The future of a more sustainable Bali

Bambu Indah, Green School, IBUKU - January 26, 2018

The ‘Green Family’ works hard to change the status quo in Bali. From shaking up the education system with Green School, to breathing fresh air into Bali’s agriculture with Kul Kul Farm, to IBUKU becoming a pioneer in sustainable architecture, and Bambu Indah developing a sustainable tourism model- each organization is making a change and working towards a more sustainable Bali.

These three blog posts and films by Monique and Marcus De Caro of Beautiful Places show the beauty of these choices and commitment to a greener world.

Green School

450 students, 33 nationalities & 50 bamboo houses John Hardy realized his vision by building the future-orientated Green School in Bali. It is impressive, not only the architecture, but also the concept behind it, is remarkable! Everyone would like to be a child again at Green School!

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Green School structure

Every day 500 students enjoy a fresh and healthy lunch. Almost 60% of the ingredients are cultivated in the Green School’s gardens. They grow the following: Rice (Nasi), Tomatoes (Tomat), Beans (Buncis), Sweet Potatoes (Ubi), Cucumbers (Timun), Potatoes (Kentang), Spinach (Bayam), Manioc (Singkong), Eggplant (Terong), Cabbage (kol), Jackfruit (Nangka) and pumpkin (Labu).

Green School permaculture garden

See more of their Green School tour on their blog.

IBUKU and Green Village 

Elora Hardy, daughter of the Canadian jewelry designer and visionary John Hardy, grew up in Bali and learned to appreciate and love the exceptional (artistic) skills of the Balinese craftsmen. She founded her own design company IBUKU in 2010. With this amalgamation of craftsmen, architects, engineers and designers, she would like Bali to become a global center for sustainable design.

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Green Village bamboo architecture


Bambu Indah 

Responsible lifestyle in harmony with nature, sustainable bamboo design combined with luxurious comfort and loving service – that is Bambu Indah (beautiful bamboo). This eco-chic hotel is extraordinary and also environmentally friendly. It is located in Sayan, on the edge of Ubud and close to the Ayung River shore. Since 2005 eleven restored Javanese bridal houses and two open Bamboo tree houses provide unique and individual overnight accommodation.

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By the Ayung RiverIBUKu bed at Bambu IndahCopper House views of Bali landscapeBamboo elevator

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