"Bioregion is short for “bio-cultural” region,
and at it’s root simply means “life-place”
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Cascadia is a geographic region defined by its ecology, known as the Pacific North West (PNW), it encompasses a rich tapestry of ecosystems and climate zones, including the Pacific Ocean, lush rainforests, rugged mountains, raging rivers, sprawling deserts, and extensive plateaus.
Bioregions are important because they provide a framework for understanding and managing the environment. By understanding the unique characteristics of a bioregion, we can better protect its natural resources and ensure the sustainability of its human communities.
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Cascadia has evolved into one of Earth's most self-aware bioregions, rooted in a culture of exploration and stewardship that for many of its inhabitants permeates every aspect of daily life. From urban planning and agriculture to energy production and resource management, decisions are guided by a profound respect for ecological balance and the preservation of biodiversity, and economic resilience.
What sets Cascadian's apart is our unique ability to recognize and cherish our role as an integral part of the Earth's intricate web of life. Cascadian's share a deep understanding of their natural duty and interdependence with the environment and the responsibility to protect and nurture it for future generations.
Cascadia's journey is an ongoing and evolving process. The bioregion continually seeks to learn from the past, adapt to new challenges, and embrace emerging technologies and practices that align with its values of ecological harmony and social equity.
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Circular Cascadia, is a visionary strategy that envisions a harmonious coexistence between human activities and the natural world.
In a Circular Cascadia, sustainability and circularity are guiding philosophies that influence every aspect of daily life. The bioregion's future economy is envisioned as circular, with industries and businesses working together, driven by a commitment to minimize their environmental impact. This is achieved by adopting circular business models that promote more responsible consumer behavior.
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Circular Seattle—Art & Industry