Hands Across the Sand ~ June 25th

We’re looking for people across the world who would like to organize local gatherings on June 25th to speak out against offshore oil drilling and stand up for clean energy. Click HERE to learn how and where you can get involved – there may be an event planned in your area already!

Join me at Rodeo Beach, CA right next to where The Marine Mammal Center will be having the Grand Opening of “Washed Ashore:  Sea life & Art”, which will be going on from 10AM to 5PM.  ‘Washed Ashore’ is the vision of artist and educator Angela Haseltine Pozzi. This community art project from Bandon, Oregon has turned the ugly reality of ocean trash into beautiful sculptures of the marine life we strive to save, inspiring us all to re-think our use of plastics and change our habits. You’ll find 15 massive marine life sculptures at the Washed Ashore: plastics, sea life and art exhibit at The Marine Mammal Center from June 25 – October 15, 2011.  Hope to see you at both of these events – come on out to the Marin Headlands and make a day of it with the whole family. If you can do a You Tube video of your event, you can upload it to their website Hands Across the Sand and share it with the across the world!

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A Message from Founder, Dave Rauschkolb

Welcome!  Thank you for joining hands with us!

On June 25 at 12:00 in your time zone people of the world will have an opportunity to join hands and draw a line in the sand against expanding offshore oil drilling and championing clean energy for a sustainable planet.  This event will happen on beaches and in cities across the world.

Hands Across The Sand is a movement made of people of all walks of life and crosses all borders and political affiliations. This movement is not about politics; it is about the protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife and fisheries.  The accidents that continue to happen in offshore oil drilling are a threat to all of the above. Expanding offshore oil drilling is not the answer, embracing Clean Energy is.

This movement is about embracing energy sources that will sustain our planet.  Oil and Coal are the largest polluters on the Earth threatening the quality of air we breathe, the water that we drink and the food that nourishes us.

We are joining hands to say NO to offshore oil drilling and Yes to Clean Energy. We are joining hands to end our dependence on oil and coal and embrace a clean energy future for a sustainable planet.  Safe food, clean water & clean air are the essential fundamental elements of our survival as a species. Offshore oil spills, the burning of fossil fuels and coal burning power plants present a threat to all of the above.

Growing and nurturing a clean energy policy on a global scale is the path to fresh job growth, a sustainable global economic future and a more stable geo-political future.   Our dependence on fossil fuels in the long term is unsustainable and the global conflicts created acquiring these fuels will continue to have a devastating, destabilizing effect on world politics.

The environmental damage associated with acquiring, refining and continuing to burn fossil fuels virtually guarantees a planet poisoned with dirty air, dirty water and unhealthy food. Fossil fuels will continue to play a major role but clean energy must begin to replace that role and restore a future for all of us and for future generations.

Our lives are too short to comprehend our complicity in the slow death we are inflicting on the earth. We must connect with generations past, generations present and generations future and weave a thread of balance and wisdom for our planet. 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.

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