After several years of wonderful turnouts, lets come together again to join hands at Glenelg Beach to say NO say NO to deepsea drilling in our Great Australian Bight and YES to clean energy.
BP along with other mining giants are planning on drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight in 2016. This could devastate our marine and coastal environments, fishing and tourism industries.
It is time we send a message to our leaders and the rest of the world that we must protect our marine environment, and invest in renewables for a better future not outdated fossil fuels.
THIS YEAR WE WILL #JoinHANDS
Hundreds of people joining hands to say yes to clean energy and no to inappropriate exploration and drilling in our seas.
The event will feature music by Aboriginal Elder, Bunna Lawrie - Mirning whaledreamer and songman, medicine man and story teller of the Coastal Nullarbor and Mirning dancers performing their whale dance.
We'll be joined by local rock band - Exploding Weetbix - who will be playing a line up of classic rock tunes.
Also calling all divers, surfers, paddleboarders, kayakers - we need you to #JoinHANDS. One of the components of this years event will be the floating of a 40 metre giant banner on the water for an aerial media shot.
There will also be a media press conference held as we join hands across the sand.
It's a family friendly day and everyone is welcome. Great Speeches, Music, Facepainting, community stalls and a kids art corner.
Wear something BLUE to show your concern for our marine environment.
Please join this facebook event and share far and wide.
When: Saturday 16th May 2015, 11:00am
Where: Glenelg Beach Foreshore, near the jetty.
This event is part of an international day of action, with events being held all around the world. Sister events are happening on Kangaroo Island, in Ceduna, Port Lincoln, Melbourne, Newcastle and Queensland.
Learn more about the international movement at http://www.handsacrossthesand.com/