HANDS Philosophy

What we’ve discovered about this event is that once people find out about it they want to participate if they agree with our position against dirty fuels and embracing clean energy as a solution to our dependency on oil and coal.

CNN iReporter, Shelly Swanger

Our main purpose is to inform the public about the event, get them to the website, and tell their friends and family.

We want to get people to a beach, park, town, city – wherever an event is happening –  to join hands.

It’s really very simple.

The message is:

No to dirty fuels, Yes to Clean Energy.

CNN iReporter, Kim Jacobs

Philosophy of HANDS:

This is an opportunity of global importance. This is an opportunity for any person from all over the world to gather together and become active in helping to change our world energy policies to ensure a sustainable planet.

What are we trying to accomplish?

On a local, national and global level joining hands sends a powerful visual message of human solidarity.

Unified in the defense of the air we breath, the water we drink and the food we consume from dangerous, dirty energy sources.

Every time we join hands that message is reinforced.

A line in the sand is a powerful thing.

It’s simple and logical.

Embrace clean energy.


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How to Organize Your Event
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Talking to the Press

Event Planning Resources
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A message from the founder, Dave Rauschkolb

How to
Join Hands
on May 19, 2018

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

  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!