Hands Across the Sand New Orleans 18 May 2013
At noon on May 18, 2013, as part of a global day of action, citizens gathered along the Mississippi River levee in the Lower Ninth Ward to join hands and form a “line in the sand,” symbolizing the need for further action to protect Louisiana’s communities from the impacts of oil and gas development, and to combat recent attacks on energy efficiency and solar net metering. The gathering was part of Hands Across the Sand, an international grassroots event that brings people together to promote a clean energy future. One of the central focuses of the gathering in New Orleans was the need for a citizen role in ensuring the safety of oil and gas drilling in the Gulf. Sponsors of this year’s event included the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development, Southwings, Gulf Restoration Network and Global Green, USA.

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