“I had the pleasure to collaborate with Barbara in 2007 and 2008, as Chair of the San Diego Regional Sustainability Partnership Metrics Task Force. Barbara enthusiastically worked as a member, and when I relocated, took on the co-chair and eventually chaired the MTF in 2009. During this process, Barbara conducted surveys and due diligence of international/national sustainability initiatives and interviewed sustainability experts from public and private organizations nationwide. The outcome was a comprehensive matrix of research findings with multiple sustainability-focused metrics selection for the San Diego region. Barbara was a team player, demonstrated excellent writing, research and understanding of the topic of sustainability (from metrics, to stakeholder engagement, to reporting). I learned a lot from the sustainability approaches she brought to the MTF and would recommend her as a values asset to any organization that wants to improve and implement corporate social responsibility (sustainability) into its core operations.”

– Dave Meyers, former Environmental Sustainability and
Performance Regional Practice Leader,

Brown and Caldwell, San Diego, CA


“I enjoyed working with Barbara Burton of the Burton Company on projects for the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership in 2010. Barbara participated in program visioning exercises, and provided valuable insight and contributed to our sustainability strategic positioning and messaging. Her knowledge of environmental sustainability was invaluable as we created presentations for major national conferences and prepared internal publications. She has fresh ideas and could apply her sustainability expertise to our individual projects. As a great communicator, she assisted with branding and PR. I am happy to recommend Barbara to any company embarking on a sustainability program.”

– Rory Ruppert, Director of Environmental Sustainability,
Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, San Diego, CA


“Barbara’s hard work was evident in the results she provided WOCTO (Walking Octopus), an independent children’s book publishing company, all resulting in sales: news exposure both print and online; and public appearances for our authors and illustrators. Furthermore, her understanding of corporate social responsibility was an invaluable asset.”

– Lin Jakary, Publisher and CEO
WOCTO, San Diego, CA