Friday, June 25, 2010

This Weekend: Hands Across the Sand

 {photo via Hands Across the Sand}

Okay, WARNING, this is a BIG switch from my last post.

From Whoopie Pies to an around-the-world movement (taking place on the SAME day as the Whoopie Pie Festival) protesting offshore drilling. Quite a switch, eh? Well, that's the kind of thing that you can expect here at Maine-ly Home - especially when it is important stuff. Well, this i important so listen up.

This weekend(Saturday, specifically), all around the world, people will be joining hands on beaches (and in cities) in a peaceful moved called Hands Across the Sand. This international movement is made of people of all walks of life and crosses political affiliations and designed to send a positive and powerful message about the importance of protecting our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife, and fishing industry.  Its about protecting all of the above from the devastating effects of oil drilling.

Finding an Event Near You
Whether you live near a beach or not, it is likely a Hands Across the Sand event is happening near you. Look here to see.

Planning an Event in Your Neighborhood
Any person in any country may plan events--and this website provides all sorts of helpful tool including templates for flyers, press releases and advertisements. And, not to panic, it's a pretty simple event, just:

Go to your beach on June 26 at 11 AM in your time zone.
  • Form lines in the sand and at 12:00, join hands.
The image is powerful, the message is simple.  NO to Offshore Oil Drilling, YES to Clean Energy.

Send a Message
Whether you plan to stand on a beach this weekend or not, consider sending a message to President Obama expressing your support for stopping offshore drilling and moving towards more clean energy. This site makes it easy -- really easy -- just a click of a button.

See you on the beach!

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