Sustainable Klamath (SK) runs three community-based projects with a focus on citizen involvement at the grass-roots level to improve the sustainability of the Klamath Basin. Learn about each project below.
Located at 1221 Main Street, the Klamath Tool Library loans out all types of tools and equipment to members and provides how-to classes on a variety of topics. With over 1,300 tools in stock, the Tool Library can assist homeowners and residents in finding and renting the appropriate tool for their job without the cost of ownership. We support over 120 members and membership is only a suggested donation of $15 per year. The Tool Library is open Thursdays 5pm – 7pm and Saturdays 9am – 1pm. Please visit the Tool Library website for information on inventory and availability or contact us by email.
The Solid Waste Action Committee (SWAC) was formed to address the challenges of changing regulations within the U.S. recycling landscape. We provide community education on recycling topics through our Trash Talk column, which appears in section A of the Herald & News on the last Wednesday of every month, and we maintain a list of alternative drop-off locations for items that are not recyclable through curb-side pickup. SWAC works with Waste Management and REACH, Inc. to demystify and streamline recycling in the Klamath Basin and enhance access to solid waste management resources, like “free dump days.” Please contact us to inquire about current SWAC projects and how you can participate.
We operate and maintain a raised-bed community garden at the corner of Orchard Avenue and Richmond Street in Klamath Falls. Full and half plots are available for residents to organically grow and harvest vegetables, fruit, and flowers. Membership is open to all. The garden has hosted classes and demonstrations on gardening and related subjects for children and adults since 2011, and we welcome new gardeners and volunteers every year. Please contact us for more information about the garden, to schedule a visit, or to apply for membership.