Tomorrow at noon, New Zealand will be the first of many nations to join in the international ‘Hands Across the Sands‘ day of action against offshore oil drilling.
Among events planned across the country, the Nelson region has gatherings planned at Tahunanui Beach, the Motueka Quay by the Jeanie Seddon in Motueka, and at Pohara Beach in Golden Bay.
Hands Across the Sand is a movement made up of people from all walks of life and crosses political affiliations and borders of the world.
It is about the protection of our oceans, marine wildlife, coastal economies 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.
On a local, national and global level, Joining Hands sends a powerful visual message of human solidarity to our nations’ leaders. Every time we join hands that message is reinforced.
It is simple and logical: Say NO to offshore oil drilling and YES to a clean energy future.
A line in the sand is a powerful thing.