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One Community Update

open source nonprofit, global change, new world creation, lets change everything, we can make a difference, world change, one idea, one community We just emailed an update to a couple of our closest collaborators for global transformation and realized we should share that update here too!

Here’s what we are up to over the holidays:

Our non-profit application will be open-source and free-shared and available on the this site by the end of the year, we should have a new open-source community time and organization tracking application available within a month or so (beta testing it now), 3D renderings and next stage building plans for the SEGO Center City Hub will be done and posted within a few weeks, we’ve done a lot of work on our aquaponics designs and the first of these images should be posted here within the next week – with much more detailed plans coming over the next six weeks (or sooner), and updated energy infrastructure (280 KW solar array) details will be posted here as soon as I have time to add them to the website.

Thank you everyone for your support!

With Gratitude,


Supporters of Global Change

One Community is happy to announce three new consultants to our global change team:

Doug Pratt –  Solar Expert and Solar Systems Design Engineer: Progressively focused from a young age, when the Arab Oil Embargo occurred it ignited in Doug a lifelong interest specifically in renewable energy and conservation. He has lived in passive solar homes both on and off-grid since 1980, worked in the renewable energy industry as an installer, engineer, teacher, and author since 1985, and now works for the largest solar provider in the United States. He has engineered, designed, and consulted for the solar electric industry at all levels from single huts in developing countries to large corporate mega-watt solar arrays and is now volunteering his vast experience and knowledge to the design for the One Community sustainable energy infrastructure for our Phase I build including: Pod 1, the SEGO Center City Hub, and aquaponics and greenhouses.

L’iv   (eL’eve) – Architect, Engineer, and Building Expert – Beginning at an age of 18 years, in the mid 1960’s, L’iv formally joined construction trades to finance his degree work in Architecture and Construction Engineering Management. With 40 years experience L’iv has sat in every seat around the real estate-design-development-construction-finance tables, in the office and in the field. He has worked as a Laborer, Carpenter, Superintendent, Construction/Development Manager, Planner, Architect, Engineer, Builder, Developer, Real Estate Broker, Financial Planner and Mortgage Officer and more. L’iv brings a life of experience and exploring cutting edge science, philosophy, and the more esoteric sciences of manifestation, sacred geometry, and more to assisting One Community and further sharing his passion through writing Guides (see his Land Resource Guide) and consulting on various aspects of Unconditioned Love (see his website for Mother Earth and all living creatures.

sacred geometry expert, teacher, One Community ConsultantSamuel Kiwasz – Teacher and Sacred Geometry Specialist: Samuel spent 22 years as a school teacher with the L.A. Unified School District where he incorporated his passion for sacred geometry into math through a class called “Geometric Drawing. The Math/Art Connection.” Leaving that career, he is now a social entrepreneur and community synergist sharing his passion for assisting people to arrive at their next level of spiritual development. Samuel operates a website called, teaches seminars, maintains an extensive and daily email list dedicated to forward thinking and empowering information sharing, and has contributed his sacred geometry knowledge and lesson plans to the developing education model of One Community.


Center of Peace and Aquaponics Moving Forward

The SEGO Center City Hub and Aquaponics designs continue to move forward! New images are now available on the SEGO Center Details page and the Aquaponics Details page.

We’re also happy to announce that we’ve received a lot of new help recently in the form of new Consultants to the project that we’ll be announcing here soon as well.

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Why One Community is Creating an Open Source Vermiculture Toilet

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One Community is incorporating vermiculture bins into our composting toilet plans as one way to share with the world how to add a compost bin into any human waste disposal plan. Doing this will take composting with worms indoors with a new eco-friendly toilet we believe anyone will be able to duplicate. In our opinion, there are more and more people starting to think about how to compost at home and we are open source project-launch blueprinting and free-sharing plans for a vermiculture composting toilet (and eco-showers) as part of the earthbag village (Pod 1) that will incorporate vermiculture bins into an eco-friendly toilet model that will:

● Teach people how to make their own eco friendly toilets and compost at home
● Demonstrate indoor worm composting as an option for human waste disposal
● Include a traditional septic for people that want one and counties that need one



Worms for Composting and Zero-waste Living

Building a composting bin and composting with worms is nothing new; what is new is what we see as a large shift in people interested in what we call living For The Highest Good of All and comprehensive sustainability focused on zero-waste living that includes a re-examination and consideration of our current collection and processing approach to human waste disposal through collection at centralized processing centers, sterilization, and then pumping it into our global water bodies.

 “Turn the ‘garbage’ into ‘compost’ for the garden of your life.”
~ Author Unknown

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While most people are still thinking about how to make a compost bin for home-garden or basic indoor composting only, we see a much broader application if eco-friendly toilets incorporating vermiculture and worm composting can be made easily, safely, more affordably, so it’s easy to use, and in compliance with county requirements. We are now designing a vermiculture composting bathroom that will meet these requirements with the added open source details covering exact labor hours to build it yourself, detailed materials costs and where to buy, maintenance requirements, compost production volume based on number of people using it, trouble shooting, working with your local government guides, and more.

Earthworm composting and red worms composting are incredibly efficient ways to convert everything from paper to table scraps and even human waste into nutrient-rich compost for your garden. Vermiculture composting experts agree that compost produced by worms will produce the best results and help your plants thrive.

Click here for a free PDF manual comprehensively covering vermiculture and vermicomposting


Vermicomposting for the Future

We see worm composting bin integration into eco-friendly toilets as the wave of the future with tremendous benefit and application especially for third-world countries struggling with waste disposal and food production. Before this can happen, however, we see the necessity for demonstrating and open source sharing a model that is affordable and easy to build and use while simultaneously meeting existing international building and health standards.

This is what we are creating and the earthbag village is where we will be integrating this vermiculture composting toilet first:


Click here for a free PDF manual comprehensively covering vermiculture and vermicomposting
Here are open source urine separating toilet seat design plans we’ll be implementing with this system
Here are building instructions for another version of a “dry” toilet that separates all liquids



The Benefits of Creating a Culture of “How Can I Help” and “Build On Top Of”

dream together, dream a reality, reality dream, creating a reality together, we're in this togetherOne of the greatest learnings about leadership and team management that we have gained from operating a project of the magnitude and scope of One Community is the value of creating a culture of “how can I help” and “build on top of.” Working with diverse teams on goals as large as ours has clearly identified the value of these approaches in supporting the necessary on-going positive mindset, energy, accountability, proactivity, and leadership supportive of our collective success. Because of this, we have made these two statements a sort of mantra within our organization that is foundational to how we look at accomplishing tasks together.



Creating and maintaining a culture of “how can I help” means expecting all individuals to ask “how can I help” versus appointing a Facilitator or Manager to seek out individuals needing things to do and then assigning tasks. Most of us have had the experience of working with a group where one or more individuals are constantly needing to be asked to help. In situations like these, even with an energetic and willing participant, it still takes on-going energy from someone else to keep these individuals engaged in whatever process is being undertaken. We are self-motivated and responsible people and seek to work with others like us. We give feedback if we feel someone isn’t being proactive enough and will remove people from the team if this feedback fails to improve accountability.



The second important mindset and One Community cultural element we are dedicated to is the concept of “build on top of.” What this means is that:

In short, our culture of “build on top of” means asking the following key questions of any proposed change or addition of something to the Action List/Work Breakdown Structure (WBS):

  1. How does what I’m about to suggest build on top of/fit with everything else?
  2. What has already been done and how can I build on top of that versus changing direction?
  3. Will my contribution, approach, etc. ultimately add to or reduce related net energy/time needs?

The One Community Requirements Management Procedure provides the specifics of how we evaluate suggested changes. Operating like this allows us to maintain our focus and creative input and energy on designing solutions, continued expansion, and what is most important to begin construction.

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A New Way To Live

One Community Welcomes <> to the Design Team!

One Community welcomes Anvita Kumari Pandey to the Design Team as our newest Volunteer/Consultant!

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Anvita received her Bachelors in Civil Engineering from the University of Pune in India. After graduation she worked for 2+ years as a Cost Analysis and Estimation Engineer for a variety of commercial and residential projects through a construction firm in Pune called B&M Infra Private Limited. Looking to expand her domain expertise, she then worked at Meta Arch Private Limited and took on more responsibility with a customer-based role. After that, Anvita moved to the US to join her husband who works full-time here and brought her expertise to the One Community team helping with cost analysis for the Duplicable City Center.



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