Hands Across the Sand is Coming to Your Beach or City May 19

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  1. Teresa

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    Hands Across the Sand is an international coordinated day of action to say YES to clean energy and NO to offshore / nearshore drilling and filthy fossil fuels. The event will be taking place on Saturday, May 19 at noon in cities throughout the world. #JoinHANDS

    South Walton area events are taking place at Bud & Alley's Restaurant in Seaside at noon, and also Ed Walline Beach Access at 4pm. Stay connected and get involved!

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    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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    The first Hands Across the Sand community event held in February 2010 in Seaside, Florida

    Visit Hands Across the Sand FB page at: Hands Across The Sand. Visit Hands Across the Sand online for information, sponsors, and how to get involved.

    Get involved and join hands on May 19, 2018. Say NO to dirty fuels and YES to clean energy.

    1. PLEASE donate to Hands Across the Sand!
    2. Organize an event in your area or plan to attend an event near you by clicking on your state or the globe.
    3. Follow Hands Across the Sand on Facebook. Share updates and spread the word!
    4. Connect on Twitter @HandsAcrossSand.
    5. Tell your community about #JoinHANDS events.

    This year is time to stand united and embrace a stronger than ever commitment to protecting our planet and its oceans and waters. Here in Florida, we hold hands in the sand as a symbol of protection for our beautiful coastal environment and clear emerald waters, our fish and wildlife, sugar-white sandy beaches... and our way of life.


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    Hands Across the Sand | Tasmania, Bellerive Beach, Australia 2017

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    Hands Across the Sand | Seaside, Florida 2010

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  2. Teresa

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    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:

    Santa Rosa Beach, Ed Walline Public Beach Access
    Nancy Meehan
    Offshore Drilling
    Intersection of route 393 & 30A. This event will be held at 4pm

    Seaside, Bud & Alley’s

    David Rauschkolb
    Offshore Drilling
    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.

    Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island
    Mary Gutierrez, Earth Ethics
    Offshore Drilling
    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, Fl 32561

    Christian Wagley
    Offshore Drilling
    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.
    1. PLEASE donate to our cause! Click the donate button on the right. Show your support by making a generous donation!
    2. Organize / search for event near you by clicking on your state or the globe.
    3. Like our Facebook Page (help us reach 100,000). Share updates and spread the word!
    4. Follow us on Twitter @HandsAcrossSand. Tell your community about #JoinHANDS events.

    Organize an event in your area or find one near you:
    Hands Across the Sand | A worldwide gathering of people dedicated to a clean energy future and ending our dependence on filthy fuels
     
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    Hands Across the Sand message:

    Dear Ocean and Land activists!! Saturday is our annual, Global event starting at noon from New Zealand to Hawaii! If possible, please bike, walk, paddle, use public transport, drive electric or carpool to get to the events! thank you ALL!!! Good luck with your events and take so many pictures that you inundate your elected officials office with pics of passionate people trying to save the planet!!


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    May 15, 2018

    HANDS ACROSS THE SAND/LAND” PROTESTS SLATED FOR 117 LOCATIONS WORLDWIDE ON MAY 19TH

    Communities standing up against offshore drilling in 17 states and seven countries

    WHO: International, national and local conservation groups are organizing local protests against offshore drilling in the waters off the East Coast, West Coast, Gulf of Mexico and Alaska. The groups include: Oceana, Surfrider Foundation, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Sierra Club, Earth Ethics, Center for Biological Diversity, Natural Resources Defense Council, Another Gulf is Possible, Redfin and Gulf Restoration Network. For more information, go to www.handsacrossthesand.org.

    WHAT: Crowds will join hands forming lines across beaches, parks and state capitol steps in synchronized "Hands Across the Sand/Land" protests. This includes 113 synchronized events across 17 states and seven countries to raise awareness about the dangers of dirty fuels and the need to accelerate the transition to available, affordable clean energy solutions. The show of opposition is particularly important this year, given the Trump Administration’s draft plan to expand offshore drilling to nearly all of the American coastline and its assault on public lands.

    WHEN: Saturday, May 19th at noon local time (media check in at 11:30 am local time).

    WHERE: Across 18 states and seven countries, groups will hold 117 synchronized events. For a full list of events visit: Hands Across the Sand | A worldwide gathering of people dedicated to a clean energy future and ending our dependence on filthy fuels

    WHY: Drilling offshore is investing in a dirty energy past, instead of a green energy future. It also conflicts with international agreements to fight climate change. The impacts of dirty and dangerous offshore drilling threaten people across the world. Hands Across the Sand participants will urge more local elected officials to formally oppose the Trump administration’s draft plan to expand offshore drilling and to take a stronger stand against the expansion of offshore drilling along the coast.

    Floridian Dave Rauschkolb founded Hands Across the Sand/Land in October 2009. Hands Across the Sand/Land is sponsored by national environmental organizations including Oceana, Surfrider Foundation, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Sierra Club, Earth Ethics, Center for Biological Diversity, Another Gulf is Possible, Redfin and Gulf Restoration Network.

    FOLLOW: Hands Across the Sand on Facebook for updates on beaches throughout the world participating in the event this Saturday May 19 at noon in each time zone.
     

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