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

COP27 establishes historic fund for loss and damage, led by the collective action of Global South leaders and allies and civil society

For immediate release. SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT, 20 November 2022: COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh has ended with the historic creation of a United Nations loss and damage fund, directly tackling the consequences of climate inaction and fossil fuel expansion. Climate Action Network Canada joins communities from the Global South, island states, and civil society worldwide in … 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

Trudeau launches a new wave of ocean protections during visit to Bowen Island

“It is so hopeful, especially for children and youth to learn about meaningful efforts to protect ocean biodiversity for future generations.”  BOWEN ISLAND, B.C. — It was just last summer when the heat dome decimated starfish and shellfish populations up and down the BC coast.  Today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced new efforts to protect marine … Read more

A forest walk with your child will never be the same: A book review of Suzanne Simard’s FINDING THE MOTHER TREE by Andrea Koehle Jones

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 Education for children is essential to solving the climate crisis

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

Recent United Nations + Climate and Biodiversity Meetings

The ChariTree Foundation is a United Nations Climate Observer Organization participating in-person and online at various United Nations climate and biodiversity meetings around the globe including: COP 15 –Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (Part Two)(upcoming in Montréal, December 2022) UN Climate Change Conference 2022 – UNFCCC … Read more