The Greenest School on Earth
John Hardy on a tour of the Green School, his off-the-grid school in Bali that teaches kids how to build, garden, create (and get into college). The centerpiece of campus is the spiraling Heart of School, perhaps the world’s largest freestanding bamboo building.
The Green School (Bali) is a private, kindergarten to secondary school located along the Ayung River near Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.The school’s ecologically-sustainable design and focus on sustainability education.
The school’s 25+ buildings are not off the grid but use some renewable energy sources including micro-hydro power from a “hydroelectric vortex”, solar power, and bio-diesel.
The school’s campus is designed on an “organic permaculture system”, and some of the school’s students cultivate an organic garden as part of their school activities. The school’s buildings are built primarily from renewable resources including bamboo, local grass, and traditional mud walls.
The Green School of Bali