JOHN PENDYGRAFT | Times
Chris Radulich, Michael Latshaw, 8, and Michael's mother, Jennifer Salmon, join Hands Across the Sand on Saturday in St. Pete Beach. Salmon said about her son, holding a protest poster he made: "I want him to understand you can make a difference. I try to encourage him to learn how to be powerful." Hands Across the Sand is a nationwide movement to eliminate dependence on oil and natural gas in favor of renewable energy sources like solar, wind and biomass (e.g., wood, crops and algae). For a video report on the protest, go to tampabay.com/video.