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Date(s) - 05/19/2018
9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Sand Island Beach Park


On May 19th 2018 we join hands across the sand to say NO to fossil fuels and YES to clean energy!  This international event connects communities to a more sustainable future and grounds us in avenues towards dealing with climate change and all our personal places within that movement.

RSVP HERE so we know how many to expect for lunch and our big group picture.

Hands Across the Sand 2018 is an opportunity to cleanup our beaches and make a stand against destructive oil use, offshore drilling, and our reliance on imports, while supporting a world of clean energy and sustainable resources use.

Come join Surfrider O‘ahu by joining hands on May 19th across the beach at Sand Island. We’ll clean up the beaches for two hours and then at noon local time we’ll join people all over the world by making a link of Hands Across the Sand.

HATS is now an international event that brings attention to the problems of offshore drilling and fossil fuel use around the world – it came out of a direct response to the BP oil spill with a mission to bring awareness to the deep community harm these spills have, but also as a mechanism to help push our world towards a more sustainable and thoughtful future of energy use and ecological responsibility. While Hawaii’s waters don’t currently suffer from direct offshore oil drilling, we have obviously become deeply reliant on the imports of the world to sustain this ballooning population. Additionally, given the current administration wanting to open up protected areas for exploratory drilling and mining there is still a possible threat to the future sanctity of places like Papahānaumokuākea. With all of that in mind, we see HATS as an opportunity to really think about lessening the grip fossil fuels have on us by diving deeper into localism as a mechanism for self-sufficiency. By recreating a movement towards cultural practice that embraces a deep connection to our resources, by learning to grow our own food, by embracing a modern vision of renewable energy in an equitable and ethical way, and by creating a community that is collectively aware of our individual choices and the impacts they have.

We’re looking for photographers, sign makers and volunteers of all ages to help make this event a success!

We want to see 500 people holding hands for this event!!!