On Sunday, May 21st come join Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks, Surfrider Pacific Rim, and Friends of Clayoquot Sound for a beach clean-up at Yaaqsis / Long Beach and be part of a community action inspired by the global movement, Hands Across the Sand.
Collectively, we are standing up for a clean energy future to protect the coast, the ocean, and all coastal life. There is a global consensus that we are living in a critical decade to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. As a society, we must be aware of the climate devastation that would be caused by continuing to invest in expanding fossil fuel development including tar sands, liquefied natural gas fracking, offshore drilling, tankers, and fossil fuel export terminals. Our generation, and specifically the political and business leaders today, must take bold climate action or feel the increasing power of destabilized climate and ocean systems. This is the reality of our time.
At 12:00pm on Sunday, May 21st stand with us at Yaaqsis / Long Beach near C̓ašiiwa / Incinerator Rock.
Our event builds on the intent of the Hands Across the Sand movement to bring people together on beaches around the world to stand in solidarity hand-in-hand with one another along coastal communities. We’re encouraging everyone to carpool or bike to the event if possible, and bring your personal beach clean-up equipment if you’d like (but buckets and gloves will also be provided). Don’t forget to bring your own mug for complimentary coffee and a water bottle to stay hydrated, and banners or signs that reflect this movement!