Welcome to Pando.

We create hope through action.

We’re making LA a community of more resilient communities.

Pando works at the intersection of culture, education, and public agencies to innovate bold opportunities to implement Los Angeles County’s sustainability goals.

We forge collaborations, and generate solutions and practical plans.

We make courageous things happen in solidarity with the Earth and its people.

We bring together people who show every day that they are passionate about Los Angeles and its future.

Because if you care about LA’s future, you care about sustainability and other people.

We have a process for project acceleration that can light fires in the hearts of the best and brightest to implement sustainability in the LA basin.

But these are not pie-in-the-sky projects. They are practical, sensible efforts at dozens of locations across the Southland.

Pando is about the bravest of our better angels working to muster and inspire the people who are imagining the unimaginable:

A brighter and better future for the 10 million people who call LA home.

What’s happening

Some of our successes

Pando Days ’21


The most creative minds within higher ed tackle the biggest sustainability challenges facing Southern California.

Magenta House – Events


Pop-up and neighborhood events teach water conservation and power efficiency.

Pilgrimage to Pando


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

Pandotopia Blitz


Reimagining religious campuses as hubs of integral ecology.

Blog Posts

Pando Days ’21 Launches!

Transcript of presentation remarks at the Pando Days ’21 Launch.

Finding Hope Amid Conflicting Currents

Pando Populus Board Member Rev. Ed Bacon recently spoke with the Zen Buddhist priest Rev. angel Kyoto williams about Pando and contemporary issues.

Garden Mysteries

Rilke speaks of the gardener’s participation in the Universe’s Mysteries this way: “In spite of all the farmer’s work and worry, he can’t reach down to where the seed is slowly transmuted into summer. The earth bestows.”

Christmas Greetings from Tokyo, 2020

All throughout, trees outside my window stood firm and accompanied me by extending and waving their branches and invited me to listen to the circular rhythm of life. “Stay put where you are planted,” the trees reminded me.