A world of people living and creating for The Highest Good of All is possible if replicable solutions for society can be created that sustainably meets people’s needs. From this place of abundance and “having enough,” people will have the comfort and resources to help others. One Community is forwarding this movement through open source and free-shared tools, tutorials, and DIY resources addressing all aspects of sustainable and Highest Good living:
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 6th, 2015 edition (#128) 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:
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION @1:57
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @3:08
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @4:19
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @6:37
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @8:21
One Community is creating replicable solutions for society 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 first 50% of the written content for the Social Relationships Lesson Plan to the website, as you see below. This lesson plan, like all the themed lesson plans, is purposed to teach all subjects, to all learning levels, in any learning environment using the central theme.
We also wrote the next 30% of the Social Relationships Lesson Plan behind the scenes, bringing that to 80% complete.
In addition to this, we completed and added the final 50% of the mindmap for the Quantity and Quality lesson plan to the webpage. You can see that mindmap here:
One Community is creating replicable solutions for society 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:
We also researched and added additional recipes to the open source beet hub:
Last but not least, we added three new delicious recipes from Sandra Sellani (Vegan Chef and author of What’s Your BQ?) to the Food Self-sufficiency Transition Plan – These recipes are: Sweet Potato & Apple Breakfast Bake, Open Face Avocado and Shaved Fennel Sandwiches, and Tacos Verdes.
One Community is creating replicable solutions for society 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 continued what we hope will be the final major revision of the Footers, Foundations and Flooring page for the upcoming crowdfunding campaign. This included researching and determining compass specifics for steel lengths and diameters, steel gauge, and a couple trips to Home Depot and Lowe’s to piece it together and test it with chainlink parts. We’d say we’re about 12% complete with this final revision behind the scenes.
We also added annotations and updated the Tropical Atrium open source hub with the amazing 3-D interactive presentation you see here from Gilberto of the Graphic Design Intern Team. Visit the open source hub for complete details and the option to try out this interactive presentation for yourself.
In addition to this, Sayonara, a member of the Architecture and Planning Intern Team, brought the Straw Bale Village (Pod 2) floor plans to 95% completion. She also started to develop the final 3D model of the Straw Bale Village, as you see here:
Raquel and Diana, also members of the Architecture and Planning Intern Team, added furniture to the common areas of the Earthship Village (Pod 6) and started modeling the external area and preparing it for rendering.
Erika and Victor from the Architecture and Planning Intern Team completed new renders of the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) and updated renders of the Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) and the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5).
One Community is creating replicable solutions for society 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 updating the Sketchup 3-D for the Duplicable City Center. This week we finished another 5% of progress including pool updates inside the Social Dome, central area, and outside. Updating the walls to the laundry area and updating the walking paths. We’d say we’re about 45% complete with the 3-D update.
We also worked with Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) to develop a survey for assessing what people are interested most about, and how they feel about control and automation systems, data gathering, and related information sharing.
Mayke converted a 3D model of the kitchen dome from Sketchup to a usable version in Redit, as you can see here:
Diogo from the Hydraulics Intern Team updated the fire sprinkler system to include a horizontal sprinkler solution for the kitchen of the City Center. He also forwarded the potable water design of villages 5 and 6 and began the design for village 3 and calculated the proper size water reservoir for these three villages.
And, last but not least, Mike Hogan (Automation Systems Developer and Business Systems Consultant) guided Lucas Tsutsui da Silva of the Electrical Intern Team on the control system for the city center. Lucas created a table that shows how many sensors each room will require for the control system and created a price estimation table for the sensors.
One Community is creating replicable solutions for society 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 began the updating of all the past weekly progress blogs to match the rest of the website that’s been updated to be mobile friendly. This week’s work included 20 hours of correcting all our past blogs. This was a process of centering videos, updating icons, and fixing menus. This brings us to 98% complete with the entire website update.
Manuella, of the Graphic Design Intern Team and service design student Carolina created a summary of the treehouse construction process for the Tree House Village online presentation booklet. They also moved forward on 3D modeling, rendering the external areas, and recording the experiential videos for this village.
Eduardo, another member of the Graphic Design Intern Team, continued progress on the promotional video he is helping create for One Community. He also created collages of images of the interns’ work for our upcoming blogs.
Graphic Design Intern Manasses worked on developing a final Adobe InDesign file for the online presentations he is creating for all seven of One Community’s villages. Here’s his work in progress on the Shipping Container Village (Pod 5):
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