We’re a team of producers, designers, philosophers, scientists, sustainability officers and others who want to move Los Angeles forward in ecological terms.

About Pando Populus™

Pando Populus is a producer of high-impact, hyper-local initiatives and events in LA County with the intent of supporting and connecting southland sustainability missions from the ground up.

We focus on delivering stakeholder buy-in around strategically chosen objectives.

The value we add lies in capacity building – pulling together the partners and opportunities that can help fast-track the region toward ecological sustainability.

We focus on:

– Hyper-local events that make stuff happen.
– Cross-silo networks.
– Storytelling that can reframe and inspire.

Pando Populus was founded in the fall of 2014, with our inaugural conference held on the campus of Pomona College in Claremont, CA in June of 2015 for some 1,500 people.  The event explored more than eighty different tracks in the sciences and humanities, rethinking civilization along ecological lines.

Pando Conference

Pando Populus takes its name from the largest and one of the oldest organisms on the planet — a giant quaking aspen named “Pando.”  Spread over more than a hundred acres in south-central Utah, Pando is connected by a single root system. Each part nourishes the whole.

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“It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.”
—  Alfred North Whitehead