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 featured in The New York Times
    by Green by John on November 14, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Hot off the press! November 13, 2017. Incredible coverage by Tom Vanderbilt for the New York Times ! We are looking to build more green... The post Green School featured in The New York Times […]

  • Let’s keep the pressure up!
    by Green by John on November 14, 2017 at 6:07 am

    For five years we’ve fought to make Bali plastic bag free. The deadline of 2018 (the date the Governor agreed to) is just around the... The post Let’s keep the pressure up! appeared first […]

  • 13 Ocean Heroes Fighting to Save Our Seas
    by Green by John on November 9, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Melati and Isabel from Bye Bye Plastic Bags make their way onto this list of ocean heroes with some heavyweights of conservation- what an achievement.... The post 13 Ocean Heroes Fighting to Save Our […]

  • Listening to your gut
    by Green by John on November 9, 2017 at 8:30 am

    When things are really important and controversial, like healing people with food instead of drugs, you always wonder if it’s true. But when you read... The post Listening to your gut appeared […]

  • Two daughters and their inflatable art
    by Green by John on November 3, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Carina and Chiara have both explored and created very different inflatable art installations over the past few years. Both creators speak about their work and... The post Two daughters and their […]

  • Where there are no walls, no algebra and no limits
    by Green by John on November 3, 2017 at 4:12 am

    A Green School story by Rachel Thomas in Stuff NZ: When it comes to learning, it’s about lighting a fire, not filling a bucket, Green... The post Where there are no walls, no algebra and no […]

  • Is Bamboo the Sustainable Building Material of the Future?
    by Green by John on November 1, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Vogue recently featured IBUKU’s work with an interview with Elora Hardy on her inspiration and design philosophy: “A lot of the problem is the curves,... The post Is Bamboo the […]

  • Riverside Warung unveiled at Bambu Indah
    by Green by John on October 24, 2017 at 8:41 am

    We have something new at Bambu Indah. The Riverside Warung is now open, a joint design collaboration with IBUKU. Elora tells the story of how... The post Riverside Warung unveiled at Bambu Indah […]

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