Outside of Cascadia, there are only a handful of places that legally recognize non-binary persons, yet Cascadia has been at the forefront of non-binary rights since the issue fist emerged. Here’s the current state of (and a short history of) non-binary recognition in Cascadia.
Join us and other wonderful Cascadians each weekend in August at the North River Reserve. Located in SW Washington, 2:30hr away from Seattle & Portland near the Olympic Mountains & Highway 101. Camping by suggested donation. If you’re interested in a work party, hosting or joining a workshop, presentations or discussion, let us know.
The Department of Bioregion received a wonderful mention in a new article by Charlie Smith with the Vancouver based Georgia Straight titled “Watersheds of Cascadia revealed in map created by an organization that challenges colonial narratives”.
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.
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 Cascadia Department of Bioregion had a very pleasant meeting with representatives of the California National Party. It was great to be able to make introductions, share a bit about each others past histories and movement histories, and talk about pitfalls and strategies for success. It was interesting also to hear of their challenges with fallout regarding Russia and the various different groups working actively for an independent California, and how they are working together as a movement to overcome these hurtles.
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..
Photo by: Justin Culman
The Emerald City Supporters and the Seattle Sounders FC revealed a massive rainbow Cascadia TIFO display in their pregame opening against the Vancouver Whitecaps on the evening of June 30th.
Meet Cascadia Karen! Cascadia Karen is a work-a-day superhero. Between the school run, organic gardening, yoga and Bunco, she makes time to protect the Cascadian way of life. She realized that with great power comes great responsibility, so she is here to shine a light on how local businesses and citizens can live up to Cascadian values. Don’t worry, as a women of a certain age, she’s not afraid to talk to the Man-ager.
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.
Join Cascadia in our Seattle Pride Parade contingent! This year we are excited partner with the Cascadia Glamcox, the Latinx led Intim@ Cabaret, and the creation of a 40ft mural commemorating Sylvia Riviera and Marsha P. Johnson for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.
For our fourth Native Place Name poster we feature Loowit, located just 50 miles Northeast of Portland and otherwise known as Mt. St. Helens.
The Cascadia Association Football Federation took a strong stand with the three Cascadia team supporter groups against racism and discrimination by issuing a strong statement on Wednesday in regards to recent events.
Cascadia Football was very excited to win their first ever international friendly at Whyteleafe FC against Chagos Islands this past weekend. The match took place on May 25th in Surrey, the United Kingdom and was the first time Cascadia played an international friendly.
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!