Friday, June 25, 2010

Say No to Offshore Drilling This Weekend!

Please join the Surfrider Foundation and our environmental partners for Hands Across the Sand this Saturday.   Folks will join hands, at local beaches, for 15 minutes to say no to offshore oil drilling and yes to clean energy.

There are more than 800 grassroots 'Hands Across the Sand' events that will take place in communities across the country and around the world in response to the Gulf drilling disaster.

Tens of thousands of people who support clean energy and oppose offshore drilling are expected to participate in more than 800 Hands Across the Sand events across the country and around the world on Saturday, June 26. Events will take place in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and more than 30 countries, beginning in Auckland, New Zealand and work its way across global time zones finishing on the North Shore of Kauai, Hawaii.

NOTE: A complete list of events, all of which begin at 11 a.m. Saturday (in your own time zone), can be found at Hands Across the Sand. Click on your state for the list. 

At events taking place on beaches, near waterways, and in land-locked towns, participants will join hands to form symbolic barriers against spilling oil. The events will represent the largest-yet outpouring of grassroots activism in response to the disastrous April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig and the subsequent, devastating oil damage in the Gulf of Mexico.

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