Get active today.

We dream of a Cascadia where, every day, we all do something intentional for the love of our bioregion and community. Here are a few suggestions on how you can get active today. If there is anything we can do to support you, don’t hesitate to be in touch at info@cascadianow.org.

 

Choose one area of your lifestyle that you would like to improve and set a feasible goal to start making a change this week. We could all do a better job of stewarding our bioregion through the choices we make every day - reusing materials, buying secondhand, conserving water, planting native and bee-friendly vegetation, supporting local craftspeople, or going the extra mile to smile and greet everyone you encounter. Set a goal this week--and celebrate when you achieve it!

 

Learn about bioregionalism. Check out our reading list for suggested titles in journalism, poetry, essays, and history on bioregional thought and its evolution in Cascadia.

 

Perform an act of radical generosity. Do something unexpected and deeply generous for someone else. Offer an unexpected gift, share with a stranger in need, contact someone you haven’t spoken to in a long time, or get creative and dream up your own idea for inspiring generosity in the people around you.

 

Join a community action in support of a cause you are passionate about. Research a local activist group working on an issue important to you. Reach out, attend a meeting, and brainstorm ways that you can dedicate your skill sets to promoting their cause and mission!

 

Interview an awesome Cascadian. Are you gushing with gratitude for the owner of your local community coffee shop? Inspired by a neighbor who volunteers more hours than you thought possible? In awe of a local farmer who nurtures vegetable miracles? Invite them to interview with you about their journey and goals and share the transcript with us. We’ll feature it as part of our Faces of Cascadia series, showcasing Cascadians across our bioregion who put community first.

 

Study to become an ambassador for love. Attend a Non-Violent Communications or Conflict Resolution training. Conflict is a natural part of human interaction. You can contribute to the resiliency of your community by gaining tools for nurturing conflict into understanding.

 

Seek out local businesses that nurture community. Be intentional in your spending and seek out businesses that choose sustainable practices, are locally owned, pay their workers fair wages, and are truly a cornerstone of your community.

 

Launch or join a local community project for a brighter Cascadia. Contact us today to learn about getting involved with one of the many projects that are part of the CascadiaNow! nonprofit family - or to learn how we can support you in launching your own awesome project.

 

Start your own CascadiaNow! Chapter. Contact us today to learn more about the resources CascadiaNow! provides to our amazing chapters around the bioregion. Chapters are a gathering space for local Cascadians to collaborate, celebrate and learn from each other.

 

Connect with CascadiaNow! to stay in the know. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, or sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive updates about events and initiatives around the bioregion.

 

Make a charitable gift. Support one of the projects in the CascadiaNow! nonprofit family, become a CascadiaNow! member, or donate to another community project that makes your heart sing.