One Community thinks open source sustainability may be this generation’s single most impactful contribution to humanity’s future. Through open source and sustainable approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more, we can help people create a better world by demonstrating a more sustainable and enriching way of living and free-share everything needed for replication. Making this easy enough, affordable enough, and demonstrating it as attractive enough can lead to self-replicating example capable of improving the quality and standard of living globally.
Click on each icon to be taken to the corresponding Highest Good hub page.
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 11th, 2019 edition (#333) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @7:12
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:36
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:08
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:25
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:46
One Community is expanding open source sustainability with 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 adding the content to the most sustainable insulation options page. This week we finished the final six insulation sections. You can see all these new sections here. We’d say this brings the page to 80% complete.
Brianna Olsen (Sustainability Researcher) completed her 9th week as a member of the team. This week she continued research for the most sustainable faucet options by researching and creating lists of the best faucet products for Kohler, Grohe, and Toto. You can see some of this work here.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) finished week #168 working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). This week he continued rebuilding the domes by adding in the larger windows that are fire code compliant. You can see some of this work here.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 62nd week developing the Murphy bed instructions. This week’s focus was standardization of the page layouts, part colors, labels, and other details for the nightstands. Every one of these images has been edited in some way during the last week.
One Community is expanding open source sustainability with 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 Yuqiao Zhang (Architectural Designer/Drafter) completed his 10th week helping update the City Center AutoCAD and SketchUp files and designing the rainwater harvesting system. This week he researched the related codes for plumbing design and updated the drain locations in the AutoCAD drawings. He also updated the gutter and downspout system strictly adhering to code to make sure the design has the best capacity.
Ron Huang (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 14th week working on the Energy Modeling for our LEED Platinum certification and City Center open source HVAC design tutorial. This week he continued working on the revised hydronic HVAC system. You can see some of this work here.
Sneha Dongre (Structural Engineer) also continued with her 19th week helping with the Duplicable City Center structural details. This week’s focus was more design and placement work on the structure of the sliding glass door entryways.
Mateus Barretto (Civil Engineer) continued with his 2nd week helping with the City Center plumbing designs. This week Mateus worked on standardizing the plumbing files as per the One Community AutoCAD Template and started research on roadways design in the US. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is expanding open source sustainability with Highest Good food that is more diverse, more nutritious, locally grown and sustainable, and part of our open source botanical garden model to support and share bio-diversity:
This week the core team continued with week 20 of our development of the open source dams, lakes, and water-retention landscape design tutorial. This week we finished the dam construction notes, Resources, Summary, and FAQ sections.
The core team also continued developing the behind-the-scenes content for the Open Source Permaculture Design page. This week’s focus was design criteria, sector analysis details, and zonal planning, plus starting to format previous sections for addition to the website. You can see some of this work here.
Last but not least, the core team continued developing the sheep/goat barn in SketchUp 3D. We designed the goat resting area, goat feeder, sheep feeding area, and the mother and kids areas, as shown here.
One Community is expanding open source sustainability with Highest Good education that is for all ages, applicable in any environment, adaptable to individual needs, far exceeds traditional education standards, and more fun for both the teachers and the students. This component of One Community is about 95% complete with only the Open Source School Licensing and Ultimate Classroom construction and assembly details remaining to be finished. With over 8 years of work invested in the process, the sections below are all complete until we move onto the property and continue the development and open sourcing process with teachers and students – a development process that is built directly into the structure of the education program and everything else we’re creating too:
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued with week 4 of his work adding people and object additions to the redesigned and re-rendered sections of the Ultimate Classroom. Here are the latests drafts of the red, green, and 2 main-room perspectives.
One Community is expanding open source sustainability with a Highest Good society approach to living that is founded on fulfilled living, the study of meeting human needs, Community, and making a difference in the world:
Jin Hua (Web Marketer and Graphic Designer) also helped us create a better CSS heading 2, further fine tune our ad campaigns, and started outlining a strategy for a new donations campaign we’re developing.
Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) also continued with his 40th week as part of the marketing team by evaluating last months’ results, changing the Highest Good of All sub-group keyword qualifiers from Exact to Broad, and worked on the site links’ descriptions. You can see some of this work here.
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