Come out to Bud & Alley's Restaurant on the beach in the heart of Seaside, Florida and join hands with your neighbors on Saturday, May 19 - meet at 11:45am to line up and get ready to join hands at 12:00pm. Stand up, join hands and show your support for clean energy. Join Hands to continue our march towards cleaner energy options, celebrate our beaches, and defend our beach access. Bring the kids!
This year more than ever we need to stand up for our pristine beaches and coastal lands and say NO to offshore drilling in Florida. Join hands around the globe from New Zealand to Hawaii! Hands Across the Sand is coming up Saturday May 19 all across the planet. Here are some of the local events happening in the area:
Seaside, Bud & Alley’s
Event located on the beach in town center in Seaside Florida Behind Bud and Alley’s restaurant. Gather around 11:45am. Join hands at 12pm on the beach.
Santa Rosa Beach, Ed Walline Public Beach Access
Intersection of route 393 & 30A. This event will be held at 4pm
Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island
Mary Gutierrez, Earth Ethics
Hands Across The Sands - Okaloosa
From the West, follow Highway 98 over the Brooks Bridge, the event is being held near the Okaloosa Island Pier on the right. From the East, follow Highway 98 over the Destin Bridge, the event is being held near the Okaloosa Island Pier on the left. The address of the pier is 1030 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Pensacola Beach, 4 Casino Beach Boardwalk Pensacola Beach
Hands Across the Sand Pensacola Beach
Pavilion overlooking Casino Beach
Please gather at 10 am for short presentations by speakers and educational displays, and at 11 am we will join hands.
Get involved and join hands on May 19, 2018. Say NO to dirty fuels and YES to clean energy.
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Hands Across the Sand | A worldwide gathering of people dedicated to a clean energy future and ending our dependence on filthy fuels
Hands Across the Sand 2018
Hands Across The Sand is held annually in Florida and on beaches, waterways and land all around the world. The event is intended to bring awareness about the dangers inherent in securing and burning dirty fuels and to champion a new era of Clean Energy for a sustainable planet for our children and theirs.
“Our planet depends on our continued activism in order to ensure it will be here for future generations.” Dede Shelton, Executive Director. Hands Across The Sand
Hands Across the Sand was founded in 2010 by restaurateur, Dave Rauschkolb of Seaside, Florida. The grew into an international movement after the BP oil disaster in April of that year. People around the world, came together to join hands, forming symbolic barriers against spilled oil and standing against the impacts of other forms of extreme energy.
The mission of Hands Across the Sand is to bring together individuals and organizations to promote a clean energy future across the world and end our dependence on dirty fuels. It is our goal to gather thousands of Americans and global citizens at beaches and cities to draw metaphorical and actual lines in the sand,,, human lines in the sand against fossil fuels that threaten our future.
Eight years later, we invite activists to call for the President to maintain the Paris Climate Accord, reject offshore drilling, the KXL and other tar sands pipelines, hydraulic fracking, seismic air gun blasting and call on local and state leaders to protect our communities by rejecting projects that expand the extraction and use of fossil fuels — and instead accelerate the shift to clean, renewable energy.
In 2017, we had 112 events around the Globe. There were events in Belize, Canada, Egypt, Australia and New Zealand. Around the United States, there were events in Florida, one being held at Ed Walline State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Washington. Miami has held the record for the largest event, last year 500+ people joined hands up and down Miami Beach.
The 2018 event date is May 19th and we already have 14 events entered on the web page including one in Bangladesh. It’s a simple 15-minute event and we provide training, and all the resources needed to organize a successful event by visiting; Hands Across the Sand | A worldwide gathering of people dedicated to a clean energy future and ending our dependence on filthy fuels.
“It’s the most important thing we can do as human beings” – Dave Rauschkolb, founder.
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