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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Let’s Build More Outdoor Classrooms

CLIMATE EDUCATION FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The ChariTree Foundation is helping build even more #OutdoorClassrooms. Apply by Feb 18, 2022 if your Canadian school or summer camp is building an outdoor classroom for environmental education programs for children and youth. Instructions here.

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

Talking to children and teens about climate change

Help your kids be part of the solution by Andrea Koehle Jones. (EcoParent Magazine, Fall 2021) “Climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity today and our kids will hear about it in school, on the news and from friends so I think it’s critical that we talk to them about it.” – Tzeporah Berman, environmentalist, … Read more

Outdoor Classrooms

The ChariTree Foundation has expanded its environmental education mandate by helping schools and children’s camps across Canada build outdoor classrooms. The goal is to get kids outdoors more and give them more opportunities to participate in outdoor learning and climate education. This round of funding is only available to Canadian schools and camps. If your … Read more