Reply To: Introduce Yourself Here!

  • Brandon

    March 19, 2024 at 11:34 am

    I’ll start! My name is Brandon Letsinger. I’m one of the co-administrators for Regenerate Cascadia, along with Clare Attwell. I live in Seattle, along the Salish Sea, on the unceded lands of the Coast Salish and Duwamish peoples.

    I founded CascadiaNow! in 2005 and the Department of Bioregion in 2017, a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsorship nonprofit organization. I’m also a co-producer of the Cascadia NW Arts and Music Festival and help organize the Cascadia Association Football Federation to see Cascadia represented at international soccer events. I love bioregionalism, Cascadia, and bioregional mapping. I love making giant puppets. I firmly believe that nation-state boundaries are arbitrary, divisive, non-representative of the people living here, and actively harmful. Nature acts on the scale of ecoregions, watersheds, and bioregions, and changes must come from the people who know a community the best: the people living there.

    My hope and dream is for every person living here to identify as a citizen of their watersheds – not a nation-state. I’m so excited for this learning journey because I think it will help allow us to get to know each other better and our work – and begin building a shared pattern language and the support for a regenerative culture and economy. If these changes will happen anywhere – it will be here.