Pando Days Media Kit
Pando Days is the most ambitious undertaking of its kind for County resilience. And the public is invited to be a part!
Pando Days brings together ten Southland colleges and universities to create ingenious new initiatives for a resilient Los Angeles County. Teams from each participating school chose a County sustainability goal to help implement. Seven months later, their plans and prototypes are ready to premiere to the public online over ten roll-out virtual events and a juried finale. Join us online on Zoom to see the ingenious initiatives that have been developed to build community resilience. REGISTER.
Premiere events, June 16 – July 21: Listen to team presentations from the college and university leads, hear responses first-hand from sustainability officers Countywide, and participate in open Q&A. REGISTER.
Finale, July 25: Join finale to hear the announcement of jury selections. Jury members include Peter Laugharn, president of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation; Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Councilmember (5th District); Mark Eckhardt, CEO of COMMON; and Kathy Schlein, entrepreneur and early-stage investor. REGISTER.
Public is invited to register now for premiere events and juried finale over Zoom. Registrants are welcome to register for multiple events. (All times are Pacific.)
|SCHOOL||PREMIERE EVENT AND FINALE||DATE/TIME|
|SCI-Arc||AI: FUTURE OF HOUSING: Employing artificial intelligence to map affordable housing opportunities and match construction resources.||June 16, 3:00|
|Los Angeles Trade Tech College/ Architecture||REPURPOSING LAND: Transforming back-alley wasteland into thriving community space.||June 19, 1:00|
|UCLA||BIOPHILIA TREEHOUSE: Linking birds and people at the tree level.||June 23, 1:00|
|Cal State Long Beach||WE ARE THE SEA: Engaging families & neighborhoods with local waterways.||June 26, 1:00|
|USC||CAR SICK: Getting us on track for life without cars.||June 30, 1:00|
|Cal Poly Pomona||FOOD WITHIN REACH: Foodways every quarter mile across LA County.||July 7, 3:00|
|Otis College||GREEN MAP AND GO: Map and engage green resources.||July 10, 1:00|
|Pasadena City College||RESILIENCE PROJECT: A virtual landscape for resilience learning.||July 14, 1:00|
|Woodbury University||SALTWATER GARDENS: Innovations for the twin threats of underground saltwater incursion and food scarcity.||July 17, 1:00|
|Caltech/Sustainability||INNOVATION ENGINE FOR SUSTAINABILITY: Identifies needs, facilitates collaboration, and predicts impact.||July 21, 1:00 |
|ALL SCHOOL||FINALE with announcement of jury selections||July 25, 2:00|
PANDO DAYS was conceived in association with the CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) Strategic Taskforce and made possible in part by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Second Home, and the Maryknoll Sisters/Monrovia.
“See what we’ve been up to.”
“Even from lockdown, Southland colleges and universities have made this happen.”
“Working virtually or not, we’re turning out solutions.”
“We’re working with the other Southland higher ed institutions to build County resilience one goal at a time.”
“We’re offering our students real-world, project-driven opportunities — to do good.”
“We’re breaking the barriers of traditional disciplines to work across silos to solve our most pressing problems.”
“We’re teaming up with the County’s leading sustainability specialists to create solutions for LA resilience.”
“Our vision for the future starts with Pando Days!”
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