PACES (the Program for the Assessment and Certification for the Environment and Sustainability) recognizes departmental leadership in campus sustainability and assists departments in identifying new opportunities where they can further reduce their impact on the environment.  Departments and the staff, faculty, and students that make up those departments have a unique role in the sustainability movement. Their day to day choices determine whether the campus ecosystem works as it is designed to and whether sustainability policies are implemented correctly.

Click here for the PACES Overview

Katie Maynard

UCSB Sustainability Coordinator

kmaynard (at)



August Lack

PACES Student Coordinator

august.ann.lack (at)



Ali Hussaini

PACES Student Coordinator

sah (at)


Departments certified in 2016

Business and Financial Services
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
Environmental Health & Safety
Human Resources
National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis
Office of Student Life
Office of the Ombuds
Sedgewick Reserve
Transportation and Parking Services
Theater and Dance
UCen Administration (re-assessment)

See all certified departments here