Why We are a social enterprise based in San Jose, California, born of the need for more agile solutions to the most urgent environmental issues. Our mission is to catalyze social and ecological innovations with communities on the frontline of climate impacts.
How We seek to fulfill our mission by co-developing technologies, facilitating convergence research, and applying seed capital. We adopt methods of co-learning with communities, co-creating sustainable solutions, and enabling community-led innovations. Our work is guided by the United Nation’s Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.
What Through our Reimagining 2025: Living with wildfire program we aim to enable diverse communities across California to adapt to living with fire in sustainable ways.
We launched Wonder Labs in early 2020 and through the first year of the global COVID-19 pandemic, led NSF-funded longitudinal research on ‘Wildfire Preparedness and Evacuation Planning in a Pandemic’, supported the Yuba-Bear Burn Cooperative's first prescribed burn in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, and catalyzed private donors and startups to better respond to California’s growing wildfire risk.
In 2021, we continue to expand on these fronts. Our Reimagining 2025 program showcases the implementation of a comprehensive Policy, People, and Places approach to wildfire risk reduction. Guided by this framework, we are undertaking new research on Living with wildfires and disabilities in California, exploring the potential of more diversified fuel management options for small private landowners across California, and exploring robotic solutions to achieve safer, cleaner, and cheaper prescribed burning at scale.