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May 15, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we will be holding a virtual Hands Across the Sand. 

Organizing Your Event

Here are some helpful tips to ensure your event is a success:

On event day – May 16th, 2020:

  • Have people go to your event location by 11:00 am so that you can give them instructions on joining hands, form a long line, and join hands at NOON in your time zone, and keep formation for 15 min.
  • Take pictures of your event and send them to your elected officials and post them on Flickr and Facebook. Be sure to link to our #JoinHANDS page. You can also submit your photos and video through our Gallery Submission Page.

Preparing for your event:

  • Pick a location that is easy for people to get to
  • Post your event on the Hands website with location and contact information
  • Create an event on your own Facebook page and invite all your friends
  • Encourage your friends to invite their friends
  • Tweet the event – be sure to use hashtag #JoinHANDS
  • Post event details on your website or blog
  • Ask friends to post your event on their website or blog
  • Write an Editorial to your local paper or send in the Press Release provided in the Resource section
  • Connect with your local Surfrider, Sierra Club, Audubon, etc. chapter and ask them for marketing assistance to their membership

Want to do more?

  • Speak to your City or County Commission about commencing their involvement
  • Ask your local environmental group for literature to hand out
  • And last, but certainly not least, write your Senator, Legislature, and President about your stance on No Drilling and Clean Energy Now!
  • Invite an electric vehicle owner or the local electric vehicle club to display a car. Electric vehicles don’t need any gas or oil, helping to keep our beaches free from offshore drilling.


Recommended resources:

Download and print the below documents to help you prepare for your event.

Talking points for Hands Across the Sand / Land
How to generate media coverage

Keeping the peace – how to handle opposition