Ocean Protection, Ocean Energy
May 04 2015

Hands Across the Sand: Coming to a Beach Near You on May 16!

by Pete Stauffer, Environmental Director

More than 25 Surfrider chapters across the U.S. are gearing up for Hands Across the Sand on May 16, 2015! Founded by Surfrider member Dave Rauschkolb in 2009, the event brings people together to oppose new offshore drilling and promote a clean energy future.

The Surfrider Foundation is an official sponsor of Hands Across the Sand and our participation is a cornerstone of our Not the Answer campaign. Last year we were thrilled to join thousands of participants in making our voices heard.

With the federal government proposing to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic, now is a crucial time to demonstrate grassroots support for clean energy solutions to our filthy fuels problem.

The premise of the event is simple: on May 16 at 12 p.m. local time people will join hands for 15 minutes on beaches around the world to demonstrate support for protecting our coasts from offshore drilling. All events are organized locally by volunteers and the event website provides most of the resources that you will need.

So visit the Hands Across the Sand website today and sign up to organize or participate in a local event! www.handsacrossthesand.com/

With the Administration and Congress pushing to expand oil and gas development off our coasts, now is the time to join the grassroots movement to protect our coastlines from risky drilling practices!

To access Surfrider's Hands Across the Sand Toolkit, please visit Chapternet. For more information or support, please contact Pete Stauffer at (503) 887-0514 or pstauffer at surfrider.org.

See you on the beach on May 16th!