Saturday, May 19, 11:00–1:00, Janesville, WI

Hands Across the Sand began in Florida in 2010 as a statewide protest against efforts to lift the ban on offshore oil drilling. Following the disastrous June 2010 BP oil spill, the annual event went global.

On May 19, 2018, people will join hands at lakes, oceans, and rivers across the world to protect our water from disasters caused by oil spills. Locally, we’ll gather in Library Park, along the Rock River in Janesville.

WHAT: Hands Across the Sand —Janesville
WHEN:  Saturday, May 19, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Library Park, south of Hedberg Public Library, 316 S. Main St., Janesville, WI 
RSVP:  Here


11:00–11:45:  Picnic in Library Park, just south of Hedberg Public Library at 316 S. Main St. in Janesville, WI. Bring your own lunch and something to sit on. Lawn games, hoola hoops, musical instruments welcome!

11:45: Line up along the riverfront and hold hands for photos and video.

12:00: Attend a press conference and speeches about the danger to the Rock River and Janesville posed by the proposed Enbridge tar sands Line 66 (more on Enbridge and its Wisconsin pipelines here).


Tar Sands Campaign

The Tar Sands Campaign is fighting Enbridge tar sands pipelines in Wisconsin. Our aims are to block expansion of Line 61 and to halt plans for an adjacent Line 66. We support efforts led by those most impacted, including tribes, landowners, and affected community members.

Divestment Campaign

2016 was the hottest year on record. The Divestment Team focuses on convincing institutions that investments in fossil fuel are not only ethically and fiscally irresponsible, but are literally wrecking the planet we call home—all for profit. Banks are our current focus since without their support, dirty pipeline projects can't get funded.

Community Energy Campaign

The Community Energy Team is focused on taking action on and responsibility for our own fossil fuel use. We work to create and change policies that impact our energy use and nurture a culture of reducing energy use and using clean, renewable energy to reduce our carbon footprint.