Implementation work groups will be formed for each topic of this plan with representation from the Sustainable Santa Fe Commission, the Youth Advisory Board and other community members and stake holders. The work groups will meet regularly and report progress to the Sustainable Santa Fe Commission. In this way, the vast amount of information, ideas, and interested parties can be organized effectively, with responsibility and accountability to the City and its goals.
As part of a comprehensive effort to implement the Sustainable Santa Fe Plan objectives, Santa Fe’s Governing Body, the Sustainable Santa Fe Commission, the Youth Advisory Board, the City’s Green Team, all City staff, and citizen commissions and boards- must reach out to the key varied sectors throughout the community to build the climate goal as a common vision.
Current subcommittees and chair contact information. Please contact the chair if you would like to get involved:
~ Santa Fe Public Power and Community Solar and Santa Fe Community Solar Initiatives - Esha Chiocchio
~ Sustainability Tools for Assessing and Rating Communities (STAR Communities
) Pilot - Kim Kelly
~ Community Environmental Management System Template - Katlyn Jennings
~ Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Bahavior Change - Katherine Mortimer
~ Adaptation to Climate Change - Katherine Mortimer
~ Green Building Codes - Katherine Mortimer
~ Recycling Outreach - Cindy Padilla
~ 2013 Sustainable Santa Fe Awards and Ceremony - Bianca Sopoci-Belknap
Successful implementation of the Sustainable Santa Fe Plan requires community involvement and on-going research in order to successfully reach each target objective. All sectors of the community including individuals, agencies, businesses, institutions, private and public schools, the Community College and other area colleges, and City government need to become engaged in the process of carrying out the effort to reduce Santa Fe's GHG emissions. For us to reach our target reduction goals, all sectors of the community will need to make a committment to the established goals and adopt actions to attain them.
In an ongoing effort to continuously improve and integrate emerging best practices, the Sustainable Santa Fe Plan and its objectives will be evaluated. Using all practical and available resources, the City will conduct annual reviews and five year and ten year assessments to determine the effectiveness of the Plan and its objectives. Modifications will be made to the approaches taken in response to those reviews.