British Columbia and Washington State look to create Cascadia Innovation Corridor to promote regional economic opportunities in tech industries, as well as to foster collaborative research projects and transportation lines.
In a statement released, the Cascadians Against Hate Coalition stated that it "does not promote, permit, or condone any behaviors or actions of a sexist, racist, derogatory, or discriminatory nature . . . Moreover, we outright condemn all hate groups, their actions and ideas, as they run contrary to the core Cascadian bioregional beliefs and tenets. These groups threaten to undermine the sacred relationship between biodiversity and nature, which is the crux of life."
In 2010, the Northwest region saw its first proposal for large-scale coal exports. Shortly after, a policy and research non-profit called Sightline started tracking the region's fossil fuel transportation. With the help of a wide span of communities, tribes and First Nations, environmental supporters, and many other organizations and individuals, nearly every proposed project by the coal, gas, and oil industries they opposed has been defeated.
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.
In fun news, the prequel to the 2009 massive hit video game Mirror's Edge will take place in the futuristic city of Glass, the third largest city in the future nation of Cascadia with a population of nearly five million. The action adventure parkour style game will be set in three central districts, with players choosing from one of three factions the Conglomerate, the Runners, and the ominously-named Black November.
Cascadian, organizer, bioregionalist, family member, partner, and friend Leif Brecke passed away last Wednesday evening. Leif was incredibly well-loved and is very deeply missed. One of the greatest advocates for bioregionalism, socioeconomic justice, Leif dedicated his adult life, and the past several years working towards permaculture, mycology, open governance systems, a more just society, and was a wealth of information and insights.
Our CascadiaNow! Rainingman festival got a lovely mention in the South Thurston Chronicle who came out for our second annual event. The article "Rainingman Festival at Mima Mounds Highlights Cascadian Culture"