“If children are going to make a lifelong commitment to protect the environment for themselves and future generations, they first need time to explore the wonders of nature.” Andrea Koehle Jones
Children need nature books
Canadian children’s environmental education advocate, author, lyricist, writer/producer and environmental journalist Andrea Koehle Jones is dedicated to introducing children to the wonders of nature.
She is a contributing writer at Eco Parent Magazine and has worked at CBC News, Newsworld International, cbc4kids + Greenpeace Canada as a communications strategist during the campaign to ‘Save The Great Bear Rainforest.’
Andrea is an award-winning documentary producer, has a master’s degree in journalism and is the founder of The ChariTree Foundation, an United Nations Climate Observer Organization dedicated to children’s environmental education. Andrea will be attending the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow.
Andrea is a recipient of the Canadian Camping Association’s Award of Excellence for her national environmental education program that gives local trees to children at summer camps. She is a graduate of Queen’s University as well as Western University‘s Graduate School of Journalism. She lives on a tree-topped island off the coast of Vancouver, Canada.
Andrea is the author of the The Wish Trees: How Planting Trees Can Help Make the World a Better Place. She also wrote the lyrics to the tree song “My Persephone.” (the song made the Jango Airplay Top Ten on September 13, 2011) Andrea donates a portion of her book and music sales to local, national and international environmental education projects for children and teens.