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

  • Thomas Heatherwick visits us in Bali
    by Green by John on November 13, 2018 at 6:44 am

    I was invited to the Heatherwick studio one afternoon in London and Thomas showed me things that blew my mind. He showed me a process... The post Thomas Heatherwick visits us in Bali appeared first […]

  • Dr. Sylvia Earle in Bali
    by Green by John on November 8, 2018 at 4:15 am

    This October we had an incredible chance to hear one of the most legendary conservationists of our time talk about the future of our oceans.... The post Dr. Sylvia Earle in Bali appeared first on […]

  • Companies to keep an eye on
    by Green by John on November 6, 2018 at 6:11 am

    I’ll be adding to this list regularly, so bookmark it to follow along. These are companies and organizations I’ve come across around the world who... The post Companies to keep an eye on […]

  • The good, the middling, and the horrifying: 8 things to know about our choices
    by Green by John on November 6, 2018 at 3:59 am

    Some of my reading over the last few months. THE GOOD 1. Lego wants to go plastic free “Lego is trying to refashion the product... The post The good, the middling, and the horrifying: 8 things […]

  • 34 minutes of a podcast chat with me
    by Green by John on October 18, 2018 at 4:45 am

      I sat down for a chat with Gary te Roller. Listen here. This week, we’re at Bambu Indah which is a 5-star hotel that... The post 34 minutes of a podcast chat with me appeared first on […]

  • Potato Head does it again: Indonesia’s first zero-waste restaurant
    by Green by John on October 9, 2018 at 4:34 am

    After becoming Indonesia’s first hotel to pledge carbon neutrality, Potato Head is now home to Indonesia’s first zero-waste restaurant. Bali needs more companies and leaders like... […]

  • Matriarchs and Patriarchs
    by Green by John on October 6, 2018 at 3:27 am

    Matriarchy Now, what more can a patriarch want to hear, especially from their own daughter.   I’m all about causes, as you know, student causes... The post Matriarchs and Patriarchs […]

  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma
    by Green by John on September 30, 2018 at 4:02 am

    A killer book: We are indeed what we eat, and what we eat remakes the world. A society of voracious and increasingly confused omnivores, we... The post The Omnivore’s Dilemma appeared first on […]

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