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

Kaitlyn (left) is a 4th year Environmental Studies major pursuing a Professional Writing minor at UCSB from Northridge, CA. She has been with PACES since 2019 hoping to bring about cultural changes towards sustainability in both the campus and beyond. She has also served as an intern for Your Children's Trees nonprofit and various positions in the community service-based organization, Alpha Phi Omega. In her free time, she enjoys working on her photography, finding trails to hike, or running by the beach.

Olivia (right) is a 4th year double majoring in Environmental Studies and Communication Studies at UCSB from Mountain View, CA. She began her work with PACES at the start of 2020 and hopes to empower individuals to make sustainable changes which later translate into larger community efforts. She is interested in the communication of environmental issues to the public and is currently doing research regarding water conservation communication at UCSB. For fun, she likes to spend time with her friends in nature, work on her cooking skills, and dance as she is a member of Urban Dance Company on campus.