BEEP helps children & young people from previously disadvantage Communities by reconnecting them back with nature. BEEP seek to use the engagement with nature as a way to open the youth's minds to alternative ways of living and to heighten their awareness of environmental problems in their communities. South Africa, like other developing economies, is experiencing increasingly severe consequences of environmental degradation due to human activities. It is on that basis that BEEP felt that it was important that it develop a strategies to avoid a ecological catastrophe that include reducing pollution, using alternative and renewable energy sources, conserving energy, saving water, and preserving our natural heritage by raising awareness and educating the youth across Cape Town. Environmental Education is one way in which the question of future sustainability can be answered. Environmental Education can be defined as the development of skills and perspectives to comprehend and respect the interrelatedness of humans, their culture and the Environment and their impact upon it. It aims to create a positive behavior towards the natural and social environment in our day-to-day on goings and world-view.
Environmental education first and foremost relies on a reintegration and establishment of a tangible and emotional connection with our natural environment. This needs to occur from a young age. This connection is not only necessary for our planets future wellbeing, but it is also indispensable for the future well-being of our now plugged-in denaturalized children.