Organizing Your Event
Here are some helpful tips to ensure your event is a success:
On event day – May 20th, 2017:
- Have people go to your event location by 11:00 am so that you can give them instructions on joining hands, form a long line, and join hands at NOON in your time zone, and keep formation for 15 min.
- Take pictures of your event and send them to your elected officials and post them on Flickr and Facebook. Be sure to link to our #JoinHANDS page.
Preparing for your event:
- Pick a location that is easy for people to get to
- Post your event on the Hands website with location and contact information
- Create an event on your own Facebook page and invite all your friends
- Encourage your friends to invite their friends
- Tweet the event – be sure to use hashtag #JoinHANDS
- Post event details on your website or blog
- Ask friends to post your event on their website or blog
- Write an Editorial to your local paper or send in the Press Release provided in the Resource section
- Connect with your local Surfrider, Sierra Club, Audubon, etc. chapter and ask them for marketing assistance to their membership
Want to do more?
- Speak to your City or County Commission about commencing their involvement
- Ask your local environmental group for literature to hand out
- And last, but certainly not least, write your Senator, Legislature, and President about your stance on No Drilling and Clean Energy Now!
Download and print the below documents to help you prepare for your event.
Talking points for Hands Across the Sand / Land
How to generate media coverage PLUS event countdown timeline
Keeping the peace – how to handle opposition
Additional event planning topics:
Event Organizer Responsibilities
Talking to the Press
Event Planning Resources
on May 20, 2017
Go to an event location near you at 11 AM, in your time zone, for one hour, rain or shine.
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.
Leave only your footprints. In addition, consider getting involved in a local organization that supports clean energy.
Event Day Tips
- Use only approved locations. This includes beach access and parking, plus parks and recreational areas.
- Create a long line, or as many lines as you wish.
- Be courteous and respectful to those who disagree with your view.
- 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.
- Leave nothing but footprints...and enjoy yourself!