Pando innovates solutions and practical plans to meet LA’s ambitious sustainability goals.
We unite the people who care most about the future of Los Angeles. Focus them on the right things. And motivate them. With passion.
All of our programs, ongoing and single events, are designed to implement Los Angeles County’s social and environmental plan, OurCounty LA.
These extend over successive years for higher ed, youth, professional development, and interfaith. The programs represent different models of our accelerator process in action.
Pando Days | Higher Ed
Yes, there is hope for LA! Because we have a not-so-secret goal. To connect educators and college students to a big plan. The one that really matters. The Los Angeles County Sustainability Plan—the boldest county sustainability plan in the nation. With dedicated courses and labs that implement real-world projects to meet our biggest sustainability challenges.
Pando Days 2019-20
HIGHER ED: Southland colleges and universities come together with courses, studios, and labs to build County sustainability.
Pando Days ’21
The most creative minds from higher ed tackle the biggest sustainability challenges facing Southern California.
Magenta House | Youth
A program in civic engagement to create a more water-conscious and power-wise future. We bring middle and high schools together with community-based organizations for project acceleration and neighborhood service.
Water & Power Blitz
Magenta House was conceived in a Blitz.
Magenta House – Events
Pop-up and neighborhood events teach water conservation and power efficiency.
UseMore publicity campaign spurs more conversations about using less.
Magenta House – Online
Online resources give homeowners and renters alike DIY tools to turn their homes Magenta.
Magenta House Accelerator
YOUTH: Middle School and High School teams innovate a water-wise and power-conscious future for LA.
Magenta House Expo
A middle and high school student showcase for their most innovative water and power sustainability solutions.
Roadtrip to Pando | Professional Development
Peer-to-peer brainstorming for sustainability meets wilderness adventure at the site of our namesake and one-tree-forest in Utah.
Roadtrip to Pando
Citizen-scientist adventure to save the largest living organism on Earth.
Pilgrimage to Pando
Contemplative journey to the home of the largest living organism on Earth.
Outdoor adventure and hands-on preservation at the site of our namesake.
Pandotopia | Interfaith
Professional development for religious communities, this program focuses on developing hubs of interfaith (and no-faith) connection around education and service-based projects that meet local social and environmental challenges.
Reimagining religious campuses as hubs of community resilience.
Pando at Maryknoll
Prototype to incarnate the vision of Pope Francis’s “integral ecology” at the Maryknoll Monrovia campus.
Pando at SSS HSRC
INTERFAITH: A hub of service and Earth-centered learning for faith (and no faith) communities of every stripe.
Campando | Interfaith
Community leaders unplug, recharge, and make new connections for service.
Where change-makers go to unplug and recharge.
Second year of our community leadership retreat program.
We produce single events that respond opportunistically to needs and prototype new ideas that might be worth taking for a longer ride.
Pando means we’re interconnected.
Countywide architecture and design schools take on big junk.
Executive-level education and innovation for sustainable cities.
Futures of Death Alley
Making an impact at LA’s ground zero.
County Goal #1: Resilience
County Goal #2: Buildings
County Goal #3: Land
County Goal #4: Economy
County Goal #5: Biodiversity
County Goal #6: Re-creation
County Goal #7: Climate
County Goal #8: Mobility
County Goal #9: Resources
County Goal #10: Food
County Goal #11: Governance
County Goal #12: Partnerships
COLLABORATORS & SCHOOLS
Cal Poly Pomona
Cal State Long Beach
City of Cudahy
CSO Strategic Taskforce
LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz
LA Department of Water and Power
LA City Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, Homelessness Initiative
LA Trade Tech College/Architecture