Daily Archives: 12/22/2010

My Green School Dream – Video

Editor’s Note:  This is a very interesting video of a Canadian who moved to the island of Bali in the Pacific Ocean and opened a “Green School”, as he was concerned about the future of the world after viewing a film that painted a very bleak picture regarding our ability to sustain our ecosystems and economic systems in the future.

Maybe we should be looking at something like this in Guyana … OH!  OH!, I almost forgot,  we already have ecologically balanced environments.  The Amerindians are living like this daily…  we can learn from them!  .. ...Cyril Bryan, Editor


My Green School Dream

About this talk

Join John Hardy on a tour of the Green School, his off-the-grid school in Bali that teaches kids how to build, garden, create (and get into college). The centerpiece of campus is the spiraling Heart of School, perhaps the world’s largest freestanding bamboo building.

About John Hardy

Jewelry designer John Hardy co-founded the extraordinary Green School in Bali, where kids get a holistic and green education.

After selling his jewelry company in 2007, John Hardy and his wife, Cynthia, endowed a thrilling new project: the Green School in Bali. At the Green School, kids learn in open-air classrooms surrounded by acres of gardens that they tend; they learn to build with bamboo; and meanwhile they’re being prepared for traditional British school exams. The school is international — 20 percent of students are Bali locals, some on scholarship. The centerpiece of the campus is the spiraling Heart of School, which may be called Asia’s largest bamboo building.

Hardy has long been an advocate of the use of bamboo as an alternative to timber for building and reforestation. When running his company, Hardy pioneered a program of sustainable advertising that offset the carbon emissions associated with the yearly corporate print advertising by planting bamboo on the island of Nusa Penida in a cooperative plantation.

“Green School Bali [is] one of the most amazing schools on earth.”  Stefan Sagmeister


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