BEA aims to help build a broader, stronger, and more diverse movement to address the alarming environmental and climate crisis facing the United States and the world.


The BEA will achieve this goal by developing a principled working relationship between the grassroots sector, big green organizations and philanthropy in order to significantly increase the resources and capacity of the grassroots sector. This is based on a shared recognition that over the past decade the movement has failed to achieve significant national progress on the environment and climate in large part because of the failure of the greens and philanthropy to include the participation and leadership of the grassroots sector.