A School Beyond the Boundaries of the Bamboo Campus
Our campus is immersed in the jungle, providing constant opportunities to experience the impact that we have on our environment. To build an appreciation of sustainability, our students start small by thinking locally, they reacquaint themselves with the environment and rebuild their symbiotic relationship with it.
Day-by-day, our community develops a strong bond with nature. By making it part of who we are, we feel inclined to nourish it, compelled to respect it and empowered to care for it now and forever.
John and Cynthia Hardy have taken their vision of holistic education and applied it to the architecture of Green School. Our bamboo buildings are much more than just an architectural wonder in the middle of the jungle. They are giving back to the land that has adopted them by expanding, yet preserving, the innate beauty, plentiful culture and genuine souls of this magical island.
On a Journey to living sustainably
Living a sustainable lifestyle is a process of learning by doing and remembering what we once knew and have forgotten over many generations. Many things need to change to lead a life that is more integrated with the natural systems that surround us. The most important change that can lead to living an authentically sustainable life is a change in our mindset and habit patterns. At Green School we study, work, live, and play with an awareness of the impact of our thinking and decisions.
Our journey is comprised of thousands of small details; the detailed decisions and activities that makeup our days, weeks, months and years. Through a systems thinking approach to developing understanding, we realize that it is our habits of thought that often lead to actions that have unintended and undesirable consequences.
As we live our lives and participate in planning the supporting infrastructure of our campus and local community, we strive to be mindful systems thinkers. This philosophy and approach to living our journey is the guiding Compass that keeps us heading toward our destination of true sustainability.
Sibang Kaja, Bali
Our location on a site in an undeveloped and natural area of gentle jungle of the Sibang Kaja Village, bisected by the Ayung River makes it an ideal place for students to connect with nature. The site is farmed and landscaped to make it productive while being safe and secure.
Bali is an international island within the archipelago of Indonesia. It has a good international airport making it easily accessible within the region. Green School absorbs and respects the rich culture and customs of this island which is known for its inspirational creativity.