Mary DeMocker - THE PARENTS’ GUIDE TO CLIMATE REVOLUTION

Join us when author Mary DeMocker presents and signs 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.

New Book Turns a Subject That Can Feel Overwhelming and Hopeless Into Doable Activities that Can Make Families Happier and Stronger

One question I get asked often is 'Should I even bring a child into this world?' I usually reply yes — and I’ll do so with more confidence now that I know I can hand new parents this fine book…There is no guarantee that we’ll be able to head off dramatic climate change. But there is a guarantee that the fight against it will build better communities — and better, happier, more connected kids. So read on!” Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and co-founder of 350.org

“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-super-heroism. 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 young people to do the same.

Mary DeMocker is co-founder and creative director of the Eugene, OR, chapter of 350.org. Her writing on conscious parenting and climate activism has appeared in The Sun, EcoWatch, Mothering.com, Spirituality & Health, Oregon Quarterly, The Oregonian, and ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment) a quarterly journal published by Oxford University Press. She lives in Eugene.

Event date: 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
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 Cover Image
By Mary Democker, Bill McKibben (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781608684816
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New World Library - April 17th, 2018

"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.


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