Buy The Wish Trees children’s tree planting book

“Planting a tree is an act of hope.  And that is a message children need to hear now more than ever.”  Jacob Rodenburg, an award-winning educator, author, executive director of Camp Kawartha, a summer camp and outdoor education center, and instructor in environmental education at Trent University. 100% of book sales are donated to The ChariTree … 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

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

About Andrea – Meet the Founder

“I want to give children opportunities to fall in love with nature,” says Andrea Koehle Jones, Founder, The ChariTree Foundation. “You protect what you love.” Andrea Koehle Jones is a children’s environmental education advocate, journalist, writer/producer and children’s book author. She is dedicated to introducing children to the wonders of nature through her writing and … Read more

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The ChariTree Foundation is Canada’s environmental education charity for children The ChariTree Foundation is a registered Canadian charity and United Nations climate observer organization. Based in Greater Vancouver, this volunteer-run, grassroots non-profit supports nature-based climate education projects for children and youth across Canada and around the world. The ChariTree Foundation was founded by Andrea Koehle Jones … Read more

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The ChariTree Foundation – a national climate education + United Nations Climate Observer organization for children and youth.