New Book: The Parents Guide to a Climate Revolution - 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep
We recommend this new book and will give it to the children and parents in our lives: The Parents Guide to a Climate Revolution - 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep.
“Relax,” writes author Mary DeMocker, “this isn’t another light bulb list. It’s not another overwhelming pile of parental ‘to dos’ designed to shrink your family’s carbon footprint through eco-superheroism.” Instead, DeMocker lays out a lively, empowering, and doable blueprint for engaging families in the urgent endeavor of climate revolution. In this book’s 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 children to do the same.
“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
“Trust me, this is going to be fun.”
— Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature
“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
“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
“The most important thing parents can do is teach their children to grow up loving the Earth. We all protect what we love, just as a parent protects a child. Children should grow up understanding that all life is sacred and that we all drink from the same waters and draw life from the same Earth. I am so excited to see this book in the hands of anyone who wants to create a world we’re proud to pass on to future generations. The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution will empower you and your children to walk hand in hand to turn the tides, gently but effectively, on the biggest issue we face. We owe it to future generations to be the leaders of today so they can have a tomorrow.”
— Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, youth director of Earth Guardians and author of We Rise
“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.