Region: Central Coast
Project(s): Greening County of Santa Barbara Operations
Originally from Seaside, CA, Sean Burns attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where he graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies and Political Science. While at school he pursued his interest in green building and helped to certify the Student Resource Building on campus as a LEED Green building. He also found an interest in alternative transportation and supporting livable communities. Through his internship with UCSB Sustainability he was able to promote the use of alternative and active transportation on campus and in Santa Barbara. Sean believes that local government and organizations are great channels to positively support communities and their environments. CivicSpark provides an the opportunity to address environmental and social issues through government, experience public service, and interact with other individuals working on similar issues.