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Mission and Purpose
|One Community’s non-profit mission is transformational global change through designing, modeling, and open sourcing sustainably holistic, virally self-replicating, Highest Good of All solutions. These solutions are founded on comprehensive and modifiable village/city models that can be duplicated globally. Duplication can be accomplished both modularly and/or as complete teacher/demonstration hubs and include sustainable solutions for infrastructure, food, education, economics, fulfilled living, and more. http://www.onecommunityglobal.org/purpose-mission-values/||OC Article||Other||Nature||Economics|
Criteria for Posting
|Posts about sustainability, world change, making a difference, people doing good things in the world, things that make people smile. Posts are timeless (all posts added here are chosen because they are expected to be relevant and sharable forever), only positive posts, no religious posts, no political posts||Article||Other||Food||Inspiration & Fulfilled Living|
Post "Types" and ratios are:
|Our Goal: "OC Article" (our own page) 1/Day :: "Article" (articles others) 2-10/Day :: "OC Call to Action" (ways we're seeking help) 1/week :: "Image" 1-2/Day :: "Video" 1/Day||Video||Other||Energy||Recycling|
Other relevant notes:
|This list is a work-in-progress list that we are adding content to weekly as we continue to develop towards our goals listed in row #4 above||Photo||Resource||Education||Environment|
How to let us know if you find a broken link: EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to include the broken link in your email
|Posts we share multiple times throughout the year will be color coded all the way across like this||Solicitation||Other||Housing||MiscDIYRsrc||Health|
|Posts we share only once a year will only have a color coding in column "E" like this -->|
|Date||TIME 1||POST TEXT||POST LINK||Category||Posted?||Focus|
|1/1||11:33 AM||Solutions that create solutions: In the form of sustainable and open source communities designed and free-shared for global replication and adaptation.|
Are we ready?
"Research has shown that just buying a new phone uses about the same amount of energy as using an older phone for 10 years. Many of the primary metals that go into making a smartphone are often mined by people—and sometimes children—working in terrible conditions, with little economic security. Some metals are mined in conflict zones where their extraction directly supports war. Fairphone, a Dutch social enterprise, is trying to shift away from these exploitative materials and the supply chains that enable them..."
Twenty things you should never throw away and their uses if you decide to keep them.
Did you know 1 in 10 people lack access to clean water? Over 600 million people lack clean water and diseases from this dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Charity Water is on a mission to change that! Private donors cover their operating costs so 100% of individual donations go to bringing clean water to the people who need it most. Check them out!
|1/2||6:02 AM||Do you think we'd live in a happier and kinder world if things like "Harmony" were actual topics of education?|
Here's an open source education program that teaches all subjects, to any learning level, using "Harmony" as the central theme.
|1/2||12:01 PM||Kids rapping about food quality! This is great!||https://youtu.be/PqgU3co4vcI||Video||yes||Food|
|1/2||4:19 PM||You ARE alive for a reason, Happy New Year! Let's make this one of progressive and profound change. Change that is good for you, for me, for your friends and family, for your local and regional family, for your global family, and for our one shared planet and everything that shares it with us.||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z63NFyT2giY||Video||yes||Society|
|1/3||8:33 AM||What if we could quantify and objectively measure the benefits of collaborative living versus competitive living? Here is open source software being developed to do this and more while also constructing and sharing all aspects of village development for collaborative-living.||https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/highest-good-network/||OC Article||yes||Society|
|1/3||9:22 AM||Here are 84 Tutorials to Help You Become More Self-sufficient||http://www.homemadehomeideas.com/84-tutorials-to-help-you-become-more-self-sufficient/||Article||yes||Other|
|1/3||2:32 PM||3.5 minutes of good advice for the New Year. #18 and #11 may be debatable for many :)||https://youtu.be/m5yCOSHeYn4||Video||yes||Society|
|1/3||4:05 PM||Have you ever considered community construction in a very remote location? Here's an open source tutorial that explores how to establish your energy infrastructure in a situation like that.||https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/100-percent-off-grid-energy-setup/||OC Article||yes||Energy|
|1/3||6:14 PM||Open source DIY pallet furniture design resource.||https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/pallet-furniture/||OC Article||yes||Recycling|
|1/4||8:30 AM||A team of researchers has collected data in the Pacific Ocean in order to track the routes taken by floating plastic debris. The international organization "Plastic Change" is helping to raise awareness about the increasing pollution of our oceans by plastic.||https://youtu.be/TqbOGztoQMg||Video||yes||Society|
|1/4||12:08 PM||Want a New Year's resolution that will save you time, money, water, and put less toxic gick on your body? Consider going "Poo-less". The One Community core team does this and we'd definitely recommend it. Your skin will be healthier and you will still smell good. Don't take our word for it though, here's an excellent Podcast by Paul Wheaton talking about his 2-year experience with this.||https://richsoil.com/permaculture/2903-podcast-240-shampoo-and-soap-less||Article||yes||Health|
|1/4||4:26 PM||“The Compressed Earth Block Village (Pod 4) will demonstrate a new level of artistic and functional creation for the eco-construction world. Built from compressed earth bricks/blocks, this village will demonstrate the durability, affordability, and creative potential that is possible with this ultra-sustainable building method.”||https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/compressed-earth-block-village/||OC Article||yes||Housing|
|1/5||6:19 AM||Yes, we think this will be the future of farming. It's just a matter of how soon.||https://youtu.be/FGCeuI9SS4k||Video||yes||Food|
|1/5||12:48 PM||Gandhi said, "Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love." Could this be applied to all our world's challenges? |
Here's an article that says it could and includes the specifics of how.
|1/5||4:12 PM||Get to know Monsanto, now part of Bayer, and its total dominance over the world’s industrial food supply. Understanding this company is a good reason to grow a garden, shop at local farmer's markets, or at least buy 100% organic. Not doing any of these things already? Then this may be a good New Year's Resolution.||https://youtu.be/KAZmHIiN8VI||Video||yes||Food|
|1/6||8:09 AM||Bitter Melon is a popular backyard vegetable even those it is one of the most bitter tasting of all culinary vegetables. It is a good source of polypeptide-P, charantin, folates, vitamin-C, and flavonoids. It also contains moderate amounts of B-complex vitamins and aids in digestion.|
Here's an open source guide to this food that includes planting guidelines, cultural considerations, recipes, where to buy seeds and more.
|1/6||9:17 AM||If you haven't already, check out our friends at Open Source Ecology! They are a network of farmers, engineers, and supporters creating The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS), an open technological platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes to build a small civilization with modern comforts.|
|1/6||6:09 PM||Here are the results of 40+ hours of independent research to find the best faucets for conserving both water and energy. Low-flow, sensor-based, water-saving eco-friendly faucets and accessories are covered along with company sustainability benchmarking, features, certifications, and more.||https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/most-sustainable-faucets/||OC Article||yes||Housing|
|1/7||9:47 AM||The world's largest free education resources archive sharing over 200 different free and online education resources organized by subject, age, and area of interest.|
A "Suggestions" link on the page allows you to submit your own resources if you know of a good one that isn't already listed.
|1/7||4:21 PM||Conscious stewardship results, and 8-minute video: "Almost 50 years ago, fried chicken tycoon David Bamberger used his fortune to purchase 5,500 acres of overgrazed land in the Texas Hill Country. Planting grasses to soak in rains and fill hillside aquifers, Bamberger devoted the rest of his life to restoring the degraded landscape. Today, the land has been restored to its original habitat and boasts enormous biodiversity. Bamberger's model of land stewardship is now being replicated across the region and he is considered to be a visionary in land management and water conservation."||https://youtu.be/ZSPkcpGmflE||Video||yes|
|1/8||8:36 AM||"When did we become a plastic society... Every bit of plastic that has been created still exists... Every day in the US, we throw out almost 88 tons of plastic... recycling is not a sustainable solution.... by refusing the use of disposable plastic you can improve the health of the ocean and the environment around us, including human health and animal health..."||https://youtu.be/9znvqIkIM-A||Video||yes||Society|
|1/8||12:27 PM||Open source and DIY sustainable energy rollout plan for eco-village construction. Covers from 10 to 400+ people and is usable anywhere, including remote locations.||https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/highest-good-energy/||OC Article||yes||Energy|
|1/8||2:34 PM||Here is an excellent 5-minute video about why you should raise your own chickens, only buy 100% organic pasture-raised, or not eat them at all.||https://youtu.be/bo8b_c8M22g||Video||yes||Food|
|1/8||4:07 PM||Alvar Aalto, Architect, Designer, Sculptor, and Painter said, "Building art is a synthesis of life in materialized form."|
How about this then?
The Earthbag village's primary focus is to demonstrate maximally affordable sustainable housing that can be duplicated as easily as possible. It consists of seventy-two 150-200 square foot (14-18.6 sq meter) earthbag hotel-room-styled cabanas plus 4 shower domes and 4 toilet domes and the central Tropical Atrium. The living domes are arranged in three-dome and six-dome clusters with a central sitting area designed for relaxation, a fire pit, and/or growing a small shared garden.
|1/9||8:32 AM||Have you ever wished Kindness and Caring were taught in school as a specific lesson plan? Here's an open source lesson plan that does just that and includes all subjects (Math, English, Science, Health, etc.) with Kindness and Caring as the central theme. It offers lesson plan ideas for any age from preschool to college and beyond.||https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/caring-and-kindness-lesson-plan/||OC Article||yes||Education||e|
|1/9||12:14 PM||Perhaps for the first time in history, we have the ability to live and create with an honest and in-integrity assessment of our impact and responsibility for each other, our one shared planet, and all life on it. This article talks about one way to do this.||https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/honesty-and-integrity/||OC Article||yes||Society|
|1/9||2:44 PM||Check out these open source, handmade pedal powered appliances of all kinds that assist with a variety of jobs in the home, on the farm, on the road and in small businesses.||http://www.mayapedal.org/machines.en||Article||yes||Society|
|1/9||6:52 PM||1-minute video: “People want more out of life. Daily living is not providing the balance we know is possible, and motivation and reasons to be motivated have never been higher...."||https://youtu.be/RpHSjDfKewc||Video||yes|
|1/10||8:44 AM||"Many people say they want a more sustainable planet and a better quality of life for themselves and others, but how does a person actually achieve this? What does this mean for different people and how do we provide for the diversity of different ideas different people have?"||https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/living-in-a-new-world/||OC Article||yes||Society|
|1/10||2:43 PM||Here's an excellent 4-Minute video explaining how carbon works... carbon farming... and what we can all do with regenerative agriculture!||https://youtu.be/nvAoZ14cP7Q||Video||yes|
|1/10||6:27 PM||Did you know One Community's complete social media strategy is also open source, replicable, and globally collaborative? Here's our page about how to replicate, modify, and contribute to it.||https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/open-source-social-media-strategy/||OC Article||yes||Society|
|1/11||9:15 AM||There are many artistic and interesting ways to recycle. Using repurposed pipe to build furniture is one of them. Here's an open source pipe furniture design page that shows what is possible and included plans, file downloads, and more.||https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/pipe-furniture/||OC Article||yes||Housing|
|1/11||12:15 PM||"Plants are great. You’re going to want to own a plant and keep it in your apartment. Why? They can clean the air, increase productivity and most importantly, they will cheer you up. Honestly, when has a plant ever made you feel grumpy? Yeah, exactly."||http://digg.com/2017/how-to-buy-a-plant||Article||yes||Nature|
|1/11||4:57 PM||Could each of us living a happier life really be the key to global sustainability? Here's an article that says it could.||https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/fulfilled-living/||OC Article||yes||Society|
|1/12||6:02 AM||America alone throws away more than 20 billion tampons & pads into landfills per year. Here is an alternative that has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon after over 1,400 reviews.|
Something to think about: Tampons and pads are typically made with conventionally produced cotton. One of the most toxic crops grown, using 20 percent of the world’s pesticides and herbicides. These materials are then bleached with chlorine dioxide, creating polluting, harmful and bio-accumulative byproducts like dioxin, which not only end up in the environment, but also remain in our bodies for decades.
|1/12||12:01 PM||"You know, we live in this monetized society where even like a generation ago there were a lot of functions that we didn't use money for. For example, childcare. Neighbors would watch each other's kids. Food preparation, most meals were prepared and eaten at home. These have been converted into services. Anytime something gets converted into goods and services, the GDP grows, the economy grows. Which is necessary in the money system we have today, based on interest. Money being lent into existence, subject to interest, so more money has to be paid back. The amount of money keeps growing. The amount of goods and services that are exchanged for money is also under the pressure to grow. We've converted all of these relationships and human functions into services. Then converted more and more of nature into goods. I think that the crisis today, stems from the fact that there's almost nothing left to convert into the realm of goods and services. How long can this last?"||https://youtu.be/ILmGsRv5WTE||Video||yes||Society|
|1/12||4:19 PM||"Through applied permaculture principles and proper stewardship it is possible to turn almost any piece of land into an abundant and thriving forest of food." Can nature provide all we need or is factory farming the only answer?||https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/food-forest/||OC Article||yes||Food|
|1/12||6:41 PM||Open source machines for recycling/repurposing your own plastic. This Video explains how it works:||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J7JZcsoHyA||Video||yes||Recycling|
|1/13||12:22 PM||Freedom to look, love, worship, think, and live how we want is a major topic in the news today. What are your ideas on freedom and how it applies to creating a better world?||https://www.onecommunityglobal.org/freedom/||OC Article||yes||Society|