Our Mission

Sustainable Klamath strives to create and promote collaboration to protect, restore, and maintain healthy, equitable communities, both human and natural, for the benefit of present and future residents of the Klamath Basin.

Our History

We are the headquarters for sustainability education and action in the Klamath Basin. Our volunteer-based membership provides residents with crucial information and actionable opportunities that help to protect and enhance the health and natural beauty of our region.

Sustainable Klamath (SK) started as Klamath Sustainable Communities (KSC) in 1995. As an off-shoot of a League of Women Voters population study, KSC worked with LWV Klamath County and the Klamath Basin Audubon until incorporation as a 501(c)(3) in 2003.

We worked with Waste Management, the City of Klamath Falls, and Klamath County to bring variable rate curbside recycling to Klamath Falls. KSC branched out into other areas of sustainability, establishing the Mills Community Garden in 2010. In 2018, the Klamath Tool Library and the Solid Waste Action Committee (SWAC).

In 2019, KSC changed its name to Sustainable Klamath (SK). We also revamped our content to reach more volunteers, inspire the community, and find new ways to advance sustainability in the Klamath Basin. The work continues, and as of 2021, Sustainable Klamath is recognized as a participating organization in Blue Zones and Healthy Klamath.

We are proud to serve as stewards of our environment and we are always on the lookout for new ideas and like-minded people to join us. Become a volunteer today and put your unique skills to work, or make a donation to support us. Either way, we would love to hear from you!