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 ’21

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

Pando Days 2019/20

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.

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

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.

How can we make Los Angeles families fall in love with our ocean?

We Are The Sea engages and invites families through a people-powered and people-empowered welcome: a bike path that rings the city.

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

“AI: The Future of Housing,” SCI-Arc’s Pando Days initiative, presents a near future for Los Angeles where AI and new technologies are tools in the fight for housing equity.