Green School in Bali
Green School was conceived by its founders in 2006 following their exit from the Jewelry Business. The school opened in September 2008 with 90 students and a tailor made campus that had only recently emerged from the jungle and rice fields. Since then it has grown physically and in student numbers.
Green School combines the talent of several and very differently gifted individuals. Its founders, John and Cynthia Hardy, have been residents in Bali for more than 30 years and recognized a unique opportunity to create something truly inspiring and outside of the structural, conceptual, and physical limitations of many traditional schools.
From the beginning, John and Cynthia’s approach to business was about making jewellery while being respectful to Bali’s land, its environment, its people and its culture. It became their mission to share with others the educational benefits that they were fortunate enough to provide their children, and Green School is the realization of that vision.
The school, named greenest school of 2012 by the U.S. Green Building Council, is worth a visit, if only to see the far-out architecture. Many of the complex buildings are constructed entirely of bamboo.