I just viewed an interesting video posted on YouTube about Santa Barbara and the initiatives our city is taking towards energy use and climate change. Santa Barbara Council-member, Das Williams, speaks about what Santa Barbara can do as a city with regards to energy and climate initiatives.
He mentions that Santa Barbara and San Francisco are the only 2 current cities in the State of California that are completing hard science surveys on the effects of greenhouse gas emissions. The main topics that the study covers are looking at transportation, building requirements and use of energy within our city buildings.
Some of the potential changes outlined are:
1) Adding Solar Panels to City Buildings
2) Bio-diesel and Hybrid Vehicles
3) Free Bus Passes to Downtown City Workers
Further Reading: Green Living, Are $5 Gas Prices Effecting Santa Barbara CA Realtors and/or Their Clients?, Here is a Method that is Helping Make Santa Barbara More Eco-Friendly, How Green is Your Santa Barbara Home…and Realtor?, 5 Easy Tips to Free Up Your Time and Vanish Your Junk Mail, Santa Barbara Races Ahead on Energy Efficient Real Estate Construction Guidelines
For information on Real Estate here in Santa Barbara, Montecito and/or our surrounding areas, as well as any other aspects of life in our area, please don’t hesitate to contact Kevin Schmidtchen at Sotheby’s Int’l Realty.
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