Here are five things YOU can do to voice your opinion on opening new areas to offshore oil drilling
1. Join Hands Across the Sand on May 18th: http://www.handsacrossthesand.org/
Organize or join a Hands Across the Sand event at your favorite beach. Dozens and dozens or groups around the country and world will join hands at noon on May 18th to oppose offshore drilling and support clean energy. This is a very easy yet powerful way to voice your opinion on this important issue.
2. Be Heard.
Join the more than tens of thousands of supporters who have already told President Obama and Congress to restore the full moratorium on new offshore drilling in federal waters. Visit Surfrider’s Take Action page and have your voice be heard.
3. Engage Your Network.
Tweet! Share! Like! Get the word out on the folly of new offshore drilling via your networks using #oilspill and #joinhands for Hands Across the Sand. Also don’t forget to follow these relevant Twitter feeds: @Surfrider, @Envirosurf, @skytruth, @jimmoriarty, @chadnelsen
If you haven’t already done so, now is a great time to connect with your local chapter. Visit www.surfrider.org/chapters to find one near you.
5. Reduce Your Oil Footprint.
The United States has 3% of the world’s oil and uses 20%. We cannot drill our way to energy independence. We need to find alternatives.
- Instead of flying to a client, engage with a phone call, Skype or video conferencing service.
- Rather than driving a vehicle that has low mpg, walk, ride your bike or take public transportation to your destination.
- Pay attention to alternative energy solutions at the local, state and federal levels