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?
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.