How protecting forests can safeguard us from future pandemics

Seeing the Forest for the Trees by Andrea Koehle Jones. (EcoParent Magazine, Spring 2021) Pandemics and Deforestation: Scientists warn the next deadly pandemic could be looming if we don’t take steps now to protect forests. Environmental journalist Andrea Koehle Jones investigates the connection between accelerating deforestation, biodiversity loss and pandemics. Pandemics like COVID-19 will happen more often if we … Read more

Inspiring books to teach children environmental leadership

BY GREEN BOOK BLOG, 10 FEBRUARY, 2021 You are never to young or too small to help make the world a better place. I’ve dug-up three amazing nature books for children about environmental activism and how they can help take care of the planet. Kate, Who Tamed the Wind by LIZ GARTON SCANLON and Lee White LEE … Read more

Let’s build outdoor classrooms and get more students outside

The ChariTree Foundation is helping create outdoor classrooms across Canada. A growing number of studies show that being outside reduces a student’s stress and anxiety levels. That’s especially important as children and teens are dealing with increased stress and anxiety brought on by the pandemic.  Schools across Canada and the world are shifting learning outdoors … Read more