Welcome!

Thank you for joining hands with us.

On May 17 at NOON 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, hydraulic fracturing, XL pipeline, tar sands mining, mountain top clearing and championing clean energy for a sustainable planet.

This event will happen on beaches and in cities across the world.

Glenn Walton Special To The Eagle Concerned citizens participate in Hands Across the Sand Saturday on Marco Island’s South Beach, Florida.

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 utilize public transportation.

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, fisheries and our land environment.

The accidents that continue to happen in offshore oil drilling are a threat to all of the above as well as the affect that seismic testing offshore, hydraulic fracturing and other issues are having on our environment.

Embracing Clean Energy is is the key.

Will our children ever know our cherished Gulf and white sands as we have known it? Dave Rauschkolb

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 breath, the water that we drink and the food that nourishes us.

We are joining hands to say NO to dirty fuels 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 and the burning of fossil fuels & 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.

There is no more important issue we must focus on as humans.

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.

Very best,

Dave Rauschkolb
Founder, Hands Across The Sand

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No to dirty fuels, yes to clean energy

A message from the founder, Dave Rauschkolb

How to
Join Hands
on May 17, 2014

STEP 1
Go to an event location near you at 11 AM, in your time zone, for one hour, rain or shine.
STEP 2
Join hands for 15 minutes at 12:00 PM, in your time zone, forming lines in the sand, or on the land, against dirty fuels. Say yes to clean energy and renewables.
STEP 3
Leave only your footprints. In addition, consider getting involved in a local organization that supports clean energy.

Event Day Tips

  1. Use only approved locations. This includes beach access and parking, plus parks and recreational areas.
  2. Create a long line, or as many lines as you wish.
  3. Be courteous and respectful to those who disagree with your view.
  4. Please steer clear of bird nesting areas (refer to Audubon’s recommendations).

    If at beach, stay away from sea turtle nesting areas (visit Sea Turtle Oversight Protection for more information).

    In addition, respect any flora and fauna (plants and animals) for your particular region.
  5. Leave nothing but footprints...and enjoy yourself!