We turn hopes and worries into action to solve the world’s biggest problems. And we’re succeeding.

We help local communities leverage their creative and intellectual resources for sustainability. We network organizations in new ways. Help them innovate initiatives they wouldn’t have dreamed up on their own. And map and assess their impact. We operate at the intersection of public agencies and education — higher ed, professional development, and K12.

Pando Populus is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in the fall of 2014. Our inaugural conference was held on the campus of Pomona College in Claremont, CA in June of 2015 for some 1,600 people. The event, titled “Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization,” explored more than eighty different tracks in the sciences and humanities, rethinking civilization along ecological lines. John B. Cobb, Jr. was the intellectual architect of the conference and is Pando’s founding chair.

Our values reflect the interconnectedness of all things. We take our name from the largest organism on Earth, a giant quaking aspen and one-tree forest named Pando.