Hands Across the Sand 6/25/11

Floridians join hands to oppose expanded offshore drilling and urge investments in cleaner energy choices
Saturday, June 25, from 11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.
We will join hands from 12 noon until 12:15 p.m.
Miami Beach
at the end of 5th Street in the sand, at intersection of Ocean Drive

On June 25th at 12 noon in many time zones worldwide, people will join hands on beaches and in cities for an annual “Hands Across The Sand” event. They will say NO to expanded offshore drilling and YES to clean energy solutions.

“Hands Across The Sand” began in 2009, to demonstrate the depth of public support for protecting coastal economies, oceans and marine life from the threats of offshore drilling. As Woody Allen said, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”

“Hands Across The Sand” participants will join hands to urge decision makers to end the United States’ dependence on fossil fuels and begin investing in cleaner energy choices now.

Residents of Miami will “draw a line in the sand,” by joining hands in symbolic demonstration against offshore drilling. Last year’s “Hands Across the Sand” Miami event attracted thousands of people, making it one of the largest anti-drilling and pro-clean energy demonstrations in the world.

Diverse Miami residents
Representatives from Surfrider, Oceana,
Urban Paradise Guild, Sierra Club, Environmental Coalition of Miami Beach
Environment Florida and Greenpeace Miami

Map: http://mapq.st/jPgsgV

The event will take place on Miami Beach, rain or shine.
Katie Parrish, kparrish@oceana.org, 305.741.9416 (cell) or
Mike Gibaldi, Miami@surfrider.org, 305.389.4615