700 "Hands Across the Sand" Events Opposing Offshore Drilling, Supporting Clean Energy Largest Gathering Against Offshore Drilling in History

For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Kristina Johnson, Sierra Club
Kristina.johnson@sierraclub.org (415) 977-5619
Frank Jackalone, Sierra Club
frank.jackalone@sierraclub.org, 727-804-1317

700 "Hands Across the Sand" Events Opposing Offshore Drilling, Supporting Clean Energy Largest Gathering Against Offshore Drilling in History

Saturday, June 26

Nationwide - Thousands of
citizens from every state in the U.S., Puerto Rico and D.C., and 20
countries

WHAT: Citizens will gather on beaches and
inland communities and join hands to recognize the tragedy in the Gulf
and call for clean energy, no more offshore drilling
WHEN:
Saturday, June 26
WHERE: 700 events nationwide and
worldwide. NOTE: A complete list of events, all of which begin at 11
a.m. local time this Saturday, can be found
here:http://www.handsacrossthesand.org.
 A list of key events the
media may wish to cover follows at the end of this advisory.
VISUALS:
Citizens will gather with signs and props and will join hands along
scenic stretches of beach and inland cities and communities

Background:
Hands Across the Sand was founded by Florida restaurant owner and
surfer Dave Rauschkolb. The Sierra Club has organized hundreds of Hands
Across the Sand events as part of its Beyond Oil campaign, aimed at
ending America's oil dependence over the next 20 years. http://action.sierraclub.org/Hands
 
SUGGESTED
EVENTS FOR MEDIA:

Denver
Rocky
Mountain Lake Park -- 3151 W 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80211 Interstate 25
to west bound Interstate 70. Exit I70 at Lowell Blvd. South on Lowell
Blvd.
Contact: Loraine Perkins, loraine.perkins@comcast.net, 303-325-6475
 
London
St
James Park, Westminster Tube end, by the Lake -- A walk will take place
afterwards in the local area between the Houses of Parliament and BP
headquarters.
Contact: Charlotte Pulver at charlottepulver@yahoo.co.uk
 
Miami
South
Beach, 5th Street and Ocean Drive
Contact: Jonathan Ullman, jonathan.ullman@sierraclub.org, 305-283-6070
or
Mike Gibaldi, Miami@surfrider.org, 305-389-4615

New
Jersey
Asbury Park Boardwalk at Langosta Lounge
1000
Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Seaside
Heights Boardwalk at Grant Avenue Entrance
Next to Casino Pier in
Seaside Heights, NJ
  
Atlantic City Beach in front of Boardwalk
Hall, just off Kennedy Plaza
Mississippi Avenue and Boardwalk,
Atlantic City, NJ

Contact: Grace
Sica, Sierra Club, 732-841-6103

 
New York City
Brooklyn,
Coney Island -- Take the subway to Coney Island Stillwell Avenue
Station and cross the street when you come out of the station
Contact:  anneocraig@gmail.com

San Francisco
The
Beach at Crissy Field -- located on the San Francisco Bay north of
Mason Street and the Exploratorium with a great view of the Golden Gate
Bridge.
Contact: Jeramiah Dean, jeramiah.dean@sierraclub.org, (510) 848-0800
 
Santa Monica,
California
To the north of the Santa Monica Pier, on the
beach (to the right of the pier facing the ocean)
Contact: Stefanie
Sekich-Quinn, Ssekich@surfrider.org, 619-807-0551
 
Seaside,
Florida -- where Hands Across the Sand got started
On the
beach behind Bud & Alley's Restaurant
Contact: Dave Rauschkolb, drmail61@gmail.com, 850-865-1061

Tampa
and St. Petersburg
St. Pete Beach -- Tradewinds Island
Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd.
Contact: Cathy Harrelson, cathy_bam@earthlink.net, 727-415-8805
 
Virginia Beach
Oceanfront
between 19th & 31st Streets
Contact: Eileen Levandoski, Eileen.Levandoski@sierraclub.org, 757.277.8537
 
Washington,
D.C.
On Pennsylvania Avenue NW, in front of the White House
Contact:
Whit Jones, whit@energyactioncoalition.org, 914-671-1880

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