John Hardy: making ideas happen

John Hardy visioned and originally developed Green Village as he and his wife Cynthia Hardy were building Green School.

 

John is renown for having unconventional ideas and making them happen.

 

After graduating from the Ontario College of Art & Design, John set off to travel the world and settled in Bali.  In 1975, he started a small jewelry business that grew into an international company which still bears his name.

 

In 2007, John left the company to dedicate his time to advocating for and building a more sustainable world through education and design.  His first major project was Green School, followed closely by Green Village, where he collaborated with his daughter, Elora Hardy, and her firm IBUKU, to set the vision and design for a truly unique development.

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Green Innovations, news and ideas curated by John Hardy

  • An IBUKU model goes into the permanent collection of the V&A
    by Green by John on November 1, 2019 at 9:01 am

    I was very proud to see those models at the V&A and see Elora speak there. One of the models (the one of Sharma Springs... The post An IBUKU model goes into the permanent collection of the […]

  • The amazing Bambu Indah gardens
    by Green by John on November 1, 2019 at 8:29 am

    I realized I have never ever sent a picture of the Bambu Indah Gardens to anyone! I would like to thank Orin of Kul Kul... The post The amazing Bambu Indah gardens appeared first on Green By John.

  • Conde Nast Traveler features Bambu Indah
    by Green by John on November 1, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Juliet Kinsman writes about the ‘green family’ in CNTraveler: Every morning, John invites guests of Bambu Indah, his boutique hotel outside Ubud, on a “trash... The post Conde Nast […]

  • Orin Hardy is an INK Fellow
    by Green by John on November 1, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Join us at INK in the Desert this November! “For the first time, INK goes outside the ballroom, with experiences designed in exquisite settings in... The post Orin Hardy is an INK Fellow […]

  • Running across America in Ocean2Ocean
    by Green by John on October 25, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Sam Bencheghib, co-founder of Make a Change World, is running from coast to coast or Ocean2Ocean across America to protest ocean pollution.  He ran 49... The post Running across America in […]

  • I want to meet this man
    by Green by John on October 20, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I’ve never really found a Guru but I’ve been listening to this guy and I find him 🔥🔥🔥💥. I don’t know whether it’s possible but... The post I […]

  • Let the way you live, be the way you give
    by Green by John on October 3, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Dali and Finn Schonfelder of Nalu (and Green School students) spoke at TEDxCanggu. They founded Nalu, a clothing line that gives a school uniform with... The post Let the way you live, be the way you […]

  • A global renaissance of bamboo architecture
    by Green by John on September 20, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Davina Jackson writes about Green School in Quartz. Bali’s Green School recently celebrated its first decade of educating toddlers through teenagers (and their digital nomad... The post A […]

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