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Klamath Sustainable Communities

"If you make a decision and wonder how it will affect your children, you are thinking sustainably."
-- Leslie Lowe, Founder, Klamath Sustainable Communities

We are a group of people working for a healthy future in the Klamath Basin through education and community activities.
Our primary interests are community well-being, environmental stewardship, and economic prosperity.

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Our middle name is "Sustainable". What's that?

Here are some attempts at an answer:

  • "A sustainable practice is one that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." (Bruntland Report, as modified)

  • Take a look at this video about how people are living sustainably in the Klamath Basin:

  • Our brochure has some good words on the subject.

  • A few years ago, groups in Klamath County went through a major effort that resulted in the Klamath 2020 Vision Statement, a document that contains a working definition of sustainability as far as the Basin is concerned.

  • In business, environmental, and government circles, there are at least two current definitions of "sustainability":

    1. The first, sometimes called "weak sustainability", has at its core the maintenance of economic growth, no matter what else happens. (Economists, bankers, and business-people are among the promoters of this definition.)
    2. The second definition, sometimes called "strong sustainability", understands that no growth process can continue forever in a finite world, and that both population growth and economic growth must eventually cease -- through a serious global crash if nothing better intervenes.

Mills Community Garden Applications for 2016...

...can now be submitted in either English or Spanish. Please print off a copy, fill out the first page, sign the second page, and mail it to

Leslie Lowe
409 Pine St.
Klamath Falls OR 97601


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Our meetings...


...is the 3rd Wednesday of each month, excepting December, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. From 6:30 to 7:30 we generally have potluck and a presentation; then the business meeting runs from 7:30 to 8:30.


...is Washington Federal's meeting room, in their service building just behind their Klamath Falls branch bank building at 5215 South 6th Street, across from the Black Bear Diner.

The Local Foods Network,

chaired by Dwight Long, has a long and honorable history. Some of their accomplishments are described here. Their archived newsletters can be found here.

Klamath Sustainable Communities
409 Pine Street, Klamath Falls OR 97601
(541) 882-6509, (541) 545-1030

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