Pandora Thomas is a passionate global citizen who works as a sustainability and environmental education consultant, permaculture teacher, lecturer and writer. She is a certified green building professional, credentialed multiple subjects' teacher and studied at Columbia's Teachers College, and Tufts University. Her writing includes a children's book, various curricula and a greenbuilding manual for youth. After years of working with groups as diverse as Iraqi and Indonesian youth to men serving in San Quentin she enjoys lecturing and teaching about empowering collaboration and community assets based design. Pandora co-founded Earthseed Consulting LLC, a holistic consulting firm whose work expands the opportunities for sustainable living for diverse communities. Her current clients include Toyota, Alameda County office of Mental Health, and the Institute at the Golden Gate.
She currently co-leads a project called Pathways to Resilience, a permaculture and social enterprise-training program for men and women re-entering their communities after incarceration. She also recently co-founded the Black Permaculture Network, which is serving a community of diverse permaculturalists around access and support.
She has studied four languages and lived and worked in over twelve countries and her other achievements include presenting at Tedx Denver and SF, and being awarded fellowships to Columbia University, Green For All and the Applied Research Center.