In August, two new units were added to the city articulated
bus fleet that serves numerous zones throughout the metro
area. At equivalent motorization and fuel consumption (and
therefore greenhouse gas emission) levels these new vehicles
provide transportation for twice as many passengers as
regular vehicles. Since the new vehicles are 0 KM units, the
local government guarantees their optimum functioning in
conjunction with minimized greenhouse gas emissions.
Following the successful implementation of the city’s separated household garbage collection program’s first phase, covering 2700 metro area blocks, it was decided to expand the strategy’s staging area to the entire city. To do so, phase-1 outcomes were studied during which compliance percentages less than 82% were never registered among city inhabitants; since the phase-2 kickoff, percentages have held at 78% or greater.Read More Read Less
“Santa Fe Solar” ordinances have been implemented that
promote solar energy use citywide, based on a number of
strategies. The most notable advance was achieved with
the enactment of local ordinances establishing that all municipal
child-care centers (opened since 7 December 2011)
are to feature solar-powered water-heating in bathroom facilities.
Necessary studies are currently underway to exploit
Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Cliba S.A., Urfafe S.A,
Milicic S.A., Fundación “Hábitat y Desarrollo”, Cámara de
Supermercados y Autoservicios de la Ciudad de Santa Fe,
Colegio de Farmacéuticos de la Provincia de Santa Fe, Compañía
Cervecerías Unidas, Cervecería Santa Fe, Asociación
de Dirigentes de Empresas de Santa Fe, Mc Donald´s Santa
Fe, Arcos Santafesinos, Jerárquicos Salud, CAM Construcciones,
Hospital de Niños de la Ciudad de Santa Fe Dr. Orlando
Alassia, Mercado de Productores y Abastecedores de
Frutas, Verduras y Hortalizas de Santa Fe, Asociación Protectora
de Animales de Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz, Asociación de
Defensa de los Derechos de los Animales.
Based on carbon footprint methodology calculations, the adverse environmental impact of various city activities and events was analyzed. Based on results, the number of tree individuals needed to create compensatory forestation in various city public spaces was also evaluated. The local government is carrying out studies and calculations with regard to the carbon footprint that city street-sweeping and garbage collection causes.Read More Read Less
With an eye to the implementation of a reforestation plan,
a strategy was developed to determine the number of tree
individuals needed to affect a beneficial environmental impact
alongside a major climate-change adaptation advance.
A tree planted for every child born in the city in 2011 was
programmed. To date, not only have projected results been
satisfactorily achieved (a minimum of 6000 plantings) but
it is additionally estimated that projected results will be exceeded
on the course of 2012.
It is estimated that in the city of Santa Fe an average of 1.5 plastic bags are consumed per inhabitant per day—one of the main causes of storm sewer blockage. Therefore a timetable has been established for eliminating free distribution of plastic bags in Santa Fe’s supermarkets, big-box stores and self-service retail outlets. To date a 50% reduction in bag distribution has been achieved at checkout counters at businesses that simultaneously operate four or more such points of serviceRead More Read Less