This year’s Hands Across the Sand event is scheduled for the middle of May. The gathering on Pensacola Beach is part of a larger, global event meant to “draw a line in the sand” and voice opposition to offshore drilling and show support for clean energy.
“We must connect with generations past, generations present and generations future and weave a thread of balance and wisdom for our planet,” said event founder Dave Rauschkolb. “Forget borders, forget the elements that separate us. We have done our damage, we now have the power to undo and together, join hands and build a clean energy path that sustains us all. There is no more important issue we must focus on as humans.”
The Hands Across the Sand event was first held in Florida in February 2010, a couple of months prior to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Following the spill, the event went global.
This year’s event will be held May 18, locally on Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with participants joining hands at noon to raise awareness about the dangers of offshore drilling and to call on leaders to strive toward ending oil dependence in favor of clean energy.
For more information, call 350 Pensacola’s Elaine Sargent at (850) 572-7230, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit www.handsacrossthesand.com.