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

COP27 establishes historic fund for loss and damage, led by the collective action of Global South leaders and allies and civil society

For immediate release. SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT, 20 November 2022: COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh has ended with the historic creation of a United Nations loss and damage fund, directly tackling the consequences of climate inaction and fossil fuel expansion. Climate Action Network Canada joins communities from the Global South, island states, and civil society worldwide in … Read more

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Let’s Build More Outdoor Classrooms

CLIMATE EDUCATION FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The ChariTree Foundation is helping build even more #OutdoorClassrooms. Apply by September 16, 2022 if your Canadian school or summer camp is building an outdoor classroom for environmental education programs for children and youth. Instructions here. (Sept. 16 grants are now closed. We will announce new grants on this site and … 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

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

A forest walk with your child will never be the same: A book review of Suzanne Simard’s FINDING THE MOTHER TREE by Andrea Koehle Jones

By perceiving trees as possessing qualities we normally ascribe to intelligence and generosity, are we more willing to protect them?  “When children can relate a forest to their own friendships and family relationships, then they will better understand that forests are connected and we are connected to nature as well.”— Suzanne Simard, Finding the Mother … Read more

The ChariTree Foundation is at the United Nations General Assembly today

“Climate change is already a humanitarian crisis and kids are worried. Let’s grow inclusive and transformative free environmental education opportunities, especially for children and youth in regions hardest hit by the climate emergency,” said Andrea Koehle Jones, Founder, Executive Director and Children’s Climate Education Advocate, The ChariTree Foundation. “Stockholm+50 offers a powerful opportunity to prioritize … Read more

The ChariTree Foundation is creating hope for kids at #COP26

“Let’s create hope so leaders can bridge their differences and take immediate positive action especially for children and youth. They are among the least responsible and most at risk from the impacts of the #ClimateEmergency.” — Andrea Koehle Jones, Founder and environmental education advocate, The ChariTree Foundation. Andrea is at #COP26 (The United Nations Climate … Read more

Outdoor Classrooms

(Sept. 16 grants are now closed. We will announce new grants on this site and Twitter.) The ChariTree Foundation has expanded its climate education mandate by helping schools and children’s camps across Canada build outdoor classrooms. We also help build outdoor classrooms in Africa by working with registered Canadian charities. The goal is to get … Read more