We are bringing together the stewards of the earth to create a path to earth stewardship for anyone who wants it. Our strategy to accomplishing this is by operating as a for The Highest Good of All 501(c)3 non-profit organization and open source free-sharing everything needed so people interested in participating in stewardship and transformational global change can do so anywhere in the world. We are doing this in the form of seven comprehensive sustainability village models that provide what we feel most people will consider to be a more fulfilled way of living.
The components of these models will be able to be duplicated modularly or as complete and self-propagating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities that are not only model solutions, but solution-creating models that provide even more research, blueprints, and necessary support for successively easier and more affordable and creative duplication everywhere. This is our weekly progress update (#15) covering our accomplishments for the week of June 3, 2013.
Click on each icon to be taken to the corresponding Highest Good hub page.
Here are the details of everything discussed in the video above…
Our stewards of the earth have completed the large-scale food production aquapini planting map! This map is for our open source aquapini and walipini planting and harvesting details page that is being built out with complete details of every plant that will be placed in the location of one of the numbers below. Coming this next week is the open source tutorial for gathering, formatting, and sharing each plant and tree detail.
In addition to the aquapini planting progress, our stewards of the earth also continue to work on the Tropical Atrium planting and harvesting page. We are very close to finalizing the first 20 plants on that page in the format we will be using for all plants and trees in our Highest Good food sharing and open source project-launch blueprinting process. Here are the overview pages for both the aquapinis and the Tropical Atrium:
The earthbag village 3D continues to progress thanks to the help of our stewards of the earth, John Bassist and Johnnie Torres, and we now have our first 3-dome cluster complete with a patio, stairs, benches, etc. These domes are designed with 10 windows so we can delete all them down to two (currently planning one North and one South-facing for passive heating and cooling) as we position them in the correct place for the entire village. To facilitate moving the 3D work of this village and all other aspects forward even faster John also created an open facebook group specifically for 3D work and collaboration on One Community’s models and others. You can see our on-going work there:
One Community is purposed to design, build, and provide everything necessary to duplicate complete open source and free-shared self-sufficient nteacher/demonstration community, village, and city models. The earthbag village is the first one we will be building and this last week we also finished the final layout update necessary so we can take the above 3D work and apply it to the entire village. Here’s that update (forgot to mention this in the video blog) thanks to the amazing work of one of our many stewards of the earth, Doug Stenhouse (Architect and Water Color Artist):
Our water catchment open source portal is now updated with our complete water catchment projections for the Phase I build including:
Here’s an example of what is possible in less than 4 YEARS. Visit the updated page for a video and complete details.
We’ve finished 11 of 12 and only have one page remaining for the complete Curriculum for Life component of the open-source and free-shared Education for Life program! This last week our stewards of the earth finished adding images to the Community, Family, and Social Skills curriculum page as well as completing (content and images) the Freedom and Celebrating Different Perspectives curriculum page. We also built out the foundations of 6 more pages of the Evaluation and Evolution component. Here are the links:
Thanks to the ongoing work of Karl Harris (Architect Drafter, Designer, and founder of Harris Design & Technology Services), the SEGO Center City Hub 3D continues to progress too. Here are the most recent screenshots from Karl:
Also, here are some screenshots of the progress of Andrew Sadera (Architect Drafter and Designer) working on the cupola roof design:
Huge gratitude and thanks also go out to Meg West (Landscape Architect, Permaculturalist, and founder of Meg West Design) and Jennifer Engelmeier (Eco-pool and Spa Specialist and founder of www.LoveYourPool.com) for their on-going work, introducing One Community to Phil Charlton and Western States Design who are our newest partners helping us with our eco-laundry details, and for a fun and productive lunch last week!
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One Community is creating a place to grow together and change the world together. Our stewards of the earth 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 for the stewards of the earth. A place based on compassion, kindness, and collaboration. This replicable community will serve as an example of what is possible.
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 food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economics design, social architecture, fulfilled living, stewardship 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 for the stewards of the earth.
One Community will be the first teacher/demonstration hub. It will function as an experiential-learning model that facilitates mass participation by stewards of the earth 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, and evolving and expanding ALL aspects of sustainable living.
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, resources, and work together as a network to heal the planet. They will also transform the global lifestyle to a more enjoyable, fulfilling, healthy, and sustainable one.
The specifics of how our stewards of the earth are 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 can be found on our Research and Resources Articles Archive.
Even if our stewards of the earth 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.
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.
To meet the increasing demand for sustainability that we are contributing to, our stewards of the earth are coordinating with manufacturers, education institutions, individuals, and vendors. This is also part of this model to help the world. Its purpose is to facilitate more engagement of 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, 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.
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.
Once the supportive physical infrastructure is about 30% developed, One Community will be ready to additionally expand what our stewards of the earth 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.
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.
One Community and its stewards of the earth are building solution-creating models designed to create additional solution-creating models to specifically facilitate exponential and sustainable global teacher/demonstration village growth. The following four phases of the strategy we are applying are designed to support each other and accelerate the process globally:
Phase I: Demonstrating a Better Way
We are designing One Community to demonstrate an experience of living that we believe most people will consider to be better because it will be more enjoyable and fulfilling. We also think most people will consider it better because it is made possible specifically through a foundation of sustainable sustainability and a philosophy that is for The Highest Good of All.
Phase II: Open Source Project-Launch Blueprinting
Everything we do we are open source project-launch blueprinting and free-sharing to make it as easy and affordable as possible to duplicate, adapt, and evolve in the manner that suits the stewards of the earth or each individual and/or group’s needs. Free-sharing information like this is our aggressive-exposure engine and an aspect of One Community that will accelerate indefinitely as we continue to build our team of stewards of the earth, move onto the property, and continuously build and evolve everything that is One Community.
Phase III: Inviting the World to Participate
Everything we are open source project-launch blueprinting is designed to invite the stewards of the earth to participate by duplicating the world as either individual components or complete teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities that will be able to be built almost anywhere in the world. Additionally, people can join One Community as members, consultants and/or partners, or use the suggestions links on our open source project-launch blueprinting hubs to help with the design, implementation, and evolution process. Scholarships, weekend learning and work crews, and tourism will be foundations of One Community once we have sufficient infrastructure in place to support these options.
Phase IV: Universal Appeal and Global Expansion
As One Community continues evolving and establishing ourselves, everything we create and promote will serve as the engine to inspire people to align with the concept of open source and sustainable living for The Highest Good of All. Our stewards of the earth are doing this to create mainstream appeal and our path to achieving this appeal is demonstrating a happier, more affordable, and ecologically friendly model of living that can be built anywhere in the world.
Open source project-launch blueprinting it all is how we believe the model will spread and, possibly most importantly, that it will predictably spread even faster in the areas where it is needed most because building restrictions, the cost of land, and materials costs are in most cases lower in these areas.
We are creating everything One Community does as open source and free-shared blueprints because our stewards of the earth see this as the path to a new Golden Age of creativity, innovation, cooperation, and collaboration for all of humanity. Our model is a solution model that creates additional solution creating models enabling people to live and collaborate globally for The Highest Good of All. The easier we make everything we do, the faster we see the world transitioning.
Every aspect of this model supports itself and contributes to its success, from sustainable food, energy, and homes, to the social architecture, One Community Education Program, and open source sharing model itself. Each piece can be accessed, evolved, and even re-birthed as something completely new. It can be duplicated by itself or with other modules, with applications as diverse as the stewards of the earth who want and need them. The constantly expanding total model will additionally be able to be used in its entirety as the open source project-launch blueprint for a variety of duplicate teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities capable of being built virtually anywhere.
The most profound part is: the more we open source share, the more we help move everyone forward, the more people know about what we are doing and can participate, and the more successful and capable we are of project-launch blueprinting and sharing even more still. This is all supported and made possible because:
One Community’s open source strategy will evolve 5 primary types of open source content purposed to reach and service as broad an audience as possible. This includes the following mediums of sharing that are being developed to function as standalone resources or in combination with each other:
Maximum exposure is accomplished through simultaneous implementation of the following strategies:
One Community, a team of stewards of the earth, sees the issues of the world as interdependent and interconnected. To address them simultaneously, we are open-source blueprinting a more advanced standard of living by designing holistic, environmentally-regenerative, self-sustaining, adaptable solutions for all areas of sustainability. We will model these within a comprehensive “village/city” which will be built in the southwestern U.S. This teacher/demonstration hub will be a place people can experience a new way of living and then replicate it with our open source blueprints: creating a model solution that creates additional solution-creating models.