A large crowd showed up to an annual beach campaign on Vancouver Island on Saturday for the ‘Hands Across the Sand’ event.

This is an event that happens all over the world on the same day to support clean energy solutions.

“This isn’t your typical social activism event,” said organizer Renee Lindstrom. “It’s a coming together of different traditions for a common purpose, recognizing the longing of humanity to deepen our connections while caring for our oceans, coastlines, and marine life.”

The movement was founded in Florida in 2010 as a response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and it quickly caught on.

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