Hands Across the Sand

  • Steve Vicenti of Miami Beach (aka "Bagmonster"), left, dressed in a suit of plastic bags to take part in the fifth annual Hands Across the Sand in Miami Beach on Saturday, May 17, 2014. At right, fellow volunteer Matthew Campbell, 15, of Miami Shores, is ready to collect any bags that fly off Vicenti's 500-bag suit. "I am pushing a reduction of single-use plastics. The average person uses 500 bags in a year," Vicenti said. "They do not degrade. If only we could live as long as the average plastic bag or bottle." Hands Across the Sand was part of a worldwide event that invited people to join hands and protest offshore and deepwater drilling and offshore seismic testing. The South Beach location was on the beach at Fifth 5th Street on the sand, at 501 Ocean Dr. Locally, the host organizations included the Surfrider Foundation, the Urban Paradise Guild, the Sierra Club, and 350 South Florida. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Mike Gibaldi, left, and Sam Van Leer celebrate the completion of the fifth annual Hands Across the Sand in Miami Beach on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Gibaldi, vice chairman of the Surfrider Foundation's Miami Chapter, and Van Leer, president and founder of the Urban Paradise Guild, helped organize the local event, on the beach at Fifth 5th Street on the sand, at 501 Ocean Dr. Hands Across the Sand was a worldwide event to protest offshore and deepwater drilling and offshore seismic testing. Locally, the other host organizations included the Sierra Club, and 350 South Florida. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami Beach residents Joshua Keny, left, Lucille Acocella, and Erik Ofengand join hands for the fifth annual Hands Across the Sand in Miami Beach on Saturday, May 17, 2014. It was part of a worldwide event that invited people to join hands and protest offshore and deepwater drilling and offshore seismic testing. The South Beach location was on the beach at Fifth 5th Street on the sand, at 501 Ocean Dr. Locally, the host organizations included the Surfrider Foundation, the Urban Paradise Guild, the Sierra Club, and 350 South Florida. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sophia Gibaldi, 19, of Miami Beach, right, holds a sign with Alain Crego, 20, of Miami Beach, as nearly 200 people join hands for the fifth annual Hands Across the Sand in Miami Beach on Saturday, May 17, 2014. It was part of a worldwide event that invited people to join hands and protest offshore and deepwater drilling and offshore seismic testing. The South Beach location was on the beach at Fifth 5th Street on the sand, at 501 Ocean Dr. Locally, the host organizations included the Surfrider Foundation, the Urban Paradise Guild, the Sierra Club, and 350 South Florida. MARSHA HALPER / MIAMI HERALD STAFF