Current Projects of Sustainable Klamath
Sustainable Klamath (SK) currently runs three different projects. These are community-based efforts to improve the sustainability of the Klamath Basin. They focus on citizen involvement at the grass-roots level. Find out about each project below.
Mills Community Garden
Sustainable Klamath maintains and operates a raised-bed community garden at the corner of Orchard Ave. and Richmond Street. It was the first project the group organized, and is open to all residents. Here people can plant and harvest vegetables, fruit and flowers. The Garden opened in 2011 and has hosted classes and demonstrations on gardening and related subjects for children and adults. Please contact us to inquire about available full and half plots for the upcoming growing season.
Klamath Tool Library
The Klamath Tool Library, SK’s second major project, opened in the summer of 2017. This tool-lending “library” loans out all types of tools to members, and provides how-to classes on a number of topics. The library supports over 125 members. With over 1,200 tools in stock, we can assist homeowners and residents to find the appropriate tool for their job. The membership is just $15 per year. The tool library is located at 1212 Main St. Klamath Falls, and is open Thursdays from 5-7 PM and Saturdays from 9 AM to noon. Please visit the Tool Library website for more information on inventory and availability, or contact us by email.
SWAC: Solid Waste Action Committee
Most recently, SK began a new project called the Solid Waste Action Committee. This committee was formed in the spring of 2018 to address changing regulations within the shifting landscape of recycling in the U.S. SWAC endeavors to address all recycling issues. This includes ways to reduce the use of single-use plastics, recycling opportunities and the re-purposing of used plastic. SWAC is responsible for the Trash Talk column in the Herald and News. It also maintains a materials and disposal list for those items that are not recyclable through curb-side pickup.
Here is a recent example of the types of recycling Sustainable Klamath would support. It comes from Change.org.