We engage higher ed, K-12, and community stakeholders to take on LA’s biggest challenges.

Our ongoing programs and single events bring educators, students, and stakeholders together to support the region we love. .

Ongoing programs
These extend over successive years.

Pando Days | Higher ed

Pando Days Series

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 ’23

2023 Season

Pando Days ’23 brings together colleges and universities from across the Southland to solve local sustainability challenges.

Pando Days ’22

2022 Season

Pando Days ’22 brings 15 colleges and universities together to create a more sustainable region.

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 2019-20

2019-20 Season

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

Magenta House | Middle school

Magenta House Series

A civic engagement program to create a more water-conscious and power-wise future. We bring middle schools together with community-based organizations for project acceleration and neighborhood service.

Magenta House Expo

2022 Season

A middle school student showcase for their most innovative water and power sustainability solutions.

Magenta House Accelerator

2022 Season

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

Magenta House – Resources

2020-21 Season

Educational outreach provides homeowners and renters alike DIY tools to turn their homes Magenta.

UseMore Campaign

2019 Season

UseMore publicity campaign spurs more conversations about using less.

Magenta House – Events

2019 Season

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

Water & Power Blitz

2018 Season

Magenta House was conceived in a Blitz.

Junk Battle | Higher ed and high school

Students come together to tackle one of LA’s largest challenges: waste.

Junk Battle

2018 Season

Countywide architecture and design schools take on big junk. Precursor of Pando Days.

Roadtrip to Pando | Pando community

Peer-to-peer brainstorming meets wilderness adventure at the site of our namesake and one-tree-forest in Utah.

Expedition: Pando


Outdoor adventure and hands-on preservation at the site of our namesake.

Pilgrimage to Pando


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

Roadtrip to Pando


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

Campando | Intergenerational

Community leaders unplug, recharge, and make new connections across generations and traditions for service.

Campando Maryknoll


Second year of our community leadership retreat program.

Campando Maryknoll


Where change-makers go to unplug and recharge.

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.

Pandotopia Blitz

Reimagining religious campuses as hubs of community resilience.

City Blitz

Executive-level education and innovation for sustainable cities.

Futures of Death Alley

Making an impact at LA’s ground zero.

Fellowship Program
This is an in-residence arts and humanities opportunity aiming both to contribute to Pando’s mission and to the Fellow’s own artistic, research, or service work.

Maru Garcia


Maru spent her time growing “plastic” and re-building soil and community as a fellow.

Aubrey Burgess


Aubrey spent her time photographing and facilitating events as well as designing educational materials as a fellow.

Yogan Muller

December 2019

Yogan spent a short weekend photographing trees, reconnecting with nature and finding an artistic direction as a fellow.

Geneva Bielenberg


Geneva helped launch the Pando at Maryknoll program, painted murals, grew produce and helped manage the Magenta House program as a fellow.

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