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THANK YOU Sponsors and Organizers of our 5th Annual Hands Across the Sand. We had a huge success all over the USA and the world. We cannot thank you enough for your patience in our map process and your willingness to join Hands with us to say NO to filthy fuels. Please visit our sponsors by clicking on their links above. Next year our events will be held on May 16th, 2015. Hope to see you ALL then.

On May 17, 2014 People from all walks of life in communities around the country AND the globe took part in our 5th Annual Hands Across the Sand / Hands Across the Land and asked the President and local officials to reject the use of dirty fuels in ALL processes. Ask the President to reject expanding offshore drilling, seismic blasting, hydraulic fracturing, Keystone XL pipeline, Tar Sands extraction and all other dirty fuel projects that threaten our communities and destabilize our climate. 

Hands Across the Sand / Land, founded in 2010, grew into an international movement after the BP oil disaster in April of that year. People came together to join hands, forming symbolic barriers against spilled oil and to stand against the impacts of other forms of extreme energy.

Four years later, as millions begin to understand that President Obama’s Climate Action Plan falls short if it fails to address keeping dirty fuels in the ground, there’s a rising tide of grassroots activism demanding that we choose a clean energy future over the dangerous and dirty fuels of the 20th century.

The coalition of organizations, activists and citizens around the world bring the message of clean energy to local and world leaders.

We invite activists to organize hundreds of events and Join Hands creating a powerful image to send to our elected officials.

We invite activists to call for the President to reject KXL and other tar sands pipelines and call on local and state leaders to protect our communities by rejecting projects that expand the extraction and use of fossil fuels — and instead accelerate the shift to clean, renewable energy.

In addition, these events will highlight urgent national and regional issues including:

And calling attention to the impact of climate disruption such as rising sea levels, super storms, drought, forest fires, flooding and ocean acidification.

Join Hands with us! It’s easy, visit our resource page for help.

Post an event in your local area.

It’s easy to do:

Click on the box with the Ocean issues or Land issues and register with Action Network

We provide everything you need to create a successful experience.

Whether it’s a group of 2 or 10,000 — it doesn’t matter.

Get involved.

Let’s stand together and “Say NO to dirty fuels and YES to clean energy.

Thank you 2013 #JoinHANDS participants!


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A message from the founder, Dave Rauschkolb

How to
Join Hands
on May 16, 2015

Go to an event location near you at 11 AM, in your time zone, for one hour, rain or shine.
Join hands for 15 minutes at 12:00 PM, in your time zone, forming lines in the sand, or on the land, against dirty fuels. Say yes to clean energy and renewables.
Leave only your footprints. In addition, consider getting involved in a local organization that supports clean energy.

Event Day Tips

  1. Use only approved locations. This includes beach access and parking, plus parks and recreational areas.
  2. Create a long line, or as many lines as you wish.
  3. Be courteous and respectful to those who disagree with your view.
  4. Please steer clear of bird nesting areas (refer to Audubon’s recommendations).

    If at beach, stay away from sea turtle nesting areas (visit Sea Turtle Oversight Protection for more information).

    In addition, respect any flora and fauna (plants and animals) for your particular region.
  5. Leave nothing but footprints...and enjoy yourself!