Sustainable definition: "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Brundtland Report
Practicing sustainability is just one tool to protect Devils Lake and its watershed for future generations. Below are several links that may be helpful but are not necessarily endorsed.

State of Oregon
Lincoln County, Oregon
Lincoln City, Oregon
EPA government Sustainability
Federal agency Sustainability

Salmonpeople Performance
Portland, Oregon

Oregon State University
Portland State University
University of Oregon 

State of Oregon's Sustainability Initiative: communicates developments in Oregon state government and connects you with local agencies, organizations and businesses taking leadership roles in sustainable development.

The Oregon Sustainability Board works to find solutions that enhance Oregon's practice and spirit of sustainability. The board was created under the Oregon Sustainability Act of the 71st Oregon Legislative Assembly, House Bill 3948. Members: "The Oregon Sustainablilty Board ("Board) shall continue as an executive branch board serving at the pleasure of the Governor. The Board shall consist of 11 members representing business, local government and natural resource sectors and shall reflect the geographic diversity of Oregon. The members of the Board, including the Chair, will be appointed by the Governor." -- 2006 Executive Order - Sustainability for the 21st Century


Sustainable Oregon Toolkit

The Sustainable Oregon Toolkit is a resource to assist communities and government agencies to become more sustainable.

1. Sustainability Planning
2. Green Building
3. Energy Efficiency
4. Renewable Energy
5. Green Fleet
6. Transportation Options
7. Green Purchasing
8. Waste Reduction
9. Toxics Reduction
10. Water Quality
11. Water Conservation
12. Land Preservation/Greenspace
13. Greenhouse Gases Plans

Primary benefits may include:
Human Health
Climate Change
Natural Resources
Species Protection


Salmonpeople Performance
Salmonpeople Performance: Peter Donaldson's handout at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on October 18, 2007, had several links about sustainability: - Ecotrust works to build a fuller sense of citizenship in Salmon Nation. - Precautionary Principle describing the intellectual, ethical, and policy framework the Science and Environmental Health Network had developed - The Cascadia Scorecard, developed by the Sightline Institute, is an index of seven key trends shaping the future of the Northwest. - practical advice for living more sustainably - Zero Waste
- Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program, Schoolyard Habitat Program, Community Wildlife Habitat
Building: - What makes a pound of carbon dioxide? Calculate your carbon footprint
Faith: - Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon - Earth Ministry - to inspire and mobilize the Christian community to play a leadership role in building a just and sustainable future.
Food, drink and purchasing: - bottled water issue - The 100 Mile Diet. For one year, buy or gather their food within 100 miles of their apartment.

Lincoln City Sustainability: In June of 2007, the City Council endorsed a draft Sustainability Plan. The City Council endorsed the establishment of a Community Sustainability Committee (5 residents). Their handout listed links:
Active Living Network -
Blue Sky Power -
Buy Local Campaign -
Earth 911 Oregon -
EnergyTrust of Oregon -
EPA-Energy Star -
Green Drinks of Lincoln City -
Green Seal Certified Products -
Health House-American Lung Association -
Oregon DEQ (healthy lawns, healthy families) -
Smart Growth Network -
U.S. Green Building Council -
Walking School Bus -

Oregon State University -
Portland State University -
University of Oregon -
The City of Portland, Office of Sustainable Development -
EPA government Sustainability -
Federal Sustainability within government agencies -
Sustainable Northwest -

A website visitor recommended:
Sustainable design can be described as a total process to enhance building performance by reducing negative consequences on the environment to improve the comfort and health of occupants in the building. It’s achieved by reducing the use of non-renewable resources, creating productive environments, and minimizing waste. Some principles of sustainable design include optimizing site potential, using environmentally friendly products, minimizing non-renewable consumption of energy, improving indoor environmental quality, and conserving water. In the building of a home, sustainable design involves incorporating all these principles into the architecture, construction materials, landscape and garden, as well as the products and accessories which are to be used in the home.

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