On August 4, 2012 people across the world will join hands to protect their beaches and shores. Hands Across the Sand is a movement made up of people from all walks of life. We are parents, friends, neighbors, small business owners, and sportsmen. We span political lines, geographic boundaries, and socio-economic groups. We are united by the desire to protect our coastal economies, oceans, wildlife, fisheries, and way of life.
Offshore drilling is dirty, dangerous, and unsustainable. With 183 spills reported by the U.S. Mineral Management Service from 1995-2010, it is only a matter of time before the next catastrophic spill. Recreational saltwater fishing in Florida provides over 50,000 jobs and has an economic impact of $5.7 billion. That’s just a drop in the bucket compared to Florida’s $28 billion tourism industry. Our coastal resources are simply too great to risk another Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Visit www.handsacrossthesand.org to find an event in your area!