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Hands Across the Sand Miami Beach, May 17, 2014

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This Saturday May 17, 2014, Miami residents, tourists and beachgoers will join hands on the sands of Miami Beach to assemble into visually striking lines for our 5th annual Hands Across the Sand movement, mirroring hundreds of simultaneous events to occur globally.

Activists will turn-out to raise awareness of the dangers of dirty fossil fuels and the intrinsic necessity to transition to already available and affordable clean energy.

Participants will be protesting the expansion of offshore oil drilling, the Keystone XL Pipeline and other forms of unclean energy. Like our very own toxic and dangerous Turkey Point.

This event is particularly critical to South Florida, arguably the most climate-vulnerable city in the world.

Sea-Level Rise is imminent. And while the debate goes on over who’s at fault, we see significant rising in CO2 and other greenhouse gases; which in turn, directly and negatively affect our tides and beaches. We must change our energy habits or life as we know it will cease to exist.

More to this event:

Recent oil-drilling and fracking in the Everglades and Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge threaten our unique and sensitive public environmental resources with unacceptable risks. They’re fracking in our aquifer, guys and gals! We must speak up and we must be heard.

I hope to see you there.

Who: Urban Paradise Guild, Surfrider Foundation South Florida Chapter, 350.org South Florida, Sierra Club, other partner organizations, residents of Miami, tourists and beach-goers.

When: Saturday, May 17th

11am – Setup

Noon – Join Hands

12:20 – Complete

Where: 5th Street on the Sand

You can find navigation, transit, biking, and parking tips for the event here: 501 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

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