PACES: This Way to Sustainability Nov 2010

Please see the bottom of this page for the PowerPoint Presentations and Handouts from our presentation with SCOOP at This Way to Sustainability 2010, California State University, Chico “Implementing Sustainability in the Business and University Community: A Panel with CSU Chico’s SCOOP and UCSB’s PACES”

Learn how sustainability can be implemented in your work environment whether it is on campus or a business in the community. You will hear from two initiatives, the Program for the Assessment and Certification for the Environment and Sustainability (PACES) at UCSB and Sustainable Consultation of Office Practices (SCOOP) at CSU Chico which perform departmental assessments as a way to increase awareness of and action toward sustainable practices. Key topics that will be covered include the assessment process, integration with USGBC’s LEED Certification standards (specifically LEED v2.0), and the successful collaboration between students, staff and faculty to create measurable change.


Ashley Dutra, Co-Director, SCOOP, Undergraduate Student. Chico State

Ashley Dutra is a student at California State University, Chico. Ashley is majoring in Business Administration, with an option in Marketing, and receiving a minor in Managing for Sustainability. She currently holds positions In S.C.O.O.P (Sustainable Consultation of Office Practices) and Net Impact, which are student organizations that work toward improving sustainable efforts, and raising environmental awareness on campus. Ashley is passionate about preserving the environment and creating alternative solutions to current wasteful practices. In the past year, Ashley has had the opportunity to intern for Klean Kanteen, Bertagna Winery, and S.C.O.O.P. Through her intern experience; Ashley has created an environmental preferable policy, performed an energy and waste audit, and worked with California Certification of Organic Farmers, in organic certification of a winery. After Ashley graduates in fall 2010, she wants to work within sustainable consulting for businesses, sustainable marketing, or sustainable product design and development.

Tony Capone, Co-Director, SCOOP, Undergraduate Student, Chico State

Tony Capone is a senior undergrad student at CSU Chico, with this being his final semester. He is a Business Administration major, Management option, and he is also completing the Managing for Sustainability minor. Tony is currently the co-director of SCOOP and is also the Director of Technology for Net Impact Undergrad at Chico State, a sustainable business organization on campus. Tony has taken his knowledge of sustainable business practices outside of campus as well; having recently completed an internship at Klean Kanteen, where he performed a waste audit and compiled a waste management plan for the company’s Chico facilities.

Eli Krispi, Alumni Advisor, Ellison Hall Sustainability Committee; Graduate Student, City and Regional Planning, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Eli Krispi interned at UCSB from 2006 until 2009 and continues to mentor and train the Ellison Hall Sustainability Committee as an alumni advisor. While at UCSB, Eli helped to create and run several sustainability programs, including the PACES assessment program and the “Zero Waste: One Step Ahead” waste reduction campaign. He obtained degrees in Geography and Environmental Studies and currently attends Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as a graduate student in City and Regional Planning, focusing on sustainable urban development.

Katie Maynard, Sustainability Coordinator, UC Santa Barbara

Katie received her B.A. in Biology from the UCSB College of Creative Studies in 2005. During her undergraduate experience, she was active in both social justice and environmental student and community organizations. Katie became a Sustainability Coordinator for UCSB in 2005; In 2006 and 2007, Katie advised a group of students who proposed a Green Business Program for Santa Barbara which has blossomed into a county-wide program led by over 30 non-profit and governmental agencies, businesses, utilities, and Chambers of Commerce; In Spring 2009 Katie became a co-founder of the PACES Program. Today, Katie is a mentor and internship supervisor to the student leaders of PACES. Katie’s broader responsibilities for UCSB, include staffing the Academic Senate Sustainability Working Group, advising LabRATS, a green laboratory certification program, managing the Sustainability Internship Program, and organizing the CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference.

Christopher Murphy, Intern, PACES; Student, English and Mathematical Sciences, UC Santa Barbara

Christopher Murphy is a second‐year undergraduate student at UCSB and co-founder of the PACES program. He is an English and Mathematical Sciences double major. Chris is the coordinator for the UCSB Composting Coalition and manages the Ellison Hall Recycling Program, a building-wide demonstration program that tests out and promotes advanced recycling practices. Chris is also a co-founder of the PACES program and helped write the grant proposal which launched the program. Chris regularly collaborates with stakeholders within the UCSB administration and helps train new student interns. In the 2009‐2010 school year, PACES performed 11 departmental assessments.

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PowerPoint and Notes (TWTS 2010) 4.89 MB

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