Hands Across the Sand

MEDIA ALERT

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hands Across the Sand

PRESS CONFERENCE ON OFFSHORE DRILLING AND CLEAN ENERGY
Local forces unite in the name of Clean Energy: Surfrider Foundation, ECOMB,
Greenpeace, Sierra Club, Urban Paradise Guild, Environment Florida and 1Sky

What:

Thursday, June 24, 201: Press Conference to announce Saturday’s (June 26, 2010) “Hands Across the Sand” demonstration, a world-wide effort with massive local support to show opposition against offshore drilling and in favor of clean energy in the wake of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The June 26th event will dwarf the 10,000 strong State of Florida February event.

Who:

Organized by a Coalition of environmental groups from South Florida, consisting of Surfrider Foundation, ECOMB, Greenpeace, Sierra Club, Urban Paradise Guild, Environment Florida and 1Sky, all of which have local chapters in Miami-Dade County, the press conference will include remarks from the Coalition leaders as well as from local government and tourism officials and scientists, including the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau President/CEO Bill Talbert, Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association President/CEO Wendy Kallergys, Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Gongora, Miami Beach Commissioner & Sustainability Committee Chairman Jonah Wolfson, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce Chairman Aaron Tandy, Surfrider Foundation Chairman Mike Gibaldi, amongst others.

Why:

Hands Across The Sand’s <www.handsacrossthesandmiami.com> mission is to steer America’s energy policy away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy.  The goal is to convince our leaders to abandon expanded offshore oil drilling and adopt policies that encourage clean and renewable energy sources.

Where:

On site: At the Miami Design Preservation League’s Ocean Auditorium – 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Fl, 33139. This will be the second post-Gulf of Mexico disaster press conference for Miami-Dade County.

When:

Thursday, June 24, 2010 – 10 AM

Q & A:

10:30 am

Media:

Journalists: for press interviews please contact:

ECOMB:
Luiz Rodrigues,
Executive Director
Phone: 305-534-3825
luiz@ecomb.org

Surfrider Foundation
Miami Chapter:
Mike Gibaldi, Chairman
Phone: 305-389-4615
Miami@surfrider.org

Albán Communications:
Frances Albán, Owner
Phone: 786-200-4315
frances@albancommunications.com

About ECOMB:

ECOMB, an environmental not-for-profit organization founded in 1994, is dedicated to the promotion of environmental sustainability and the preservation of our community’s ecology.

To learn more about ECOMB, go to our web site at www.ecomb.org.