Everything you need to know about the Cascadia and the Pacific Northwest
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01/24/2015 Announcement – CN! Website
Welcome to our new website! We are just now beginning to transfer things, so please bear with us as we horribly mangle, destroy and switch things over in the next week. With our technical expertise, we estimate these inconveniences to last no longer than two to three decades.
Welcome to Cascadia
If we dropped a glass dome over Vancouver, Seattle and Portland – how big would that dome need to be for our region to be truly independent and sustainable?
The answer is Cascadia, a unique coastal bioregion that defines the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada, incorporating British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, parts of Idaho, southern Alaska and northern California. This area is in many ways geographically, culturally, economically and environmentally distinct from surrounding regions.
CascadiaNow! is a grassroots, non-profit, social movement organization dedicated to empowering individuals and communities in the Pacific Northwest. In addition, we provide resources and direct services to groups, projects, and community partners to raise awareness of Cascadia, celebrate our distinct regional identity and culture, and increase the independence of the Cascadia bioregion.
For us, Cascadia is a lens to reframe and break down larger and intangible issues onto a local level where change is happening on a daily basis – and a scale where connections make sense. We want to transform our society so that each each person can be their own agent of change around what they feel important, and shift away from the idea that somehow a voting box every four years will solve our problems.
We hope you’ll join us.
Explore the Site:
Here you will find upcoming events being hosted by groups, chapters, projects and CascadiaNow!
Visit our full calendar of events here
Community Bulletin Board:
While much of our forums are Cascadia specific, our community bulletin board is an area where anyone can post important events, updates, news, or find/request volunteer opportunities for specific projects.
- Post/Find a Volunteer Opportunity
- Post/Find an Upcoming Event
- Free Community Resources
Find a Chapter:
Don’t see your region represented? Click here to start or join a chapter near you.
- Cascadian Halloween Pumpkin Carving!
- Seattle Volunteer Orientation Sunday August 17th
- Cascadia at the Peace Arch! – May 18th, 2014
- May 18th 2014 – Cascadia Day Events Around the Bioregion: Bend, Seattle, Vancouver, Portland and more!
- Salish Sea, Cascadia Planning Conference
What is a CN Chapter?
CascadiaNow! Chapters receive the full benefits of being umbrella’d under our non-profit status. They hook into a regional organizing structure educate and raise awareness of Cascadia, celebrate our distinct culture and regional identity, and get people active in their communities about issues they care about, to impact real change, here in the Pacific Northwest.
Get active now. Fill out the form below to get more information about ways to spread the idea, volunteering, joining or starting a chapter, or helping get a project off the ground.