The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution

100 Ways to Build a Fossil Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night's Sleep

"This is a book for anyone, of any age, who believes in the power of human creativity, or anyone who needs a dose of hope. It’s not too late to seek a newer world."

— Richard Louv, author of  Last Child in the Woods

Trust me, this is going to be fun.

— Bill McKibben, cofounder of and author of The End of Nature

"A treat to read. I couldn’t put it down."

— Mary C. Wood, author of Nature’s Trust

"I love this book . . . wonderful, inspiring . . . brimming with ideas"

— Scott D. Sampson, PhD, author of How to Raise a Wild Child and host of PBS Kids Dinosaur Train

"At last, genuinely practical and powerful answers to the question, what can I do to push back against fossil fuels and promote climate sanity? The book is brilliant. It’s honest. It’s funny. Here’s what you can do—right now."

— Kathleen Dean Moore, author of Great Tide Rising

"Wise, subtle, fun, and informative — this is a book to savor, dog-ear, bookmark, highlight, and press into another person’s hands."

— Peter Hoffmeister, author of Too Shattered for Mending

"This book will empower you and your children to walk hand in hand to turn the tides, gently but effectively, on the biggest issue we face."

— Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, youth director of Earth Guardians and author of We Rise: The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement that Restores the Planet 

"Encouraging, entertaining and, most of all, deeply empowering."

— Catia Juliana, climate activist and mother of Kelsey Juliana, youth plaintiff in the Juliana v. U.S. climate lawsuit against the federal government

". . .an invaluable handbook. . ."

— Jeremy Brecher, author of Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual

"Mary DeMocker . . . makes it easy for us to create a better future for all children."

— Kitty Piercy, three-term mayor of Eugene, Oregon voted “Most Valuable Local Official” (the Nation, 2010)

"This is a guilt-free roadmap to saving ourselves in order to save the planet."

— Stephanie LeMenager, author of Living Oil: Petroleum Culture in the American Century

"For the love of children and our planet, devour this essential book . . ."

—Julia Olson, Executive Director of Our Children’s Trust and Lead Counsel in Juliana v. U.S.

This book is a lively, empowering, and do-able blueprint for engaging families in the urgent endeavor of climate revolution. In the brief, action-packed chapters, you’ll learn hundreds of wide-ranging ideas for being part of the revolution, including how to:


  • Embrace simplicity parenting
  • Free yourself from dead-end science debates
  • Teach kids about the power of creative protest
  • Change your lifestyle in ways that deepen family bonds, improve moods, and reduce your impact on the Earth
Join the movement to deepen family bonds as we unite for a livable planet

About the Author- Mary DeMocker

Mary uses the arts to fight for a just, healthy, and fun future. A National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient and winner of the 2008 Kay Snow Award for Nonfiction, Mary is co-founder of 350 Eugene, where she specializes in collaborating with families and young people, and has published in The Sun, Eco Watch, Common Dreams,, ISLE, and Spirituality & Health. She lives with her family in Oregon, and can be reached here for media interviews, workshops, and presentations.

Upcoming Events

  • Aug 11: Summer Reading Series Talk, Eugene Public Library, 100 W 10th Ave., Eugene OR, 3pm
  • July 13, Oregon Country Faire, 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Community Village, Veneta, Oregon
  • June 22, Yale Climate Connections podcast- available through iTunes, Stitcher, and now also through iHeartRadio- click link after Friday
  • June 29th, 7 am PT: KPNW 1120 AM, 93.7 FM
    Conscious Talk Radio interview with hosts Brenda Michaels and Rob Spears
  • July 26th, Register Guard column by author Bob Doppelt will feature The Parents Climate Revolution
  • August 11th, 3:00 pm Eugene Public Library Summer Reading series
  • Stay tuned for:
    Details on the July release of the Swedish documentary BiFrost featuring my interview about activism and "creative disruption"
    October workshops and book events in the New York and Washington, DC areas.
    November and December 2018: Bethel and Sheldon library author events

Five Featured Ways: A Preview of Mary’s Book

Global March for Climate Solutions & Public Art Project

Mary Speaking About Her New Book

Mary reading at her Book Release Bash


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