INDONESIA: The world’s greenest school.

04. Februar 2019 | Social

Heart of School Spiral Roof (Credit: greenschool.org)

Students attend a class inside a huge bamboo and straw hut at the greenest school on earth in Bali, Indonesia. Located in the remote Sibang Kajha area of the tropical island, the Green School campus is built using sustainable natural material and is powered by more than 100 solar panels. According to an article on Dailymail.co.uk the school was founded in 2006 by Canadian John Hardy, a former jewellery maker who arrived on the paradise island in 1975. It has nearly 300 students aged 6-18, enrolled from over 45 different countries.

Mr Hardy said: ‘We want children to cultivate physical sensibilities that will enable them to adapt and be capable in the world. We want children to develop spiritual awareness and emotional intuition, and to encourage them to be in awe of life’s possibilities.’

His business partner and wife Cynthia is an American who arrived in Bali in 1982 as a stopover on a round-the-world trip. The curriculum covers mathematics, science, languages and other general subjects and places an emphasis on teaching students the importance of being environmentally conscious and living sustainably. Students also let their hair down making bamboo roller coasters and entering battle of the bands competitions. Each of the classrooms has its own rice paddy which the students are responsible for maintaining and then harvesting for consumption.

In 2012 Green School was awarded the Greenest School on Earth award by the US charity Center for Green Schools and the US Green Building Council.

The Green School