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.

Ongoing programs
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

2019/20

HIGHER ED: Southland colleges and universities come together with courses, studios, and labs to build County sustainability.

Pando Days ’21

2021

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

2018

Magenta House was conceived in a Blitz.

Magenta House – Events

2019

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

UseMore Campaign

2019

UseMore publicity campaign spurs more conversations about using less.

Magenta House – Online

2020

Online resources give homeowners and renters alike DIY tools to turn their homes Magenta.

Magenta House Accelerator

2021

YOUTH: Middle School and High School teams innovate a water-wise and power-conscious future for LA.

Magenta House Expo

2022

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

2017

Citizen-scientist adventure to save the largest living organism on Earth.

Pilgrimage to Pando

2018

Contemplative journey to the home of the largest living organism on Earth.

Expedition: Pando

2019

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.

Pandotopia Blitz

2017

Reimagining religious campuses as hubs of community resilience.

Pando at Maryknoll

2018-21

Prototype to incarnate the vision of Pope Francis’s “integral ecology” at the Maryknoll Monrovia campus.

Pando at SSS HSRC

2021

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.

Campando Maryknoll

2017

Where change-makers go to unplug and recharge.

Campando Maryknoll

2018

Second year of our community leadership retreat program.

Events
We produce single events that respond opportunistically to needs and prototype new ideas that might be worth taking for a longer ride.

Interconnected

2021

Pando means we’re interconnected.

Junk Battle

2018

Countywide architecture and design schools take on big junk.

City Blitz

2018

Executive-level education and innovation for sustainable cities.

Futures of Death Alley

2018

Making an impact at LA’s ground zero.

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