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

  • The most incredible bamboo furniture maker
    by Green by John on August 16, 2018 at 8:45 am

    When I went to China to speak at INBAR, I had the opportunity to meet Jeff Dayu Shi– an incredible bamboo furniture designer.  I fell... The post The most incredible bamboo furniture maker […]

  • Building with Consciousness: Bamboo Housing in Mexico
    by Green by John on August 16, 2018 at 8:02 am

    Lucila Aguilar, a green architect and friend of mine from Mexico, recently sent a series of photos into my Whatsapp inbox that made my day. She... The post Building with Consciousness: Bamboo […]

  • Made without harm
    by Green by John on August 10, 2018 at 6:45 am

    Ever since I met Marci Zaroff, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be ‘made without harm’, about the things we wear... The post Made without harm appeared first on Green […]

  • 3 places to know in Hong Kong
    by Green by John on August 9, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Had a quick stopover in Hong Kong recently on the way to Mongolia. These are three places you need to visit- two shops and a... The post 3 places to know in Hong Kong appeared first on Green By John. […]

  • Proud owner of a horse in Mongolia
    by Green by John on August 8, 2018 at 2:37 am

    We had such an amazing experience last time we went to Mongolia we decided to return.  This time we saw an amazing desert scape, the... The post Proud owner of a horse in Mongolia appeared first […]

  • Stop Sucking: The war on plastic straws
    by Green by John on August 7, 2018 at 6:18 am

    Last year I met Adrian Grenier and he said to me, “I need to mitigate all the harm I did by being an actor, popularizing a vacuous... The post Stop Sucking: The war on plastic straws […]

  • A trip to the Global Bamboo and Rattan Conference of 2018
    by Green by John on July 23, 2018 at 5:32 am

    I recently went to China to attend and give two talks at the 2018 BARC (Bamboo and Rattan Conference). The event was hosted by INBAR,... The post A trip to the Global Bamboo and Rattan Conference of […]

  • Keliling Bali with Make a Change and Bye Bye Plastic Bags teams
    by Green by John on July 10, 2018 at 3:12 am

    The young green leaders from the Bye Bye Plastic Bags and Make a Change teams are embarking on a circumnavigation of Bali this month. The expedition... The post Keliling Bali with Make a Change […]

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