Sustainable Santa Fe 25-Year Plan

Plan Overview

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) 















Final Plan











The City of Santa Fe is working to implement the strategies outlined in the Sustainable Santa Fe 25-Year Plan.  The table below outlines the metrics by which the Plan recommends tracking progess: these will be updated as more data becomes available. 

Sustainable Sam


Planning Pathway Performance trends to monitor

Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Source
 Median Air Quaility Index
 Domestic Water Consumption
 Landfilled Waste
 Electric Vehicle Charging Station Density
 Photovoltaic System Installations
 Renewable Electricity Supply

 Unemployment Rate
 Walkability Index
 Residential Density
 Average Housing and Transportation Costs
 All Transit Performance Score
 Licensed Businesses
   Population with (at least) a High School Degree
 Community Obesity Index
 Adult Mental Distress
 Food Insecurity Rate

 Gini Coefficient

Municipal Equality Index


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