Join us next Saturday, June 25th at 11 am – we’ll form a line in the sand at High Noon and join hands for clean energy.
Hands Across The Sand – Returning to Willows Beach on June 25th
Victoria, BC – local residents Renee Lindstrom and Lisa Cole have just announced their plans for a second Hands Across The Sand event on Saturday, June 25th. Everyone is invited to gather at Willows Beach at 11 a.m. At 12 noon, participants will form a line in the sand and join hands for 15 minutes.
People will be lining up at hands at Hands Across the Sand events all over the world on June 25th to support clean energy solutions. “The intention is to support and encourage people to come together,” says Lindstrom, “to show their appreciation for our beautiful oceans, ocean life, and coastlines – to acknowledge our values and to be the change by saying yes to clean energy!”
Dave Rauschkolb founded the movement in Florida in 2010 as a response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and it quickly caught on. On June 26, 2010, over 1000 events were held in 43 countries worldwide. In Victoria, 400 people showed up at Willows Beach to join hands, forming a line that stretched from one end of the beach to the other.
“This year,” says Cole, “there’s a nuclear crisis unfolding in Japan that has a global impact. On a local level, we had a fuel spill on the Malahat in April, with a large amount of gasoline leaking into the Goldstream River. It’s absolutely vital that we make the shift from toxic to clean, renewable energy sources right now – and this event is a positive step in that direction!”
The aim of Hands Across The Sand is simple: joining hands sends a powerful visual message of solidarity to world leaders. People are unified in the defense of the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the food they consume from dirty energy sources. Joining hands in this way means supporting clean energy solutions.
“People are invited to join our Facebook Page by searching ‘Hands Across The Sands – Victoria, BC’,” says Lindstrom, “and if anyone is interested in helping us promote this event, please feel free to get in touch.”
“Last June, there were 400 of us at Willows Beach,” adds Cole. “This year, let’s make it a thousand!”