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 launches 3 innovation hubs in 2018
    by Green by John on January 26, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Lots of beautiful things happening at Green School as we move into the 10th year. From 80 students in 2008 to 430 today.  2018 kicked-off with... The post Green School launches 3 innovation […]

  • The future of a more sustainable Bali
    by Green by John on January 26, 2018 at 4:40 am

    The ‘Green Family’ works hard to change the status quo in Bali. From shaking up the education system with Green School, to breathing fresh air... The post The future of a more sustainable […]

  • Bali’s ‘Trash Emergency’ and what you can do now
    by Green by John on January 18, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Every year the rainy season here in Bali makes the consequences of our plastic problem extremely obvious as our beaches get covered in more plastic... The post Bali’s ‘Trash […]

  • Orin and Maria get married
    by Green by John on January 17, 2018 at 7:14 am

    I gained a new daughter this year when Orin married Maria in a ceremony at our home in Bali. Take a look at the incredible... The post Orin and Maria get married appeared first on Green By John. […]

  • A walk through the DNA of Bambu Indah Bali
    by Green by John on January 17, 2018 at 4:12 am

    Take a walk through Bambu Indah with this film from Waldorf-Prod– from the kitchen and Dapur Restaurant, to the garden beds, freshwater pools, down the... The post A walk through the DNA of […]

  • Voices of Green School in China Daily
    by Green by John on January 17, 2018 at 3:29 am

    Listen to the parents and students of Green School explain what makes the school so special in this China Daily video. As we start to... The post Voices of Green School in China Daily appeared first […]

  • 5 Most-Read Green Posts in 2017
    by Putu Winda on January 8, 2018 at 3:55 am

    Welcome to the highlights of 2017! Thank you to everyone who follows this blog- whether you get here by being one of the nearly 20,000 newsletter... The post 5 Most-Read Green Posts in 2017 […]

  • 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 […]

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