Sustainable Santa Fe

 Sustainable Santa Fe 25-Year Plan

The Sustainable Santa Fe 25-Year Plan reflects the City Council commitments to carbon neutrality and sustainability planning, and builds on the efforts of the Sustainable Santa Fe Commission (SSFC), dedicated community members, and City staff to provide a roadmap towards a sustainable future. The complete, final plan is available for PDF download below.

Core Themes (2018 Sustainability Plan, pg. iii)


Triple Bottom Line (2018 Sustainability Plan, pg. 3)



Priority Recommendations

Looking to the first year following the Sustainable Santa Fe 25-Year Plan adoption, the following priority themes emerged from the planning process:


  • Ensuring City government accountability, leadership and advocacy
  • Coordinating education and outreach
  • Maximizing energy efficiency
  • Accelerating renewable energy
  • Maximizing water conservation
  • Developing/redeveloping in a more sustainable way
  • Increasing options for affordable and workforce housing
  • Transforming the transportation system
  • Enhancing resiliency and regeneration of natural systems and processes
  • Reinvesting in the local economy
  • Empowering the next generation
Detailed Plan Framework (2018 Sustainability Plan, pg. 11) 












sustainable santa fe commission

The Sustainable Santa Fe Commission (SSFC) is a volunteer citizen advisory commission charged with advising Santa Fe's Governing Body on sustainability-related programs, projects and policies. Resolution 2015-57 charges the SSFC with supporting the City in the development of a 25-year Sustainability Plan for Santa Fe that addresses renewable energy, energy efficiency, land use, water use, carbon emission reduction efforts, and other areas of sustainability, to achieve the city's goal of being carbon neutral by 2040. 

The 2018 Sustainable Santa Fe 25-Year Plan was finalized and adopted by the City Council and the Governing Body on October 10th, 2018. You can read the final plan by clicking here or scrolling to the PDFs below.

Meeting Dates: Fourth Tuesday of each Month

Time & Location: 3:00 p.m., Councilors’ Conference Room, First Floor, City Hall (200 Lincoln Ave.)

For Agendas and Meeting Packets Click Here 


Beth Beloff, Beloff & Associates (term exp. May 2018)
Tejinder Ciano, Reunity Resources (term exp. May 2019)
Robb Hirsch, EDL Consulting (term exp. May 2019)
Kathy Holian, Former Santa Fe County Commissioner (term exp. May 2018)
Kimberly Griego-Kiel, Horizons Sustainable Financial Services (term exp. May 2018)
Dan Pava, Los Alamos National Labs (term exp. May 2018)
Robert Mang, Impact Network Santa Fe & Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce (term exp. May 2019)
Luke Spangenburg, Santa Fe Community College (term exp. May 2019)
Mary Schruben, Municipal Tree Board (term exp. May 2019)

Staff contact: Shirlene Sitton, [bot protected email address], 505-955-2209.
















For info about the city's use of renewable energy, please click here

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