Mary DeMocker

Teacher, Author, Speaker

I use the arts to fight for a thriving future for all. Through my teaching, writing, and speaking, I help others joyfully create a more just, healthy, and fun world.

My 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 (Foreword by Bill McKibben)

Learn hundreds of wide-ranging ideas, including how to:


  • Fight effectively for climate justice
  • Talk about the climate crisis in age-appropriate ways
  • Amplify youth voices
  • Free yourself from dead-end political debates
  • Reduce your climate impact while deepening bonds & brightening moods
  • Unleash your family’s creativity
  • Make activism sustainable (yes, it’s possible)

"For anyone who needs a dose of hope.”

— Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods

"The book we all need right now. DeMocker is a true force for change, and her ideas will help you become one, too.”

— Natural Mother Magazine & Podcast

“I love Mary's advice: Now is the time to climb hills -and the steps of the capitol- with our kids.”

— Dr. James Hansen, former director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

“Devour this essential book...”

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

"...will inspire diverse people of all ages."

— Angela Garbes, 2019 Oregon Book Award judge

"Trust me, most of this is going to be fun."

— Bill McKibben, from the foreword

“I love this book...wonderful, inspiring...brimming with ideas.”

— Scott D. Sampson, PhD, host of PBS Kids Dinosaur Train

“This book will empower you and your children...on the biggest issue we face.”

— Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, youth director of Earth Guardians and author of We Rise

“Encouraging, entertaining and, most of all, deeply empowering.”

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

"...a delightful read...”

— Eugene Weekly

“ ...makes it easy for us to create a better future for all children.”

— Kitty Piercy, three-term mayor of Eugene, Oregon

“ ...brilliant, honest, funny.”

— Kathleen Dean Moore, author of Great Tide Rising

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Public Speaking

I speak with media, parents, educators, eco-justice advocates, faith communities, literary audiences, and students from elementary to grad school with lively talks on how to change our systems – not just our light bulbs. Media samples: Weather Channel; Radio interview KQED

I’m excited to hear about your project. Please email Mary DeMocker (at) gmail dot com