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

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

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

A Tree for every child

Planting a tree is an act of hope for the future and children need to have hope now more than ever. ChariTree’s ‘A Tree for Every Child Program’ strives to give as many children as we can a tree of their own. It’s about supporting environmental education programs for children by giving kids a tree … Read more

What is Climate Education?

Climate education can change the world These days many children are experiencing indoor childhoods. With less time and fewer opportunities to connect with nature, children and youth are suffering. This is a real loss because research shows that contact with nature makes kids feel better about themselves and less stressed. Millions are already feeling the … 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