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

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Let’s Build More Outdoor Classrooms

CLIMATE EDUCATION FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: The ChariTree Foundation is helping build even more #OutdoorClassrooms. Apply by September 16, 2022 if your Canadian school or summer camp is building an outdoor classroom for environmental education programs for children and youth. Instructions here. (Sept. 16 grants are now closed. We will announce new grants on this site and … Read more

Kids are counting on Trudeau to protect oceans

Children can already see the impacts of climate change right here on the coast and they are worried. BOWEN ISLAND, B.C. — When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launched an expanded oceans protection plan from Bowen Island last week, kids were watching. “There’s no time to wait. Let’s do all we can now to stop the … Read more

Talking to children and teens about climate change

Help your kids be part of the solution by Andrea Koehle Jones. (EcoParent Magazine) “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, author, and … 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

The world must halve emissions by 2030: IPCC report shows need for just and systemic transformation, fossil fuel phase-out

Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat (CAN-Rac) Canada Press Release For Immediate Release Unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territories [OTTAWA], 4 April 2022: Today’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that a climate-safe, more just future is possible – but current governments’ plans won’t get us there. To limit global temperature rise to … Read more

The ChariTree Foundation is at the United Nations General Assembly today

“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