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:
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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:
Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:
PRAGMATIC UTOPIA CREATION INTRO @1:02
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION @1:54
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:17
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:32
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @7:14
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:36
PRAGMATIC UTOPIA CREATION SUMMARY: @10:01
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One Community is creating pragmatic utopia creation 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 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!
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:
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!
Lucas also helped us create this new image for the “Civilization” lesson plan, which we featured this week across our social media channels:
One Community is creating pragmatic utopia creation 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 last week the core team finished the final social media imagery and featured our open source peppers hub:
We also researched and added three additional recipes to the open source turnips hub, which you can see here:
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.
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:
One Community is creating pragmatic utopia creation 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 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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
Adolpho also modeled several additional components for demonstrating the Duplicable City Center laundry heat recovery systems.
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:
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:
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:
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:
One Community is creating pragmatic utopia creation 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 last week Diogo Rozada (Civil Engineering Student specializing in Hydraulics) and Izadora, Joao, Mateus, 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:
They also completed the calculations and design for the greywater and sewer pipes as well as the potable water pipe designs:
Ricardo Carrillo (Design Consultant and Principal of Acumen Industries) and Antonio, Gabriel, Beatriz, Fernando, Rodrigo, 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:
In addition to this, Fabio, Lucas de Souza and Lucas Tsutsui da Silva, Guilherme, Henrique, Tiago, and Israel of the Electrical Intern Team created a tutorial for electrical design and Control Systems item selection and placement:
And they began modeling all the rooms so they could run lighting analysis for light placement in each room:
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.
One Community is creating pragmatic utopia creation 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 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:
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:
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:
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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