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.

Cascadia tops GDP per capita with sustainable economy & transparent banking practices.

Cascadia tops GDP per capita with sustainable economy & transparent banking practices.

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.

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?

The Department of Bioregion is proud to partner with the University of Washington StatCom Program

The Department of Bioregion is proud to partner with the University of Washington StatCom Program

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 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.

Welcome to Cascadia Culture Week!

Welcome to Cascadia Culture Week!

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 Quest: An Epic Adventure for the Pacific Northwest

Cascadia Quest: An Epic Adventure for the Pacific Northwest

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.

Diplomat Introduction: Jay T. Conrad

Diplomat Introduction: Jay T. Conrad

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.

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

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

For Cascadia Culture Week - Cascadia Magazine and UpZones Podcast present a public panel discussion about thinking beyond borders in Cascadia

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.