Rewild Portland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit creating cultural and environmental resilience through the education of earth-based arts, traditions and technologies. On April 28th they hosted a silent auction, which CascadiaNow! is proud to have donated items to.
CascadiaNow! is excited to announce our partnership with author Lisa Nowak for her grand book release party on Monday, April 25th in Portland, Oregon. After 3 years of awesome work, she is ready to celebrate the finishing of the McCall Initiative series.
The first ever Cascadia E-Cup championship league and tournament involving six of the best colleges in the Northwest begins on March 27th. This awesome event is being coordinated by our very own programming intern, Isaac Chandler, who will be graduating in history from the University of Washington this June. The tournament will feature a six week round robin with a two week break at the end of April for the finals of the National Collegiate series. The Cascadia E-Cup finals will be held live in Seattle as a part of Seattle's Cascadia Day celebration on May 21st and 22nd. Games will be streamed live on Twitch and at Cascadia Day festivals.
Folks down in Portland, Oregon are starting the Cascadian Flag Making Cooperative with the goal of producing locally made Cascadian flags! Alexander Baretich who is one of the founding members of this cooperative also the designed the Cascadian flag in 1995. How beautiful would it be for Cascadian Doug Flags to be made in region, upholding to all the principles and ideals of Cascadia, using locally sourced materials and a bioregional footprint?
This exhibition will ask: What is being made here and why? How does the fashion industry shape the regional identity of the Pacific Northwest? How/why are we known as a locality innovates through research and technology as well as handcraft, finding new models of production and consumption that reframe behavior patterns to be positioned for a more sustainable future?