Let’s build renewable eco-cooperatives as a path to global sustainability. Let’s make them open source and free-shared, DIY replicable, and design them to include the necessary foundations for living better than how most people are living now. We have the knowledge and technology and if we can make them easy enough, affordable enough, and demonstrate them as attractive enough, they will become self replicating.
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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 November 25, 2018 edition (#296) 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:
RENEWABLE ECO-COOPERATIVES INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @7:15
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:21
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:16
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @10:50
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:55
RENEWABLE ECO-COOPERATIVES SUMMARY: @13:23
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One Community is open sourcing renewable eco-cooperatives 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 continued design updates to the open source Murphy bed furniture assembly instructions. The focus this week was creating detailed Sketchup measurement graphics showing the Murphy Bed from all sides so we can recreate it in AutoCAD. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.
And, Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) completed her 25th week volunteering and now helping with the Earthbag Village Materials and Costs. This week she continued working on the cost analysis of the Tropical Atrium, Vermiculture Toilet, Net Zero Bathroom, & Communal Showers. She prepared the initial material lists, made more AutoCAD updates, and added materials quantities. You can see some of this work here.
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) also continued his work helping with render corrections and PhotoShop additions for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). This week Guy completed these two 2nd-generation views from the Tropical Atrium entryway and the top of the Tropical Atrium and looking South:
…..he also completed this updated perspective of the Tropical Atrium and village looking Southeast:
…..and this view of the Tropical Atrium and Village looking Northwest:
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 31st week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week he removed unnecessary labels throughout, created and laid out a new parts page and separated out component parts into distinct groups, and started creating the first sets of diagrams for the wall section. You can see some of this work here.
And Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). Here is weekly update #139 from Dean. His focus this week was updating the designs to eliminate as many fractions and non-whole numbers as possible and additional labeling of components. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is open sourcing renewable eco-cooperatives 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, the core team continued working on the Sketchup Duplicable City Center updates for the Dining Dome. We created openings for additional windows, placed all 4′ x 4′ windows on the first floor, updated the glass texture in the 4′ x 4′ windows, and designed the frame for the hexagonal windows, as shown here.
Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) also continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 104th week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was beginning the process of light placement. This week Dipti finished version 1 of the Living Dome light placement, which you can see here.
One Community is open sourcing renewable eco-cooperatives 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 writing the behind-the-scenes narrative and detailed food rollout plan for the various stages of development. This week we continued researching information on goats and finished reviewing and editing our current goat page. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
One Community is building the foundations for how humanity creates a sustainable world 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 open sourcing renewable eco-cooperatives 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 Jin Hua (Web and Graphic Designer) continued development of our Adwords campaign and created and launched eight new Ad Groups including over 12,000 researched keywords. You can see some of this work here.
This week Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) continued with his 7th week as part of the marketing team. This week he researched keywords for several more of our top-level branding pages including Community, Resource Based Economy, and Transition Kitchen. You can see some of this work here.
In addition to this, the Highest Good Network software team consisting of Shubhra Mittal (Software Delivery Manager), Aishwarya Singh (Computer Science Engineer), Farhan Zaki (Software Engineer), Jordan Miller (Web Developer), and Tyler Calvert (Full-stack Software Engineer) continued developing the software. This week the team updated the wording on the timelog page, added Sentry to the documentation, updated the readme tutorial, implemented ES6 support and linting in REST services and the Selenium project, completed the code for the forgot password functionality, debugged a header issue, and worked on the time entry modal. You can see some of this work here.
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