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.
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 â€œHands Across The Sandâ€ event. They will say NO to expanded offshore drilling and YES to clean energy solutions.
â€œHands Across The Sandâ€ 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, â€œEighty percent of success is showing up.â€
â€œHands Across The Sandâ€ participants will join hands to urge decision makers to end the United Statesâ€™ dependence on fossil fuels and begin investing in cleaner energy choices now.
Residents of Miami will â€œdraw a line in the sand,â€ by joining hands in symbolic demonstration against offshore drilling. Last yearâ€™s â€œHands Across the Sandâ€ 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
The event will take place on Miami Beach, rain or shine.
Katie Parrish, firstname.lastname@example.org, 305.741.9416 (cell) or
Mike Gibaldi, Miami@surfrider.org, 305.389.4615