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Climate Education News editor-in-chief: Andrea Koehle Jones


The ChariTree Foundation contributes recommendations for Canada’s national biodiversity strategy

The ChariTree Foundation supports and has contributed to a set of Canada’s national biodiversity strategy recommendations proposed by 20 Canadian non-governmental organizations. The submission highlights vital environmental and conservation efforts to bring about urgent systemic change, as well as specific targets to be met. As a part of their commitment at COP15 (The 15th Conference…

COP15 One Year Later: Has Canada lived up to the promises made at nature summit?

Children are still counting on us to protect nature VANCOUVER / UNCEDED xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh AND səlilwətaɬ TERRITORIES —  As the next UN biodiversity summit has just been confirmed to be held in Colombia, the success and execution of the previous groundbreaking agreement remains uncertain. “Children love animals and nature and they should be at the heart…

Environmental groups and civil society welcome Canada’s oil and gas emissions cap framework, urge swift action and stronger targets

Published On: December 7, 2023 (Climate Action Network Canada – Réseau action climat Canada) Unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territories [OTTAWA] / DUBAI, 7 December 2023: Environmental groups and civil society across Canada welcome the release of the long-awaited oil and gas emissions cap framework. Published during COP28, where the destructive impacts of fossil fuels are at the…

The ChariTree Foundation’s reaction to Canada’s oil and gas emissions cap announcement

VANCOUVER / UNCEDED xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh AND səlilwətaɬ TERRITORIES —  In response to the the release of the long-awaited Government of Canada oil and gas emissions cap framework to cap pollution from the oil and gas sector to reduce emissions, Andrea Koehle Jones, executive director of The ChariTree Foundation said:  “We strongly urge the federal government to quickly…

COP28: Climate groups welcome draft methane regulations and call for them to be swiftly finalized

Published On: December 4, 2023 by Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat (CAN-Rac) Canada Dubai, 5 December 2023: Climate organizations welcome the draft regulations to reduce methane emissions from Canada’s oil and gas sector by at least 75% below 2012 levels by 2030, announced today by Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault. “Every child deserves…

17 Environmental Groups Present Plan for Nature Ahead of World Biodiversity Summit

Government ambition on Kunming-Montreal (COP 15) pact must be matched by accountable 2030 Biodiversity Strategy to succeed. Unceded Algonquin Territory — Ottawa, ON — September 21, 2023 Canadian environmental groups presented shared recommendations to the federal government on how Canada must act urgently to meet its global commitments to protect and restore nature underthe Global…

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Let’s Build More Outdoor Classrooms

CLIMATE EDUCATION FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The ChariTree Foundation is helping build even more #OutdoorClassrooms. Apply by September 14, 2023 if your Canadian school or summer camp is building an outdoor classroom for environmental education programs for children and youth. More information + Instructions here. * The latest ChariTree Foundation outdoor classroom funding opportunity has now closed….

How to Host a Kids’ Beach Clean-up Party

Kids Helping the Planet & Having Fun Doing It! By Climate Journalist ANDREA KOEHLE JONES for the next edition of EcoParent Magazine. There’s no place like the beach, but you might not realize how much fun a beach clean-up party can be—until now. You’ll be amazed at all the garbage that can wash up over time…

The Hummingbird Trees (Diary of a Tree Girl) by ChariTree Founder Andrea Koehle Jones is the #1 Family Television screenplay (Coverfly, August 2023)

The trees are calling… The groundbreaking tv screenplay by Andrea Koehle Jones, Canadian screenwriter and Founder, The ChariTree Foundation — The Hummingbird Trees (Diary of a Tree Girl) — advanced again. 4 accolades. The Red List. #1 Family Television (One-hour) in the past month. Thank you Coverfly! AUGUST UPDATE:  #1 Family Television screenplay (One-hour) in…

Canada’s $450 million Green Climate Fund pledge sends a welcome signal amid fragmenting international trust

By Vicky Published On: July 12, 2023 “As ‘out of control’ global temperatures continue to smash records, The ChariTree Foundation is encouraged by Canada’s climate leadership and latest contribution to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Many countries facing the worst impacts of accelerating climate change are also the poorest and have younger populations. Millions of children…

Children are counting on us to protect nature

Populations of Canada’s most endangered species have declined by more than 50 percent over the last fifty years and continue to be impacted yearly.  “Children love animals and nature and they should be at the heart of all biodiversity decisions. Just as we can’t negotiate with nature, we can’t negotiate with our children’s future,” said…

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