The Book

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 350.org 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 — from embracing simplicity parenting, to freeing yourself from dead-end science debates, to teaching kids about the power of creative protest, to changing your lifestyle in ways that deepen family bonds, improve moods, and reduce your impact on the Earth. Engaging and creative, this vital resource is for everyone who wants to act effectively—and empower young people to do the same.

Join the movement
to deepen family bonds
as we unite for
a livable planet

Are you a busy parent, teacher, counselor, grandparent, or religious leader who worries about what kind of earth we are leaving for our children? Want to help, but aren’t sure how?

This book will show you 100 ways to stand up for the future of this planet while connecting with young people.

 

  • Empower kids to shape their world

  • Save money and time, freeing you up to do what matters most

  • Be part of the growing climate revolution community

  • Sleep easier at night knowing you are making a difference

About 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 co-founded 350 Eugene, where she specializes in collaborating with families and young people, and has published in The Sun, Eco Watch, Common Dreams, Mothering.com, ISLE, and Spirituality & Health. She lives with her family in Oregon, and can be reached here for media interviews, workshops, and presentations.

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It’s not either/or, parent or save the Earth. The question is how your decisions as a parent can teach your children to love the thriving planet, and to understand that love is a way of acting in the world.

— Kathleen Dean Moore

Praise for The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution:

“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 350.org 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 the most delightful remedy to the feelings of overwhelm that anyone looking seriously at climate change is bound to feel. Read it and enjoy the stories, tangible support, and inspiration from Mary DeMocker’s creative, powerful vision. Engagement really is the antidote to despair, especially for our young people.”
— Kari Marie Norgaard, author of Living in Denial

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