Thousands of children across Canada will be receiving trees

“Thanks so much for the opportunity for the kids to plant trees at the camp this year. I never realized how much the kids would enjoy it and feel like they were planting into the future.” – Marie Tubby, Director, Frontier Trails Camp This year, the ChariTree Foundation is sending more than 15,000 children at summer … Read more

The Star Catchers: One family’s efforts to reduce plastic and garbage

Every week I take the kids to the far side of the island to look for sea stars. We have been looking since last fall without success. It feels like the starfish are canaries in the coal mine of the ocean and that’s something to feel sad about and pay attention to.
The Pacific coast of North America is currently experiencing Sea Star Wasting Syndrome. Scientists began reporting on sick and dying sea stars in early September 2013. The cause is still unknown but it makes sense that the massive amount of garbage in the ocean can’t be helping.
I think there has never been a better time to share the Starfish Story with children. This is a beautiful story to remind us of the power of ONE.
ONE person can make a difference, ONE family can make things better ~ all it takes is ONE little change.
– See more at: https://www.charitree-foundation.org/star-catchers-photo-essay-seastars#sthash.ElWOkVVR.dpuf

Free trees for kids from The ChariTree Foundation

“Wenonah has been participating in this program for a few years now, and we love it. It provides our campers with astronger appreciation for the surrounding nature and our site. As well, allows us to regenerate areas of ourcamp that have been depleted by various activity.” – Geoffrey Williamson, Assistant Director, Camp Wenonah. Andrea Koehle Jones, Charitree’s executive director, is a former … Read more

Fun Hummingbird Tree Crafts to make with kids

The Hummingbird is also called the messenger of joy and it is always good luck to see a hummingbird. I saw lots of hummingbirds around the time of my daughter Avery’s birth. Recently Avery and I made these cute hummingbird crafts to hang on trees in honour of tree planting hero and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai who died several months ago. She used to tell a beautiful story about the hummingbird.