One Community is purposed to forward regenerative human progress through open source models covering every aspect of sustainable living and creating for The Highest Good of All:
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 12th, 2014 edition (#80) 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:
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION @1:37
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @2:57
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @3:52
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @5:50
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @7:52
One Community is forwarding regenerative human progress 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 finished the first 25% of the Signs Lesson Plan mindmap which you can see here. The lesson plan for this is complete behind the scenes and will teach all subjects to all learning levels in the context of “signs and symbolism.”
We also finished the final 60% of the Harmony Lesson Plan webpage. You can see the new additions here and click the image for the complete page:
Behind the scenes we also finished 30% of the lesson plan design with the central theme of “Recreation.”
One Community is forwarding regenerative human progress 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 completed adding the 6 featured Asparagus you see here to the large-scale gardening page. Visit the complete page for purchasing details, cultural considerations, and planting guidelines for these and over 400 other food plants.
One Community is forwarding regenerative human progress 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 finished the final 30% of the earthbag construction footers, foundation, and flooring tutorial page you see below. This is all part of preparation for our upcoming crowdfunding campaign and the first fully outlined and completed example with video placeholders showing the comprehensiveness and detail we are committed to providing with our open source creative process.
Related to this and behind the scenes, we’ve also finished another 70% of the electrical details page that will eventually look just like the page above. We are now 80% done there.
And we updated our main crowdfunding campaign page with an outline of all the other pages to come:
We also switched the crowdfunding campaign laundry, bathroom, and kitchen dome from the 150 square foot dome to one of the 200 square foot domes and created the two layouts you see developing here:
Lastly, Philip Gill (Interior and Furniture Designer and Owner of Philip Gill Design) finished a redesign of the bed portion of the Murphy bed dome-home furniture design. We mis-reported last week that we were done with all of the Murphy Bed measurements and parts and we still had this one that needed to be redone due to an error we discovered. After Philip fixed the error, we then redid all the measurements and individual parts pictures. Here is a collage of some of these:
One Community is forwarding regenerative human progress 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 the core team updated the complete Duplicable City Center 3-D Sketchup file to match the CAD floor plan that was recently updated compliments of Karl Harris (Architect Drafter, Designer, and founder of Harris Design & Technology Services). This meant adding the boiler room and updating all four floors surrounding the elevator that needed to be expanded.
We also finished the first 20% of the property-wide hydronic setup details and did another complete overhaul on the energy plan phase-in process starting with 20 and working to 400+ people. Here is a picture of our hydronic setup googledoc in progress:
Evolving the energy details behind the scenes included an assessment of energy storage options showing the relationship of time needing to store energy (on the left) to kWh needing to be stored to make different options viable. For our first 400 people, it appears batteries remain our best bet since we will not need to store sufficient energy to make one of the less conventional energy storage methods more affordable or sustainable than batteries:
Behind the scenes, James Nance (Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager with P2S Engineering) finished about 50% of the work and research needed to see if integrating a heat recovery unit into the One Community eco-laundry dryer exhaust will make sense. This is a picture of one of one of the fan components we’re evaluating as part of that possible system.
One Community is forwarding regenerative human progress 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 completely updated and simplified our Policies and Procedures in relation to accountability. This is after two weeks of team discussion and adaptation reflecting on over a year and a half of experience with the current system. The update included increasing the minimum weekly tangible contribution for Pioneers from 4 hours to 5 and streamlining and simplifying our accountability and consequences process for not contributing the minimum time and/or missing mandatory weekly team calls. Here is a screenshot of the updated page:
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