JOHN HARDY

educational pioneer

Green School Bali

John Hardy 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.

In 2007, John stopped working in the company to dedicate his time on advocating for and building a more sustainable world through education and design. As his first major project, he and his wife Cynthia conceived and created the Green School in Bali, Indonesia to deliver pioneering education for the future with a curriculum based on the Three Frame Day by Alan Wagstaff.

The school commits to providing internationally recognized academic education that prepares the students with the ability to be competitive and successful in the wider world. The uniqueness of the school lies in the integration of traditional subjects, creative arts and green studies wrapped in rich layers of experiential, environmental, and entrepreneurial learning.

John spoke at TED Global about the Green School and the USGBC awarded the school with the 2012 Greenest School on Earth award.
Today, the school has a student body of approximately 500 from over 40 countries. In addition to the Green School, in 2009, John teamed up with his daughter Elora to create award winning Green Village and Ibuku. Want to see more of John? Please click here. You’ll meet John on 21 October during the opening of CWF2019!

 

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Plenary opening CWF2019

Monday 21 October - Parktheater Eindhoven
MAKING A CHANGE BY PLANTING A SEED FOR A BETTER WORLD

Let’s take you on a wave of hope. Worldwide there are many societal challenges, but just as many geniuses who want to change the inevitable. The speakers and performers of our opening programme all tackle challenges in a creative and innovative way and create unexpected solutions. They make their mistakes and show their vulnerability on stage. Not being 100% sure becomes an enormous quality. They want to change the inevitable. And they will change the inevitable. Open your hearts and minds, be positively confused by a dazzling opening session of the CWF2019.

More details about this session
Monday 21 October
15:00 - 21:00
Location:
CWF House, Eindhoven

MEET & GREET OUR TOP SPEAKERS & INSPIRATORS

Monday 21 October
CWF HOUSE, EINDHOVEN

During CWF’s Future Food Experience on 21 October we give you the unique opportunity to meet several top speakers and inspirators of the Creativity World Forum 2019! Between 18.30 and 20.30 hrs they are happy to connect with you, share their stories and answer all your questions.

More details about this session
Monday 21 October
18:30 - 20:30
Location:
CWF HOUSE, Eindhoven

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