Buy The Wish Trees children’s tree planting book

“Planting a tree is an act of hope.  And that is a message children need to hear now more than ever.”  Jacob Rodenburg, an award-winning educator, author, executive director of Camp Kawartha, a summer camp and outdoor education center, and instructor in environmental education at Trent University. 100% of book sales are donated to The ChariTree … Read more

Let’s give as many children as we can a free copy of The Wish Trees

The newly released expanded edition is tree-free + free on Kindle today until Oct 1. Calling all parents and teachers… Canadian author and children’s environmental education advocate is giving away free copies worldwide today until Oct 1, 2021. Please tell your friends with little babies, toddlers, preschoolers up to grade 2 – and anyone who … Read more

Goodreads Book Giveaway: The Wish Trees (100 copies)

Announcing the release of the 2021 expanded edition of The Wish Trees: How Planting Trees Can Help Make the World a Better Place and to celebrate I’m giving away 100 Kindle copies to children, parents, teachers and anyone who loves trees. The Goodreads giveaway is open September 25, 2021 – October 25, 2021. Goodreads Book … Read more

A Tree for every child

Planting a tree is an act of hope for the future and children need to have hope now more than ever. ChariTree’s ‘A Tree for Every Child Program’ strives to give as many children as we can a tree of their own. It’s about supporting environmental education programs for children by giving kids a tree … Read more

How protecting forests can safeguard us from future pandemics

Seeing the Forest for the Trees by Andrea Koehle Jones. (EcoParent Magazine, Spring 2021) Pandemics and Deforestation: Scientists warn the next deadly pandemic could be looming if we don’t take steps now to protect forests. Environmental journalist Andrea Koehle Jones investigates the connection between accelerating deforestation, biodiversity loss and pandemics. Pandemics like COVID-19 will happen more often if we … Read more

What is Climate Education?

Climate education can change the world These days many children are experiencing indoor childhoods. With less time and fewer opportunities to connect with nature, children and youth are suffering. This is a real loss because research shows that contact with nature makes kids feel better about themselves and less stressed. Millions are already feeling the … Read more

Inspiring Environmental Quotes for Earth Day

Climate activist Greta Thunberg

“We deserve a safe future. And we demand a safe future. Is that really too much to ask? “…Right now we are the ones who are making a difference. If no one else will take action then we will… It should not be that way. We should not be the ones who are fighting for … Read more

Recent United Nations + Climate and Biodiversity Meetings

The ChariTree Foundation is a United Nations Climate Observer Organization participating in-person and online at various United Nations climate and biodiversity meetings around the globe including: COP 15 –Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Part Two)(upcoming in Montréal, December 2022) UN Climate Change Conference 2022 – UNFCCC … Read more