Sustainable diversity means diversity that is sufficient to meet the different needs and values of people around the world. We think the best way to achieve this is through open source and free-shared sustainability models that cover both universal needs (food, energy, housing) and emotional needs (education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, etc.). Creating these with the goal to do what is best for The Highest Good of All, our intent is global sustainability.
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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 July 29, 2018 edition (#279) 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:
SUSTAINABLE DIVERSITY INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @7:42
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:41
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @11:39
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @12:26
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @12:59
SUSTAINABLE DIVERSITY SUMMARY: @13:36
One Community is expanding sustainable diversity 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 began 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.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) completed his 17th week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week Shadi added a diversity of objects to the 3D file and then created this initial mockup introduction image.
Mike Kowalski(Game Developer) finished his 13th 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 updated renders you see here. The first two need more work but the bottom one is complete and added to the site.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued with the Cob Village (Pod 3) render updates also. Here is update 124 of Dean’s work continuing the lighting and texturing process for the dining area looking South.
Mihaela “Michelle” Pinzaru (Interior Designer and Architectural Drafter) also completed her 20th week working on the Tree House Village (Pod 7) residential renders. This week she finished these final renders showing the residential layouts with an open floor plan.
One Community is expanding sustainable diversity 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:
The core team working with Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) also continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 87th week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was finalizing this Social Dome multi-color light graphic:
…and the Dining Dome kitchen lighting tests and graphic:
Haoxuan “Hayes” Lei (Structural Engineer) continued work on the City Center structural engineering. This week’s focus was more discussing and updating the spreadsheet tabs for snow calculation and beam design and further developing the spreadsheet for wind load calculation on cupola roof. You can see some of this work here.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) completed her 15th week helping with the Duplicable City Center Materials and Costs. This week’s focus was material selection for the dome structure, doors & windows, swimming pool, spa and natural pond, and basement walls. You can see some of this work here.
Last but not least, Dehua Feng (Civil Engineer) completed his 13th 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 fixing details in the autoCAD layout, redid the cupola piping, and double checked and updated the pressure calculations for zones A, B, C, D, and F.
One Community is expanding sustainable diversity 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 identified the plant names by their latin names using Wikipedia and provided a link to Wikipedia to directly reference and view them. We also removed about 17 pages of herb photos and summaries and placed common names, latin names, and wiki links on page 22-23 of the food rollout doc. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is expanding sustainable diversity 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 began work on the Objective Data and Analysis page. We redid the formatting and overall outline, updated the initial graphics, and rewrote the What and Why sections. We would say this brings the page to about 30% complete.
One Community is expanding sustainable diversity 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 the core team updated our Legal Documents and Processes page with new PDF downloads of all our Trademark documents, trademark infringement letter templates, and links to the actual trademark registration documentation. You can see some examples of all of this here.
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