Sustainability

CLIMATE ACTION

Sustainable Santa Fe Commission – The community committee focused on reducing Santa Fe's carbon footprint

 Sustainable Santa Fe Plan - The City's Plan to create a more sustainable community coordinated through the Sustainable Santa Fe Commission

Citizens Climate Lobby – Santa Fe - Working to institute political and economic tools to combat climate change

Climate Change Leadership Institute - Supporting initiatives that mitigate climate change

Climate Today – A blog run by Santa Fe local Louise Pape to keep the world informed about the latest climate research.

Carbon Less Copy Blog

Earth Care – Learn about our climate action campaigns and resources

New Energy Economy – A powerful advocacy group dedicated to changing the energy portfolio of Santa Fe to one of clean, renewable energy.

New Mexico Climate Change Advisory Group 

Southwest Climate Change Alliance

Bioneers

Carbon Economy Series 

New Mexico Environmental Department Environmental Justice Program

Climate Masters Handbook

The Green Line – Santa Fe New Mexican  – The Green Line is an online project of The Santa Fe New Mexican, to open lines of communication in our community on issues facing us and our environment.

Green Fire Times – The GreenFire Times is a monthly publication that spotlights initiatives that  create positive impacts on climate change, energy independence, and green job development.

ENERGY

City of Santa Fe Projects – Stay up to date on what the municipal government is doing to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions produced by its buildings and operations.

Tax Incentives for Efficiency & Solar Programs – See the City’s list of resources & rebate programs for efficiency upgrades and solar installations.

Cost Savings Chart – Understand the annual and lifetime cost savings associated with energy efficient appliances.

City of Santa Fe Green Building Code – Did you know that Santa Fe’s GBC is one of the most rigorous building codes in the country?

HERS Rating Requirements for Building – Find out what HERS rating you’ll need to build a new home in Santa Fe.

Go Green New Mexico – A local company that provides home energy audits to NM homeowners, realtors, and remodelers.

New Energy Economy – A prolific nonprofit that works at city and state levels to support clean, local energy in New Mexico.

Local Energy – a nonprofit org based in Tesuque that helps communities develop local, renewable energy resources to mitigate the hardships created by the degradation of fossil fuel resources.

Sierra Club: Rio Grande Chapter – An environmental advocacy group that mobilizes its members to support clean energy policies in Northern New Mexico.

New Mexico Climate Masters Program – A 10-week educational program designed to engage students in climate change and energy issues specific to the Santa Fe Watershed.

Santa Fe County Program for Commercial Energy Efficiency – County-relevant information on commercial programs for clean energy.

NM Coalition for Clean and Affordable Energy – A coalition of environmental, consumer and public health groups dedicated to changing policies in favor of clean energy.

NM Solar Energy Association –  Dedicated to all things solar, you’ll know them for the Solar Fiesta and Solar Music Fest.They have everything you want to know about tax credits in New Mexico, as well as a Sustainable Directory.

Dreaming New Mexico Energy – A Bioneers project mapping the clean energy possibilities of New Mexico.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Chainbreaker – A grassroots collective that hosts a free open bike shop and organizes for transportation justice in Santa Fe.  See their resources page for a list of local bike shops and information to go car-free!

Santa Fe Bike Map  –  With New Mexico’s sunsets and the Sangre de Cristo mountains as a backdrop, riding around Santa Fe is well worth the effort. Check out the bike-friendly streets and trails to get you to work!

Bus Routes – At $20 a month for unlimited rides, taking the bus can save you buckets in gas money– and you can catch up on reading or answering emails while you’re at it.

Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization – Want to find out about plans for future bike trails, contribute your input on bus route changes or see what’s going on to better connect the city?  Check out Santa Fe MPO’s site for information and upcoming meetings!

Critical Mass Santa Fe – A group riding opportunity for cyclists

Relay Rides – Awesome, easy P2P car sharing website.  Borrow a car in Santa Fe for a grocery trip, or offer your own!

E-RideShare – Offer rides, find local carpools, or take a cross-country road trip!

  

FOOTPRINT REDUCTION

The BuRRT – Where everything goes when it leaves your house.  You can also dispose of your hazardous waste here!

Recycling – Everything you ever wanted to know about recycling in Santa Fe.  What can you put in that curbside bin?  Is that cereal box recyclable? Also find local businesses where unconventional materials can be taken for reuse or recycling.

Santa Fe Catalog Choice – Opt out of junk mail and reduce your unwanted paper waste.

Composting – Region-specific brochure on composting written by the New Mexico Environment Department

Habitat ReStore – A store that sells salvaged building materials, AND they have a tool library!!!

One Trash Can A Year – Written by local Santa Fean Louise Pape, One Trash Can A Year offers simple tips and suggestions for quickly and significantly reducing your waste footprint.

Keep Santa Fe Beautiful – A City of Santa Fe Program to keep our streets clean and reduce waste!

Keep NM Beautiful – The state chapter of Keep America Beautiful, advocating for no littering and less waste!

Otre Vez

Freecycle – Pairing gift economy principles with waste reduction, Freecycle thinks if we offered the stuff we don’t need to other people, NSA, we might just get some treasures in return.  It’s all a give and take!

Santa Fe Craigslist – You know this one, and if not, get to know it: buy, sell, trade, give away to your heart’s desire.  Because that broken lawn mower that may not mean much to you could be someone else’s future robot!

Chainbreaker – Committed advocates for environmental justice, Chainbreaker offers an open bike shop for members to fix their bikes using donated and discarded parts.  They also have an Earn-a-bike program to provide used bikes to the community!

Boxes Bubbles and Beans – A packaging warehouse that accepts used packing materials!

 WATER CONSERVATION

10 gallons a day – http://www.tengallonsaday.org/

Water conservation – City resources, incentives, etc. http://www.santafenm.gov/index.aspx?NID=2684

Save Water Santa Fe – The City of Santa Fe’s new site for all things water conservation.

The Santa Fe Watershed Association – http://www.santafewatershed.orgSanta Fe Basin Climate Change Study

New Mexico Groundwater Association, http://www.nmgwa.org
New Mexico Acequia Association, http://www.lasacequias.org
Harvesth2o.com: The Online Rainwater Harvesting Community, http://www.harvesth2o.com

 

FOOD SECURITY

NMSU Horticulture – Growing stuff in New Mexico

Composting – Region-specific brochure on composting written by the New Mexico Environment Department

Home Grown New Mexico – Educating New Mexicans on how to grow their own food!

Earth Care Cadre – Training young professionals in sustainability, food justice, and garden-based education

GAIA Gardens – Urban agriculture in central Santa Fe!  Located along the Arroyo Chamiso bike trail, Gaia gardens provides a model for soil rehabilitation and sustainable food production within the city.

Santa Fe Community Gardens – Get plugged in to the community gardens in Santa Fe!

Santa Fe Community Farm – The Community Farm is a local non-profit that raises fruit and vegetables for those in need; improves the environment by soil amendment and vegetation restoration; offers opportunities for community service; and provides a venue for educational and community development programs.

Santa Fe County Extension Office –

Santa Fe Food Policy Council –

Dreaming New Mexico –

Farm to Table –

The New Mexico Acequia Association

Santa Fe Farmers Market

Quivira Coalition –

Local Organic Meals on a Budget

Beneficial Farms –

Seedybeans –

Cooking with Kids

Railyard Stewards

 

ECOLOGICAL HEALTH

Wild Earth Guardians

Quivira Coalition

River Source

Earth Works Institute

Permaculture Institute

Pollinators Network

Adaptation Resolution

Southwestern Climate Adaptation Alliance

Western Adaptation Alliance

Santa Fe Watershed Association- Restoration

City of Santa Fe- Ecological Adaptation

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