Bioregionalism

New fundraiser for Forests for Climate Resilience this Saturday in Portland, Oregon.

New fundraiser for Forests for Climate Resilience this Saturday in Portland, Oregon.

Join Forests for Climate Resilience and Forest Defenders for a gathering of #Forest Folk, Saturday in Portland, Oregon. The night will feature music, forest updates and movement news!

Coming Home: A New Map Telling a New Story of this Place

Coming Home: A New Map Telling a New Story of this Place

This thursday, at Seattle University, Cascadia bioregionalist David McCloskey of the Cascadia Institute and early designer of the Cascadia map discusses his new map: The Ish-River-Lillooet Country and the Salish Sea.

Department of Bioregion has a wonderful meeting with Bioregional Learning Center of Devonshire

Department of Bioregion has a wonderful meeting with Bioregional Learning Center of Devonshire

The Cascadia Department of Bioregion was excited to meet with members of the Bioregional Learning Center in the South Devon Bioregion in the United Kingdom. One of the primary focuses of the meeting was sharing skills and knowledge regarding our two groups, and building a global model of collaboration as we move forward.

Organizing Bioregionally: By Daniel Christian Wahl

Organizing Bioregionally: By Daniel Christian Wahl

The Department of Bioregion is excited to share this essay on organizing bioregionally from Daniel Christian Wahl, author of Designing Regenerative Cultures and teacher of the online course Design for Sustainability.

Defining Cascadia: Crossing borders to improve ecology, economy, and the arts in the Pacific Northwest

Defining Cascadia: Crossing borders to improve ecology, economy, and the arts in the Pacific Northwest

View the full video of the Defining Cascadia: Crossing borders to improve ecology, economy, and the arts in the Pacific Northwest Panel DIscussion hosted at Horizon Books on May 17th 2019. The Cascadia Dept of Bioregion was proud to partner with Cascadia Magazine and Upzones Podcast to present a panel discussion about thinking beyond borders in Cascadia.

Happy Cascadia Day! 2019 Roundup in Pictures

Happy Cascadia Day! 2019 Roundup in Pictures

2019 Cascadia Day in pictures! See some of the hundreds of pictures, photos, celebrations from around the bioregion. Every year, we celebrate May 18th as Cascadia Day, a day to celebrate the unique culture and dynamism that makes this region so special. Hundreds of people shared posts, pictures, photos and local businesses, libraries, elected officials and public areas put up displays and gave shout outs.

Why is Bioregionalism Important?

Why is Bioregionalism Important?

It’s a question that for many Cascadians is a no-brainer. Taking care of where we live not only feels good, but it’s vital to our survival. We know this. We know about climate change, deforestation, fossil fuels, and other serious and real dangers to our planet, but how can this idea of bioregionalism, help us combat these issues?

Cascadia Culture Week Resource Kit

Cascadia Culture Week Resource Kit

Cascadia Culture week is May 17th - May 26th this year. With it comes an opportunity to educate and celebrate our beautiful bioregion. We hope each of you join us in celebrating Cascadia Culture Week, the time before and after Cascadia Day each year in which we celebrate the incredible diversity and culture that make this region so wonderful.

Diplomat Introduction - Aaron Carasco

Diplomat Introduction - Aaron Carasco

The Department of Bioregion is proud to include Aaron Carasco in the Diplomat Corps as an Attaché of Education. Aaron is a life-long Cascadian, born in Oregon and currently living in Seattle. He is a Mentor Teacher in the field of Early Childhood Education. Read more to see how Cascadian education is on the raise.

Bioregional Essays: Bioregional Centres - Donella Meadows' Vision for Deep Local Change

Bioregional Essays: Bioregional Centres -  Donella Meadows' Vision for Deep Local Change

The Department of Bioregion is excited to share an essay version of a letter read to the Leverage Points conference plenary on Friday, February 8th 2019 in Lueneburg, Germany by Isabel Carlisle and edited by Liz Clarke who help run the Bioregional Centre in South Devon, the United Kingdom.

Case Study: Introducing the Bioregional Learning Centre in South Devon, United Kingdom

Case Study: Introducing the Bioregional Learning Centre in South Devon, United Kingdom

The Cascadia Department of Bioregion is excited to share this case study featuring the Bioregional Learning Centre located in the South Devon bioregion in the United Kingdom and explore how this group of passionate artists, academics and organizers has adapted bioregional organizing strategies to their watersheds.

Bioregional Beers Event to Launch Ecotopia Today: Learning From Cascadia Atlas

Bioregional Beers Event to Launch Ecotopia Today: Learning From Cascadia Atlas

Join Brian Holmes, Howard Silverman, and Mack McFarland for a bioregional beer at The Oregon Public House, 700 NE Dekum St, on Saturday April 6th, at 3:30pm. They’ll discuss the online atlas Learning from Cascadia, as well as the futures of bioregionalism in the Anthropocene and a new interactive mapping tool that we will be launching. All are welcome, the first 15 folks to show up will get a free beer.

First Dept of Bioregion Flag Making Workshop hosted in Laurentia

First Dept of Bioregion Flag Making Workshop hosted in Laurentia

The Cascadia Department of Bioregion is proud to announce the completion of our first bioregional flag design workshop held in New York City, in the Laurentia Bioregion of North America. It included with attendees from three different North American bioregions and focused on how bioregional flags differ from national flags, and the importance of symbols that represent place.

The History of the Salish Sea: Bert Webber discusses the Salish Sea in KNKX Feature

The History of the Salish Sea: Bert Webber discusses the Salish Sea in KNKX Feature

The Cascadia Department of Bioregion is excited to share this wonderful article, audio feature and Salish Sea series created by local Seattle radio station KNKX. The Salish Sea is a defining example of bioregionalism in action, and more people need to know the power of it’s creation, and of place making.

The Cascading Cascades of Cascadia - where does the name Cascadia come from?

The Cascading Cascades of Cascadia - where does the name Cascadia come from?

Cascadia — the evocative name of a region, an idea, a movement — wild and free, defined by the waters flowing from the continental crest through the headwaters of the Pacific. Cascadia is a bioregion, the place we call home, an identity, movement and positive vision for the future. But where did this name actually come from?

The Practice of Bioregionalism: An Interview with Richard Evenoff

The Practice of Bioregionalism: An Interview with Richard Evenoff

The Department of Bioregion is proud to share an interview between Evan O’Neil and Richard Evanoff, a professor of envrionmental ethics at Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan, who recently wrote the book Bioregionalism and Global Ethics as part of our archive of bioregionalism articles and resources. The interview originally appeared on Carnegie Council on August 3rd 2012.

Cascadia's Human Terrain: Shifting our perspective through Bioregional Mapping

Cascadia's Human Terrain: Shifting our perspective through Bioregional Mapping

A new interactive map of conveys the population change and density of the Cascadia bioregion over the past 20 years in 3d, as a new layer of human terrain.