Open Source Sustainable World Building – One Community Weekly Progress Update #289

Through open source sustainable world building tools, tutorials, resources, and living examples, we can create a sustainable world that will benefit us all. If we do this, we can make sustainability easy enough, affordable enough, and demonstrate it as attractive enough for it to spread on its own. One Community is open sourcing and free-sharing everything necessary to make this possible.

Open Source Sustainable World Building, One Community Weekly Progress Update #289

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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 October 7, 2018 edition (#289) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:

Open Source Sustainable World Building
One Community Progress Update #289

Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:

OPEN SOURCE SUSTAINABLE WORLD BUILDING INTRO: @0:34

HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @7:48

  • Continued the webpage setup and formatting for the new One Community Home Shares page that shares our structure for individualized and expanded designs of the standard homes in the Earthbag Village and beyond (see below)
  • Started updating Vermiculture Bathrooms page creating new table of Contents, What and Why sections, building the initial formatting for the new sections on the page, and updating the introduction to the Details section (see below)
  • Shadi Kennedy completed his 24th week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions (see below)
  • Dean Scholz continued working on the Earthbag Village by creating a new layout for the bathroom and kitchen structures (see below)

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:20

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:58

  • Continued writing the behind-the-scenes narrative and detailed food rollout plan for the various stages of development (see below)

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:51

  • With over 8 years of development invested in the Education for Life component, this part of One Community is now complete enough to no longer focus and report on it with weekly updates. That is, of course, until we move onto the property and continue the development and open sourcing process with teachers and students. Visit the Education section below for links to all the completed elements of this component and details on the final remaining action items for this area of One Community before moving onto the property and fully launching it.

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:58

  • Updated all our welcome pages and on-boarding templates for new volunteers so that they reflect that we’re now testing inputting them so they can use the new time tracking software (see below)
  • The core team working with Jin Hua continued collaboration on our new online marketing strategy and our related grant (see below)
  • Highest Good Network software team consisting of Sowmya Manohar and Shubhra Mittal created the initial setup for moving our application to React, a more commonly used application (see below)

OPEN SOURCE SUSTAINABLE WORLD BUILDING SUMMARY: @14:26

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ONE COMMUNITY WEEKLY UPDATE DETAILS

HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING PROGRESS

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This week the core team continued the webpage setup and formatting for the new One Community Home Shares page that shares our structure for individualized and expanded designs of the standard homes in the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) and beyond. This week we wrote and added the “Home Shares and Phase 1 Construction” and “Home Shares Legal Structure” sections and updated all the pages related to this one, some of which you can see here. We’d say we’re now about 70% complete with the creation of this page. 

Home Shares, Open Source Sustainable World Building, One Community Weekly Progress Update #289

Continued the Webpage Setup and Formatting for the new One Community Home Shares Page – Click for Page

The core team also started updating the Vermiculture Bathrooms page by creating new table of Contents, What and Why sections, building the initial formatting for the new sections on the page, and updating the introduction to the Details section. This is all so we can then bring on the team to finish these designs. You can see some of this work-in-progress here and we’d say we’re about 30% complete with this round of necessary updates.

 Vermiculture Bathrooms, Open Source Sustainable World Building, One Community Weekly Progress Update #289

Started Updating the Vermiculture Bathrooms Page – Click to Visit

Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 24th week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week he further updated the assembly diagrams by adding in 2-inch board updates for the benches, redoing the parts page, and comparing measurements on part B8a against smaller pieces. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.

Murphy Bed instructions, Open Source Sustainable World Building, One Community Weekly Progress Update #289

Continued Development of Murphy Bed Furniture Assembly Instructions – Click for Furniture Page

Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) also continued working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). Here is weekly update #132 from Dean, his focus this week was creating the new layout shown here for the bathroom and kitchen structures. This layout separates the shower and bathrooms for easier use by multiple people and adds a urinal to help with saving water.

Earthbag Village, Open Source Sustainable World Building, One Community Weekly Progress Update #289

Continued Work on New Earthbag Village Layout for the Bathroom and Kitchen Structures – Click for Page

DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER PROGRESS

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The core team working with Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) also continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 97th week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was testing lighting options and finalizing the layouts and selections for the laundry room, which you can see here and now on the website too.

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Continued Developing the Lighting Specifics for the City Center – Click for Page

The core team also continued updating the Pallet Furniture open source hub by creating and adding new 3D Bed, Chair, and Table graphics as well as new AutoCAD graphics for the Table and Chairs. You can see these here and we’d say this page update is now 90% complete.

Pallet Furniture, Open Source Sustainable World Building, One Community Weekly Progress Update #289

Continued Updating the Pallet Furniture Open Source Hub – Click for Page

Aparna Tandon (Architect) rejoined the team and created this initial outline for applying the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) to the Duplicable City Center. This standard focuses on features across the seven concepts that comprehensively address not only the design and operations of buildings, but also how they impact and influence human behaviors related to health and well-being.

Initial outline for applying the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), Duplicable City Center, Open Source Sustainable World Building, One Community Weekly Progress Update #289

Created initial outline for applying the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL) to the Duplicable City Center – Click for Page

Dehua Feng (Civil Engineer) also completed his 23rd week working on the fire suppression and safety systems designs for the Duplicable City Center Sprinkler and Emergency Systems open source hub. This week he further revised Zone B with a new “L shape” in AutoCAD and put just under 40 hours into updated calculations for Zones F, H, G, K, and N. You can see some of this work here.

Fire Suppression and Safety Systems Design, City Center, Open Source Sustainable World Building, One Community Weekly Progress Update #289

Continued Work on Fire Suppression and Safety Systems Design for the City Center – Click for Page

HIGHEST GOOD FOOD PROGRESS

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This week, the core team continued writing the behind-the-scenes narrative and detailed food rollout plan for the various stages of development. This week we completed the edits to the chicken, goat and rabbit section of the Food Rollout Google doc. We also began edits to the Food Forest page. You can see some of this work here.

Highest Good Food, Open Source Sustainable World Building, One Community Weekly Progress Update #289

Continued Writing the Behind-the-Scenes Narrative and Detailed Food Rollout Plan – Click for Food Page

In addition, the core team continued working on the Apiary hive setup instructions. This week we researched and added details covering local city codes and where to buy your bees and get your gear. We also started updating the spreadsheet with the Apiary items list. You can see some of this work here on the behind-the-scenes Google development doc.

Apiary, Open Source Sustainable World Building, One Community Weekly Progress Update #289

Continued Working on the Apiary Hive Setup Instructions – Click for Page

HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION PROGRESS

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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:

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Highest Good Education: All Subjects | All Learning Levels | Any Age – Click image for the open source hub

HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY PROGRESS

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This week the core team updated all our welcome pages and on-boarding templates for new volunteers so that they reflect that we’re now testing inputting them so they can use the new time tracking software. You can see some of these updates here.

welcome page, on-board templates for new volunteers, Open Source Sustainable World Building, One Community Weekly Progress Update #289

Updated all Our Welcome Pages and On-Boarding Templates for New Volunteers – Click for Helping Page

This week the core team working with Jin Hua (Web and Graphic Designer) continued collaboration on our new online marketing strategy and our related grant. This week’s focus was bringing on a new person to help with keyword research and continued keyword strategy development and fine tuning of our Conscious Music Project promotion, some of which you can see here.

online marketing strategy, related grant, Open Source Sustainable World Building, One Community Weekly Progress Update #289

Continued Keyword Strategy Development and Fine Tuning of our Conscious Music Project Promotion – Click for Music Page

This week, the Highest Good Network software team consisting of Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer) and Shubhra Mittal (Software Delivery Manager) created the initial setup for moving our application to React, a more commonly used application. As part of this, we connected the app to the api, created the Login Page, ForgotPassword, ForcePassword, Update password, and UserManagement setup. We also added auto-deleting of blue squares older than 1 year and weekly scheduled auto-assigning of blue squares if time commitment was not met.

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Continued Working on the Highest Good Network Software – Click for Page

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WHAT ONE COMMUNITY IS CREATING

One Community is creating a place to grow together and change the world together. We are creating a space that helps each other live in integrity with each other and the planet as we strive to be the greatest versions of ourselves. We do this by harmoniously respecting each other, nature, and the rest of our one shared planet.

Our goal is to demonstrate what we feel is the most sustainable, healthy, and fun environment we can create. A place based on compassion, kindness, and collaboration. This replicable community will serve as an example for what is possible.

Throughout our design process, we are open sourcing and free-sharing everything needed for construction and replication. This includes what we call “Highest Good” approaches to foodenergyhousingeducationfor-profit and non-profit economics designsocial architecturefulfilled livingstewardship practices, and more. We are creating these resources for implementation as individual components or complete developments called teacher/demonstration hubs. These hubs will help launch additional hubs as awareness and knowledge grow.

BUILDING THE FIRST OF MANY

One Community will be the first teacher/demonstration hub. It will function as an experiential-learning model that facilitates mass participation to address humanity’s most pressing challenges through: A replicable model for expansion, building seven self-sufficient village/city prototypes, becoming the world leader in open-source sustainability solutions, and evolving and expanding ALL aspects of sustainable living.

WHY ONE COMMUNITY IS CREATING THIS

The One Community self-replicating model is capable of creating a sustainable planet within 30 years. We will achieve this by establishing successful teacher/demonstration hubs on every continent. Villages include designs appropriate for each of the five main types of climates. They also include options for even the most challenged economies. These hubs will collaborate with one another, share ideas, and resources, and work together as a network to heal the planet. They will also transform the global lifestyle into a more enjoyable, fulfilling, healthy, and sustainable one.

The specifics of how One Community is accomplishing this can be found on the One Community Solution Model to Create Solution-creating Models Page. Research supporting and showing the benefits of a model like this can be found in our Research and Resources Articles Archive.

Even if we don’t achieve our ultimate goal of global transformation, a self-replicating teacher/demonstration model like this will take a relatively short period of time to positively affect millions while inspiring millions more.  For One Community residents (the Pioneer Team), the idea of creating and sharing the social and recreational experience with visitors is also fun, exciting, fulfilling, and an additional reason why we are creating this.

INSPIRING SUSTAINABILITY WITH OPEN SOURCE

One Community’s four-phase strategy for the creation of solution models that create solution creating models uses open source blueprints for duplication that simultaneously address all aspects of the human experience (food, energy, housing, education, social inequality and injustice, fulfilled living, etc.). We see these areas as interdependent and requiring a comprehensive solution if humanity is to move ecologically, socially, economically, and permanently towards a truly sustainable future for everyone.

Our open source model and blueprints engage and inspire people while simultaneously making sustainable living more affordable and easy to replicate. By free-sharing the step-by-step plans people need for duplication, inviting people to participate, and demonstrating sustainable teacher/demonstration hubs as a more desirable way of living, the model will predictably expand on its own.

It is this approach we see uniting the world and leading to a new Golden Age for humanity. While we understand that not everyone believes this is even possible, we are nonetheless bringing together all those that do see this as possible as the non-profit think tank of forward-thinking individuals willing to design, build, and open source project-launch blueprint and free-share it for The Highest Good of All.

COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION TO HUMANITY’S NEEDS

One Community is open source sharing an evolution of sustainable living that addresses the complete human experience. We are doing this because we see the solutions for global food, housing, energy, education, social inequality, ethical business practices, earth regenerative practices, and a desire for a more fulfilling living experience as inseparably interconnected. As a comprehensive solution, we are addressing all these areas simultaneously and open source free-sharing everything needed for individual duplication and/or duplication as complete self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world.

As we address and open source share these areas we will establish a living example of the first teacher/demonstration village purposed to teach others. To maximally facilitate duplication, One Community will provide seven duplicable examples and function indefinitely as a place people can visit and a non-profit and open source think tank continuing to further evolve and share solutions in all of the above areas and more. We will also provide hands-on experience and training. Most importantly, growing upon our sustainable foundation, we will endlessly make this comprehensive solution even more widely known and globally accessible, understandable and diversely duplicable, and inspiring and desirable as a model worth duplicating.

GLOBALLY IMPLEMENTABLE REPLICATION MODEL

The more people that are inspired and desiring for themselves what it is that One Community creates, the more demand there will be for spreading the One Community model. This leads to the directing of financial resources and resourceful people where we believe they are needed most: the establishment of additional sustainable communities around the world. We also feel this duplication will specifically happen quickly internationally due to the affordability of overseas land, less restrictive building environments, and the spirit of adventure in many people who really desire to make a difference for those who need it most.

To meet the increasing demand for sustainability that we are contributing to, we are coordinating with manufacturers, education institutions, individuals, and vendors. This is also part of this model to help the world. Its purpose is to facilitate more engagement in the sustainability industry, produce the absolute best possible consumer value, and the most convenient delivery of goods and methodologies for building sustainable living communities and sustainable living components.

This means we not only provide education and increase needed sustainability resources, but we also address the underlying roadblocks to a sustainable planet by decreasing the cost and simultaneously increasing the demand and generating financial support for global sustainability, philanthropy, and humanitarian movements and organizations.

As demand increases, so too will the ways to participate. Right now people are participating as consultants or partners donating time to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and others are more involved as Pioneers of the core team that will be moving to the property. We also have options for people to just follow our progress or participate through internet contribution.

Once the supportive physical infrastructure is about 30% developed, One Community will be ready to additionally expand what we offer to include scholarships, free weekend learning groups, core team members choosing to travel abroad to help others get established too, handling the marketing for all similar models operating for The Highest Good of All, and hosting classes and other sponsored events to promote and demonstrate additional methodologies.

We also imagine the high likelihood that our organization will become a foundation that can be trusted as the donation point for distribution of monies to help others to establish this model also.

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