The Pando Sustainability Awards honor the project-based work of LA’s young people and practical visionaries who care. The 2024 event celebrates the successes of Pando Days and Magenta House projects produced over the 2023 season, and the Camp Pando launch.

The Pando Awards celebrate the ingenuity developed under our diverse slate of project-based programs and honors those who have made the programs happen.

Hosted at Caltech in the spring of the year, the event showcases the work of higher-ed students and professors from Pando Days, middle schoolers from Magenta House, and informal learners from Camp Pando. Awards are given out based on the decisions of a distinguished panel of sustainability and social-impact professionals.

The event provides a unique opportunity for teams to move their projects forward with support from local communities, and involves public agencies, businesses, NGOs, philanthropists, sustainability professionals, and media.

The Pando Awards are a celebration of hope for the California Southland. It’s the sustainability event of the year. To read more about the April 2023 Awards event, go here. Watch unedited footage of the entire program, and see all the speeches, here.

Date/Time: Sunday, April 14, 2024, 2:00-5:00
Location: Dabney Lounge and Gardens, Caltech, Pasadena

Pando Sustainability Awards Host Committee: Jane Close Conoley, President, California State University, Long Beach; Christian Cruz, Senior Community Outreach Manager, Clean Power Alliance; Mick Dalrymple, Chief Sustainability Officer, University of Southern California; Karen Hofmann, President, ArtCenter College of Design; Rita Kampalath, Chief Sustainability Officer, County of Los Angeles; Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Councilmember Emeritus, 5th District; Paul Krekorian, President, Los Angeles City Council and Member, 2nd District; Ann McElaney-Johnson, President, Mount Saint Mary’s University; Peter Laugharn, President, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation; Heidrun Mumper-Drumm, Chair, Chief Sustainability Officers Taskforce; John Onderdonk, Assistant Vice President for Facilities Operations and Services, Caltech; Ravi S. Rajan, President, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts); Kecia Washington, Director of Innovation, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

2022 winners

Pando Days ’22: for more information, see the full program and range of projects.

Practical Visionaries Who Care:

Lifetime Achievement Award — Paul Koretz
Earth Visionary Award — Plante Moran, Metro, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, Los Angeles Department of Power and Water, Alexandria Technology, Michelle Ellison, Clean Power Alliance, Calpine Energy Solutions, The Happold Foundation, California Institute of Technology, John Buchanan, John B. Cobb, Jr.

2021 winners

Pando Days ’21: for more information, see the full program and range of projects.

Magenta House: for more information, see the full program and range of projects.

2019 winners

Pando Days ’19-20: for more information, see the full program and range of projects.


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Thank you!

Pando Days is a collaboration with the CSO Taskforce for LA County with the ’22 season made possible in part by the support of our generous partners: