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

Elise (left) is a 3rd year Environmental Studies major with an emphasis in Geography from Cypress, CA. She is interested in finding attainable ways to live more sustainably and help others around her do the same. Environmental education and food waste management are important environmental issues to her. On campus she is involved in EAB and enjoys participating in local volunteer and restoration events. In her free time she tries to get outdoors by going for walks or hammocking, and loves spending time with friends and reading fiction. 

Joseph (top right) is a 3rd year political science major. He joined PACES in Fall quarter of 2021 and has worked with Sports teams, Natural Reserves, and is now working on event certification as well. 

Mia (bottom right) is a 2nd year chemical engineering major at UCSB from San Jose, CA. She is an active member of Nikkei Student Union, a Japanese American organization, as well as Theta Tau, a professional engineering fraternity. In her free time, she enjoys playing sports, going to concerts, and enjoying nature.