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

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

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