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Equality and Diversity Good Practice – One Community Weekly Progress Update #5

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Here is our progress update (#5) for the week of 3/25/2013 and a video blog about equality and diversity good practice. We chose to blog about equality and diversity because of what is happening in the news right now and the fact that we coincidentally finished both our Highest Good Society open source project-launch blueprinting portal (that links to our diversity value and open source intentions for diversity) and our Diversity, Differences, and Similarities curriculum page for the Education for Life program! Check out the video blog and then all the other accomplishment details for this week below that.

The first 11:30 of the video below is our weekly progress update and the rest is about equality and diversity good practice, how diversity is foundational to the One Community model, and how we specifically are supporting diversity as an element of creating world change.

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Equality and Diversity Good Practice
One Community Weekly Progress Update #5

Here are the details of everything discussed in the video blog above.

OPEN SOURCE PORTAL AND HUB COMPLETION

This last week we completed the outlining of the following open source project-launch blueprinting hubs:

See also:

OPEN SOURCE OVERVIEW PAGE  ●  TEACHER/DEMONSTRATION VILLAGE PAGE

EARTHBAG VILLAGE (POD 1) UPDATED DESIGNS

This last week we spent a significant amount of time with our architect Douglas Simms Stenhouse (Architect and Water Color Artist) working on the designs of the earthbag village (Pod 1) communal bathroom designs (incorporating vermiculture and traditional septic), our communal shower designs, and our overall layout that will provide convenience, efficiency, and ADA, emergency vehicle, and truck access.

Here is our updated shower and bathroom designs. Doug is now updating the dome shapes so they are accurate for earthbag construction.

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Earthbag Village Showers and Bathrooms Layouts: Click to Enlarge

Here’s the earthbag village layout evolution #5.

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Earthbag Village 5th Generation Layout – Click to Enlarge

For the evolution before this, visit our last week’s infrastructure update blog. We’d discussed a ton of details that ultimately didn’t get included in the above update. Now we’re taking the best of this update and combining it with the best of the last update and we should have what we need later this week!

For more details visit:

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OPEN SOURCE EDUCATION FOR LIFE DEVELOPMENTS

The team has also been hard at work this last week working on the open source and free-shared Education for Life Program. The two newly completed pages are:

In addition to the two new pages above we also have now propagated the results of our research into MontessoriWaldorfOrff Schulwerk, and the Reggio Emilia Method across the Curriculum for LifeTeaching Strategies for LifeLearning Tools and Toys for Life, and building The Ultimate Classroom pages so that these pages can start taking form also.

OTHER ONE COMMUNITY UPDATES FOR THE LAST WEEK

This last week we also finished all the planting plans, cost analysis, and layout details for the Tropical Atrium and built an open source testing platform and access to our time tracking and accountability application. We said in the blog we’d been “beta testing this application for a couple weeks” but we’ve actually been beta testing and evolving this for a few months. Both of these updates should be up on this site by the end of this week or early next week at the latest!

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Earthbag Sustainable House Design and Village Model Update

Our sustainable house designs and village model focusing on open source project-launch blueprinting earthbag home construction for under $1,500 continue to evolve. We’ve had to rethink the layout due to the development and 20′ diameter growth of the Tropical Atrium as well as conversations with the county that have led to a much more eco-friendly vermiculture bathroom design and communal shower setup. In accordance with our four-phase global change strategy, our goal with this village model is to open source project-launch blueprint this the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) as a demonstration of over 60 different artistic iterations of maximally affordable earthbag sustainable house designs. We will showcase this as a beautiful, durable, easy to build, and completely ecologically friendly and sustainable home model that can be constructed for around $1000 per structure from materials that can be locally sourced or easily and affordably shipped anywhere in the world for a total cost of less than $1,500 per structure.

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SUSTAINABLE HOUSE DESIGN OPEN SOURCE GOALS

As we continue open source project-launch blueprinting the earthbag village, build it, and problem solve and evolve it for One Community (and with others around the world) we will use this page as the portal to complete details for duplication including the additional portals for the vermiculture bathroom designs, eco showers, and Tropical Atrium, as well as the open source and free-shared specifics related to this village model including:

● Architectural plans for all components
● Detailed materials list for all components
● Detailed equipment and tools needs list for all components
● Cost analysis and best sources for materials and equipment
● How to build, what to watch out for, how to adapt structure
● How to work with local government if permitting is needed
● On-going maintenance and upkeep details per our on-going experience
● Specifics of everything you can grow in the Tropical Atrium and what kinds of yields you can expect
● Complete details on how to build your own Earth Bag Village and how many hours it should take
● How to make your build easier than ours and how to solve any problems we encountered in our build
● Archive and database of others building similar structures including their experiences, adaptations, etc.
● List of everyone who helped us design and build this so they can be contacted to help others change it

The list above will evolve into links for each bullet point to individual pages including all the open source project-launch blueprinting details people need to duplicate every aspect of this component of One Community in part or in whole.

EARTHBAG VILLAGE LAYOUT UPDATE

Here is the first new design layout by architect Douglas Simms Stenhouse (Architect and Water Color Artist) taking into account the new communal bathroom and showers – showers he is designing right now. This is not how it’s going to look as we realized a significant number of additional changes are needed, but it is a start on the new layout.

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Earthbag Village Layout Evolution #4: Click to Enlarge

EVOLUTION OF THE EARTHBAG VILLAGE

Doug delivered the above drawing today and we discussed it for an hour and came up with the following evolutions:

  • Improve flow for people
  • Reduce materials and digging
  • Account for the planned water usage and flow
  • Account for the resident versus visitor population and flow
  • Have adequate access to the 3 entryways of the vermiculture bathroom design
  • Create and optimize 3-unit housing groups and clarify location of the 2 unit groups that remain

Here’s what the notes look like for the next iteration Doug is working on now:

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Next Generation Traffic Flow and Layout – Click to Visit the Pod 1 Details Page

Here are the traffic flow and emergency vehicle notes and planning:

Visitor and Emergency Vehicle Flow and Layout - Click to Visit the Pod 1 Details Page

Visitor and Emergency Vehicle Flow and Layout – Click to Visit the Pod 1 Details Page

Here is the greywater flow and planning from the bathrooms and communal showers:

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Water Flow and Layout – Click to Visit the Pod 1 Details Page

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One Community featured on PonderTalkRadio

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One Community Welcomes New Consultant Charles McLean to the Sustainable Infrastructure Team

Charles McLeanOne Community is happy to welcome Charles McLean to the consulting team working with us to evolve and complete the SEGO Center City Hub and our aquaponics/aquapini sustainable food systems designs. Charles is an Architectural BIM Designer, College Professor, Urban Agriculture Designer, and the owner of OM Greengroup. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture, and a Master’s Degree in Education-Curriculum & Instruction. He is also a member of The Detroit City Council Green Task Force working to revitalize the Metropolitan Detroit area by providing sustainable ideas to implement new infrastructure capabilities evolving around reclaimed water policy issues, urban agriculture policy issues, and Green Building and Infrastructure policy. Charles is also a developer of the world-leading Autodesk Architecture and Engineering Software. With over 15 years of architectural experience, totaling more than 5 billions dollars on architectural projects, Charles applies his leadership skills, experience, and diligent commitment to sustainable design and implementation to deliver qualitative and quantitative results that improve any project at hand.

SEGO Center City Hub Update

Charles has already contributed hugely to the evolution of the SEGO Center by suggesting and helping design with Karl Harris (Architect Drafter, Designer, and founder of Harris Design & Technology Services) the move of the Living Dome bathrooms into the center of that dome as well as designs for the 4th floor bathrooms. Here is today’s CAD Export showing the most recent changes:

  • Addition of 4th floor bathrooms
  • New Living Dome central bathrooms
  • Removal of walls in the 2nd floor Living Dome area
  • Addition of a mezzanine access walkway in the Dining Dome
  • Additional expansion of the central natural pool and hot tub area
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Here are Charles’ designs for the 4th floor bathrooms as well:

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Charles’ Designs for the 4th Floor SEGO Center Bathrooms

Next step is to begin 3D renderings as our partners at P2S Engineering are working on their recommendations for us making this a LEED Platinum build.

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The Open Source & Free-sharing Tropical Atrium Design Portal is Now Live

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We are very happy to report that the open source project-launch blueprinting portal for the Tropical Atrium (click to visit) is now live! Along with the creation of this page detailing this component of the One Community sustainable infrastructure, we have also open sourced our back office notes and created a Collaborative Input for Infrastructure Page to make it easy for people to send us their ideas and suggestions. As one of the many next steps we will now also be A) adding that Collaborative Input for Infrastructure Page to all the other infrastructure pages so people can more easily share their input on everything we are working on and B) structuring all infrastructure pages as expandable open source portals like this one:

TROPICAL ATRIUM OPEN SOURCE PORTAL PAGE

OPEN SOURCE PROJECT-LAUNCH BLUEPRINTING THIS STRUCTURE

As we continue open source project-launch blueprinting the Tropical Atrium, build it, and problem solve and evolve it for One Community (and with others around the world) we will use this page as the portal to all the open source and free-shared details related to this component including:

● Architectural plans
● Detailed materials list
● Detailed equipment and tools needs list
● Cost analysis and best sources for materials and equipment
● How to build, what to watch out for, how to adapt structure
● How to work with local government if permitting is needed
● On-going maintenance and upkeep details per our on-going experience
● Specifics of everything you can grow and what kinds of yields you can expect
● Complete details on how to build your own Tropical Atrium and how many hours it should take
● How to make your build easier than ours and how to solve any problems we encountered in our build
● Archive and database of others building similar structures including their experiences, adaptations, suggestions, etc.

The list above will evolve into links to individual pages including all the open source project-launch blueprinting details people need to duplicate every aspect of this component of One Community in part or in whole.

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New Addition to the One Community Conscious Music Project: “Give Love” by MC Yogi

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***Song submitted by David S. – THANK YOU DAVID!***

Why Open Source Sustainable Living Communities – One Community Weekly Progress Update #3

Here’s our sustainable living communities open source project-launch blueprinting update (#3) for the week of March 11, 2013 including updated aquaponics/aquapini drawings, the newest SEGO Center City Hub export, open source Education for Life updates, and more. Also our weekly blog update (first three minutes) and a 17 minute discussion about what is open source project-launch blueprinting, what do we hope to accomplish with it, and why are we doing it.

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One Community Weekly Progress Update #3

This last week’s team accomplishments were primarily in Sustainable Infrastructure, the Education for Life Program, and significant website infrastructure updates.

Sustainable Living Communities Open Source Food Production

Thanks to the consulting of Avery Ellis (Aquaponics Specialist and owner/operator of Integrated Aquaponics) and the amazing architecture skills of Douglas Simms Stenhouse (Architect and Water Color Artist), we’re happy to say that the commercial food production aquapini layout and general structure designs are done! This piece of our open source project-launch blueprinting of sustainable living communities is an aquapini purposed for maximum food volume production. In support of our open source goals, this aquapini will demonstrate and share a model of affordable large-scale quality food production utilizing very little water and with built in temperature control for more extreme climates.

COMMERCIAL FOOD PRODUCTION AQUAPINI FLOOR PLAN AND LONGITUDINAL VIEWS
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COMMERCIAL FOOD PRODUCTION CROSS SECTIONS AND ELEVATIONS
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Sustainable Living Communities Open Source SEGO Center City Hub

The One Community SEGO Center City Hub is a foundational component of the One Community duplicable teacher/demonstration community, village, and city model purposed to provide open source project-launch blueprinting necessary for a duplicable city center that will:

  • ADA Compliant
  • Designed to California code for maximum duplicability
  • Be LEED Platinum certified and demonstrate cutting-edge sustainability, be
  • Save resources by functioning as a community, village, or city recreation center
  • Save resources by functioning as a community, village, or city recreation center dining hall
  • Save resources by functioning as a community, village, or city laundry facility
  • 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.

Thanks to the hard work of Karl Harris (Architect Drafter, Designer, and founder of Harris Design & Technology Services), we’ve got this updated CAD export showing the new library and Conference Dome bathroom location, moving the bathrooms of the Living Dome to a central location for increased resource efficiency and demonstration of collaborative living, a new 3rd floor sunrise patio space for congregating, and an open floor plan for the 4th floor.

3-17-2013 SEGO CITY HUB CAD EXPORT
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Sustainable Living Communities Open Source Education Program

We’ve added a ton of new content to the Education for Life Program with the most significant contributions being:

For updates as they happen, and a bunch of new images and quotes we also made, visit/join our:

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Website Updates this Week

We’ve also spent about 20 hours this past week building out the open source infrastructure details and making significant updates to some of the key pages. Here are a couple of the most significant ones:

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Teaching Love and Connecting Page of Our Open Source Education Program is Now Complete

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We’re happy to report that we have now completed both the Honesty and Integrity component and the Love, Compassion, and Connection component of the open source and free-shared One Community Education for Life Program and we’d love any additional suggestions! This curriculum is meant as a globally collaborative and ever-expanding archive of ideas to be combined with the Teaching Strategies for Lifecomponent, and Teaching Tools for Life component, 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 open source and free-shared project-launch usable education blueprint in the world.

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OPEN SOURCE CURRICULUM FOR LIFE

The purpose of the Curriculum for Life component is to clearly outline everything we believe should be part of the human learning experience for any age. This includes all traditional subjects (math, science, reading, etc.), life skills (emotional awareness and responsibility, integrity, healthy relationships, communication skills, etc.), and subjects typically reserved for college (public speaking, business skills, psychology, etc.). Our primary goal is to provide all people, at any age, with a curriculum guide to being leaders, freethinkers, amazing, creative, and world changing people – “ambassadors of the future” – with maximum choices for how to apply themselves in the evolving world.

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One Community Featured on The Global Conversation

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Here is an excerpt:

What would it take to create a free-sharing, sustainable, open source planet without copyrights and limits of use? Arguably, there has never been a time in history when the awareness of so many people has been directed to the possibility of a planet beyond competition, capitalism, and even money itself. For those who believe in the potential and value of this concept of sharing and collaborating on every aspect of our coexistence, the internet has provided the path to successful coordination and mobilization of our groups and ideas… (read more)

SUMMING IT UP

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You can read the full article here: http://www.theglobalconversation.com/blog/?p=4295

Sustainable Lifestyles: SEGO Center and Tropical Dome Updates and Images

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SEGO Center Library and Loft Redesign and Move

In our on-going open source project-launch blueprinting program to promote sustainable lifestyles and create and free-share everything people need to duplicate all aspects of One Community, we met with  Douglas Simms Stenhouse (Architect and Water Color Artist) yesterday for 3 hours to pick up the library and loft redesign for the Social Dome (left) of the SEGO Center City Hub. We also had an in-depth discussion about the the redesign of the Pod 1 Tropical Dome. The redesign stemmed from primarily from concerns that we might not be able to get enough light into the current design to support the tropical environment we desire.

Once we started discussing the Tropical Dome in much more detail, we also realized that the majority of people who may wish to duplicate this dome are going to have vastly different environments that they are going to be building in. With this in mind we’ve expanded the redesign with the following criteria:

● It needs to be maximally adaptable and ultimately able to be disassembled if major redesign is needed for us or anyone else
● It will have multiple methods of adjusting for seasonal fluctuations of too much heat, too little heat, and humidity so that the worst-case scenario of disassembly should never be necessary

MAKING SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES EASIER

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Doug Sketching the Tropical Dome

Our 4-Phase Sustainable Communities Strategy is all about making sustainable lifestyles easier and more attractive. We feel if we do this we can launch a mainstream drive to build self-sufficient teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities all over the world. With this mindset we are re-engaging the Tropical Dome to:

  • Reduce the cost
  • Reduce the necessary amount of digging
  • R&D 5 solutions to too much heat in the summer
  • R&D 5 solutions to too not enough heat in the winter
  • R&D 5 solutions to controlling humidity year-round
  • Create a roof that can be adapted to add lighting and/or insulation as needed along with the ability to completely disassemble it if a completely different design is desired

We are also adding some very significant internal design elements so that the recreational application of the dome is supported by the design on day one versus having to wait for all of the greenery to become established. ADA compliance is another addition.

TROPICAL DOME INITIAL DESIGN DRAWING

When it is complete the Tropical Dome will be very affordable to build, produce a diversity of food, and provide a beautiful place to relax with a book,  or host meditation, yoga, or other classes and gatherings. In the image below you can see the initial drawings of what we are planning. The structure is circular to fit with the design and layout of Pod 1 and the South wall will be terraced (depicted as sloped) to allow maximal sun penetration year-round. The largest trees and plants will be planted along the North wall with progressively smaller and ground based plants as you move South. At the bottom of the space, and backed by the largest plants and trees, will be a pedestal for a class instructor or small group to enjoy the space. The first terrace will be designed for 15-20 students and space for an additional 15-20 will be incorporated into the other terraces.

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Initial Tropical Dome Drawings: Click to Enlarge

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