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BEAUTIFUL AND ABUNDANT WINS SILVER NAUTILUS AWARD
Mother Earth News publisher Bryan Welch’s book recognized for promoting a vision for a better world
TOPEKA, Kan. (May 18, 2011) — Every now and then, a book comes along that changes the way we think — and is recognized for its contribution. The Nautilus Book Awards has named Bryan Welch’s Beautiful and Abundant a 2011 Nautilus Silver Award winner in the Social Change category.
In its 11th year, the Nautilus Awards recognize books and audio books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living and positive social change, while at the same time stimulating the imagination and offering new possibilities for a better life and a better world. Previous Nautilus Book Award winning authors include the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra and Barbara Kingsolver.
“Beautiful and Abundant focuses on all the Nautilus core values,” says Marilyn McGuire, founder of the Nautilus Book Awards.
Beautiful and Abundant’s positive message combats the doom-and-gloom of the contemporary environmental movement. In the book, Welch explores the power of human visualization and offers an engaging and practical method for building a collective vision of human sustainability one person – and one endeavor – at a time. Welch argues that conservation alone can’t provide humanity with a sustainable, prosperous future. Before society can invent that future, it needs an inspiring vision. Welch challenges readers to address the big picture: What kind of world do we want to live in?
As a Silver Award winner, the book will be part of the Nautilus Book Awards display at Book Expo America May 23-26 at the Javits Center in New York City.
Beautiful and Abundant sells for $25.95 and is available through MotherEarthNews.com or by calling 800-234-3368.
About author Bryan Welch
As a writer, farmer and media executive Bryan Welch is known for his optimism, sense of humor and his commitment to empowering people to live their own versions of the good life. Welch runs Ogden Publications, publishers of Mother Earth News, Natural Home & Garden, Utne Reader and other media brands. He holds a master’s degree from Harvard University, where he studied media policy and management. Welch serves on the boards of directors of MPA – The Association of Magazine Media, the Social Venture Network and the Down Home Ranch Foundation. He and his family raise grass-fed cattle, sheep, goats and free-range chickens at their farm, Rancho Cappuccino.
About Mother Earth News
Mother Earth News (www.MotherEarthNews.com) is the Original Guide to Living Wisely. Topics include organic gardening; do-it-yourself projects; cutting energy costs; using renewable energy; green home building; and rural living.
About Ogden Publications Inc.
Ogden Publications Inc. (www.OgdenPubs.com) is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home & Garden, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also produces environmentally friendly housewares through its Natural Home Products LLC subsidiary, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division