May 16, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we will be holding a virtual Hands Across the Sand.
Thank you for joining hands with us.
On May 16th, 2020 at NOON 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, hydraulic fracturing, tar sands mining, mountain top clearing 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, fisheries and our land environment.
The accidents that continue to happen in offshore oil drilling are a threat to all of the above as well as the affect that seismic testing offshore, hydraulic fracturing and other issues are having on our environment.
Embracing Clean Energy is the key..
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 dirty fuels 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 and the burning of fossil fuels & 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.
There is no more important issue we must focus on as humans.
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.
Dede Shelton, Executive Director…..