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Green School

Green School
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Demand the Impossible! evitar la linealidad The Green School In a swath of jungle near Ubud, Bali, the Green School has just finished the second year of operation. The gong announces the beginning of class, where students learn in bamboo pavilions without walls. A hen and two chicks scuttle across the earth floor of the ampitheatre. The staff has just cleared the remaining banana-leaf plates used to serve the organic lunch. In a groundup approach, all of the campus structures, 30 and counting, are handcrafted from bamboo, connecting the design to the pedagogical core of the school. American Cynthia and her partner, Canadian designer John Hardy, have lived on Bali for over thirty years. In making the school, John Hardy did not turn to the international architecture competition circuit. This school’s structure was built with three different types of bamboo: Petung, Tali and Duri. Early experiments in furniture taught the design team how bamboo performs. View of the “Heart of School”. Within the restrictions of bamboo, variations of form flourish.

Research, sustainability and learning Out of the box architecture Bamboo Architecture: Green School, Bali | Archian Designs: Architects in Bacolod, Iloilo, Cebu, Davao & the Philippines April 24, 2011 by Archian Architect Feature: Green School in Bali, Indonesia Environmentalists and designers John and Cynthia Hardy wanted to motivate communities to live sustainably. Part of that effort was to show people how to build with sustainable materials, namely bamboo. They established the Green School, and its affiliates: the Meranggi Foundation, which develops plantations of bamboo plants through presenting bamboo seedlings to local rice farmers; and PT Bambu, a for-profit design and construction company that promotes the use of bamboo as a primary building material, in an effort to avoid the further depletion of rainforests. The Green School, a giant laboratory built by PT Bambu, is located on a sustainable campus straddling both sides of the Ayung River in Sibang Kaja, Bali, within a lush jungle with native plants and trees growing alongside sustainable organic gardens. Green School Bamboo Ceiling Green School Bamboo Architecture Green School-Architect John Hardie Like this:

Teach C.R.E.A.T.E. Conceptos de mobiliario Contraintes Proposal for MIT Global Environment Initiative seeks public comment As the world’s population continues to expand, our natural resources will become increasingly strained. In an effort to find sustainable solutions for the planet’s growing population while minimizing environmental impacts, MIT’s Environmental Research Council (ERC) has put forward a detailed implementation plan to establish a Global Environmental Initiative to complement the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). The interdisciplinary, faculty-led council presented the plan to the MIT community last Thursday in a forum held at the Kirsch Auditorium in the Stata Center. “It’s impossible to imagine a problem bigger and more compelling, or more suited to the strengths of MIT, than how to drive toward global sustainability,” said MIT President Susan Hockfield in a video address to the forum. In the areas of climate and oceans, MIT already has a strong foundation of interdisciplinary collaboration. The initiative also lays out a plan for creating educational programs.

Educacion en relacion con el entorno L'Action de l'of-FEEE | of-FEEE - office français de la Fondation pour l'Education à l'Environnement en Europe Publics cibles : Collectivités locales, animateurs, établissements scolaires, professionnels du bois et de la forêt, grand public Les objectifs et le fonctionnement de l'opération :L'ONU a proclamé le 21 Mars "Journée internationale des forêts". Partout dans le monde sont organisés des événements pour nous rappeler la contribution essentielle de l'arbre à nos vies, que ce soit en forêt ou en ville. La forêt a de multiples fonctions, est partagée par de multiples acteurs pour de multiples usages : elle a une fonction économique importante (source de plus de 425 000 emplois en France), une fonction sociale majeure (loisirs, culture, sport, art) ainsi qu'une fonction écologique essentielle (production d'oxygène, épuration de l'air et de l'eau, stabilisation des sols, séquestration du CO2, et abri d'une biodiversité très riche). La France est le 3ème pays le plus boisé de l'Union Européenne et possède un patrimoine forestier considérable et parfois méconnu.