About Us

PACES (the Program for the Assessment and Certification for the Environment and Sustainability) recognizes leadership in campus sustainability and assists departments, laboratories, and event coordinators in identifying new opportunities where they can further reduce their impact on the environment. The Green Office and Events program connects campus community members to resources that will reduce their environmental impact and increase their efficiency. Departments, faculty, students, and event coordinators all have a salient role in the sustainability movement; their choices determine whether the campus ecosystem works as it is designed and whether sustainability policies and practices are implemented correctly. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the PACES team has continued to provide staff and faculty with at-home sustainability informational modules via the new Sustainable Home Office Program. All of the modules distributed in the first cycle are available in the below link. By serving as environmental consultants, we hope to help implement policies and practices to create a more sustainable campus! 

Learn about PACES Green Office here

Learn about PACES Green Events here

Learn about PACES Green Sports and Athletics Certification here

Check out our Certified Departments and Events here

Learn about the NEW Sustainable Home Office Program Modules here.

Check out our Sustainable Shopping List for here.

Have a sustainability project you would like assistance completing? Inquire about our additional sustainability consulting services here

Programs that Inspire Us

Other assessment protocols that influenced our program:

Other green office certification programs:

Meet our Team

A photo of Joseph outside holding up a peace sign.

Joseph Quan, Green Athletic and Event Coordinator
Email: jquan@ucsb.edu

Joseph is a 4th year political science major. He joined PACES in Fall 2021, and his portfolio includes grant research for the UC Natural Reserves. In his free time, Joseph is a coffee enthusiast who enjoys going to the gym, reading, and playing the saxophone.




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Elise Roberts, Green Office and Event Coordinator
Email: eroberts@ucsb.edu

Elise is a 4th year Environmental Studies major with a minor in Spatial Studies from Orange County, CA. She joined PACES in Spring 2023 and is one of the Events Chairs for the UCSB Environmental Affairs Board. In her free time, she loves to get outdoors by going for sunset walks, hammocking, or reading by the beach.