Frontline Community Support Fund

BXE is excited to announce that thanks to a generous donor we are re-launching our Frontline Community Support Fund!

The Frontline Fund offers small grants (up to $1,000) to help community groups take action against fossil fuel infrastructure and environmental destruction. Because of the nature of our fund, it is easiest to ask for specific items or equipment that you’ll need for an action rather than cash.

In general, we hope to fund actions that strengthen you or your group’s engagement with the entities you are opposing. The BXE Frontline Fund is primarily focused on fighting against fossil fuel infrastructure, environmental racism, and the social impacts of the energy industry such as man camps.

That means we’re more likely to support ongoing encampments, blockades, civil disobedience, non-violent direct action, or training for an action. We’re less likely to fund a conference, a legal review, or general operating expenses like staff and rent. We do not reject any application out of hand – tell us what you need and how we can help.

Click here to learn more and to apply.

Be sure to check out our list of other frontline resources, including training manuals and strategy guides! 

You can donate directly to the Frontline Community Support Fund here: https://org.salsalabs.com/o/676/c/4330/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=16213

15 Elders Were Arrested Blockading Chase Bank

Announcing the Walk for Our Grandchildren Documentary!

We’re proud to announce the release of a short documentary detailing the Walk! We hope you check it out and share it with your networks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr5YwR15Og4

In June of 2021 a group of grandparents and elders embarked on an eight day 180 mile march from Scranton, PA to Wilmington, DE. 

Driven by the question ‘What kind of ancestors will we be?’ these elders took bold action and risked arrest in the fight against climate change and for a renewable energy future!

Along the way the elders met with front line activists struggling against pipelines, incinerator plants, and environmental racism. The Walk concluded with a non-violent direct action in which 15 grandparents in rocking chairs blockaded the doors of a major Chase Bank corporate headquarters in Wilmington!
    Chase Bank is the number one funder of fossil fuel extraction in the U.S. They are invested to the tune of $268 billion– $71 billion more than their closest competitor. We demand their complete divestment from fossil fuel!

Beyond Extreme Energy has had a busy year:

  • The FERC Into FREC Summit gathered together 50 activists to craft an in-depth vision for the Federal Renewable Energy Commission.
  • We released the 30 Legislative Points for a Federal Renewable Energy Commission
  • Members were arrested in the fight against Line 3 (MN) and the Mountain Valley Pipeline (WV/VA).
  • We played a key role in organizing the 2021 Walk for Our Grandchildren.
  • We have just reestablished the Frontline Community Support Fund
  • And we made critical gains in garnering legislative support for dismantling the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and building the Federal Renewable Energy Commission (FREC)

We’re not slowing down, we’re doubling down!

We need your support to keep fighting against climate chaos, fossil fuels, and FERC! Please make a one time or recurring donation here: https://tinyurl.com/8f443da6

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