How to be a Hummingbird Changemaker by Andrea Koehle Jones

Get kids inspired by The Hummingbird Fable: Any effort, however small, helps Like most people, I sometimes feel overwhelmed thinking about all the problems in the world, and sometimes get bogged down by environmental doom and gloom. After all, it can be hard to see what one person or family can really do to help. … 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

ChariTree Foundation 2024 Camp Tree Planting & Biodiversity Education Grant is Open Vancouver, BC — 18/4/2024 — The ChariTree Foundation has just launched their updated program so even more children and youth at summer camps across Canada can participate in a ground-breaking national children’s tree planting and biodiversity education project. More than 100,000 children at … 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

Applications closed for 2023 outdoor classroom grants * The latest ChariTree Foundation outdoor classroom funding opportunity has now closed. 17 schools are participating in this latest round. Follow on Twitter @Love_Trees or check The ChariTree Foundation website to see when the 2024 round of funding will open. The ChariTree Foundation has expanded its climate education mandate by helping schools … Read more

About Andrea – Meet the Founder

Growing Opportunities for Children and Youth Andrea Koehle Jones is an award-winning environmental education advocate, climate journalist and United Nations Climate Observer. “I want to give children opportunities to fall in love with nature because you protect what you love.” — Andrea Koehle Jones Andrea founded The ChariTree Foundation on Earth Day 2006. She works … 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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Nature education for children + youth so they can thrive today and lead tomorrow. The ChariTree Foundation is a national non-profit connecting children across Canada and around the world to environmental education to help them survive and thrive today and lead a better tomorrow.  The Greater-Vancouver-based ChariTree Foundation is a United Nations Climate Observer Organization, … 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