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Hands Across the Sand event to run at Makena


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Baldwin Beach, Paia & Big Beach to host event...

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 June, 2010 : - - Hands Across the Sand is a movement made of people of all walks of life and crosses political affiliations. This movement is not about politics; it is about protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife, and fishing industry. Let us share our knowledge, energies and passion for protecting all of the above from the devastating effects of oil drilling.

THE MOVEMENT STARTED IN FLORIDA...In Florida on Saturday, February 13, 2010, a statewide gathering against offshore oil drilling occurred. Thousands of Floridians representing 60 towns and cities and over 90 beaches joined hands to protest the efforts by the Florida Legislature and the US Congress to lift the ban on oil drilling in the near and off shores of Florida.

Florida's Hands Across The Sand event was the largest gathering in the history of Florida united against oil drilling. Thousands joined hands from Jacksonville to Miami Beach and Key West to Pensacola Beach, each against oil drilling in Florida's waters.

Hands Across the Sand "A worldwide gathering opposed to near/offshore oil drilling in our waters"

Where: Baldwin Beach, Paia & "Big Beach" Makena State Park
When: June 26th, 2010
What: Rally and Beach Clean Up
Who: YOU! (and all your friends!!)

The Details
Carpool, walk, bike or skate to either beach.
11:00am please check in at our Surfrider Booth. We will have volunteers there to answer questions and petitions to sign.
11:30 we will draw a line in the sand symbolizing that we are opposed to offshore drilling.
12:00pm, we will join our hands together for about 15 minutes and make a picture, say "YES" to clean energy!

Afterwards, we'll do a Beach Clean Up and leave behind only our footprints:) Please bring a REUSABLE water bottle, water will be provided by The Water Boy. We look forward to seeing you at the beach! Mahalo for your support!

RSVP on our event page: Wanna be friends? Need More Information: Big Beach, Makena Event: Tim 808-283-2470. Baldwin Beach, Paia Event: Keesha 808-283-9886

The Story:

Mission Statement:
1. To organize a national movement to oppose offshore oil drilling and champion clean energy and renewables. These gatherings will bring thousands of American citizens to our beaches and cities and will draw metaphorical and actual lines in the sand; human lines in the sand against the threat oil drilling poses to America's coastal economies and marine environment.

2. To convince our State Legislators, Governors, Congress and President Obama to stop the expansion of offshore oil drilling and to adopt policies encouraging clean and renewable energy sources. America needs legislation that creates tax incentives and subsidies to encourage the growth of clean energy and renewable industries for America's future.

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Stuart H. Coleman

Environment - Surfersvillage


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