Calling all those who believe in protecting our oceans and water, banning fracking and dirty fossil fuels, and promoting clean environmental practices for our future generations to stand together at 12:00 noon on May 20th for 15 minutes of holding hands for Hands Across the Sand.
We will be gathering on the beach starting at 11:00 am to mingle and enjoy speakers from the region’s environmental community.
Join us in this moment of solidarity in our fight for transitioning from dirty fossil fuels towards clean, renewable energy.
Remember your hats and sunglasses!
#JoinHANDS #WaterIsLife #StopSabalTrail #FrackNo #NoDAPL
What is Hands Across the Sand….and how did It start?
*Courtesy of Beachapedia*
In Florida on Saturday, February 13, 2010, a statewide gathering against near and offshore oil drilling occurred. 10,000 Floridians representing 60 towns and cities and over 90 beaches joined hands to protest the efforts by the Florida Legislature and the US Congress to lift the ban on oil drilling in the near and off shores of Florida. Florida’s Hands Across The Sand event was the largest gathering in the history of Florida united against expanding oil drilling into Florida’s waters. Events were held from Jacksonville to Miami Beach and Key West to Pensacola Beach.
On June 26, 2010, in response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Hands Across the Sand went National and Global. The event was announced and the website went live allowing event organizers sign up only four weeks prior to June 26th. It became the largest gathering of people in the history of the world united against expanding offshore oil drilling and championing clean energy and renewables. Over 1000 events were held worldwide. Events took place in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Events were held in 42 countries outside the U.S. including Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Belize, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Greenland, Greece, Croatia, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Turkey, Tanzania, and South Africa.