Synopses & Reviews
"Relax," writes author Mary DeMocker. "This isn't another overwhelming pile of parental 'to-do's' for shrinking your family's carbon footprint through super-eco-heroism." Instead, DeMocker, the cofounder and creative director of 350 Eugene, lays out a lively, empowering, and doable blueprint for engaging families in the urgent, all-important endeavor of "climate revolution." Here, in one hundred brief, action-packed chapters, parents learn dozens of wide-ranging ideas and activities that can be part of this revolution — from embracing simplicity parenting, to freeing themselves from dead-end science debates, to teaching kids about the political power of creative protest, to changing their lifestyle in ways that will bring their family together, improve moods, and also reduce their impact on the earth. Engaging and creative, this is for every parent who wants to act effectively and empower their children to feel they can do the same.
"The average concerned citizen has little idea of how to navigate the deluge of terrifying climate news coming at us. This book is grounding, uplifting, and supremely empowering all at once. It is a page-turner, and I devoured it on the first read. Now I pick it up almost every day for ideas on practical steps I can take to create the world we need for our children. Join the rest of us: buy it, read it, and take action!" Mary Christina Wood, Philip H. Knight Professor of Law at the University of Oregon and author of Nature’s Trust
"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 The Nature Principle, Last Child in the Woods, and Vitamin N
"For the love of children and our planet, devour this essential book and stand with the youth rising across the globe to protect their basic human rights to a livable future. Moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, this book gives you real stories to inspire and concrete ways to be upstanding adults, uplifting the voices of our children in the most important struggle of their lives." Julia Olson, executive director of Our Children’s Trust and lead counsel in Juliana v. U.S.
"A great prescription for anyone concerned about protecting future generations. The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution is 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
"I love this book. Our current climate crisis can easily feel overwhelming, well beyond the reach of any single individual. This sense of powerlessness is often magnified for parents. In this wonderful, inspiring book, Mary DeMocker offers up a potent antidote — a compelling collection of simple, yet effective activities that any child, teen, or adult can engage in. The pathway to a thriving future will emerge from a vibrant vision of our destination, and steps to take us there. The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution is brimming with ideas to carry us on the journey!" Scott D. Sampson, PhD, president & CEO of Science World British Columbia; author of How to Raise a Wild Child; science advisor and host of PBS Kids Dinosaur Train
About the Author
Mary DeMocker is cofounder and creative director of 350.org’s Eugene, Oregon, chapter. She has written about conscious parenting and climate activism for the Sun, EcoWatch, Mothering.com, Spirituality & Health, Oregon Quarterly, and the Oregonian. She lives with her family in Eugene, Oregon.