The ChariTree Foundation - the Environmental Education Charity for Children

A tree for every child

The ChariTree Foundation is Canada’s national environmental education charity for children. Let’s give kids opportunities to fall in love with nature in order to protect it ~ because you protect what you love.

These days many children have less time and fewer opportunities to connect with nature. This is a real loss because research shows that contact with nature makes kids feel better about themselves.

ChariTree strives to support children’s environmental education and give as many children as we can a tree of their own. It’s about getting kids outside more ~ and giving them opportunities to connect with nature and contribute positively to their world.

Kids want to help

There’s really never been a better time to teach kids that they can help make the world a better place.

If children are going to make a lifelong commitment to protect the environment for themselves and future generations, they first need time to explore the wonders of nature.

ChariTree's climate change solution is simple. We provide environmental education to children now, so when they grow up they will be better prepared to #LeadOnClimate.

ChariTree gives kids a tree of their own to plant. It's about learning to care for something beyond yourself while learning about self-sufficiency, animal habitat restoration, reforestation, trees as future food sources, climate change solutions and so much more.


Writing about trees

The Wish Trees Book

The Wish Trees, written by ChariTree founder Andrea Koehle Jones, is rooted in the idea that every child can help make the world a better place.