As the social media / viral organizer, Campaign Consultation helped turn what originated as a Florida statewide event — which included over 10,000 people on nearly 100 beaches on February 12, 2010 — into a worldwide movement with more than 100,000 participants in 901 locations.
Overall Hands Across the Sand Statistics for June 26th:
- 901 total events organized
- 797 events organized in the U.S. in 537 different U.S. cities
- Events organized in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico
- 104 events organized outside the U.S. in 37 countries
- 42,250+ Facebook fans
- 1,200+ Twitter followers
- 5,000+ Flickr and Facebook photos
- 250+ YouTube videos
Hands Across the Sand‘s message was simple. Join hands to say NO to offshore oil drilling and YES to clean energy and renewables. On June 26th, individuals gathered and drew a line in the sand against offshore oil drilling along America’s beaches and across the globe.
Steven Rivelis, CEO of Campaign Consultation, predicts that this historical event “Will be a tipping point in the advancement of a global clean energy agenda.”
Already Hands Across the Sand has attracted massive national media attention with articles in the New York Times, LA Times, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, plus it’s been featured twice on the front page of CNN.com.
As Dave Rauschkolb, founder of Hands Across the Sand, says “The metaphor of joining hands goes far beyond people lining up and joining hands on the beach. People from all walks of life and social and economic standing, organizations, politicians, entertainers, house wives, school kids, college students, surfers and soccer players are joining hands, united in the lines they create and the belief that offshore oil drilling is dangerous and damaging to our coastal and marine environment and coastal economies.”
Campaign Consultation had the privilege to work alongside key Organizational sponsors which included: Sierra Club, Surfrider Foundation, Audubon, Oceana, Greenpeace, MoveOn.org, 350, Environmental America, Friends of the Earth, Ocean Conservancy, Center for Biological Diversity, 1 Sky, Energy Action Coalition, Defenders of Wildlife, Rainforest Action Network, Clean Water Action, Endangered Species Coalition, Earth Day 2010 and Spawn.
Visit www.handsacrossthesand.org to learn more.
Campaign Consultation has a proven tracked record in targeting, organizing and mobilizing people worldwide to achieve their goals. If you or anyone you know needs support in the design and advancement of other “out of the box” strategies for social change, feel free to contact us at Success@CampaignConsultation.com or at (410) 243-7979 x10