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Joining Hands Against Oil Drilling

This past Saturday a “Hands Across the Sand” event was nothing short of a worldwide movement.

The movement called in order to  “protect of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife, and fishing industry,”  was sponsored by the  multiple environment agencies including the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and Friends of the Earth.

People around the world gathered on beaches to share their knowledge,and passion for protecting beaches from devastating effects of oil drilling. They said “No to offshore drilling, and Yes to Clean Energy.”

820 events were scheduled in all 50 states and in 34 countries. Even Florida Govenor Charlie Crist took time to join hands with participates on Florida beaches.

Check out Hand’s Across the Sand’s pictures from the event, and videos of the event.

Also check out Hand’s Across the Sand for more information about the fight against offshore drilling!

Flickr photo by ecotist.