What are you doing in December? Join us at Wonderfruit Festival in Thailand for 4 days of great things. Wonderfruit is about bringing communities together in Thailand, to nurture collaborative, creative cultures and inspire celebration of the arts and the adventure of sustainable living.
John spoke at C2 Montreal in 2014. His talk has now been released. You might call John Hardy the Bamboo Missionary. Since having his life “ruined” by Al Gore’s global warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, the Bali-based Canadian jewelry designer has been on a mission to help save the planet. His solution? The Green School, a pioneering, open-air educational centre that blends holism with a traditional British curriculum. Built entirely of locally- grown bamboo and surrounded by gardens that students tend themselves, the Green School currently teaches some 275 kids from more than 40 countries to see the world as a complex, inter-related whole. John calls the Green School a “Cathedral to Green Education”. He’s the kind of missionary you can feel good about. John spoke at C2 Montreal in 2014. His talk has now been released. You might call John Hardy the Bamboo Missionary. Since having his life “ruined” by Al Gore’s global warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, the Bali-based Canadian jewelry designer has been on a mission to help save the planet. …
alldesign 2013 hosts designers from different disciplines in 22-23 February 2013. Designers who are seeing through their minds, tell their stories about creating the difference.
In Yokohama, Japan, 2012.
“The Green School and Green Village homes are built mostly of local materials with an emphasis on bamboo.The focus on bamboo comes from John’s deep interest in its sustainable properties and inherent strength of flexibility and beauty.” TEDxTaipei TEDxTaipei 2012 – The Future is Now
Upcoming Talks – 25th – 27th Sep :: 4th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress-2013 :: New Delhi, India – 12th – 13th Dec :: Eco City & Green Building 2013 Asia Forum / Green Design for the Future :: Beijing, China
Recorded at INK2011, Jaipur, India: Dreaming green From bamboo swimming pools to homegrown lunches, every aspect of John Hardy’s Green School strives to be a model of sustainability. But being green isn’t easy, and it doesn’t always work on the first try. Hardy humorously recounts how, step by step, he’s realized his dream of building a green community. Hardy’s efforts are having a ripple effect amongst the local Balinese, as more and more people adopt his mentality of livable sustainability.
John Hardy :: Presentation to the Association of Siamese Architects from John Hardy on Vimeo. zp8497586rq