One Community is extremely happy to announce the official launch of the open source and free-shared One Community Education for Life Program. This official launch is made possible because we’ve now completed the structure for all the key pages and can start inputting the information from all the research and work we’ve been doing over the past couple years AND we are ready for suggestions from anyone who would like to help contribute to this part of the One Community open source and free-shared project-launch blueprinting process.
Over the next few weeks we will be adding all the content from our continued development and our open source back office, along with the suggestions of our Consultants and YOU, to share the polished version of the foundational infrastructure of this Education Program including: Curriculum for Life, Teaching Strategies for Life, Teaching Tools for Life, and building The Ultimate Classroom. These components are designed to be combined to create endless “Lesson Plans for Life” purposed to grow and evolve what we feel will be the most comprehensive, effective, and diversely applicable free-education program and resource archive in the world. The One Community Foundations of Teaching, Leadership, and Communicating, combined with a collaborative Evaluation and Evolution Component (Portfolio Creation and Maintenance), will then help us to further grow and adapt both the program and as individuals as part of our mission for global sharing and collaboration.
To create this education program we have started by researching the best of what already exists and thinking about how we can capture the essence of these systems as a foundation and then build beyond them. To keep the program ever-expanding, globally collaborative, and as comprehensive as possible, we will be posting these pages as we polish the on-going results of our research and maintaining and updating them with the best and most applicable suggestions of anyone who would like to contribute information and ideas.
Here is the first of these completed pages:
Coming soon will also be the following pages that are already available if anyone would like to look at them and start making suggestions to help us make them the best they can be:
The next steps for us and this component of the One Community open source project-launch blueprinting program is to continue researching, developing, and moving everything from our back office to the optimized and heavily trafficked website so the world can find it AND to bring as many people as possible into the evolution and development process so we can make it better and even more accessible and available to everyone. We will also be integrating all the suggestions we receive into the various related components and announcing completed pages here and on all our social media networks so anyone interested can comment, contribute, and/or use the information in the way that works best for them.
If you’d like updates on this program as it develops each week you can subscribe to this blog or catch the announcements on these pages:
For those who would like to contribute ideas, or suggestions, or become part of the collaborative team we have the following options:
This is our first One Community video blog update covering the week of February 25, 2013. If you like this form of update, please comment, like, and/or share it so we know. If the response is positive we will do more of these. If the response is really positive we will do one a week.
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Through ongoing consultation and design evolution with Avery Ellis (Aquaponics Specialist and owner/operator of Integrated Aquaponics), we were finally ready to get Douglas Simms Stenhouse (Architect and Water Color Artist) what he needed to produce the following design and plans. Evolutions that are new to this drawing include:
SEGO Center City Hub updates for last week include new bathroom placement (see below), updates to the cupola (see below), and updated location of the library (pictures coming soon). These updates are compliments of the hard work of Karl Harris (Architect Drafter, Designer, and founder of Harris Design & Technology Services) and Charles Mclean (Archtectural BIM Designer, College Professor, Urban Agriculture Designer – Consultant Bio coming soon). Benefits of these updates include:
Coming in the next 24-hours but we’ve still got some finishing touches to complete. Here is the Education Portal, however, and our new collaborative input page for those that would like a preview: Collaborative Education Input Page
The SEGO Center City Hub is solution based thinking approach to spreading sustainability and starting comprehensive sustainable communities, villages, and cities all over the world. This component of One Community as a duplicable teacher/demonstration community, village, and city model is purposed to provide an open source and replicable city center, demonstrate cutting-edge sustainability, to function as a community, village, or city recreation center, dining hall, and laundry facility, and to offer a green-luxury option to donors, major eco-investors, VIPs, or anyone else that might not feel like they are initially ready to stay in one of our earthbag or straw bale hand-constructed homes. Because it replaces individual kitchens, laundry rooms, and living rooms for residents, the SEGO Center also saves significant resources.
These most recent 3D renderings and updates are products of the hard work of Karl Harris (Architect Drafter, Designer, and founder of Harris Design & Technology Services) integrating the work of Meg West (Landscape Architect, Permaculturalist, and founder of Meg West Design) and Jennifer Engelmeier (Eco-pool and Spa Specialist and founder of www.LoveYourPool.com). Andrew Sadera (Architect Drafter and Designer) has also been an on-going contributor and consultant to this phase of component development.
Here is the most recent CAD export for the SEGO Center. In this past week Karl was able to integrate all of Meg’s CAD work into a master copy so we could update the SEGO Center Details Page with everyone’s combined work.
This week Karl is focusing on the 4th floor meditation/multi-media center 3D renderings and design details. Here is what we’ve produced so far:
The next evolution is to add in two 7-foot pivot doors to both the East and West walls. These doors will be designed on runners so that they can be opened and positioned as desired to open the entire East and West walls for air and traffic flow and sunrise and sunset views. We will also be replacing the door seen above with a much easier to duplicate “standard” door and replacing all the windows with picture windows for increased lighting and views.
Additionally Luis Rincon (Civil Engineer) is now working on the engineering for the SEGO Center City Hub and creating an open source tutorial for how to use the USGS Seismic data tool and factor in the data when choosing a location for building a building like this. P2S Engineering is also working on the LEED Platinum considerations, load calculations, and appropriate HVAC systems.
One Community founder Jae Sabol was recently featured on “Environmental Directions,” an international, award-winning interview radio series hosted by Nancy Pearlman. The discussion focused predominantly on sharing One Community as a path to creating increased mainstream involvement. More specifically, the years leading up to where we are now in the process, how our foundation of open source and free-shared blueprint creation is a different approach from the sustainability movement of the 60’s-80’s, and how we feel that demonstrating a more enriching living experience is essential because it specifically fulfills deeper human needs. Additional points touched on included the One Community energy infrastructure, ethical building and increasing habitat, LEED Platinum Certification of the SEGO Center City Hub (previously called The Center of Peace), and additional details revolving around our non-profit mission.
Jae was the second interview of two and can be heard at the following link starting at the 15:50 mark:
This show aired live last week on KBPK 95.5 FM Los Angeles and KAMX 94.7 FM and KJCE 1370 AM, both out of Austin, Texas.
One Community values the collaborative and cooperative environment created by working and living as a family and we feel extending the family spirit to include all members of One Community, and ultimately all members of the entire human organism, supports happier people and the creation of a better future for the planet. We see every person, regardless of age, playing a crucial role in shaping the One Community environment and we have specifically designed the One Community education program, holistic recreation model, daily living, and construction plans with families in mind.
This week we will start posting and sharing some of the results of months of work on the One Community open source and free-shared Education For Life program designed for all ages. As part of this we are happy to announce that we’ve completed the additional application guidelines and requests for parents and their children who may wish to be a part of this education pilot program as it evolves and develops on the property.
Here are the newly created pages:
Unrelated to this, we also spent significant time today updating our revenue projections to reflect the addition of 3 rooms (one ADA compliant) in the SEGO Center City Hub and the Pod 1 redesign that will provide an additional 5 visitor rental rooms while we are building Pod 2.
The Importance of Financial Stability for One Community Pioneers and Our Global Goals Page: While it doesn’t cost anything to join or be a part of the One Community Pioneer Team, individual financial stability is important to our global goals and our desire to form a team thinking, creating, and living for The Highest Good of All. Our entire model is designed around building One Community as an open source prototype for self-sufficient teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities that create abundance, self-sufficiency, and frees people from the financial scarcity that we feel limits humanity’s inherent desire to want to help each other. This new page details the importance of individual financial stability in relation to these goals.
International Sustainable Development Page on the One Community www.SustainabilityNonProfit.org overview website: We’ve had tons of feedback that this website is overwhelming. In response to this we have been working to complete an overview site that will function as an easy to navigate portal to the information most relevant for those just introducing themselves to One Community. This new page on the developing SustainabilityNonProfit.org website is a summary page discussing our 4-Phase Sustainable Communities Strategy outlined in much more detail on this website.
Over two years of planning and collaboration on our open source designs for aquaponics/aquapini sustainable food systems are finally at the point where we are drawing up architectural plans! Huge gratitude goes out to the massive investment of time by our primary aquaponics consultant Avery (Aquaponics Specialist and owner/operator of Integrated Aquaponics) and previous Pioneer Dave Jones who have done the most to get us to the point we are at now.
We just finished our meeting with Doug (Architect and Water Color Artist) and he is now going to take the images you see below and turn them into the quality he has produced for us with Pod 1 and Pod 2.
While Doug is working on the architectural plans for the commercial system depicted above, our next step is drawing out the specifics of what will be planted for each section (trees, media beds, low grow zone, creeper grow zones, and deep water culture), projecting the yields, and evolving the specifics of the aquaculture. We are also getting the plans ready for Doug for the non-commercial designs intended for backyard reproduction featuring food diversity and a more aesthetically appealing “zen garden” themed internal design that you can read more about on our Open Source Sustainable Food Production Systems Details Page.
Our open source village development plan continues to move forward. We made significant progress last week on the Pod 1 (depicted left) Tropical Dome graywater processing plans that are now complete to the point of a 60-page document outlining the design, permitting, and use of the graywater system that we can now start detailing for the tropical dome specific designs.
Karl Harris (Architect Drafter, Designer, and founder of Harris Design & Technology Services) has also completed the first 3D renderings of the SEGO Center City Hub. Here is his initial 3D iteration of the cupola meditation and multi-media center that functions as the 4th floor of this building:
The hovering circle you see was for a possible shade overhang that we decided to drop during discussion on our weekly call. We are also converting the circular design to a much easier to duplicate hexagonal design, adding in pivot doors that will open up the east and west walls, and exploring different roof designs and how they support and integrate with our open source, sustainability, and self-sufficient teacher/demonstration village development plan.
Lastly, we have completed what we hope will be the final necessary drawing (see below) for the aquapini sustainable food infrastructure designs. We’ve got one more call with Avery Ellis (Aquaponics Specialist, owner/operator of Integrated Aquaponics, and our primary consultant on this component of One Community) and we should be ready to send these drawings to Doug Stenhouse (Architect and Water Color Artist) for the next evolution.
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One Community is happy to announce that we have launched a national nonprofit volunteer campaign in preparation for the release of our open source collaborative portal, to assist with our swiftly developing education program, and our on-going infrastructure details. In addition to world change, helping One Community comes with a lot of personal, business, and industry benefits too. We also created a page to share these benefits as part of the national campaign: Win Win Win Win Page
One Community is a Highest Good for All organization with a win-win-win-win philosophy:
We see prioritizing these in this order as the most effective method for creating a sustainable planet through gaining mainstream support. We see gaining mainstream support as the most effective method for building a new market interested in sustainability. We see mainstream interest in sustainability as the essential component for the success of all our sustainability partners and for global expansion of all sustainability related industries. Accomplishing these things is the foundation of our 4-phase strategy for world change and for creating self-sufficient and self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities all over the world.
Read more on the new Win Win Win Win Page
SEGO Center City Hub: We are now starting to create 3D renderings in CAD, working on finalizing the changing area and rinse area for the central natural pool and eco hot tub, moving the library off to the side so it has a view of the regeneration zone for the natural pool and adding a second floor loft above it, and working with our newest partner, Luis Rincon, to complete the engineering details for the central cupola.
Open Source Education Program for Life: We are within 1-2 weeks of being able to create the component pages to share more details on this program. Right now we are working to complete enough details of one component that includes curriculum, teaching styles, and teaching tools so that we can present all the components in a manner that is easily understandable. Three members of our core team are currently focusing on this aspect of One Community so we are progressing it very quickly and will share the results as we complete them.
Aquaponics Infrastructure: We’ve had meetings with Avery and Doug this past week and we’re drawing up what we hope will be the last drawing Doug needs to produce the first generation of professional plans. We’ll post them here as soon as they develop.
Pod 1: We’re now three weeks into the greywater processing design of the Tropical Dome. This is the first time we’ve shared anything about this here and we should have open source content for this and/or the associated water catchment designs within another week or two.
We’ve also just completed significant updates to our Purpose, Values, and Mission Page including this new graphic:
We believe the most sustainable civilization is one that chooses to operate and live for the highest good of all of its people. This is our overarching philosophy and everything we do, and are working to create, is approached from this perspective because we believe that even a very small percentage of the population choosing to work together for The Highest Good of All has the ability to positively transform the world for everyone. From our perspective, Highest Good of All thinking can be divided into 3 simple values almost everyone learns as children: Care, Share, and Play.
The graphic above and the new updates to our Purpose, Values, and Mission Page have been designed to reflect these three simple values of Care, Share, and Play as we are creating synergy with our Open Source Education Program for Life and long-standing One Community components with a desire for a level of simplicity that makes sense to even the youngest people.
Visit the updated page: Purpose, Values, and Mission Page
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:
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