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A Green Community


This community is described in great detail in my "Green Living – book". But, for the time being, you don't need to read this book. You can see all you mostly need to know by carefully studying my accompanying picture. In this picture all the distances and regions are very carefully calculated. Thus the regions show the actual areas that this community will actually need to use.


Let us go through picture's regions in this picture - starting at the top left.

 

 

 

 

1) Wildlife Area

 

I have given this community quite a large wildlife region (the dark green trees). Clearly this is not essential. But this community could enjoy this land and also the land could be used for expansion, should the community wish to accept more people. We will be very efficient in our usage of land in all the other regions. So we can afford to have this luxury.

 

 

 

2) Water Collection and Storage

 

This community is imagined to be situated in Australia. And, on average, Australia doesn't receive enough water to achieve its full life-growth potential. The average rainfall in Australia is only about 75 cm per year and to attain full growth this land needs about 150 cm of water per year. (The world average rainfall is about 100 cm per year.)
            So what I have done is to give this community a significant amount of land for water collection (shaded yellow and mostly on the top right). This area (which includes the dams paths and building tops) is equal to the amount of agricultural land. So this means the agricultural land can attain its full production potential by using 150 cm of water.


 

3) The Agricultural Land


This is the land on the right between water collection and the living area. This community will bring this land up to its full potential by: initially giving the land all the nutrients it will ever need; complete recycling of these nutrients in all the resulting organic matter; and supplying the land with all the water it needs. My "Green Living – book" gives the complete details of this complex calculation. This is the basis of why this community can live comfortably with a very low footprint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4) The Living Area


This is shown at the bottom next to a village centre (see previous page). Mostly the diagram explains itself.
            Our actual accommodation is in the form of large terrace houses and these are described in detail in my webpage "Our Homes". These terraces are at the bottom of this diagram next to the village centre.

 

 

 

This "Our Homes" webpage also describes the PV panels on top of terraces. These panels will produce all the energy the community needs relatively easily. When there is an over-supply of energy, then this energy can be used to heat the hot-water container shown above the Community Centre.
            Often in Australia villages do not support much social life. So I have given this community a very good centre so that the members can generate a good social life for themselves.
Then the local people could be persuaded to join them as well.
            This community is designed so that all its members can maintain very close contact with the outside world. Thus the community members can walk to the centre of their local village (with a school, shops and other amenities) in less than ten minutes. And this village should support a good regular transport system to the local town or city. So all the people in the community would expect go to the village every day and they could easily work outside the community - if they want to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So now I have covered all the features of this community that can easily be seen and understood visually. But unfortunately some of the really most important features of a community cannot be seen. Thus neither the governmental system, the monetary system nor the work/free-time system can be actually seen. But these subjects are all enormously important. I, of course, cover these subjects in my book in detail. But no one likes reading about such awkward subjects.
            Let me first show you a picture of the contents of my "Green Living – book".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will see that the sections of the book "5.2 Membership and Finance", "5.3 Officers and Courses" and "5.4 Meetings and Voting" cover these difficult subjects I spoke of above. These three sections only add up to 12 pages (A4) so you could read all these details. But most people refuse to do this.
            The other item you will notice is that in the following chapter 6 there are 15 important activities, which the community must engage in. So there should be an officer in charge of each of these activities. So each member of the community must attend many important meetings to vote for all these various important officers.


I will briefly say a few words here on this difficult subject of government.
            It is essential that this community has a good efficient governing system – otherwise all the member's free-time, which is needed to create our further Colonies, will no longer exist. (This is what has happened in the current world, where entrenched factions seize all spare money and time for their own particular interests.) So we must have a good government, which fairly represents all its member's interests.
            So firstly I limit the amount of wealth that any one person can accumulate. This keeps the wealth well distributed and so all people can look after their own education and welfare. This can be seen in the picture. There is a full version of this picture on page 35.
            Then I limit the period that any person can stay in any official position. This means that all the good and important jobs will all be fairly circulated among the community.
            Then I insist that all people attend all their relevant meetings and here their voting is publicly recorded. This voting can be studied, when something goes wrong in the community. Then the poor voting, which caused the problem, will lower a person's status (and the future jobs which they can aspire to). Meetings and voting are regarded to be just as important as work in this community. Thus all meetings must be taken very seriously indeed.
            These strong measures should give rise to good government.


This is the cover of my Green Living Book

The other section from this book, which is very relevant to this work, is section "8.6 Free Time and the Future". Here I calculate the amount of free-time this community can support.
            Basically, if a normal working week consists of 35 hours, then only a quarter of this time need be spent on running and maintaining the community. So this allows the members to have a huge amount of free time to work on other projects. And, of course, we will be interested in helping our further more advanced Colonies to progress.


This book also contains a large amount of calculation showing that - all the food, water, energy and other land will not require more can 0.2 hectares of land per person; and the cost of setting up and construction will not be greater $200,000 (equivalent to 10,000 hours work) per person. So, with all this essential calculation, this book cannot be the easiest of books to read.


You could now read either my webpage "Our Homes" or my webpage "A Green Village Community".

 

 

 

You might now also like to look back at:

either my "Home Page" (which introduces this whole website and lists all my webpages),

or "The Ultimate Ascent" (which introduces these webpages),

or "A Path to Create a Full Space Colony", (which introduces the coming webpages in more detail).

 

Updated on 10/11/2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can click on any of the following pictures and this will send you to the relevant webpage.