Ananda Lee Tan has been organizing grassroots movements since 1986 – building coalitions, networks and alliances for land defense, environmental justice, worker rights, energy democracy, food sovereignty, zero waste, labor rights and just transition, serving frontline communities and workers around the world. Over the years, Ananda has served networks like Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, Indigenous Climate Action, and the Indigenous Environmental Network, and co-founded the Climate Justice Alliance, a network of frontline communities organizing a Just Transition away from the colonial extractive economies.

He co-convened the international People’s Climate March in 2014, and brought together Building Equity and Alignment for Impact, an initiative aimed at shifting philanthropic resources and centering the leadership of Black, Brown and Indigenous communities on the frontlines of ecological crises.

Ananda lives in unceded Coast Salish territories in the Pacific Northwest, and serves as an advisor, facilitator, strategist and guide for the Just Transition Alliance, Indigenous Food & Freedom School, Alliance of Earth, Sky & Water Protectors and the Labor Network for Sustainability.