One topic that floats through my mind from time to time is that of an independent Cascadia. There are a few different ideas on what area Cascadia shall encompass, but the basic idea is the same, for the areas of the Pacific Northwest to secede from their respective governments (the US and Canada) to form a new one of their own, commonly known as Cascadia or The Republic of Cascadia.
It is commonly pointed out when talking about Cascadia that the entire region seems to have its own culture, its own way of life, and its own way of thinking that seems to set us apart from the rest already. And with the abundance of natural resources within the boundaries of Cascadia, especially when talking about its bioregion, it could well be one of the wealthiest nations on the planet.
Cascadia would also promote a greener way of life. One goal, for example, is to find a cleaner, more renewable resource for fuel than to rely on fossil fuels. Another goal would be to protect our old growth forests with strict laws and to dedicate more area to parkland and wildlife/nature reserves.
Whether or not an independent Cascadia will ever happen, let alone in my lifetime, is not a question to which I or anyone really has an answer, but it is an intriguing question none the less, and one worth considering for the people who inhabit this corner of the world.
And now in closing, I leave you with some links:
A simple search on an engine such as google will be able to provide you with still more websites and information, but this should be plenty to get you started with.
And that's what I have for now. Til next time!