100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep
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  • Author: Mary DeMocker
  • Product Code: 84816
  • ISBN: 978-1-60868-481-6
  • Pages: 360
  • 1 Paperback / softback
  • Size: 5.50 x 8.50


“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.


“Mary DeMocker’s new book is an essential resource for parents . . . incredibly refreshing.”
— Wendy Becktold, Sierra magazine

“I love Mary DeMocker’s advice: Now is the time to climb hills with our kids — and the time to climb the steps of the capitol.”
— Dr. James Hansen, former director, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

“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.”
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, co-founder of and author of The End of Nature

“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.

“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

“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

“A treat to read. I couldn’t put it down.”
— Mary Christina Wood, Philip H. Knight Professor of Law at the University of Oregon and author of Nature’s Trust

“ . . . educational and inspiring . . .”
Bob Doppelt, Executive Director of The Resource Innovation Group and author of Leading Change toward Sustainability

“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 Let Them Be Eaten by Bears and Too Shattered for Mending

“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 delightful read . . . DeMocker teaches us that we can parent and save the Earth at the same time.”
Eugene Weekly

“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” in the U.S. by the Nation in 2010

“This is a guilt-free roadmap to saving ourselves in order to save the planet.”
Stephanie LeMenager, professor of environmental studies at the University of Oregon and author of Living Oil

“Read it and enjoy the stories, tangible support, and inspiration from Mary DeMocker’s creative, powerful vision.”
Kari Marie Norgaard, author of Living in Denial

“DeMocker says we need a ‘climate revolution’ and she’s right! If we begin that revolution at home, by teaching our kids that they can make a difference, we’ll make greater strides faster — strides that could last long enough for our kids to teach theirs to make a difference, too.”
Diane Maceachern, Moms Clean Air Force

“ . . . pragmatic, cheerful, and chock-full of ideas . . .”
Barbara Lloyd McMichael, Coast Weekend