The technology and knowhow exist now for sustainable civilization engineering. We can create a completely sustainable world that meets the needs of all people if we want to. We can solve starvation, homelessness, lack of energy infrastructure, pollution, and more through sustainable food, energy, and housing. We can further address crime, poverty, social injustice and inequality, and war if we include sustainable and open source economic and education models. One Community is developing tools, tutorials, and open source resources for all these sustainable civilization foundations because we believe now is the time to create the sustainable planet we know is possible.
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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 6th, 2017 edition (#228) 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 HOUSING: @7:47
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @10:05
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @11:17
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @11:47
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:45
One Community is creating sustainable civilization engineering 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:
The core team added mountains, clouds, and other graphic design elements to the Compressed Earth Block Village render from last week. We also created the modified header and social media versions and added them to the page.
This last week the core team also continued working in Sketchup on the open source outdoor areas of the Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6). We updated and added walking paths for the whole village and more plants, benches, and landscaping for the art area.
Dijimba “Joss” Ilunga (Electrical Engineer) completed his 3rd week working on the electrical design details for the Vermiculture Bathrooms. This week’s focus was version 1.0 of the breaker panel and updating the master file to include section views.
Christian Ojeda (Mechatronic Engineer) completed his 22nd week helping with the heat-recycling Communal Eco-shower and Vermiculture Bathroom designs. This week’s focus was designing the connection specifics for last week’s plumbing designs so they connect properly with the shower and vermiculture structures.
Hemanth Kotaru (Structural Engineering Masters Student) also joined the team and completed his 1st week with us by researching ideal bag thicknesses for the Earthbag Village. You can see some of this research and his initial report here.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued helping us create quality Cob Village (Pod 3) renders. Here is update 80 of Dean’s work, testing a new lighting plugin and reflections on a glass table in the main room with several objects on it.
And Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) continued helping with the Tree House Village (Pod 7) renders. This week he ran the initial test renders for all the perspectives we’ll be showing from within the village.
Samantha Robinson (3D Designer) also joined the team and completed her first week beginning work on the interior design for the living structure of the Tree House Village (Pod 7). This week’s focus, as shown here, was modeling a custom bed design.
One Community is creating sustainable civilization engineering 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 completed another round of revisions for the DIY Pipe Furniture page. These included adding the new header image and 4 quick-link images to jump straight to the 4 main sections on the page. The team also re-organized the sections and added more words to the Instructions & Diagrams sections.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 44th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was further developing the best of last week’s Social Dome lighting layout by adding more lights and additional room details.
Ramya Vudi (Electrical Engineer) also researched videos to add additional clarity to the PV Solar micro-grid tutorial. We added her work to the webpage and also updated the header graphic, as shown here.
One Community is creating sustainable civilization engineering 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:
One Community is creating sustainable civilization engineering 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 week, the core team continued the process of a final proofreading and editing of all 52 lesson plans. This week we completed the Individuality Lesson Plan and the Consciousness Lesson Plan. This brings us to 42 of 52 finished, which is 80.7% completion.
The core team also finished our behind-the-scenes research and summary of additional educational materials for the Montessori page. We also started the research for materials to be added to our Reggio Emelia web page.
…Sangam also created a flow chart for the evaluation process:
One Community is creating sustainable civilization engineering 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:
The core team also invested several more hours researching and developing a spreadsheet showing where all our collaborators and volunteers are from. This information is needed for the new graphic and video we’re creating to highlight the global nature of our team.
Jin Hua (Web and Graphic Designer) working on the backend of our website also helped us recover all our social media likes that were lost from our upgrade to using the new sitewide SSL security certificate and protocols.
And Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer) working on the Highest Good Network software developed the program so that it is now successfully able to add and retrieve the user information from the backend database. You can see some of the behind the scenes work here.
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