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.
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.
Taken together, British Columbia, Oregon and Washington (Cascadia) had a combined GDP of more than a trillion US dollars a year, and a population just under 16 million in 2017 placing Cascadia as the 9th highest GDP per capita in the world. More startling however, is that Cascadia is the ONLY economy in the top ten, in which fossil fuel extraction or serving as a tax haven is even present.
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.
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 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.
Cascadia Culture week happens every year the week before and after Cascadia Day. We invite every Cascadian to join with us and celebrate the wonderful and unique culture that makes the Pacific Northwest of North America so special, and to use it as a time to reflect and share with friends. With Culture Week, it comes an opportunity to educate and celebrate our beautiful bioregion.