The Environmental Services Division promotes and implements practices that increase resiliency and reduce harmful impacts on shared resources by improving City operations and facilities and providing assistance to businesses and residents to ensure shared resources meet the needs of current and future generations. This work is guided by the Sustainable Santa Fe 25-Year Plan, developed by a citizen-led commission, City staff, and other community members. The plan, adopted by City Council in 2018, established 91 strategies to achieve carbon neutrality, improve quality of life and social equity, enhance ecological resilience, and strengthen the economy.
In 2020, the City of Santa Fe was certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED Gold city. This certification applies to all activities within city limits across 40 metrics in six categories: Natural Systems and Ecology, Transportation and Land Use, Water Efficiency, Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Materials and Resources and Quality of Life. It solidifies Santa Fe as a world leader in sustainability.
Neal Denton, Sustainability Planner
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