Nature Protection

Hands Across the Sand - hands joined in a line - Stinson Beach  6-26-10
Photo by Sam Hoffman-LightSource

Hands Across the Sand

In June of 2010, people joined hands along beaches and inland waterways around the world to show their passion for protecting our planet from the devastating effects of offshore drilling, fracking and the burning of fossil fuels. People in all 50 states in the US and in 42 other countries stood in solidarity to advocate for ocean protection and a clean energy future!

Andrea produced the Hands Across the Sand gathering pictured here at Stinson Beach, CA. It was a wonderful event with inspiring speakers and musicians.

Photo by Isaac Conner

Photo by Isaac Conner

Author, media critic, antiwar and peace activist, Norman Solomon, who is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy was one of the featured speakers. Singer, songwriter, peace activist, and recording artist, Betsy Rose, led everyone in a beautiful sing-along as we joined hands across the sand by water’s edge.

Hands Across the Sand gatherings continue to be held, each year, worldwide.
Learn more about it here

Photo by Sam Hoffman

Photo by Sam Hoffman-LightSource

Thanks to ‘Calistoga 687’ for making this video

 
 


 

March against Monsanto
Photo by Andrea Freeman

Photo by Andrea Freeman

Millions of activists from around the world continue to March Against Monsanto, calling for the permanent boycott of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and other harmful agro-chemicals. Currently, marches occur on six continents, in 52 countries,with events in over 400 cities. In the US, solidarity marches are slated to occur in 47 states.
Photo by Andrea Freeman

Photo by Andrea Freeman

A comprehensive list of marches can be accessed at www.march-against-monsanto.com
Tami Monroe Canal, founder of March Against Monsanto (MAM), was inspired to start the movement to protect her two daughters. “Monsanto’s predatory business and corporate agricultural practices threatens their generation’s health, fertility and longevity. MAM supports a sustainable food production system. We must act now to stop GMOs and harmful pesticides.”
– Read More here!

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