I am proud to announce that I am organizing The Hands Across The Sand Event for Port Hueneme this May 20th. What is Hands Across The Sand you ask?
on May 20, 2017
STEP 1: Go to an event location near you at 11 AM, in your time zone, for one hour, rain or shine.
STEP 2: Join hands for 15 minutes at 12:00 PM, in your time zone, forming lines in the sand, or on the land, against dirty fuels. Say yes to clean energy and renewables.
STEP 3: Leave only your footprints. In addition, consider getting involved in a local organization that supports clean energy.
So I kind of love whales, they just fascinate me. That is why I decided to organize a Hands Across The Sand Event here in Port Hueneme.
The sperm whale was immortalized in Moby Dick, and the creature looms just as large in life as in literature. Fully grown males can reach 60 feet in length and weigh more than 60 tons. Sperm whales have the largest brain of any creature that has ever lived.
Sperm whales are currently imperiled by entanglement in shippng nets and collisions with ships, along with the noise and pollution associated with offshore drilling. inhalation or ingestion of oil can kill the animals directly or lead to chronic illness and organ damage.
What citizens can Do
• Support designation of marine sanctuaries and other marine protected areas where sperm whales and other marine life are buffered from disturbances caused by shipping and industrial development.
- Encourage reductions of human-made underwater noise at sites important to sperm whales. This includes stopping seismic surveys when towed air guns are within 1/3 mile of whales.
- Urge your elected offcials to pass comprehensive climate change legislation that addresses the impacts of global warming on wildlife and our natural resources.
As time passes we are getting smarter and smarter. We have learned that what we do on the planet has consequences. Our neighbor here in Port Hueneme is well.....the Port. Large shipping vessels are BIG time polluters. The IMO, which regulates shipping for 168 member nations, has enacted new mandatory standards for phasing in cleaner engine fuel. By 2020, sulphur in marine fuel must be reduced by 90%. Let's just make sure they know we are committed to them seriously cleaning up.
It may raise the cost of fuel but it may also save our Oceans and our Marine Life. I am not being extreme I just want us to be considerate of our Marine Life who share the ocean. Let's stay with the plan to move the shipping lanes out migratory path of whales. Let's keep with the plan to slow down these huge vessels just a tiny bit so if there is an accident it is not fatal. Let's clean up the fuel we use in the Ocean. To me it seems pretty simple.
Large shipping vessels use the cheapest fuel made. It is also the highest polluting fuel. I think the shipping industry will survive even if they pay a bit more for fuel and pollute less.
Please join us. We will all be meeting at Surfside Seafood...then walk on to the beach and well... Hold Hands Across The Sand for 15 minutes. And yes I have designed a T-shirt to commemorate this event and raise money! To view the shirt and or purchase it click here.
To Donate or for more information on Hands Across The Sand click here
A little information about me. I am the owner of PoHuLocal.com and when I am not involved in local events I publish a monthly Newsletter which highlights a local neighborhood and I also try to consolidate all the local events in one location in a monthly calendar that I email to subscribers at the beginning of each month. If you would like to subscribe and I would welcome you to do so click here.