Rock the Earth is having an end of year sale, and auction. All of the proceeds for our Rock the Earth sale and auction will go towards helping Rock the Earth defend the planet one beat at a time! Rock the Earth also has WinterWonderGrass tickets up for sale. We are offering a great deal [...]
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Donate to Rock the Earth by getting our merchandise at a discount for our End of Year Clearance Sale. Whether it’s a Christmas gift, or a gift for a special environmentalist you know, Rock the Earth will have T-Shirts, as well as hats, hoodies, posters, DVD’s and CD’s. The proceeds from your Rock the Earth [...]
Rock the Earth is having an End of Year Auction on Ebay! We are auctioning various items, some of which are an autographed guitar by Wilco, signed posters by Michael Franti, John Butler Trio, Sonos Play 1 speakers, and more! Go to our Ebay page here.
In our first announcement for 2017, we’re happy to announce a festival partnership with WinterWonderGrass in Steamboat Springs, Colorado (February 24-26, 2017) and Squaw Valley, California (March 31- April 2, 2017). Thanks to our generous festival supporters, once again, if you’re a Rock the Earth Member, you can take advantage of some incredible savings on tickets! Make [...]
As most people are now well aware, hydraulic fracturing combined with horizontal drilling to release natural gas from shale beds has been implicated in numerous instances of contamination of water resources, including both potable and non-potable water, throughout several regions of the country. Something that has drawn far less attention, however, is that fracking operations [...]
Can’t stop thinking about that concert last night? Love a band that you are sure no one else is into? FANS.com is a new social media site designed specifically to connect music lovers of every stripe. The FANS site is first of its kind to provide a fan-to-fan platform with technology tools for music lovers [...]
Last fall, Rock the Earth was invited to participate in J.P. Morgan Chase’s Code for Good Challenge. This event which brings together hundreds of aspiring coders with nonprofits facing technology challenges is now in its third year leveraging talent and technology to advance social causes. One such solution that was developed for Rock the Earth [...]
WinterWonderGrass, a now much anticipated winter bluegrass festival in Colorado and California, is gearing up for 2017. WWG will descend upon Steamboat Springs February 23-26th, 2017 . Further west, WWG will descend on Squaw Valley, CA March 30-April 2nd. Both line-ups will be announced next month. RtE has a limited number of discounted WinterWonderGrass [...]
RtE’s Summer Touring Team continues to educate and activate fans around the country. In September, Rock the Earth partnered with Moe, Rob Thomas, Counting Crows, Perpetual Groove, Jason Isbell, Lucero, and Alabama Shakes. Regional Teams talked with fans along with Bonnie Raitt, STS9, Rowdytown 5, Railroad Earth, and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Next month we’ll [...]
As part of our ongoing look at recycling around the world, we’ve looked a little harder America’s accumulating plastic waste. On average, Americans (all 325 million of us) throw away 35 billion plastic bottles a year. That’s 185 pounds of plastic per American, per year. Of the 254 million tons of waste generated in the [...]
On November 29th, RtE will join thousands of charities to promote Giving Tuesday, America's national day of giving. Like the quintessentially American Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is the counter-narrative to consumption. On this day, people everywhere give, and give big, to the charities they support. We encourage you to mark your calendar and support Rock the Earth on Giving Tuesday. [...]
Over the course of the last month, Rock the Earth has partnered with Trampled by Turtles, Bonnie Raitt, Tribal Seeds, Nathanial Rateliff & the Nightsweats, Moe, Pretty Lights, Tedeski Trucks, and Jackson Browne. Coming up in September, we’ll be partnering with Lucero, Jackson Browne, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and Rowdytown here in Colorado. Carnel St. [...]
Just over a month ago, RtE learned of an international fellowship program seeking to place leaders for positive change in developing nations in U.S. nonprofits. By chance, we came across a young man from Sierra Leone, a trained minister and an ardent environmentalist who, with his older brother (Phillip), founded Full Circle Africa (FCA). Contact [...]
In Sierra Leone there is no infrastructure for recycling. In fact, “waste management,” as we understand it in the U.S., is nearly non-existent there. In their homeland, 70% of waste is plastic and more than 50,000 plastic bags are discarded daily. It is not hard to imagine the negative impacts of such unchecked waste on [...]
Nations around the world are working to manage plastic waste. Many solutions are cost prohibitive, particularly for third world countries. In some parts of Africa, plastic bottles are burned in cooking fires, which exposes people and the environment to many dangerous toxins that are emitted when they are burned, such as polyvinyl chlorides (PVCs) which [...]
The Wild Horse Project (WHP), a project of Rock the Earth, continues to raise funds to complete and distribute its inaugural documentary, Galloping Ghosts. This summer’s efforts have been largely focused on raising awareness and participation in the preservation of wild horses. Galloping Ghosts explores the history of horses from their earliest use in human [...]
RtE is excited to introduce our new Colorado Regional Coordinator, Danielle Okst. Danielle has been a tireless volunteer for us this summer, active in the preparations for every event and well-versed on every issue. She also comes into the role through a shared connection as she is a college alum of our outgoing coordinator, Jordyn [...]
Starting September 1st , Grassroots California will partner with Rock the Earth! We highly appreciate this organization, which is why we are making Grassroots California our Partner Spotlight for this month. We corresponded with the man in charge of charity choices, Trevor Duckworth. “Grassroots is a company founded in collaboration with a focus on quality [...]
As Rock the Earth (RtE) continues to ride through the summer, we have much to report. First, our summer and regional teams have continued their work educating and activating fans around the country. This year, we have some incredible artist partners, one of which is Trampled by Turtles who took a moment to talk with [...]
Rock The Earth will have a booth at ARISE Music Festival, and we hope to see you there! Featuring over 200 performances across 7 stages. Held in a picturesque Colorado Rocky Mountain valley oasis just 60 minutes north of Denver, ARISE offers 3 days and nights of camping, music, art, workshops, films, yoga and [...]