CLIMATE ANXIETY & KIDS by Andrea Koehle Jones

5 Tips to support children and youth with their ‘Eco-Anxiety’ The climate crisis is causing an increase in psychological distress in children and teens around the world. One of the most devastating impacts of unchecked climate change is climate anxiety: a chronic fear of environmental doom. Kids everywhere are reporting emotions ranging from sadness and … Read more

The ChariTree Foundation is gearing-up for COP27 + COP15

Everyone can do something. What can you do? Even the smallest thing can make a world of difference and the world needs us now. The ChariTree Foundation is growing biodiversity + climate education opportunities for children + youth around the world. Right now we are getting ready for COP27 + COP15. Follow us on Twitter … Read more

Kids are counting on Trudeau to protect oceans

Children can already see the impacts of climate change right here on the coast and they are worried. BOWEN ISLAND, B.C. — When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launched an expanded oceans protection plan from Bowen Island last week, kids were watching. “There’s no time to wait. Let’s do all we can now to stop the … Read more

COP15: Forest Habitats, biodiversity + animal habitat restoration

Kids love animals and they want to make sure animals always have safe places to call home. A great way to help endangered species and all animals is to protect their forest habitat. Forests are under-rated. They are crucial for life on earth and are home to 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. These complex ecosystems are … Read more

Trudeau launches a new wave of ocean protections during visit to Bowen Island

“It is so hopeful, especially for children and youth to learn about meaningful efforts to protect ocean biodiversity for future generations.”  BOWEN ISLAND, B.C. — It was just last summer when the heat dome decimated starfish and shellfish populations up and down the BC coast.  Today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new efforts to protect marine … Read more

Forest Habitats, biodiversity + animal habitat restoration

Kids love animals and they want to make sure animals always have safe places to call home. A great way to help endangered species and all animals is to protect their forest habitat. Forests are under-rated. They are crucial for life on earth and are home to 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. These complex ecosystems are … Read more

Canadian Environmental Education Projects

Developing outdoor learning projects across Canada The Canadian Camping Association and The ChariTREE Foundation The ChariTREE Foundation developed a ground-breaking national children’s environmental education project with The Canadian Camping Association. More than 100,000 children at Canadian Camping Association summer camps across Canada received an opportunity to plant a local tree and learn about the importance … Read more

Outdoor Learning

Educating kids about sustainability is crucial to a healthy future for the planet Canada’s ChariTree Foundation creates and supports national and international children’s outdoor education programs. Kids who participate in environmental education programs develop environmental literacy, awareness of nature and outdoor life skills. Understanding that we need to make eco-friendly choices as well as consider … Read more

About

The ChariTree Foundation is Canada’s environmental education charity for children The ChariTree Foundation is a registered Canadian charity and United Nations climate observer organization. Based in Greater Vancouver, this volunteer-run, grassroots non-profit supports nature-based climate education projects for children and youth across Canada and around the world. The ChariTree Foundation was founded by Andrea Koehle Jones … Read more