Humanity has the opportunity to transition to a culture of creation over consumption if we can demonstrate sustainable sustainability. To achieve this, simple models with obvious and measurable benefits are necessary because just to be off the grid, or contribute to the world, is not enough for most people; so any sustainability model that is going to be adopted by the mainstream will need to provide significant individual benefit. Building a culture of creativity, collaboration, huge personal growth and contribution on a foundation of traditional sustainability is one way to accomplish this.
ESSENTIAL FOUNDATION OF SUSTAINABILITY
The purpose of the One Community non-profit organization is to demonstrate large-scale sustainability that can be duplicated anywhere in the world. Right now over 40,000 people each day starve to death (World Health Organization Statistics 2008), 1.6 billion people (1/4th of humanity) are without electricity (Millennium Development Goals Report 2007), and over 100 million people worldwide are without a home (2005 UN Commission on Human Rights). As we build our own sustainable food, energy, and ecological housing infrastructure we will be exploring, evolving, simplifying and open source sharing all aspects of the process as one contribution to making the solutions to these problems more available and affordable.
BEYOND THE FOUNDATIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY
Even more importantly we will be moving beyond the foundations of sustainability and demonstrating a rich and fulfilling lifestyle that would not be possible without these foundations or our world changing mission and strategy for its accomplishment. For the right people, everything our non-profit organization is creating is exciting and very enriching; so the entire experience becomes an opportunity to create a completely new way of living creatively, collaboratively, and fulfilled every day. For everyone else, this process of what we create is providing tools, tutorials, resources, information, a place to visit, a place to learn, and a place to duplicate if it becomes more appealing than the way they are currently living.
Because our people will be living on-site and working together with their families, with no need to commute, no food bills, no energy bills, no housing bills, an efficiency model designed to make life easier and free up their time, and a social architecture designed to maximize the living experience, we believe it will be interesting and appealing to enough people to really make a difference in how people perceive sustainability and what is possible with a self-sufficient living environment. Everything we do we open source share, and everything we share helps to spread the ideas of what we are doing. The more people see and adopt the pieces of what we create, the more sustainable sustainability becomes. The more people embrace, recreate, and evolve the entire model, the more sustainable sustainability examples exist to help others do the same.