Pragmatic Utopia Creation – One Community Weekly Progress Update #119

Let’s engage in pragmatic utopia creation. The solutions to the greatest challenges our world is currently facing already exist. A world that works for everyone is no longer an unachievable idealistic dream. Through open source and self-replicating and self-sustainable teacher/demonstration models purposed to provide a healthier, sustainable, and more enjoyable living experience, we can create world change. One Community calls this living and creating for The Highest Good of All:

Pragmatic Utopia Creation, One Community Weekly Progress Update #119


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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 June 21st, 2015 edition (#119) of our weekly progress update detailing the previous week’s development and accomplishments:

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One Community Weekly Progress Update #119

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



  • Transferred final 25% of the content for the Communication lesson plan to the website (see below)
  • Finished final 25% of the image creation for the “Communication” lesson plan mind map (see below)
  • Transferred 50% of our lesson plan with the central theme of “Freedom” to the website (see below)
  • Behind the scenes: Graphic Designer, Lucas Almeida did image research for the entire Freedom mindmap (see below)
  • Lucas also helped us create this new image for the “Civilization” lesson plan (see below)








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This last week the core team transferred the final 25% of the content for the Communication lesson plan to the website. This means that this lesson plan, which teaches all subjects, to all learning levels, using the central theme of Communication, is now 100% complete on our website!

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Communication Lesson Plan Complete – Click to Visit Page

We also finished the final 25% of the image creation for the “Communication” lesson plan mind map, which you can see here, which brings that mindmap to 100% complete:

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“Communication” Lesson Plan Mind Map Complete – Click to Visit Page

In addition, we transferred 50% of our lesson plan with the central theme of “Freedom” to the website -and behind the scenes Graphic Designer, Lucas Almeida, did image research for the entire Freedom mindmap!

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Freedom Lesson Plan – 50% Complete – Click to Visit Page

Lucas also helped us create this new image for the “Civilization” lesson plan, which we featured this week across our social media channels:

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“Civilization” Lesson Plan Featured – Click to Visit Page


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This last week the core team finished the final social media imagery and featured our open source peppers hub:

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Featured Peppers Hub with New Social Imagery – Click to Visit

We also researched and added three additional recipes to the open source turnips hub, which you can see here:

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Added 3 Turnip Recipes – Click to Visit the Open Source Turnips Hub

More recipes from our Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan will be added to each of the individual hubs in the future. We also researched and added two additional recipes to the open source parsley hub that you can see here- one is for omnivores, and one is raw vegan.

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Added 2 Parsley Recipes – Click to Visit the Open Source Parsley Hub

Last but not least, we added three new recipes from Sandra Sellani (Vegan Chef and author of What’s Your QB?) to the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan – These recipes are: Banana Pancakes with Blueberry Puree & Basil, the Avocado & Veggie Sandwich, and Shepard’s Pie:

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3 New Vegan Recipes Added to Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan Page – Click to Visit


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This last week the core team began the complete redesign of the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) landscaping after changing the structural design of the net-zero bathrooms – this work is about 50% done:

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Began the Complete Redesign of the Earthbag Village Landscaping – Click to Visit Page

Behind the scenes we also began researching and adding all the waterproofing strategy equipment and materials images and descriptions. This work is about 50% done behind the scenes and will, once added to the site, complete the final 25% of the waterproofing strategy tutorial page:

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Behind the Scenes Waterproofing Equipment and Materials Images and Descriptions – Click to Visit Waterproofing Strategy Tutorial Page

Song Dong (M.S. in Mechanical Engineering) also finished the 3rd round of elevation and cross section modeling of these 3-dome structures in AutoCAD – adding the artistic door and window elements and creating frontal views for all 4 designs:

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Third Round of Elevation and Cross Section Modeling of Earthbag Village in AutoCAD – Click to Visit Page

Izadora Carvalho (Civil Engineering Student) also completed the cost analysis for the Rainwater Catchment System that will be constructed for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). This included the work you see here with prices, links to buy, and other details amounting to less than $6,000 for the complete system:

Pragmatic Utopia Creation, cost analysis for the Rainwater Catchment System that will be constructed for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1)., One Community

Cost Analysis for Rainwater Catchment System for Earthbag Village – Click to Visit Page

Adolpho and Jorge, both members of the Mechanical Engineering Intern Team, continued evolving the vermiculture bathroom designs with a completely new design that eliminated the need for removable trays.

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Evolving Vermiculture Bathroom Designs – Click to Visit Page

Adolpho also modeled several additional components for demonstrating the Duplicable City Center laundry heat recovery systems.

Pragmatic Utopia Creation, modeled several additional components for demonstrating the Duplicable City Center laundry heat recovery systems, One Community

Components for the Duplicable City Center Laundry Heat Recovery Systems – Click to Visit Page

Fernando and Amauri, also both members of the Mechanical Engineering Intern Team, continued running calculations and simulations for the heat recapture designs for the Earthbag Village communal showers. You can see a diversity of these here:

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Calculations for Earthbag Village Showers – Click to Visit Page

Sayonara Batista de Oliveira (4th-year Architecture and Urban Planning Student) also began work on Straw Bale Village (Pod 2), finishing the new kitchen and entryway design you see here:

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Straw Bale Village (Pod 2) Kitchen and Entryway Design – Click to Visit Page

Matheus Manfredini (Civil Engineering Student specializing in Urban Design) also helped redesign the water catchment net-zero toilet domes and the areas where these domes will be located in the village. The pictures here share this work:

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Water Catchment Net-Zero Toilet Domes Redesign – Click to Visit Page

Renata Maehara (Civil Engineering student) continued her third week of work on the Cob Village (Pod 3). This included designing the kitchen and social spaces. Renata also helped with an ongoing series of changes and updates to the Duplicable City Center:

Pragmatic Utopia Creation, Cob Village (Pod 3) Progressions, One Community

Cob Village (Pod 3) Progressions – Click to Visit Page


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This last week Diogo Rozada (Civil Engineering Student specializing in Hydraulics) and IzadoraJoaoMateus, and Roberto, all members of the Hydraulics Intern Team calculated the water consumption for a day for the Duplicable City Center and the bathrooms from the Earthbag Village to calculate the size needed for the reservoir:

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Water Consumption Calculations – Click to Visit Duplicable City Center

They also completed the calculations and design for the greywater and sewer pipes as well as the potable water pipe designs:

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Greywater and Sewer Pipes and Potable Water Pipe Designs – Click to Visit Duplicable City Center Page

Ricardo Carrillo (Design Consultant and Principal of Acumen Industries) and AntonioGabrielBeatrizFernandoRodrigo, and Maurilio, all members of the Structural Intern Team, began working together on the structural details for the City Center cupola. This included exploring a variety of different approaches to pillar placement and floor support:

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Structural Details for City Center Cupola – Click to Visit Page

In addition to this, FabioLucas de Souza and Lucas Tsutsui da SilvaGuilherme, HenriqueTiago, and Israel of the Electrical Intern Team created a tutorial for electrical design and Control Systems item selection and placement:

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Tutorial for Electrical Design and Control Systems Item Selection and Placement – Click to Visit Control Systems Page

And they began modeling all the rooms so they could run lighting analysis for light placement in each room:

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Modeling All Rooms to Run Lighting Analysis – Click to Visit Control Systems Page

Behind the scenes, Mayke Balbino (Architecture and Urban Design Student) also helped create a comprehensive list of all the remaining components needed for this structure.


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This last week the core team continued the updating of our entire website to be mobile friendly. This week’s work included manually updating all the Food Forest and Large-scale Gardening images, more menus, and an image button at the bottom of all 400+ of our pages. We’d say we are now about 30% done with this complete website overhaul:

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Continued Updating Our Entire Website to be Mobile Friendly

Behind the scenes, Binru Chen (Accountant Specializing in Audit and Financial Reporting) began working on the financial statement in excel covering tax considerations and strategies for transparent operation of a non-profit eco-tourism destination as One Community:

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Behind-the-Scenes Work on the Financial Statement in Excel – Click to Visit Tax Page

Also behind the scenes, Lucy Lu (Accountant Specializing in Financial Reporting and Managerial Accounting) continued creating the charities and other not-for-profit organization tax filing tutorial. This week’s work covered Unrelated Business Income Tax. This work and Binru’s work is all part of the Highest Good Economics component of building teacher/demonstration hubs:

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Behind-the-Scenes Continued Creating Charities and Other Not-for-Profit Organization Tax Filing Tutorial – Click to Visit Tax Page

In addition to this, Gustavo Romito (Mobile Software Developer) began working on the iPhone app you can see developing below. This app will interface with the Highest Good Network and also allow people to follow our blogs and share what parts of our project they are most interested in.

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Working on the New iPhone App Behind the Scenes – Click to Visit the Highest Good Network


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OVERVIEW       ●       LOCATION       ●       FUNDING






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 of 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 the distribution of monies to help others to establish this model also.

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