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

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

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

Children Need Nature

Research suggests that spending time in nature can make us less stressed, more focussed, happier and healthier. There is a lot to be gained when we encourage kids to unplug from screens and get outdoors more. In a country where the average child spends close to 8 hours per day in front of a glowing screen, one of … Read more

Inspiring books to teach children environmental leadership

BY GREEN BOOK BLOG, 10 FEBRUARY, 2021 You are never to young or too small to help make the world a better place. I’ve dug-up three amazing nature books for children about environmental activism and how they can help take care of the planet. Kate, Who Tamed the Wind by LIZ GARTON SCANLON and Lee White LEE … Read more