woman holding a say no to offshore drilling poster
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Hands Across the Sand Returns to Pensacola Beach

Where: Gulfside Pavilion, 20 Casino Beach Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach, FL

When: Saturday May 21, 5 pm – 6:30 pm

Join hands with fellow residents, business owners, and tourists as we take our annual stand against oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and a transition to clean energy. Hands Across the Sand takes place on beaches around the world, as communities come together to send a powerful message of protecting the beaches and coastal areas we love.

We’ll meet at the Gulfside Pavilion for live music by Pensacola singer-songwriter Katie Dineen, education, and inspiring speeches from local environmental advocates and Beach residents about protecting our white sands and blue-green waters. At 6 pm we’ll walk to the water’s edge to hold hands in silent remembrance of the 2010 oil spill and in support of a transition to clean energy from the sun and wind.

Hands Across the Sand comes at a time when the longstanding Congressional moratorium on drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico near Florida is about to expire, leaving our state vulnerable. Yet the transition to the nearly infinite power of clean renewable energy is well underway, with explosive growth in solar and wind energy as Americans embrace the future.

Event partners include Healthy Gulf, 350 Pensacola, UWF Student Environmental Action Society, Pensacola Vibes, 850eco and Surfrider Foundation Emerald Coast. For more information visit Hands Across the Sand Pensacola Beach on Facebook or call 850-687-9968 or email: christian@healthygulf.org.

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