All across the world on Saturday, June 26th, 2010 more than 700 grassroots 'Hands Across the Sand' events took place. Tens of thousands of people held hands in a human chain, supporting clean energy and opposing offshore drilling. Events took place not only on well known beaches, but also in places off the beaten path and even cities and town miles away from the nearest ocean.
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The man who started it all is David Raushkolb, a passionate restaurant owner with a vision. "The image is powerful, the message simple: No to offshore oil drilling, yes to clean energy," said Rauschkolb.
Here he is with other demonstrators for Hands Across the Sand, in Seaside, Florida.
SANCCOB (The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds) formed a human chain on Blouberg beach, Cape Town, in gale force winds — it was a strong stand against offshore drilling and a show of support for those suffering in the Gulf of Mexico.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Pt. Woronzof, Anchorage, Alaska.
Protecting the next generation in New York.