The Adventure Hub will be a place to dream up and design travels from Cascadia to all over the world!
We have been taking Pacific Northwest adventures to the outdoors and beyond since 2006. After years of hard work, we are expanding not only into a new sustainable office space in a historical building, but into an Adventure Hub, a place where travelers can congregate, educate, learn, share, network, and plan extraordinary adventures throughout the Northwest and beyond. We are financing this growth with the help of Community Sourced Capital, a local finance company that helps small businesses borrow money directly from people in their own community.
From the beginning, we have attracted a community that cares about travel, nature and leaving this world a better place than we found it. In the field, we lead by example by using reusable dishware, linens and water bottles, demonstrating Leave No Trace practices and driving biodiesel fueled vehicles. We support other local independent businesses and donate 1% of online sales to The Code, an organization committed to ending child trafficking and sex tourism.
The Escape Your Everyday Adventure Travel Series is a monthly educational travel event that has been going strong for 18 months. This is one such event that could be hosted at the Hub.
Our commitment to sustainability has attracted passionate individuals including travel professionals, hikers, cyclers, climbers, skiers, birders, photographers, chefs, farmers, winemakers, teachers, and curious, responsible explorers.
The Adventure Hub will be a place where members of the travel industry can collaborate with each other and engage with the community and public through educational events, guest speakers, workshops, networking and social events. In addition to Evergreen Escapes, KAF Adventures will be sharing the space as well as other local businesses in the industry to be announced. Locals can come to dream up and design global adventures, while visitors to the region can come learn about the opportunities for adventure right here in Cascadia.
Creating this Hub in an historic building as sustainably as possible really reflects the community we’re building it for. We care greatly about the history and culture of a place, but we also care about leaving it a better place than we found it for future generations. We want this philosophy to be consistent in our business practices, our travel practices, and now our workplace too. This cannot happen without the support of our community from the very beginning. We’re really excited to get started and see how this grows.
How Community Sourced Lending Works:
Community Sourced Capital makes it easy for anyone to participate in financing EverGreen Escapes’ Adventure Hub by buying something called a “Square”, a $50 unit of the larger loan for EverGreen Escapes.
“Squares themselves are simple loans and they act like this: you put $50 in and you get $50 out. It’s not an investment, it’s not a donation, it’s a right-sized mechanism for moving money to a business in your community while still getting paid back,” says Casey Dilloway, one of CSC’s co-founders.
Community Sourced Capital aggregates hundreds of Squares into a single loan for EverGreen Escapes and manages repayments and monthly updates back to their “Squareholders”. Instead of charging interest on loans, CSC charges flat fees to businesses using its lending system.
EverGreen “Escape Artists” on a winter cross country ski trip in Whistler, BC
We love this region and are true ambassadors for it. Our primary purpose is to showcase Cascadia in the global tourism marketplace and strive to put us on the proverbial map! We are a group of passionate individuals on a mission to provide transformational experiences in our region and other select destinations around the planet. We subscribe to the triple bottom line philosophy on measuring success: Minimizing the impact on our natural treasures; contributing to socio-economic development by supporting local independent businesses; inspiring and educating locals and travelers alike on how they can travel responsibly and with purpose. We hope you are inspired to travel, to do so responsibly and to support our mission.
Purchase a $50 Square today and be a part of Seattle’s first and only Adventure Hub!