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An eco-lover’s dream in a sea of bamboo ~ Green School, Bali

August 27, 2009

By Dian Hasan | August 27, 2009

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Bali never seems to fail to mesmerize even the most frequent of visitors with offerings of new experiences, ones that touch the body, mind and soul. No, I’m not talking about Yoga, Pilates, the wonders of traditional Javanese Jamu herbal remedial concoctions, or the latest whimsical Spa & Wellnesss Treatments. I’d like to bring you down to earth, literally, and savor the beauty of the tropical earth and one of its best gifts to mankind – the humble BAMBOO! Considered by many as the best sustainable building material. And there’s a new way of appreciating the versatility of this Grass (no it’s not wood like many are lead to believe!), at a school in Ubud, Bali, which is constructed entirely of Bamboo. Welcome to the Green School, a most unlikely travel destination, that was never set out to become an attraction, but has become just that.


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Tours of the school and its gorgeous 8-hectare green campus is available every Monday and Wednesday at 3 PM. The school welcomes a donation of Rp.100,000 (approximately US$10) that goes into Green School’s scholarship fund for Indonesian students. Visitors can get their names carved on a bamboo pole.
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The tour is very rewarding for anyone who wishes to learn more about Bamboo, which until recently has been under-appreciated. Green School hopes that the experience of a learning environment in such a natural setting, surrounded by Bamboo, will impart better understanding of why Bamboo is today’s most sustainable building material. Without forgetting, of course, the school’s noble mission of educating children of all nations how to appreciate nature, leading into about sustainable stewardship. After all, it’s best to positively influence a child’s mind at a young age. An honorable philosophy indeed.
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And Visitors can of course help in many other ways, including Fundraising, Volunteering for various activities that the school promotes regularly. And also the Green Camp, which is a great way for eco-inclined school and corporate gatherings. Please check their website.

Source:Unique Travel Destinations

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  1. csvecuador permalink
    August 27, 2009 2:56 pm

    just beautiful

  2. August 27, 2009 3:35 pm

    These beautiful images give a whole new meaning to the term “Tiki Hut”. The Balinese imagination does not disappoint. Only the sounds of the ocean can rival the sound of a bamboo forest. Beauty and Sustainability, funny how they relate.

  3. August 27, 2009 3:58 pm

    What a gorgeous building, architectually speaking. It’s amazing to see how it can be used for so much more than simple flooring.

  4. August 27, 2009 4:22 pm

    Its so great the the students can learn to appreciate the environment surrounded by bamboo and other natural materials. The pictures of the school are beautiful.

  5. August 27, 2009 4:52 pm

    How do we get there and when is the best time to travel. I am really interested. Great photos and a great way to enjoy life.

    • uniquetraveldestinations permalink*
      August 28, 2009 11:05 pm

      Hi Mari, Thank you so much for your constructive input. I’m delighted you’re finding our blog useful, informational and entertaining. Please stay connected for more future travel pieces. Please visit our other blogs by the same author: http://www.uniquetraveldestinations.net, http://www.enchantingeden.wordpress.com, http://www.endangerededen.wordpress.com, and http://www.dianhasan.wordpress.com
      Stay curious! Best Regards, Dian

    • uniquetraveldestinations permalink*
      August 28, 2009 11:14 pm

      Green School is open to visitors all year round. But it’s best to check w/ them first just to be sure. As the school is becoming very popular for visits, and not only those interested in Green Tourism/Green Building/Eco Travelers. I’ll try to blog more about bamboo, especially about John Hardy’s (Green School founder and jeweler to the stars!!) lifelong commitment to bamboo. He’s doing some incredible stuff w/ bamboo. Will tell you more about it. Stay posted. ciao, dian

  6. August 27, 2009 4:58 pm

    Very nice pics, thanks. I love bamboo, it has such a soothing quality!

  7. busyman1918 permalink
    August 27, 2009 5:16 pm

    wow seems almost like a paradise with that picture of that room. bamboo truly is such a versatile product….it can be eatten, grown as a hobby, used in the kitchen as tools, and well buildings….

    anyways nice pictures.
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  8. August 27, 2009 5:55 pm

    Great information and use of furniture.

  9. August 28, 2009 3:31 am

    i am exactly from the bamboo home decor too, such using of the bamboo to build the big house for school and residential area is my first time of seeing. it’s all amazing of the people’s wisdom from there!

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    • uniquetraveldestinations permalink*
      August 28, 2009 11:11 pm

      Hi Sara, thanks so much for finding us, and for your useful suggestion. I’ve registered and linked up the Green School/Bamboo story via http://www.zillionsb.com. Hope it helps spread the word. Pls stay posted. ciao, dian

  11. September 18, 2009 5:49 pm

    Great site…keep up the good work. I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks,

    A definite great read.. :)

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  12. September 24, 2009 1:51 pm

    I don’t know If I said it already but …This blog rocks! I gotta say, that I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, :)

    A definite great read..Tony Brown

    • uniquetraveldestinations permalink*
      September 27, 2009 9:41 am

      Thanks for your positive feedback, Tony! ciao, dian

  13. uniquetraveldestinations permalink*
    August 28, 2009 10:55 pm

    Hi Stephane Daury, Thank you so much for your constructive input. I’m delighted you’re finding our blog useful, informational and entertaining. Please stay connected for more future travel pieces. Please visit our other blogs by the same author: http://www.uniquetraveldestinations.net, http://www.enchantingeden.wordpress.com, http://www.endangerededen.wordpress.com, and http://www.dianhasan.wordpress.com
    Stay curious! Best Regards, Dian

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