Department of Education

Current Projects:

  • Introductory Trainings – for people unfamiliar with Cascadia to plug in.

  • Diplomat Trainings – for people who want to get more involved

  • Defining Cascadia – Expanding online knowledge, digital resources.

  • Educational Resources & Tools: Print materials and presentations that include making us more effective organizers, advocates, Cascadians and Bioregionalists.

  • Discussions & Roundtables – hosting events that create critical discussion on Cascadia.

Mission: The Department of Education creates tools and resources for our diplomats, supporters, and members – including how we can be more effective advocates and organizers of solidarity action. It educates about the Cascadia movement to connect and grow ways that people can be involved.

Guiding Question: If in 2020, ~10,000 people join the Cascadia movement – what tools and resources do we need to effectively teach about bioregionalism, the Cascadia movement and for each to get involved effectively around a passion or interest.

The Department of Education is comprised of a group of diplomats with projects working to create resources that connect people into the Cascadia movement. These diplomats, who work from around the bioregion and at local embassy meetings, manage several projects. Each department is a working group (or collection of groups) that coordinate activities, create budgets, and maximize impact. Members of a Department meet regularly to discuss priorities, resources and materials that are needed, and to ensure that diplomats have the tools and resources they need to be successful. 

In addition, each Department and project has a senior leadership team who works to make sure that everyone within the work group has the tools and resources they need to be effective at their goal.

the Department of education serves to: 

  • Be a hub for projects and diplomats working around a specific cause or issue and work together with other embassies and departments as part of larger campaigns. Be a regional hub for supporting Diplomats, Projects and members for that issue.

  • Connect with supporters, members and diplomats within the Cascadia movement and make it easier for people to plug in. 

  • Give presentations and educate about Cascadia, the topics at hand, and bioregionalism. 

  • Create resources that adapt bioregional principles or bioregionalism for specific causes, issues, communities, or from national boundaries to watershed ones. And also to create an archive of these materials so they are easily accessible. 

  • Meet on a regular, ongoing basis – with access both in person and remotely.

  • Provide regular blog posts and create an archive of activities and projects.

  • Connect department events, report backs, updates and activities with our website and social media.