Pando creates high-impact initiatives for environmental and social impact. Our aim is a more ecologically balanced, economically secure, and socially just future — beginning with the area where we live.
We bring the creative world and entrepreneurs together with faith-based groups, higher ed, local government, and business to launch initiatives that are difficult for any of them to pull off alone.
Think old-fashioned barn-raisings, but with an eco and justice twist.
I’m with Pando
We’re inspired by Pando, the one-tree forest that interconnects and nurtures tens of thousands of trees through a common rootball.
Being Pando means I belong to you, you belong to me, we belong to each other.
Pando communities cultivate unity amidst great diversity. With creativity and can-do spirit harnessed for the common good. Grounded in big ideas. Radically committed.
We’re aiming for ecolibrium
Our vision is the world that designer John Bielenberg names as a state of “ecolibrium,” where the Earth and its people are in balance. It includes what Pope Francis describes as “integral ecology” and references philosopher John Cobb’s “ecological civilization.”
We network people and organizations together who support the vision. Launch galvanizing initiatives and events. And serve as a clearinghouse of resources.
Pando at Maryknoll
At the Maryknoll Sisters’ 7 ½ acre compound in Monrovia, we’re bringing women who have taken lifelong vows of poverty together with some of the country’s top designers, urban farmers together with social impact entrepreneurs, believers of all kinds together with those who don’t relate to any traditional faith to model, accelerate, and educate about incarnating a new way of living. Read more and get involved!