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.


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

Can There Be a Pando Theology?

In this fascinating discussion, two Pando thought leaders, John B. Cobb, Jr. and Ed Bacon, sat down together over Zoom to talk about Pando Theology and what it means.

Arcadia and the Western Imagination

Artist in Residence Yogan Muller reflects on the “tipping points” and “focal points” that have inspired his work as a photographer and a scholar.

Something Is Growing @ Pando

Maru García reports on her exploration of biomimicry and biodesign as a Pando Artist in Residence.

Letter from Tokyo

In this post Sr. Teruko Ito, MM offers a brief reflection on the coronavirus, Mother Earth, and what the blooming cherry blossoms might be able to teach us.