ECOLOGY

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Shasta Visions has a long-term wonderful relationship with The Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center, donating to their incredible mission of protecting our local environment. Richard Lucas, owner of Shasta Visions, also serves as President of the Board of Directors, dedicating time and energy to this important cause.

The Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center, founded in 1988, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the outstanding natural environment and cultural values of Mount Shasta. Shasta is one of the sacred mountains of the world and is recognized to be of great importance locally, nationally and internationally in providing pure waters to the Sacramento Valley, rich biodiversity, numerous pristine natural sanctuaries, and sacred areas of high significance to Native American cultures near and far.

To us this means a healthy bioregion surrounding a Mountain shining in its white robe of snow, mantled by the ancient Shasta red fir forest and other lavish flora and wildlife. Encompassing five life zones, from arctic alpine to Sonoran desert, with waters running crystal pure and unpolluted skies, we encourage responsible stewardship and enjoyment by all human beings. Much of the area is pristine and beautiful, though some of it has suffered from logging and overuse and needs to be restored. Its natural values are continually threatened by misplaced ambitions for inappropriate commercial development and resource extraction.

Based in Mount Shasta, California, approximately 60 miles south of the Oregon/California border, at the headwaters of the Sacramento River, the Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center was formally incorporated in 1990 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit grassroots citizens' organization to which donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Please visit the Ecology Center website here and consider donating to protect this important organization.

Shasta Visions has a long-term wonderful relationship with The Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center, donating to their incredible mission of protecting our local environment. Richard Lucas, owner of Shasta Visions, also serves as President of the Board of Directors, dedicating time and energy to this important cause.

The Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center, founded in 1988, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the outstanding natural environment and cultural values of Mount Shasta. Shasta is one of the sacred mountains of the world and is recognized to be of great importance locally, nationally and internationally in providing pure waters to the Sacramento Valley, rich biodiversity, numerous pristine natural sanctuaries, and sacred areas of high significance to Native American cultures near and far.

To us this means a healthy bioregion surrounding a Mountain shining in its white robe of snow, mantled by the ancient Shasta red fir forest and other lavish flora and wildlife. Encompassing five life zones, from arctic alpine to Sonoran desert, with waters running crystal pure and unpolluted skies, we encourage responsible stewardship and enjoyment by all human beings. Much of the area is pristine and beautiful, though some of it has suffered from logging and overuse and needs to be restored. Its natural values are continually threatened by misplaced ambitions for inappropriate commercial development and resource extraction.

Based in Mount Shasta, California, approximately 60 miles south of the Oregon/California border, at the headwaters of the Sacramento River, the Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center was formally incorporated in 1990 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit grassroots citizens' organization to which donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Please visit the Ecology Center website here and consider donating to protect this important organization.

For over 30 years, Shasta Visions has provided Planet Earth Art educational gifts, souvenirs & awards.

We work with schools, museums, discovery centers, nature preserves, arboretums, interpretive associations, non-profit ecology & environmental education centers & institutions, national parks, corporations, cities & states across the nation and around the World. Earned and given for conservation, recycling & integrated waste management programs, clean-up efforts, energy efficiency & other incentives, our Globes carry the message that we're all together on one small Planet! Eco-themed gift and toy stores are among our favorite customers, and we're a featured, trackable Geocache treasure!

The National “Green Business Leadership Award” Was Proudly Provided By Shasta Visions

The national non-profit, Green America, selected the small, innovative, and rural northern California company, Shasta Visions, to provide the coveted award for its high profile eighth annual Green Business Leadership Award in 2009. The beautiful Crystal Earth Globe, with inscription on the base, was presented at the annual Green Business Conference, held in San Francisco. The 250 conference attendees, leaders in green business practices, selected and applauded the award recipient, Dharma Merchant Services and the meaningful award.

"We wanted to give a special award that expressed the mission and message of Green America," said Denise Hamler, director of the Green Business Network, "we thought it appropriate for the award to replicate the beautiful Earth that we all are working so hard to preserve."

“It is an honor to present this award,” says Richard Lucas, creative designer and owner of Shasta Visions, renowned for its unique Crystal Globes and sense of purpose in product development and delivery. “Our beautiful 3-inch diameter Aqua Crystal Globe has extremely detailed natural Earth features and spins on a pyramid base and is well loved and appreciated.”

“After 20 years of creating Globes for gifts, awards, and corporate appreciation ceremonies, we have never been prouder than now,” continued Lucas. “To be selected for this prestigious symbol of acknowledgement is among the highlights of our company’s history. Our mission to build awareness, perspective, and sense of caring through beautiful and meaningful Global products has certainly been served.” In addition to providing special awards, Shasta Visions inspires sales in museums, gift and online stores, retail catalogs and NGO's throughout the world.

Green America is a Washington DC based national nonprofit organization founded in 1982, providing the economic strategies, organizing power and practicing tools for businesses and individuals to address today’s social and environmental problems. For more information contact http://www.greenamericatoday.org/

Award-winning Dharma Merchant Services is a merchant service provider offering socially responsible and certified green payment processing. For more information: http://www.dharmamerchantservices.com/