We engage higher ed, K-12, and community stakeholders to take on LA’s biggest challenges.
These extend over successive years.
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 ’22
Pando Days ’22 brings 15 colleges and universities together to create a more sustainable region.
Pando Days ’21
Ten of the most creative college and university minds take on four challenges within the LA County sustainability plan.
Pando Days 2019-20
Southland colleges and universities come together with courses, studios, and labs to build County sustainability.
Magenta House | Middle school
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
A middle school student showcase for their most innovative water and power sustainability solutions.
Magenta House Accelerator
Middle School teams innovate a water-wise and power-conscious future for LA.
Magenta House – Resources
Educational outreach provides homeowners and renters alike DIY tools to turn their homes Magenta.
UseMore publicity campaign spurs more conversations about using less.
Magenta House – Events
Pop-up and neighborhood events teach water conservation and power efficiency.
Water & Power Blitz
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.
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.
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.
Second year of our community leadership retreat program.
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.
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 spent her time growing “plastic” and re-building soil and community as a fellow.
Aubrey spent her time photographing and facilitating events as well as designing educational materials as a fellow.
Yogan spent a short weekend photographing trees, reconnecting with nature and finding an artistic direction as a fellow.
Geneva helped launch the Pando at Maryknoll program, painted murals, grew produce and helped manage the Magenta House program as a fellow.
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