Welcome to Pando.

We create hope through action.

We’re making the world a community of more resilient communities.

Pando is a positive impact accelerator.

We connect diverse people together and to our networks to grapple with big problems and gargantuan ideas.

We generate solutions and practical plans.

We get results — and make courageous things happen at a local level. In solidarity with the Earth and its people.


In times of
unrest and division,
our thought
leaders are
lifting up
these Pando values . . .

Artwork copyright (c) 2020 by Tucker Nichols


Pando Days

Ten Southland colleges and universities come together to implement County resiliency.

Magenta House

Creating standout prototype examples of water and power conservation.

Pilgrimage to Pando

Contemplative journey to the home of the largest living organism on Earth.

Junk Battle

Countywide architecture and design schools take on big junk.

Roots. We’re inspired by Pando, the one-tree forest in remote southern Utah that interconnects and nurtures tens of thousands of trees through a common rootball.

Big ideas. Being Pando means I belong to you, you belong to me, we belong to each other. It includes what Pope Francis describes as “integral ecology” and philosopher John Cobb sums up as “ecological civilization.”

Get with Pando. We’re uniting student designers with women who’ve taken lifelong vows of poverty, urban farmers with social impact entrepreneurs, philosophers, storytellers, producers, educators, activists, and sustainability officers.

We’d love your help!

Blog Posts

Garden Mysteries

“…the seed is slowly transmuted into summer. The earth bestows.”

Christmas Greetings from Tokyo, 2020

“Stay put where you are planted,” remind me the trees.

What is the future of LA housing, and how can artificial intelligence help?

Pando Days is about the opportunity to collaborate with students and peers in a way that’s not typical for academic research.

University of Southern California Dreams of Revolutionizing Freeways

Matthew Manos is fascinated by the way a simple set of instructions can alter the way we see a place and our relationship to it.