Meg West (Landscape Architect, Permaculturalist, and founder of Meg West Design).
Here is the newest designs from Meg for the natural pool and eco hot tub:
Here are all 4 floors of the SEGO Center in CAD. We’re now working on adding the eco-hot tub and natural swimming pool shown above.
To simplify our details page we’ve also moved all the older images to a newly created page outlining this building from its very first sketches to where it is now:
We just finished our ethosolution feature on a great ecological sustainable design tool called the Sustainable Development Matrix. What the Sustainable Development Matrix is is a comprehensive green development strategy proposed by Sustainable Land Development International (SLDI) for ecological sustainable design for business and land development best practices implementation. We have featured this system as an ethosolution idea because the Sustainable Development Matrix provides a structure for a triple-bottom-line (people, planet and profit) ecological sustainable design tool that is:
The Sustainable Development Matrix ecological sustainable design tool is founded on a belief that for anything to sustain itself over time, it must optimize or balance each of the following human needs:
At its most basic level, sustainable development incorporates these instructions through the broad concepts of People, Planet and Profit. Profit represents the utility to be attained; Planet represents efficiency and the understanding of limited resources; People represents the opportunity for effectiveness. To embody these instructions visually, the Sustainable Development Matrix is represented as a three-sided fractal geometric figure called Sierpinski’s (equilateral) Triangle. Beginning with “The Whole” being “Sustainable Development,” the matrix visually represents green development strategy penetration deeper and deeper into all aspects of project decision-making.
As the matrix goes deeper, the basic instruction of optimizing/balancing utility, efficiency and effectiveness continues to replicate itself. Within the Profit triad for example, utility is manifested through the Create Value principle, efficiency through the Eliminate Waste principle, and effectiveness through the Recognize Interdependence principle. Similarly, the Planet triad is comprised of a Model Nature principle to represent utility, an Energy Flows principle for efficiency, and a Humans and Nature Co-Exist principle for the effectiveness requirement. The People triad includes a Quality of Life principle for utility, a Share Knowledge principle for efficiency, and an Accept Responsibility principle for effectiveness.
Pod one is the first of the seven different sustainable village models to be built because it is designed to demonstrate and teach building earth homes as one of the most affordable construction and living models available. It consists of sixty-four 150-200 square foot semi-subterranean earthbag hotel room styled cabanas built in pairs with a central sitting area designed for relaxation and growing a small shared garden. Like a hotel or dorm room, each dome will consist of a bed, dresser(s), and a small sitting area and desk. Communal use bathrooms and showers will be within a short walk and will integrate recycling of all water and a combination vermiculture and traditional septic eco-friendly bathroom. These earth home bungalows will be heated by rocket mass heaters and kept cool via the semi-subterranean construction and passive cooling. Electricity and heat for all homes and the central tropical dome will be provided by solar (see energy infrastructure page).
Here are the layout drawings we just finished to demonstrate what building earth homes like this will look like with built-in furniture.