Ocean Protection, Ocean Energy
July 17 2012

Resources for Hands Across the Sand

by Pete Stauffer

photo credit: West LA Malibu Chapter (Nguyen)Hands Across the Sand is coming! On August 4th at noon local time, citizens will join hands at events around the world to say NO to new offshore drilling and YES to clean energy. Hands Across the Sand is an international grassroots event that brings people together to champion clean energy solutions to our filthy fuels problem. The Surfrider Foundation is an official sponsor of the event and our participation is a cornerstone of our Not the Answer campaign.

To support our chapters participating in Hands events, Surfrider has posted a toolkit of resources on Chapternet available here. These include: Not the Answer fact sheet, posters, talking points, sample media releases, sample petition, and peacekeeping guidelines. In addition, the Hands Across the Sand website has resources available here for event organizers (scroll down to ‘resources’ on the right).

To organize an event or find one in your area, visit the Hands Across the Sand website today: www.handsacrossthesand.com/. With Congress considering legislation 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!

Have questions or need support? Contact Pete at pstauffer@surfrider.org.
 See you on the beach on August 4th!

Photo credit: West LA Malibu Chapter (Nguyen)