The Parents Guide to Climate Revolution
Author of 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
published by New World Library, $16.95, trade paperback
This book is a lively, empowering, and do-able blueprint for engaging families in the urgent endeavor of climate revolution. In the brief, action-packed chapters, you’ll learn hundreds of wide-ranging ideas for being part of the revolution, including how to:
- Embrace simplicity parenting
- Free yourself from dead-end science debates
- Teach kids about the power of creative protest
- Change your lifestyle in ways that deepen family bonds, improve moods, and reduce your impact on the Earth
Mary has reveled in an artistic life, performing harp, dressing sets for NY film productions, and now using public art and writing to mobilize for climate action. A National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient, Mary may be the first harpist to perform in The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, where she worked with composer John Cage, and the subway stop under Bloomingdales. As a student leader, she sang along with Pete Seeger during the 10-day apartheid divestment sit-in at Columbia University.
Mary later studied at Eastman School of Music and University of Oregon’s School of Music and performed widely, including solo appearances at major music festivals. She toured the original interactive musical “The Incredible Earth Circus” in schools and was commissioned to write six children’s plays, three of which are still regularly performed.
In 1996, Mary began to write about conscious parenting in an era of rapid global transformation. She uses several forms-social commentary, essays, interviews, poetry, and interactive art-to advocate for a healthy, just and fun world. Her writing has appeared in The Sun, Eco Watch, Common Dreams, Mothering.com, Spirituality & Health, The Oregonian, The Folk Harp Journal, and ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment). In 2013, Mary co-founded Eugene’s chapter of the international climate action group 350.org and became creative director, specializing in interactive art protests. On the home front, Mary is grateful to be married to a physicist/math guy who can, in addition to other fine things, help the teens survive Algebra.