Canadian Nature Groups Welcome Global Deal to Reverse Nature Loss by 2030 at COP15

December 19, 2022 – Unceded territory of the Kanien’keha:ka – Montreal. Canadian environmental groups welcome the Kunming-Montreal Agreement at COP15 in Montreal to halt and reverse global biodiversity loss by 2030 and applaud Canada’s leadership, which was instrumental in landing the deal. The adoption of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework … Read more

COP15: CHILDREN LOVE ANIMALS AND NATURE. THEY ARE WATCHING.

The ChariTree Foundation is calling on leaders to take urgent, courageous and significant nature-based steps to halt and reverse biodiversity loss. Montreal, Canada – Global biodiversity is now declining faster than at any time in human history. We are running out of time to take action to stop the accelerating … Read more

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 … Read more

As COP15 opens, Canada pledges down payment for international finance for biodiversity

“Children and youth are the future stewards of the planet and we urgently need to conserve, restore and safeguard the environment for them. The ChariTree Foundation welcomes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement today of $350 million in new international finance for biodiversity,” said Andrea Koehle Jones, Founder & Children’s Biodiversity Education Advocate, The ChariTree Foundation. “Leaders at COP15 must act now to save nature. If we don’t, kids will have fewer and fewer opportunities to fall in love with nature and that would be a critical loss because you protect what you love.”

New children’s tree book in progress…

I am excited about my latest children’s picture book about trees. I am writing and illustrating this sweet and hopeful picture book for young children and will be looking for an outstanding agent and publisher for this project. Updates coming soon.

#POETRYMONTH: Who will save the trees by Andrea Koehle Jones

Excerpt from un-published poem by Andrea Koehle Jones “…and hugged the windswept alpine coast with awry roots, a lifeline…” “…years since I stood there in her rust red glow, I hear she stands there still. But who will save the trees? Then the breeze blows west and I feel her … Read more