Cascadia Day, May 18… the thirtieth anniversary of Mt. St. Helen’s eruption.  On that day people realized, forcefully, that the earth is alive! This event coincided with the emergence of Plate Tectonic theory in Geology, and discovery of what came to be called in the mid-1980’s, “The Cascadia Subduction Zone.”  Massive forces that make our world—volcanic eruptions, mountain building, mega-earthquakes, huge tsunamis, among others—all came to be seen as part of the same system working deep in the bones of the earth. Dynamisms shaping the character of our region began to be revealed for the first time.

Everything changed after that….

— David McCloskey, ‘Father of Cascadia’
Cascadia Institute

Every spring, Cascadia celebrates the bioregion-wide holiday Cascadia Day with flag flying, swag wearing and in recognition of the beautiful place we call home. Lost for how to do to celebrate? Join us as we show the world wide web what makes Cascadia so special. Follow our simple three step process to make your Cascadia Pride known! 

cascadia movement flag

STEP 1: Post to Social Media

You’ll find photos below images celebrating the beauty, wonder and heritage of Cascadia. Pick your favorite and post it to social media. There are share links below each one, or you can right click and save the image, then post from the saved file on your computer. 

CASCADIA STATE OF MIND SERIES

These 12 images feature photos covering the whole of Cascadia. Why not send them around the world? 

Cosmopolitan Polaroid Series 

See if you can’t spot the Douglass Fir in these retro inspired celebrations of Cascadia


EXTRA CREDIT: Change your social media Cover Photo to one of these wide screen optimized header images.  

Cosmopolitan Polaroid Series 

See if you can’t spot the Douglass Fir in these retro inspired celebrations of Cascadia


EXTRA CREDIT: Change your social media Cover Photo to one of these wide screen optimized header images.  

STEP 3: Post & Tag an image of how you are celebrating Cascadia Day

The Cascadia movement has always been about life here in the Bioregion. Show everybody how you are celebrating by posting photos to social media and tag them with following hasthags to let the world know just how good life can be in our bioregion.

STEP 3: Post & Tag an image of how you are celebrating Cascadia Day

The Cascadia movement has always been about life here in the Bioregion. Show everybody how you are celebrating by posting photos to social media and tag them with following hasthags to let the world know just how good life can be in our bioregion. 

Ideas for photo: The Doug Flag, You wearing Doug Swag, Social Gatherings with Friends & Neighbors, Your favorite photos of what makes Cascadia so unforgettable! 

Examples

#CascadiaDay / #CascadiaDay2018 /

#DougFlyingFriday / #CascadiaUndergound

 

Cascadia Day – Why May 18th? 

May 18th is the anniversary of the Mt. St. Helens eruption and was chosen by former Seattle University professor David McCloskey as a day to represent Cascadia because of it’s visceral reminder of the dynamism of our region. We live under massive forces that shape our world, in a region defined through it’s geography, geology and topography – and we are all a part of these processes.

Cascadia Day is a day chosen to join together to help celebrate and raise awareness of Cascadia, meet our neighbors, and discuss and plan how we are going to positively create change here in the Pacific Northwest. Block parties, potlucks, movie nights, neighborhood cleanups, barbecues, tree plantings, wine tastings, wheat-pasting, pub nights, etc. can all be a part of a Cascadia Day celebration. Join or host an event that you feel would represent Cascadia, and plug in with hundreds of others online to help us make Cascadia Day an annual reality. Raise your Doug flag, wear your Cascadia patch, and join hundreds of other Cascadians for neighborhood events throughout the bioregion to build Cascadia as a positive force for change.

If you can’t join an event, think of something distinctly Cascadia you or your friends can do.

Cascadia Culture Week

Cascadia day happens in the middle of Cascadia Culture Week – a week of activities and celebration that give every person a chance to celebrate this wonderful region and movement that we are a part of. Learn more on our Cascadia culture week page. 

This is Cascadia, and we are Cascadian.

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