“Climate change is already a humanitarian crisis and kids are worried. Let’s grow inclusive and transformative free environmental education opportunities, especially for children and youth in regions hardest hit by the climate emergency,” said Andrea Koehle Jones, Founder, Executive Director and Children’s Climate Education Advocate, The ChariTree Foundation. “Stockholm+50 offers a powerful opportunity to prioritize … Read more
CLIMATE EDUCATION FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The ChariTree Foundation is helping build even more #OutdoorClassrooms. Apply by Feb 18, 2022 if your Canadian school or summer camp is building an outdoor classroom for environmental education programs for children and youth. Instructions here.
“Without education, your children can never really meet the challenges they will face.” — Nelson Mandela GLASGOW — We must give children the climate education tools required to face the climate crisis. In these last hours of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, there is still hope that negotiators will prioritize climate education for children, … Read more
“Let’s create hope so leaders can bridge their differences and take immediate positive action especially for children and youth. They are among the least responsible and most at risk from the impacts of the #ClimateEmergency.” — Andrea Koehle Jones, Founder and environmental education advocate, The ChariTree Foundation. Andrea is at #COP26 (The United Nations Climate … Read more
Help your kids be part of the solution by Andrea Koehle Jones. (EcoParent Magazine, Fall 2021) “Climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity today and our kids will hear about it in school, on the news and from friends so I think it’s critical that we talk to them about it.” – Tzeporah Berman, environmentalist, … Read more
A children’s tree planting book introduces young readers to the wonder of trees PRESS RELEASE | October 7, 2021 It is never too early to get children digging and planting trees. The Wish Trees: How Planting Trees Can Help Make the World a Better Place is an inspiring picture book for the youngest readers. Rooted … Read more
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
These days many children have less time and fewer opportunities to connect with nature. This is a real loss because research shows that contact with nature makes kids feel better about themselves. #Adventure is a state of mind and a short hike near your home can be an incredible adventure your family will never forget. The most important thing is to #getoutdoors, explore and have fun!
“We deserve a safe future. And we demand a safe future. Is that really too much to ask? “…Right now we are the ones who are making a difference. If no one else will take action then we will… It should not be that way. We should not be the ones who are fighting for … Read more
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