Hands Across The Sand / Land is a global grassroots event that champions clean energy solutions to our filthy fuels problem. On May 17, 2014, people around the world will join hands at noon local time to say NO to offshore drilling and YES to clean energy. The backbone of our movement is local organizers who plan events in their communities and sponsoring organizations who support and amplify our message. Please click on your state to organize an event. We have all the resources you need to make your event a success.
Welcome and thank you for joining hands with us!!
On May 17th, 2014 at 12:00 in your time zone, people of the world will have an opportunity to join hands and draw a line in the sand against expanding offshore oil drilling and championing clean energy for a sustainable planet. Please promote using alternative transportation to get to your events. Car pool, bike, take your electric car, skateboard, walk, swim, Segway and most of all public transportation.
This event will happen on beaches and in cities across the world.
Hands Across The Sand is a movement made of people of all walks of life and crosses all borders and political affiliations.
This movement is not about politics; it is about the protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife and fisheries.
The accidents that continue to happen in offshore oil drilling are a threat to all of the above. Expanding offshore oil drilling is not the answer, embracing Clean Energy is.
This movement is about embracing energy sources that will sustain our planet.
Oil and Coal are the largest polluters on the Earth threatening the quality of air we breathe, the water that we drink and the food that nourishes us.
We are joining hands to say NO to offshore oil drilling and Yes to Clean Energy.
We are joining hands to end our dependence on oil and coal and embrace a clean energy future for a sustainable planet. Safe food, clean water & clean air are the essential fundamental elements of our survival as a species. Offshore oil spills, the burning of fossil fuels and coal burning power plants present a threat to all of the above.
Growing and nurturing a clean energy policy on a global scale is the path to fresh job growth, a sustainable global economic future and a more stable geo-political future.
Our dependence on fossil fuels in the long term is unsustainable and the global conflicts created acquiring these fuels will continue to have a devastating, destabilizing effect on world politics.
The environmental damage associated with acquiring, refining and continuing to burn fossil fuels virtually guarantees a planet poisoned with dirty air, dirty water and unhealthy food.
Fossil fuels will continue to play a major role but clean energy must begin to replace that role and restore a future for all of us and for future generations.
Our lives are too short to comprehend our complicity in the slow death we are inflicting on the earth.
We must connect with generations past, generations present and generations future and weave a thread of balance and wisdom for our planet. Forget borders, forget the elements that separate us. We have done our damage, we now have the power to undo and together, join hands and build a clean energy path that sustains us all. There is no more important issue we must focus on as humans.
Founder, Hands Across the Sand