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.


Accelerating hope
for the Southland,
again!

Join us
Mar. – Dec. 2021


Successes

Pando Days ’21

2021 Season

Ten of the most creative college and university minds take on four challenges within the LA County sustainability plan.

Pando Days ’20

2019/20

Ten Southland colleges and universities come together to implement County resiliency.

Magenta House – Events

2019 Season

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

Pilgrimage to Pando

2018

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. Pando means we are interconnected. 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

Cobb and Bacon on King

We asked Pando Chair John B. Cobb, Jr. and Vice Chair Ed Bacon to comment on the relationship between Pando and King, and intersections between motivating ideas.

Pando Days ’22 Premiere Recap

Showcasing 11 projects from 10 Southland universities tackling LA County sustainability.

Happy Holidays from Pando!

WE ARE ALL CONNECTED.

Ready for this? COP27

A smattering of assessments we’ve been reading about the issues presented at COP27.