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.
Join us on May 17th 2014 for our next Hands Across the Sand / Land Global Event! Mark your calendars and start posting your events whenever you want to get started. The US map and globe have been cleared for your use. Review all of our resources for organizing your event so that you will be prepared to get the word out. Resources provide information on how to organize your beaches, rivers, lakes, statehouse steps and parks. See you on May 17th 2014.
Thank you to ALL who joined hands on May 18th, 2013 around the globe for amazing events represented all over the world.
In New Zealand in a town of 3000 people, 500 of them were on a beach joining hands. See those images on our FB page. It is those images that keep us going.
We ask that every event organizer send their pictures to their elected officials. We could not have done it without all of you and of course our event organizers and our sponsors!
Thank you Sierra Club, Surfrider Foundation, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Oceana, Defenders of Wildlife and Gulf Restoration Network.
Again we stood together in solidarity and work towards ending our dependance of dirty fuels and say YES to clean energy. The images of thousands of people around the globe joining hands sends a powerful message.
Join Hands to end our dependence on dangerous, dirty fuels. Join Hands to end global warming and climate change.
Join Hands to embrace Clean Energy. ”It’s the most important thing we can do as human beings” Dave Rauschkolb, founder.
Please visit our FB page: Hands Across the Sand and remember to post your pictures to our Flickr page and send them to your elected officials after your event. Thanks All!
What is Hands Across The Sand and Hands Across The Land?
Let us share our knowledge, energies and passion for protecting our planet from the devastating effects the burning of dirty fuels present. On May 18, 2013 the people of the world will join hands to champion clean energy solutions to our dirty fuels problem. Embracing a clean energy future now is the path to a sustainable planet. It’s a path to ending global warming and climate change. It’s a path to a future for our children and grandchildren.
The Movement Started In Florida
On June 26, 2010, in response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Hands Across the Sand went National and Global. The event was announced and the website went live allowing event organizers sign up only four weeks prior to June 26th. It became the largest gathering of people in the history of the world united against expanding offshore oil drilling and championing clean energy and renewables. Over 1000 events were held worldwide. Events took place in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Events were held in 42 countries outside the U.S. including Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Belize, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Greenland, Greece, Croatia, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Turkey, Tanzania, and South Africa.