It’s time for a sustainability model that supports and rewards people helping people. We have the ability and knowledge necessary to create a sustainable world that benefits everyone, now let’s create the motivation so it actually happens. One Community’s path to doing this is open source plans and a replicable prototype that demonstrates such a model as easy enough, affordable enough, and attractive enough so that it will spread on its own.
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 September 1st, 2019 edition (#336) 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:
PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @5:06
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:14
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @8:11
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @8:50
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @9:56
PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE SUMMARY: @10:55
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One Community is building a platform for people helping people through 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 finished creating the Murphy bed and Earthbag Village dome home electrical layouts in SketchUp 3D. You can see the finished designs here.
The core team also created the initial page setup and social media imagery for the upcoming most sustainable hand dryer options page shown here.
Brianna Olsen (Sustainability Researcher) also completed her 11th week as a member of the team. This week she finished research for the most sustainable faucet options by finalizing the rankings of the products and product descriptions for each company. You can see some of this work here.
And Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) completed his 64th week developing the Murphy bed instructions. This week’s focus was returning to standardization of the icons, page layouts, parts and labels for the storage and changing area instructions shown here.
One Community is building a platform for people helping people through 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 13th week helping update the City Center AutoCAD and SketchUp files and designing the rainwater harvesting system. This week he continued updating the section drawings related to the living dome patio slab change and updated the living dome restrooms with the new ADA bathroom designs.
Ron Huang (Mechanical Engineer) continued with his 17th week working on the Energy Modeling for our LEED Platinum certification and City Center open source HVAC design tutorial. This week he reduced the cooling unmet hours to acceptable levels and continued to fine tune HVAC system controls and design to reduce energy usage.
Sneha Dongre (Structural Engineer) also continued with her 22nd week helping with the Duplicable City Center structural details. This week’s focus was working on the entryway designs to fix a connection issue by correcting the angles the members make with the dome.
Mateus Barretto (Civil Engineer) continued with his 4th week helping with the City Center plumbing designs. This week Mateus updated all the plumbing AutoCAD files so the layers match those of the master file plan. You can see some of this work here.
Kimya Azadmard (Senior Plumbing Engineer) additionally continued with his 3rd week as a member of the team. Kimya’s focus this week was building a new 36”x48” Title Block we’re using to create a new template sheet that will be used to build all the City Center plumbing sheets and then all the sheets for other disciplines too. Text Fields were used on the Template sheet but older versions of AutoCad do not work with this feature, so we are re-building it again using Attributes instead.
One Community is building a platform for people helping people through 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 developing the behind-the-scenes content for the Open Source Permaculture Design page. This week’s focus was adding content and links to the sections covering Principles and Domains. You can see some of this work here.
The core team also used online DIY instructions to design the 3D goat-milking stand shown here.
One Community is building a platform for people helping people through 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. We’ll report on the final two elements to be finished as we develop them.
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:
One Community is building a platform for people helping people through 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:
This week the core team continued editing our business plan and the related pages of the site. This week we finalized the Prioritization Document, updated our Rental Revenue and Residency projections and pages, and created tables and spreadsheet-updates covering Food, Energy, and Roadways. You can see some of this work here.
Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) also continued with his 43rd week as part of the marketing team. This week he researched new ways to improve our campaign performance and created campaigns for Dam and Lake Construction, Meeting Human Needs, Open Source Lighting Design, and Taxes for Community Building.
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