One Community is a 100% volunteer-operated non-profit and non-governmental organization creating open source resources and solutions for all aspects of sustainable and globally-regenerative living.
This page will give you a comprehensive overview of One Community. It also serves as a path to navigate our website. It contains the following sections:
One Community is a 100% volunteer-operated non-profit and non-governmental organization. We’ve had between 300 and 400 volunteers contribute to bring the project to where it is now. Bios for the Core Team and significant contributors (who desired to be credited) can be found on our Team Page. Total volunteer time contributed to the project since our launch in 2010 is over 100,000 hours.
Everyone who has worked on the project is a volunteer, there’s no monetary compensation offered. For the Pioneer Team, there is the offer to move to the property and continue this work together and full time there. For the rest of the volunteer team, we offer promotion and crediting for their volunteered service and creations. Currently, the active volunteer team fluctuates around 40-50 volunteer members contributing anywhere from 5-50 weekly volunteer hours each.
One Community is creating open source and free-shared resources and solutions for Highest Good food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economics design, social architecture, fulfilled living, stewardship practices and more. The resources we are creating can be implemented as individual components or complete teacher/demonstration hubs, intentionally purposed to spin-off additional teacher/demonstration hubs as awareness and knowledge grow.
These pages explain what we are creating from a global-change perspective:
One Community is being designed as the first teacher/demonstration hub, functioning as an experiential learning model that facilitates mass participation in simultaneously addressing the most pressing challenges of our species through:
By showing people the individual benefits this approach provides, and making it easy enough, affordable enough, and helping others to replicate it, we will facilitate positive and permanent global change that will benefit all life on our planet. These icons link to each of our main open source hubs with an overview of each area of focus and links to all the specific and detailed open source resources we’ve created and are creating:
This Master Plan for the property shows our ideas for how the 7 villages (we’ll build the Earthbag Village and Duplicable City Center first) will integrate with food production, other key infrastructure features, and additional fulfilled living elements/components we are planning. Every aspect of the plan is conducive to the One Community self-sufficient and self-replicating teacher/demonstration hub experience and goals.
One Community’s self-replicating-hub model is capable of creating a sustainable planet within 30 years. We imagine a world where all of the hubs being created collaborate with one another, share ideas, resources, and work together as a network to heal the planet and transform the global lifestyle to a more enjoyable, fulfilling, healthy, and sustainable one. This will positively impact every living thing, begin regenerating all aspects of our ecosystem, provide more time/resources for all people, and ultimately transition humanity to a new Golden Age of cooperation for all. The specifics of how we are accomplishing this can be found on the One Community Methodology Page. Here are the replication numbers showing what is possible:
Regardless of whether or not we 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.
We are creating blueprints for everything that is needed to build a comprehensively sustainable society, so our website is huge. Here is our sitemap. To simplify navigation of our website, we’ve included below a brief list of links with descriptions covering the main pages and open source hubs.
Here are the descriptions for each of the above pages:
|Our vision and pledge is to lead the creation of a New Golden Age of cooperation, collaboration, innovation, creativity, peace, and increased happiness for the entire human species by building a self-replicating bridge between idealism and pragmatism.|
Our Global Strategy Page outlines our 4-phase model for global transformation: Phase I: Demonstrating a Better Way, Phase II: Open Source Project-Launch Blueprinting, Phase III: Inviting the World to Participate, Phase IV: Universal Appeal and Global Expansion.
Thinking and creating for The Highest Good of All is our #1 value and our guide for every decision One Community makes. We define this approach as non-dogmatic and specifically good for people, businesses, and the planet simultaneously.
|One Community is open source project-launch blueprinting and free-sharing everything needed to create comprehensive sustainability and build 7 different sustainable village prototypes. See the Open Source section below for more details.|
It IS possible to create a completely sustainable civilization. Our Sustainable Sustainability Page discusses the essential foundations of sustainability and our approach for going beyond these essentials to include emotional sustainability and other elements.
|The Solution-creating Solutions Page covers how One Community is creating models for solutions that create solutions through demonstration, inspiring people, designing and creating for The Highest Good of All, and by open source sharing everything needed for replication.|
|Our Weekly Updates Blog is where you will find our latest on-going announcements and updates. We post a weekly video and written summary of our accomplishments here.|
|Our Helping Overview Page is where you will find information on how to get involved with One Community and the areas where we are specifically seeking help.|
|Our duplicable food infrastructure is designed to provide food that is produced on-site so it is fresh, grown without chemicals so it is organic, and more diverse than what people find in the grocery store because it is grown as part of our open source botanical garden model.|
|Our duplicable energy infrastructure is designed to eliminate power bills, be a source of revenue for those still connected to the grid, and built to evolve and grow with the evolution and expansion of new technologies too.|
|Our duplicable housing infrastructure is designed to be do-it-yourself construction with the help of our blueprints and open source resources, more affordable because of the sustainable materials we use and the partnerships we are building, and longer lasting than traditional homes.|
|Our duplicable education model is designed for all ages, built to exceed traditional educational standards, and modifiable for application in a homeschooling environment, a traditional schooling environment, or for use as a complete community-based private schooling program.|
|Our duplicable for-profit and non-profit business infrastructure is designed to function for The Highest Good of All, help make the communities, villages, and cities profitable for their inhabitants and/or investors, and to further share and spread the teacher/demonstration model globally.|
|Our duplicable social architecture and recreation model is designed to provide on-site activity diversity that is superior to most metropolitan areas. Additionally, we will have more time to enjoy these activities and built-in structures for maintaining and evolving it all.|
|Our duplicable stewardship practices are good for people, the planet, and financial viability. They include everything from lifestyle considerations, to Earth-regenerative practices, resource-based economy implementation, and more.|
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One Community sees the issues of the world as interdependent and interconnected. To address them simultaneously, we are open-source blueprinting a more advanced standard of living for all by designing holistic, environmentally-regenerative, self-sustaining, adaptable solutions for food, energy, housing, education, economics, and society. We will model these within a comprehensive “village/city” which will be built in the southwestern U.S. This teacher/demonstration hub will be a place people can experience a new way of living and then replicate it with our open source blueprints: creating a model solution that creates additional solution-creating models.
Q: What sets One Community apart from similar projects?
One Community's open source project-launch blueprinting strategy and the fact that we are open sourcing and addressing ALL elements of society simultaneously are a combination unique to our organization. Together, these will help others duplicate what we do and create self-propagating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities capable of positively impacting every single person on this planet within one generation.
Q: What sets One Community's open source goals apart from similar projects?
To our knowledge, no other project exists that is providing the comprehensive nature and detail of everything we are open source project-launch blueprinting.
Q: What is the specific One Community short-term goal?
Q: What is the ultimate One Community long-term goal?
To transform our world into a sustainable and happier one through teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built all over the world. We will work with these hubs as our open source partners and fellow leaders of the open source, Highest Good of All, and sustainable planet movement leading to a New Golden Age of cooperation, collaboration, innovation, creativity, sustainable living, and increased happiness for the entire human organism.
Q: How is One Community funded?
We are still seeking funding. Please see our Funding Related Details Page.
Q: Where will One Community be located and why?
Click HERE for property details that include why we have chosen the location we have.
Q: How far is One Community in the creation process?
Q: Why not just build a small-scale prototype home or community that includes a minimum-scale revenue-generating demonstration/operation? Wouldn't this get things going faster?
This already exists as Airbnb and people are doing amazing with it, so small-scale operations are not what we see as missing. What we see as missing is a complete model for self-sufficiency that is open source and reasonably replicable. Even complete models for self-sufficiency already exist in the form of the many eco-villages out there, what none of those offer though is any sort of understanding and/or path for how average people with average means can replicate them. We also think there isn’t enough of a compelling reason for most people to bother with changing how they live now to engage such a path/project, so our project is purposed to provide and demonstrate that too.
From a total global-change perspective though, we think it is even more important to create a permanent place dedicated to open source and capable of providing for the complete needs of hundreds of people working on open source creations full-time, with enough revenue generation and space for expansion to grow to over a 1000+ full-time volunteers while also being able to support the establishment of other open source teacher/demonstration/R&D hubs around the world. This is why the intended property, village models, and social architecture and economic focuses are all big.
To support faster and broader implementation while working on these big goals, we are also taking the extra time necessary to develop everything so it is modular and also implementable as individual components. This will allow for anyone who doesn’t desire the full teacher/demonstration hub approach to have options too, but our primary goal is to demonstrate the complete teacher/demonstration hub as easy enough, affordable enough, and attractive enough for average people with average means to want to replicate it and/or use what we provide to build their own version.
Q: If you are giving everything away through open source, how do you intend to make money?
Our model is designed to prosper specifically because we are giving everything away through open source project-launch blueprinting. We accomplish this through eco-tourism marketed with the open source infrastructure we have already created and other supported revenue streams outlined on our revenue streams page. All of this further promotes our model of spreading sustainability and actively promoting and distributing even more open source blueprints for duplication by as many people as possible.
Q: How will this help people in Third World countries and other areas where resources are needed most?
Using the four-phase strategy above, we wish to demonstrate building a teacher/demonstration community, village, and/or city as profitable for large investors and/or a way for small groups of people to pool what resources they have and get out of debt. We see this spreading and bringing resources to the areas that need them most because building these villages in these areas will be more affordable and easier to do with less building restrictions.
Q: How do you stop the model from being totally capitalized without the positive intent of the original model?
We are not focused on putting limitations on the use of everything we are creating because of our open source commitment. We will, however, directly support any organization contributing specifically to open source project-launch blueprinting and operating for The Highest Good of All.
Q: Where would I find a more detailed description of how this works?