Hands Across the Sand
General Event Information
Stand Up for Clean Energy and a Healthy Natural Environment!
Hands Across the Sand is a movement of people from walks of life. It is not about politics - it is about the protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife and fisheries. It’s about preserving our precious drinking water, air, and food. The damage that continues to happen due to offshore oil drilling accidents, hydraulic fracturing, the Alberta tar sands, mountain top removal mining, and the continuing proliferation of coal-fired power plants are a threat to us all.
Embracing a clean energy future now is the path to a sustainable planet. It’s a path to ending global warming and climate change. It’s a path to a better future for our children and grandchildren.
10:00am: MEET AT SOUTHGATE: Towards the NW corner of the mall's parking lot (3501 S Tamiami Trl), we'll have free bagels and coffee for event participants, and S.C.A.T. will be handing out free round-trip bus passes.
10:30am: LOW-CARBON CARAVAN: Ride your bike, board the bus, or join an electric vehicle parade to the beach.
11:00am: CONVERGE ON THE BEACH: There will be a tent set up in the shade about 100 yards East of the main pavilion where you can pick up informational materials and learn from a variety of speakers what you can do to reduce your dependence on fossil fuels.
11:30am: JOIN HANDS: Join hands with fellow community members for a few minutes at the shoreline as a symbolic act of resistance against offshore oil drilling and in protection of our most treasured natural resource.