Tag: Douglas Reil

Letter from the Publisher: Building Resilient Communities Convergence

Hello friends, October is a busy month, filled with exciting events and opportunities for engagement, such as Bioneers and the Science and Nonduality Conference, both proudly sponsored by North Atlantic Books. As I write, I am just returning from the Building Resilient Communities Convergence in Hopland, California, collaboratively organized by a group of dedicated Bay …continue

Letter from the Publisher: Cannabis at the Crossroads

Hello friends, It is extraordinary how quickly things can shift in our culture, exemplified by the recent activity around cannabis. According to Gallup, individuals in favor of the legalization of cannabis moved from 36 percent in 2005 to 58 percent in the recent polls. We’ve seen this shift at the voting booth as twenty-three states …continue

Letter from the Publisher: Vandana Shiva

Hello friends, Vandana Shiva is one of the most outspoken and powerful advocates for food justice and biodiversity in the world today. She is a tireless advocate for traditional systems of food production and the rights of women who are often at the center of such work. I have followed her activities with interest for …continue

Letter from the Publisher: International Herb Symposium

North Atlantic Books’ Publisher and Executive Director writes about an event he recently attended, where he spoke with a number of our authors and learned about an interesting ongoing case.  I was thrilled to attend the International Herb Symposium in mid-June at the beautiful campus of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. The symposium, founded by Rosemary Gladstar, …continue

Do You Live in a Transition Town?

This post previously appeared on Albany.Patch.com, a local news site for Albany, California, featuring a regular blog post on the city’s sustainability efforts from NAB’s associate publisher, Doug Reil. Albany California is a Transition Town. I’ve run into a lot of folks in town who, while interested and supportive of some aspect of the Transition …continue