We’re Pando.

We create hope through action.

We’re building a brighter and better future for the 10 million people who call LA home.

Los Angeles County has a plan to create strong, regional resilience. We’re the non-profit developing civic engagement opportunities to implement the plan.

We give people the tools they need to make courageous things happen for the LA basin and its people.

We focus on the ones we can reach. The ones we can inspire. The ones who create and build and fight. The young ones. And all the others who still have hope.

Higher ed. K-12. Sustainability professionals. Intergenerational and interfaith stakeholders.

We innovate civic engagement to solve the biggest problems facing Los Angeles and the world:

Shelter, water, jobs, climate, equity, transportation, community, food, trash, poverty, biodiversity, pollution, and more.

Our only goal is to equip people to take our problems on. With creative, can-do spirit.

Pando is named after the one-tree aspen forest in Utah, the largest organism on Earth–made up of over 47,000 trunks, and millions of leaves, connected through one root system.

It’s the perfect symbol—and a darned good name.

Happening: Pando Days ’22

Some of our successes

Pando Days ’21

2021 Season

Ten of the most creative college and university minds take on four challenges within the LA County sustainability plan.

Magenta House Expo

2022 Season

A middle and high school student showcase for their most innovative water and power sustainability solutions.

CSO Strategic Taskforce

PROFESSIONAL NETWORK: LA’s CSO Taskforce focuses Chief Sustainability Officers from government, business, and civil society on broad regional issues.

Pando at SSS HSRC


A hub of service and Earth-centered learning for faith (and no faith) communities of every stripe.

Blog Posts

And the 2022 Magenta House Expo winners are…

Magenta House just wrapped a highly successful pilot year for its Accelerator and Expo program, offering project-centered learning on sustainability…

USC Helps Pando the World

This spring, USC’s Iovine and Young Academy focused the entirety of a graduate-level industry practicum course on helping Pando more…

Pando in Dnipro

Interview with Denys Zhadiaiev, a process philosopher from Dnipro, Ukraine on the war with Russia.

Go Put Your Hands in the Dirt

Hi Mom,
Boy have I got some scrubbing to do.

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