BONN, Germany — “Loss and damage” has become one of the most talked about phrases at recent climate meetings like COP26 in Glasgow and now the Bonn Climate Change Conference in preparation for COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh. That’s because delegates are deciding on the best approaches to address the devastation and destruction to lives, livelihoods … Read more
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
“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
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.
Happy World Read Aloud Day! All over the world, authors, illustrators, teachers and librarians will read books to school students through the magic of the internet! In honour of #WRAD, Canadian children’s author + environmental education activist Andrea Koehle Jones will read her book, The Wish Trees: How Planting Trees Can Help Make the World … Read more
“Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face.” — Nelson Mandela GLASGOW — We must give children the climate education tools required to face the climate crisis. In these last hours of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, there is still hope that negotiators will prioritize climate education for children, … Read more
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