The Santa Fe City Council recommissioned the Sustainable Santa Fe Commission
in April 2006 and charged them with drafing the Sustainable Santa Fe Plan. A Youth Advisory Board was formed in 2008 to include a youth voice in the work of the Commission. The Sustainable Santa Fe Plan
was adopted in October 2008, The plan addresses reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the community and making the community more resilient to respond to climate change and peak oil. The current status of the Plan's implementation is described in the 2011 Update
The Commission formed sub-committes to address a range of issues that address both of these goals. Additionally, the Council works with other City committees engaged in work within the scope of the plan including the City's Water Conservation Committee and the City and County Advisory Council on Food Policy
The Council also partners with local non-profits engaged in supportive activities including working with the Santa Fe Area Home Builder's Association
on residential green building codes and the Santa Fe Community College's Sustainable Technologies Center
on ensuring opportunities for training for emerging green busines and employment opportunities.
The Sustainable Santa Fe Commission is one of the partner groups for an Americorps Grant that is hosting 13 young people working on food access and justice issues within the City and County lead by the local non-profit Earth Care
. The Youth Food Cadre
are working on a broad range of education and support for local food initiatives.