CascadiaNow! is excited to announce that we are expanding our programming to begin work on a "Cascadia Bioregional Passport" that will help to educate and celebrate our incredible bioregion.
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.
“Using sustainable and healthy products, such as those with low embodied energy, sourced locally, made from renewable or waste resources.” (From One Living Planet)
Water is a necessary component for all lifeforms. Humans can only survive without this precious resource for three days, yet humanity is using it up as if it is in plentiful abundance. The fact of the matter is, the Earth’s freshwater supply is decreasing significantly from excess use, and poor practices.
Our featured book is Boundaries of Home edited by Doug Aberley. Learn more about different approaches on how to find, use, and create maps in a way that will have a positive impact on your bioregion.
Chris 'Kikila' Perrin is the CascadiaNow! Victoria, BC Ambassador. He writes for an alternative news website called Underground Reporter and also contributes to The Inertia, a surfing website where he represents the Cascadia bioregion by writing about the Pacific Northwest surf scene.
During the month of June, 20,000 people will be coming together to conduct a Pacific Northwest megaquake readiness exercise called 'Cascadia Rising' to practice emergency response techniques for the large-scale quake that inevitably threatens our bioregion.
“Creating bioregional economies that support equity and diverse local employment and international fair trade.”
“Buy Local” signs or stickers are in the window of some shops you walk by. Maybe you have seen an advertisement for the local Sunday farmers market. No matter how big or small the city you live in, local goods and services are always available. Even in the face of large corporations and international businesses, a local mom and pop shop is always right around the corner. But why?