Sunday, June 13, 2010

Hands Across the Sand

As the oil spill nears our beautiful white sands, I'd like to send out a plea to all of you. There is a movement that is being organized to gather people on beaches everywhere to join hands and show support for protecting our coastlines. The website of the organizers is at http://www.handsacrossthesand.com. Please visit the site and check your area to see where people are gathering in your area and join in this event. Even if you live in a land-locked state or outside the US, you might find a gathering to show support.

While we can't undo what has already occurred, lets all make sure this doesn't happen again.
"Hands Across the Sand is a movement made of people of all walks of life and crosses political affiliations. This movement is not about politics; it is about protection of our coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife, fishing industry and coastal military missions. Let us share our knowledge, energies and passion for protecting all of the above from the devastating effects of oil drilling."

12 comments:

debsgarden said...

I am so sad about our beaches and all the consequences to people, plants, and wildlife. I was watching news today about Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and I cried. The oil was just washing in, no skimmers, no BP, no government agents in sight to prevent it. I hate how this has become a political mess, rather than everyone pulling together to do something about it.

Vetsy said...
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Vetsy said...

I agree deb, Everything is so wrapped up into Political tape and foolishness that we can't get the simplest things done in this country.

I too" hate how our environment and wildlife suffers from our ignorance and greed!

Deborah I have visited the site and I think it is very touching.. It is good to see, I hope that we will soon be on the verge of a New day!..And that this will never ever happen again!

Kimberly said...

I hadn't heard of this...glad you informed us! I'll get the word out in my area.

Deborah said...

Thanks, guys. The positive thing I see happening in this is that ordinary people of normally opposing points of view are pulling together. Hairdressers and pet groomers have been donating hair and fur to make natural booms. I love the idea of people all over the world joining hands in solidarity for protecting the planet.

Shyrlene said...

Hi Deb! It's been a while, but I wanted to let you know I referenced your blog on my "Playing Hooky" post. I was down in FL on a 'girls vacation' - and took some snapshots of local 'flora'. I recommended your blog for readers to check out, for some great garden information... Hope thats 'OK'?! -Shyrlene

mya said...

Deb, just wanted to say hi, and that I miss you.

Shyrlene said...

Deb - miss you & your posts!

mya said...

Just saying ,"Hi."

mya said...

Hoping that you will posting again.
Have a great holiday.

catmint said...

Hi Deb, A very important post. A reminder to us all to get involved with other people and groups to express our outrage at the destruction of our beautiful planet. I miss you too. cheers, catmint

Shyrlene said...

Deb - warmest wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year! --Shyrlene