Our Ambassadors have been working hard within the Cascadia region to bring about change, spread the word about Cascadia, and foster community support. We recently sat down with Ambassador Sammy Castonguay from Ontario, OR to learn a little bit more about him and to see what he's been up to.
This month, we are excited to be featuring the book, The Biosphere and the Bioregion: Essential Writings of Peter Berg. These lively short essays will get you thinking, talking, and reimagining where you live in ecological terms and to harmonize human activities with the natural systems that sustain life.
Our book of the month this month features the The People of Cascadia by Heidi Bohan, a long time educator, researcher, and wild plant expert who teaches Northwest Heritage and Ethnobotany at Anake Outdoor School. The book was funded by a 4Culture King County Heritage Grant, and created to fill a gap in the educational materials available for those who want to learn more about the incredibly rich culture of the People of Cascadia.
First ever Innovative Cascadia Poetry MOOC (a free six week course) in partnership with Seattle Poetry Lab (SPLAB) and Cascadia Community college starts January 25th! This free, six week online course through the CANVAS Network on innovative poetry from the Cascadia bioregion.
On Tuesday, October 6th, Seattle mayor Ed Murray hosted the Cascadia Beyond from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at City Hall. Participants were invited to join a conversation about ideas and challenges facing transit and transportation in the Pacific Northwest, and how planning along regional, and mega-regional lines, might be able to help.
Cody Camarata stands in front of a massive blowup of David McCloskey's new Cascadia Bioregion map - 'Cascadia a Great Green Land'. In all more than 15,000 people had the chance to see the map at this years 2015 ESRI User Conference at UC San Diego, July 20th-24th. Awesome photo by Alex Philip @BigDataAlex on twitter!
In very exciting news, David McCloskey's new map of the Cascadia bioregion has been chosen to grace the cover of the new 2015 map book being put out by the geography organization ESRI. It will also be featured at their upcoming conference.