Art in Action

In 2011, I began “occupying” my family’s front lawn with simple art installations that advocated for a just, healthy, and fun world. Passersby, free to ignore or interact with our offerings, often expressed delight at our use of the public / private front lawn space for political dialogue. In 2013, Patty Hine, Deb McGee, and I co-founded 350 Eugene,  the local chapter of the international climate group  I became creative director and, with my family’s and 350 Eugene’s help, launched more ambitious interactive art protests. Enjoy this tour of highlights!

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

"A parenting how-to like no other in the age of climate change. . . incredibly refreshing. . . Mary DeMocker's new book is an essential resource for parents."


—Sierra Magazine

"...includes tools, resources, and projects to engage kids on climate change."


—The New York Times

"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, most of 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

". . . a delightful read . . . DeMocker teaches us that we can parent and save the Earth all at the same time."


— Eugene Weekly

"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.

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