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?
Third in a series of posts celebrating the Native Names of Cascade peaks, this post feature Kulshan or Mount Baker and features a poster of this the youngest of the volcanos in the range.
The Cascadia Department of Bioregion is excited to announce our partnership with the student run StatCom program at the University of Washington. StatCom is a student-run volunteer organization that provides statistical consulting services to community and governmental groups.
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.
Every year we celebrate the amazing and distinct culture that makes our region so special. Here are five simple ways to celebrate Cascadia Culture Week near you!
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.
Cascadia Department of Bioregion is seeking a social media intern! Cascadians, cultural provocateurs, change agents… people who want to add ‘secession movement’ or grow a small rebellion to their resume - people who type type type on a computer a lot. Join us!
The Cascadia Department of Bioregion is excited to share Cascadia Quest, an under construction computer game set in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, currently in development by Seattle based Ice Fall Games. Slated for release in 2020, it follows the spirit of classic graphic adventure games.
Team Cascadia are set to play their first ever home game against Darfur United in Kent, WA on July 27th, 2019.
Jay T. Conrad, a genderqueer DIY artist, photographer and videographer, has joined the Dept of Bioregion as Seasquatch of Communications. We’re excited to have Jay join our team of passionate bioregionalists! Learn more about them in introductory interview.
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.
Cascadia Day and Cascadia Culture Week is coming May 10-25. How will you celebrate?
How to survive the masses of art, naked bicycles & everything you need to know for the 2019 Solstice Parade.
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.
After several weeks, Cascadia Passports have arrived - and they look awesome! We couldn’t be more pleased. Give a look to be learn more and become a citizen of your watershed, bioregion and world.
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.
Nothing says summer in Seattle quite like the Fremont Solstice Parade and Naked Bike Ride! The Department of Bioregion is excited to participate this year with a continent of painted up cyclists in Cascadia’s signature blue, white and green.
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.
How are you celebrating Cascadia Day? Here is you chance to chime in and get connected with other Cascadians to celebrate our bioregional holiday.
Across much of Washington State the exclamation “The Mountain is out!” turns heads and unites hearts around our mutual love for Tahoma (Mount Rainier) and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. This blog post explores the provenance of the names applied to the tallest of Cascade peaks.
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.
For a limited time only, in honor of Trans Day of Visibility (3-31-19), grassroots organizers have released a Cascadia trans patch to display pride and solidarity, as Cascadians, with those that identify as transgender.
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.