Pandotopia Hubs are places radically committed to accelerating the pace of change, focused on the Earth and its people.
Our prototype Hub is at the Maryknoll Sisters’ compound in Monrovia, CA. We’re inspired by the commitment of the Sisters, who have served the common good in some of the most difficult places on Earth and have put it all on the line.
Hubs are highly entrepreneurial — at the center of each Hub is a Pando Accelerator, where change makers come to kick-start hyper-local environmental and social impact initiatives.
They utilize unique branding to bring diverse partners together, and are managed independently for bold, efficient action and financial sustainability.
Hubs share a common ontology that details what an Earth- and people-centered commitment means (see draft ontology here), inspired by Pope Francis’s encyclical to the world, Laudato Si’ and John Cobb’s challenge toward a more ecologically balanced civilization.
We formed the Pandotopia Network to support and extend the Pandotopia model.
Pandotopia at Maryknoll, prototype
The first Pandotopia Hub is being prototyped in collaboration with the Maryknoll Sisters in Monrovia, CA at the 7 1/2 acre site of their convent and retirement and health center.
The location is being reimagined to meet the aims of 21st century mission, targeting social and environmental needs for the municipalities of Los Angeles County, and working in close collaboration with NGO, faith, business, education, and government institutions.