Restoring Local-level Decision Making – One Community Weekly Progress Update #280

Sustainable and self-sufficient eco-communities can be a path to restoring local-level decision making for the benefit of residents, the planet, local communities, and more. Through conscious and conscientious stewardship, we can regenerate our world and provide more ethical and enjoyable living environments for ourselves and others too. One Community is supporting this through do-it-yourself open source blueprints, tools, tutorials, and resources.

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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 August 5, 2018 edition (#280) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:

Restoring Local-level Decision Making
One Community Progress Update #280

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

RESTORING LOCAL-LEVEL DECISION MAKING: INTRO: @0:34

RESTORING LOCAL-LEVEL DECISION MAKING:HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:38

RESTORING LOCAL-LEVEL DECISION MAKING: DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:52

RESTORING LOCAL-LEVEL DECISION MAKING: HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @10:31

  • Continued writing the behind-the-scenes narrative and detailed food rollout plan for the various stages of development (see below)

RESTORING LOCAL-LEVEL DECISION MAKING: HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:14

RESTORING LOCAL-LEVEL DECISION MAKING: HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @11:47

RESTORING LOCAL-LEVEL DECISION MAKING SUMMARY: @12:06

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RESTORING LOCAL-LEVEL DECISION MAKING: HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING PROGRESS

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This week the core team continued testing the open source Murphy bed furniture assembly instructions for the back changing and storage area. We do this by building it in Sketchup 3D and noting mistakes as we go. You can see some of this work-in-progress here.

Murphy Bed Furniture, Restoring Local-level Decision Making, One Community Weekly Progress Update #280

Continued Testing Murphy Bed Furniture Assembly Instructions for Back Changing and Storage Area – Click to Visit Page

The core team working with Michael Hagler (Senior Graphic Designer and Artist) also completed another 6 pages for the 7-villages book we’re developing, you can see these finished pages here.

 7-villages book, Restoring Local-level Decision Making, One Community Weekly Progress Update #280

Completed Another 6 Pages for the 7-Villages Book we’re Developing – Click for Housing Page

We also gave another round of feedback, added the 4 of Michael’s images that were complete to the site, and added other finished images to the site too. This included updates to the Earthbag Village (Pod 1)Cob Village (Pod 3)Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4), and Tree House Village (Pod 7) webpages. You can see some of this work here.

Highest Good Housing, Restoring Local-level Decision Making, One Community Weekly Progress Update #280

Gave Feedback and Added Images to the Site – Click for Highest Good Housing

The core team additionally created and added to the Tree House Village (Pod 7) open source hub this Residential Open Floor Plan graphic.

Tree House Village, Residential Open Floor Plan, Restoring Local-level Decision Making, One Community Weekly Progress Update #280

Created Residential Open Floor Plan Graphic and Added to Tree House Page – Click to Visit

Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineer) completed his 18th week helping with the structural engineering research and calculations for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). This week’s focus was more nail embedment calculations and research on the engineering details of the earth and cement mixture used to fill the bags.

Earthbag Village, Restoring Local-level Decision Making, One Community Weekly Progress Update #280

Continued Helping with Structural Engineering Research and Calculations for Earthbag Village – Click for Page

Mike Kowalski (Game Developer) finished his 14th week helping update our renders that are too big for anything but a gaming computer. This week Mike continued working on the Earthbag Village (Pod 1) and created the 4 updated renders you see here.

 Earthbag Village, Restoring Local-level Decision Making, One Community Weekly Progress Update #280

Created 4 Updated Earthbag Village Renders – Click for Page

One of these renders was then used by the core team to create this Vermiculture Bathroom graphic, which is now also on the website.

Vermiculture Bathroom, Restoring Local-level Decision Making, One Community Weekly Progress Update #280

Created Vermiculture Bathroom Graphic and Added to Site – Click for Page

Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued with the Cob Village (Pod 3) render updates also. Here is update 125 of Dean’s work that produced this final view of the Dining Area looking South. Due to the complexity and number of light sources, this image took his computer over 12 days to render.

Cob- Village, Central Dining, Restoring Local-level Decision Making, One Community Weekly Progress Update #280

Cob Village Central Dining and Stage Area Render – Click for Page

Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 23rd week working on the Compressed Earth Block Village render additions. This week he finished this render of one of the living units, which you can now see updated on the site also.

Compressed Earth Block Village, Restoring Local-level Decision Making, One Community Weekly Progress Update #280

Continued Working on the Compressed Earth Block Village Render Additions – Click for Page

RESTORING LOCAL-LEVEL DECISION MAKING: DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER PROGRESS

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This week, the core team working with David Olivero (Mechanical Engineer & Data Scientist) created this overview graphic of the HVAC Designs for the Duplicable City Center. This is for the 7-villages book we’re developing.

Duplicable City Center, HVAC, Restoring Local-level Decision Making, One Community Weekly Progress Update #280

Created Overview Graphic of HVAC Designs for the Duplicable City Center – Click for Page

The core team working with Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) also continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 88th week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was initial lighting tests for the Living Dome sunrise patio, cupola and surrounding patio, and mezzanine level.

 lighting specifics for the City Center, Restoring Local-level Decision Making, One Community Weekly Progress Update #280

Continued Developing the Lighting Specifics for the City Center – Click to Visit

Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering. This week’s focus was finishing the spreadsheet for wind load calculations on the cupola roof. You can see some of this work here. 

City Center structural engineering, Restoring Local-level Decision Making, One Community Weekly Progress Update #280

Continued Work on the City Center Structural Engineering – Click for Page

Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) completed her 16th week helping with the Duplicable City Center Materials and Costs. This week’s focus was cost analysis for the basement retaining wall, footers, foundation, Civil and interior work, and plumbing. You can see some of this work here.

Duplicable City Center Materials and Costs, Restoring Local-level Decision Making, One Community Weekly Progress Update #280

Continued Working on Duplicable City Center Materials and Costs – Click for Page

Last but not least, Dehua Feng (Civil Engineer) completed his 14th week working on the fire suppression and safety systems designs for the Duplicable City Center Sprinkler and Emergency Systems open source hub. This week he continued updating the piping details in AutoCAD, checked the sprinkler pressures in zones H, K and L, caught an error in the calculations, and redid and updated them for all zones.

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Continued Work on Fire Suppression and Safety Systems Design for the City Center – Click for Page

RESTORING LOCAL-LEVEL DECISION MAKING: HIGHEST GOOD FOOD PROGRESS

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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 researched and added latin names Wikipedia links for the food plants that we’ll initially be growing. This included researching and excluding plants that were not appropriate for zone 5 in our outdoor gardens. Additionally, we completed some of the summaries for worm videos on pages 8 & 9 of the food rollout doc. You can see some of this work here.

Highest Good Food, Restoring Local-level Decision Making, One Community Weekly Progress Update #280

Continued Writing the Behind-the-Scenes Narrative and Detailed Food Rollout Plan – Click for Page

RESTORING LOCAL-LEVEL DECISION MAKING: HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION PROGRESS

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This week, the core team continued and finished work on the Objective Data and Analysis page. This included writing the rest of the content, creating the graphics, and finalizing the formatting. You can see some of this newly complete page here.

 Objective Data and Analysis, Restoring Local-level Decision Making, One Community Weekly Progress Update #280

Finished Work on the Objective Data and Analysis Page – Click to Visit

RESTORING LOCAL-LEVEL DECISION MAKING: HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY PROGRESS

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WHAT ONE COMMUNITY IS CREATING

One Community is creating a place to grow together and change the world together, with a focus on restoring local-level decision making. 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, restoring local-level decision making.

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, restoring local-level decision making.

RESTORING LOCAL-LEVEL DECISION MAKING: BUILDING THE FIRST OF MANY

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, restoring local-level decision making, and evolving and expanding ALL aspects of sustainable living.

WHY ONE COMMUNITY IS CREATING THIS

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 while restoring local-level decision making. 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, including restoring local-level decision making, 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, restoring local-level decision making.

INSPIRING SUSTAINABILITY WITH OPEN SOURCE

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.), including restoring local-level decision making. 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, including restoring local-level decision making. 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, including restoring local-level decision making.

COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION TO HUMANITY’S NEEDS

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, while also restoring local-level decision making.

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, while also restoring local-level decision making. 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.

GLOBALLY IMPLEMENTABLE REPLICATION MODEL

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, restoring local-level decision making.

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, restoring local-level decision making. 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, restoring local-level decision making.

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, restoring local-level decision making.

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, restoring local-level decision making.

We also imagine the high likelihood that our organization will become a foundation that can be trusted as the donation point for distribution of monies to help others to establish this model also, restoring local-level decision making.

 

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