A Social Movement
Cascadia more than just a bioregion and place, is a positive and inclusive social movement dedicated to empowering every person to be active and engaged about issues they care about, building towards a bioregion that is vibrant, autonomous, sustainable and accountable for it's impact. In this section you'll find wonderful articles helping detail the cultural, regional and social identity of the Cascadia Bioregion.
CascadiaNow! is very excited to announce that it has teamed up with the Backbone campaign to help answer the call for more people and support at #StandingRock. We will be sending two buses, including our own Cascadia Bus (privately owned, not actually by us - we just love it!), and another vehicle which will join with other relief vehicles headed out that way.
In a season of many challenges, the Vancouver Whitecaps were able to end on a positive note, with a solid 4-1 victory over the Portland Timbers, clinching the Cascadia Cup Championship, and knocking their rivals out of the running for the MLS Cup Playoffs.
A cross-boarder meeting for " The Emerging Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference" was launched in Vancouver, British Columbia over the weekend of September 19th-21st. The conference brought together government and business leaders to explore the potential for partnerships in education, transportation, university research in a new example of cross-border collaboration.
Eric Seitz is a street nurse and volunteer with the Vocal-WA needle exchange program as well as helping homeless youth and inmates. Seitz was once a drug user living on the streets until his young niece made him change his mind. He decided to dedicate his life to helping others who are in the same situation he was once in many years ago.
When thinking of the lifestyle cultures that we share as part of the Cascadia community, agriculture culture is definitely one of the aspects that every Cascadian should be aware of if not a part of. With features like advantageous geographic features, weather conditions, and residents deeply invested in buying local, the Cascadia bioregion is an obviously place for an agriculture culture to develop.
The People's Harm Reduction Alliance (PHRA) helps drug users in the U-district and locations around Cascadia avoid HIV, STDs, and Hepatitis-C by providing clean needles, straws, medical support and love for those in need. The PHRA strives to enrich and expand its community by encouraging awareness of drug users and homelessness.
We want to see your Cascadia flags fly! Any doug flags flying, hanging, stuck, sewn, painted, or however you show your bioregional pride can be a part of Doug Flyin' Friday (#DougFlyinFriday) each week!
Alex Garland is a freelance photographer in Seattle covering social movements important to Cascadia as well as maintaining his own photography business shooting nature photos, family photos and weddings.
Community members of all ages flocked to the volunteer and community-run Ballard P-Patch for its annual Art in the Garden event where vendors, artists, musicians, and volunteers join forces to promote local art, culture and community.
Over on the Cascadia subreddit, /u/SeattleDave0 has compiled an awesome list of the Cascadian Olympians currently competing in 2016 Olympics in Rio de Jeneiro in Brazil, along with their hometowns, and when they compete and have the chance to medal.
This is Cascadia, and we are Cascadian.