Hands Across the Sand coming to Santa Rosa Beach May 18

May 10, 2013

More than 100 people gathered along the beach in Seaside Aug. 4, 2012 to celebrate Hands Across The Sand. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Join Hands to end our dependence on dangerous, dirty fuels.  Join Hands to end global warming and climate change.  Join Hands to embrace Clean Energy.  ”It’s the most important thing we can do as human beings” Dave Rauschkolb, founder.

This will again be a gathering in solidarity of people all over the world who care about preserving our precious oceans, oxygen, drinking water and food from dangerous, dirty fuels.

The global movement “Hands Across the Sand” will be gathering at Noon on May 18 to bring awareness of the dangers of offshore drilling. Locally, the gathering will be at 12 Noon along the beach in Seaside.

Local businessman Dave Rauschkolb started the movement in 2009. 10,000 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 Florida’s history united against expanding oil drilling into Florida’s waters.

On June 26, 2010, in response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Hands Across the Sand went global. The event was announced and it became the largest gathering of people in the history of the world united against expanding offshore oil drilling and championing clean energy and renewables. Over 1000 events were held world wide. Events took place in all 50 states, and in 42 countries outside the U.S.

To learn more about Hands Across The Sand, go to: www.handsacrossthesand.org