The Green School, a K-12 school located on a swath of undeveloped jungle in Bali’s Sibang Kaja village, near Ubud, opened in 2008 with 92 students. Today, it boasts 500 students from 43 countries, including about 50 students native to Bali. The campus has buildings made of bamboo, grass and mud walls, runs off solar energy and has its own water-filtration system. It also has a bio bus that runs off cooking oil and an on-campus permaculture farm, among other self-sustaining features. In addition to English, math and science, entrepreneurial learning and environmental action are a core part of the school’s curriculum. The school has garnered global attention — including write-ups in the New York Times, the Sydney Morning Herald and Marie Claire magazine — and now founder Cynthia Hardy, a 1977 Redwood High School graduate who grew up in Tiburon, is earning some local recognition for her success. She’s one of eight new inductees into the Avenue of Giants, a Redwood High School alumni hall of fame organized by the school’s alumni association. (Photo via the Green School)
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