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

  • Green School New Zealand dream come true
    by Green by John on March 11, 2019 at 3:20 am

    Green School New Zealand was just a dream. Michael and Rachel Perrett made it happen. The most beautiful land, with the most beautiful river, 2... The post Green School New Zealand dream come true […]

  • Bali bans plastic bags
    by Green by John on January 10, 2019 at 6:43 am

    An amazing start to 2019- we finally have a single-use plastic ban in Bali. Bali’s new governor has banned single-use plastic, styrofoam, and straws. The work... The post Bali bans plastic […]

  • Videos you have to watch
    by Green by John on January 10, 2019 at 6:29 am

    Videos that are worth a watch. Cement production and why it’s a problem for CO2 emissions. Filmmaking is a complicated alchemy of light, sound, camera... The post Videos you have to watch […]

  • Shilo Shiv Suleman, artist and activist
    by Green by John on January 10, 2019 at 6:24 am

    A dear friend of ours we would love you to meet: Shilo Shiv Suleman. Shilo is an amazing illustrator-artist from India and a gender activist... The post Shilo Shiv Suleman, artist and activist […]

  • Wanderings in wintery India
    by Green by John on December 23, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Chiara did an internship at INKTalks 2018 and we all went to the event in India. Chiara did the stage design. One of the best talks... The post Wanderings in wintery India appeared first on […]

  • Green School and Bambu Indah in CNTraveler
    by Green by John on December 21, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Melati and her sister aren’t just precocious teens. They are alums of the Green School, the island’s ground zero for solution-oriented learning. People literally move... The post Green […]

  • IBUKU on the cover of Elle Decor
    by Green by John on December 21, 2018 at 8:27 am

    A great end of year surprise- IBUKU’s latest creation Eclipse House made it to the cover of the January 2019 edition of Elle Decor.  ... The post IBUKU on the cover of Elle Decor appeared […]

  • BBC Designed features IBUKU
    by Green by John on December 14, 2018 at 7:35 am

        Watch the whole video over on the BBC Designed channel. “Bamboo as a timber has incredible strength. An engineer that I know compares... The post BBC Designed features IBUKU […]

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