The first Cascadia match is only 2 weeks away. If you’re a football fan, please join us in Kent, WA to make this as much of a success as we can!
The 2019 Cascadia Convergence took place July 5-7th at the North River Reserve in Brooklyn Washington, and was a wonderful time for Cascadians to come together to connect, share and learn. This year saw vendors from around the region, a 30 foot yurt being raised as a future classroom, and discussions by Free Cascadia, Your Cascadia, the Department of Bioregion, Olympia Ecotopians, and Seattle CascadiaNow on creating a centralized backbone for coordinating ideas, resources and events. The Department of Bioregion also provided the Cascadia Bus to help get everything down there.
50 years after that watershed day of the Stonewall riots, Cascadians assembled at the Seattle Pride parade route and hung the completed murals on the sides of the Cascadia Bus. We extended an open invitation to all to join us in commemorating half a century of the LGBTQ2I+ movement. Wonderfully, many new faces joined us before the parade began..
For those not familiar, Race Cascadia and the Dirt Cup is a mountain biking competition that showcases, builds and protects Cascadian trails and forests. The Cascadia Dirt Cup is the the Northwest's premiere enduro mountain bike race series.
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.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots; the spark that ignited a global upraising for LGBTQI+ rights that continues today. This special year, Cascadia’s Seattle PRIDE Parade contingent will commemorate the activists and leaders of that storied event: Marsha P. Johnson & Sylvia Rivera.
Every year Bellingham hosts the Cascadia International Women’s Film Festival, an event dedicated to showcasing the exceptional work of women directors from around the world. The festival, starting April 11 and running through the weekend, is screening approximately 25 films over the course of the 3 1/2-day festival, and also provides educational opportunities relating to the viewing, making, and distribution of films.
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.
COME CAMP WITH US!
The Department of Bioregional invites you to come enjoy the best of summer on our 93 acres filled with meandering streams, shaded glades, a working farm and fun for just about anyone! Join us at Camp Cascadia.
Our first Cascadia diplomat training hosted eight wonderful Cascadians for a full day of learning about Cascadia, bioregionalism and brainstorming projects that diplomats would like to undertake. Diplomats are long term movement volunteers who undertake Cascadia projects that grow the Cascadia movement, get us closer to the idea being a reality, educate and grow awareness of bioregionalism, or grow connections for a more vibrant and healthy bioregion. Each diplomat was asked to think about a project beforehand that they would like to undertake as part of this program.