The ChariTree Foundation – a national climate education + United Nations Climate Observer organization for children and youth.
Children need nature
“Let nature be your teacher.” The ChariTree Foundation is a small, volunteer-run climate education + United Nations Climate Observer organization for children and youth. TCF creates and supports national and international nature-based climate-smart formal and informal education opportunities for children and youth.
“Let’s give kids opportunities to fall in love with nature because you protect what you love.”Andrea Koehle Jones, Founder, The ChariTree Foundation
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 less anxious, more creative and confident about themselves.
Named in honour of the generosity of trees and all they quietly do for us, The ChariTree Foundation is a registered Canadian charity, a non-profit climate education and United Nations climate observer organization.
Based in Greater Vancouver, this volunteer-run, grassroots non-profit supports local, national and international children’s school and summer camp climate education programs. It’s about getting kids offline and outdoors. Let’s give them opportunities to survive and thrive while contributing positively to their ever-changing world.
A ground-breaking outdoor learning charity
The ChariTree Foundation strives to reach children who would otherwise not be able to participate in outdoor learning programs. Climate change is already a humanitarian crisis. Let’s grow inclusive and transformative climate education opportunities, especially for children and youth in regions hardest hit by climate change. The climate crisis is a child’s rights crisis.
Children and youth should be at the heart of the climate solution. Millions of children are already impacted by the climate emergency. 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.
A Tree for Every Child
ChariTree’s climate change solution is simple. Firstly, we help support accessible, formal and informal environmental education, climate literacy and tree planting opportunities for children and youth.
Secondly, The ChariTree Foundation helps fund outdoor classrooms and hands-on outdoor learning opportunities. It’s all about educating and empowering kids so when they grow up they can be environmental leaders better prepared to care for the planet.