Hands Across the Sand / Land, founded in 2010, grew into an international movement after the BP oil disaster in April of that year. Every May 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. Standing hand in hand along beaches, on river banks, in parks and on capitol steps creates a powerful image of people standing in silent solidarity to say NO to filthy fuels and YES to clean energy. Join hands with us, visit www.handsacrossthesand.org for more information on creating a 15 minute event in your area. Hands started to bring together like-minded individuals and organizations with the conviction to organize a Global movement to promote a clean energy future for our earth and end our dependence on dirty fuel sources.These gatherings will bring thousands of American and Global citizens to our beaches and cities and will draw metaphorical and actual lines in the sand; human lines in the sand against the threats Fossil Fuels pose to our present and future planet.
To convince our State Legislators, Governors, Congress and President Obama and World leaders to adopt policies encouraging the growth of clean and renewable energy sources in place of oil and coal.