Saturday, August 4, 2012
Hands Across the Sand
This is what we did today. Hubby and I got up early to go the beach to take photos of a recently finished shawl. As soon as we got home, I woke up T2 so that we could head right back to the beach and participate in Hands Across The Sand (Hubby had work to do). This is a movement best described on their website thus:
Hands Across the Sand is a movement made of people of all walks of life and crosses political affiliations and the borders of the world. This movement is not about politics — it is about the protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife and fisheries. The accidents that continue to happen in offshore oil drilling are a threat to all of the above. Expanding offshore oil drilling is not the answer; embracing Clean Energy is.
This is our third event. We got involved the summer after the Gulf oil spill. Florida's beaches are this states glory and we need to take care of them. The idea that off-shore drilling (or on-shore drilling for that matter), can be anything but destructive, is just silly. Some people think it is worth the price. We do not.