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Pandora Thomas, permaculture designer and founder of The Green Life at San Quentin, is available for keynotes and workshops via Evil Twin Booking Agency


Pandora Thomas is a permaculture designer who creates equal access to empowering and hands-on ecological education.

She has lectured extensively around issues of diversity and inclusion, women’s and youth leadership, permaculture, sustainability, and education.

She is co-founder of Earthseed Consulting LLC, a holistic consulting firm whose work deepens the impact of sustainability in the lives of diverse communities. As co-director of the Green Life at San Quentin she works with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals to expand their education and leadership around sustainability. In collaboration with Toyota, she launched and continues to run their Green Initiative. These programs serve communities not currently reached by mainstream environmental programs.

She is a credentialed multiple subjects teacher, a naturalist and outdoor education instructor, as well as a certified green building professional and permaculture teacher. She has studied at Columbia University, Tufts University, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, Esalen Institute and The Regenerative Design Institute.

She most recently founded the Black Permaculture Network to engage a broader more diverse audience around integrating permaculture design into social advocacy.

Her writing includes a children’s book, various curricula and a greenbuilding manual for youth.

She has been awarded fellowships to Columbia University Human Rights Program and Green For All’s Green Fellows Program. She is also an avid volunteer who served as a Global Peer to four Nigerian women working to bring safe water technology to their communities with the Global Women’s Water Initiative, and doing strategy and program design for Outdoor Afro, an organization whose mission is to connect black people to nature.

Speaking and Workshop Topics:
•    Climate Change 101 (from education to action)
•    Introduction to Permaculture
•    Permaculture design for community resilience
•    Designing for Social Innovation
•    Applying ecological principles to social design
•    The M.A.G.I.C. of engaging diverse communities (Strategies for culturally relevant program design and implementation)
•    Regenerative and Restorative Justice
•    Doing well while doing good (Activism as a social entrepreneur)
•    Shades of Green (Simple, easy tips for greening your daily practices)
•    Regenerative design principles for the health of self, your community and the larger world
•    Environmental and outdoor education program design
•    Growing the diversity of the environmental movement(strategies for accessibility in leadership and participation)
•    Social Justice Curriculum Design


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