Canadian tree planting program for children and youth is open

Apply today for a ChariTree Foundation Camp Tree Planting & Biodiversity Education Grant 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 … Read more

British Columbia’s 10 Billionth Tree Planted Through Reforestation Efforts

Thousands of children have learned how to plant trees through The ChariTree Foundation’s environmental education programs Vancouver, BC — 15/4/2024 — — Since 1930, the province of British Columbia has successfully planted 10 billion trees, with an impressive 2 billion being planted in just the last seven years through heightened reforestation efforts. The ChariTree Foundation commends this … Read more

Thank you Nature Canada!

Welcome Andrea Koehle Jones to Nature Canada’s signature initiative hashtag #WomenforNature, uniting women across Canada who are passionate about protecting and conserving nature and inspiring youth of today to take action for nature’s future. “I want to give children opportunities to fall in love with nature because you protect what you love.” — Andrea Koehle Jones, … Read more

ACT NOW! Send a letter to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030

We made history at COP15 in 2022. Together, we inspired a historic plan to stop nature loss once and for all: the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). As part of this promise, Canada committed to create a National Biodiversity Strategy to halt and reverse nature loss by 2030. The federal government has started working with … Read more

Let’s host a TREEMENDOUS children’s tree planting party

READ ARTICLE by Andrea Koehle Jones, founder and children’s environmental education advocate, The ChariTree Foundation. The true joy of a tree-planting party is the enthusiasm of children and young adults, who are having fun while helping our planet. As you stand among these young people, ready to get your hands dirty and join in on … Read more

COP15 One Year Later: Has Canada lived up to the promises made at nature summit?

Children are still counting on us to protect nature VANCOUVER / UNCEDED xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh AND səlilwətaɬ TERRITORIES —  As the next UN biodiversity summit has just been confirmed to be held in Colombia, the success and execution of the previous groundbreaking agreement remains uncertain. “Children love animals and nature and they should be at the heart … Read more

17 Environmental Groups Present Plan for Nature Ahead of World Biodiversity Summit

Government ambition on Kunming-Montreal (COP 15) pact must be matched by accountable 2030 Biodiversity Strategy to succeed. Unceded Algonquin Territory — Ottawa, ON — September 21, 2023 Canadian environmental groups presented shared recommendations to the federal government on how Canada must act urgently to meet its global commitments to protect and restore nature underthe Global … Read more

How to Host a Kids’ Beach Clean-up Party

Kids Helping the Planet & Having Fun Doing It! By Climate Journalist ANDREA KOEHLE JONES for the next edition of EcoParent Magazine. There’s no place like the beach, but you might not realize how much fun a beach clean-up party can be—until now. You’ll be amazed at all the garbage that can wash up over time … Read more

Children are counting on us to protect nature

Populations of Canada’s most endangered species have declined by more than 50 percent over the last fifty years and continue to be impacted yearly.  “Children love animals and nature and they should be at the heart of all biodiversity decisions. Just as we can’t negotiate with nature, we can’t negotiate with our children’s future,” said … Read more