Schools & Projects

Pando Days ’22 initiatives were conceived and prototyped by Southland college and university teams, each implementing a goal taken from the Los Angeles County Sustainability Plan.

ArtCenter 1

COUNTY GOALS # 7 & #8
Mobilizing L.A.’s Transportation Future
Reimagining city space on a human scale, through a holistic transportation system that eliminates traffic, saves energy and provides equitable point to point access.

ArtCenter 2

COUNTY GOALS #4 & #9
Upping Our Recycling Game
Designing an innovative suite of products to reduce waste and promote sustainability through durability, longevity and repurposing.

Cal Lutheran

COUNTY GOALS #5
Safe Passages: Creating a Wildlife Corridor
Constructing a wildlife corridor connecting urban edges to wildlands by reintroducing native plants to attract local animals.

Cal State University Long Beach 1

COUNTY GOALS #1, #2, #5 & #6
Colorado Lagoon
Visitors engage in site-specific augmented reality experiences – interactions make the value of preserving coastal wetlands personal – heightening the desire to protect this essential resource.

Cal State University Long Beach 2

COUNTY GOALS #1, #2, #5 & #6
Visions of the Long Beach Breakwater
Community engagement through augmented reality – envisioning a sustainable future where natural waterway processes are disrupted.

Cal State University Northridge

COUNTY GOALS #1, #5, & #6
Restoring the Sepulveda Basin
Building broad-based support for a plan to transform the Sepulveda River Basin into an accessible green space featuring responsible water management.

CalArts

COUNTY GOALS #5 & #6
Sea Studio
Designing an immersive space for both artists and the public to experience and create kinship with our oceans.

College of the Canyons

COUNTY GOALS #1, #2 & #3
Training the Next Generation
Producing a podcast series that shares the wisdom and experience of environmental leaders across generations.

Harvey Mudd/Pomona College/Cal Poly Pomona

COUNTY GOAL #7A
Zeroing in on Solar
Developing a strategic plan to place non-profit solar panel factories in LA County’s under served communities.

LACCD

COUNTY GOALS #2, #4, & #9
Design for a Sustainable Campus
Creating education modules promoting energy efficiency and water conservation – beginning with building design at community colleges.

LA Trade Tech / Architecture

COUNTY GOAL #6
Watts Next: The Nature Walk
Designing a three-mile green-space pedestrian walk along the Watts train tracks to improve the neighborhood microclimate and quality of life.

Mount Saint Mary’s University

COUNTY GOALS #1, #5, & #6
Probing for Resilience
Employing a data-driven approach to advocate for the replacement of traditional landscaping with native plants.

Pepperdine University

COUNTY GOALS #5, #7, & #11
Climate Migration and Faith
Developing a communication and action plan that church leaders can use to mobilize community engagement on the challenges of climate migration.

Santa Monica College

COUNTY GOALS #2 & #4
Altered District
Designing architectural prototypes to create a healthy and sustainable work environment.

USC

COUNTY GOAL #5
Test Plot: Elephant Hill
Creating a viable ecosystem managed by local community stewardship on once-neglected land.

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