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California Dine Out for Earth

With the gracious and continued support of Chef Charlie Ayers, Rock the Earth will hold a second annual Dine Out for Earth California event at Calafia Cafe in Northern California. Chef Charlie will serve as the culinary curator and has recruited seven of the region’s top chefs to participate on April 10: Chef Tim Archuleta, [...]

February 23rd, 2016|

RtE Seeks: Education & Outreach Tour Coordinator

Rock the Earth: Education & Outreach Tour Coordinator Rock the Earth (RtE) is a national nonprofit environmental organization. Headquartered in Denver, Rock the Earth leverages partnerships with the music industry to protect some of America’s most precious natural resources.  Over the course of a decade, Rock the Earth has advocated on three dozen issues including [...]

February 8th, 2016|

Patagonia Thanks

It’s no secret that Patagonia is an incredibly progressive company, funding important environmental initiatives throughout the world. Rock the Earth is honored to have received a grant for the sixth year in a row from Patagonia. Since its creation, Patagonia has been a significant and important supporter of environmental organizations like ours, supporting our advocacy [...]

January 20th, 2016|

Help Wanted: Graphic Artist & Denver Outreach Vols

Each year, Rock the Earth utilizes over 120 volunteers donating over 10,000 hours to the organization. We are about as grassroots as an organization goes and are only able to accomplish so much thanks to the hard work and generosity of our volunteers. Current, Rock the Earth needs volunteers are needed for the following: - [...]

January 20th, 2016|

Volunteer Jam

Volunteer Jam provides an outlet to thank non-staff volunteers and supporters who have rocked it big time during the past month, and who have gone above and beyond in generous support of the Rock the Earth cause. We want to sincerely thank each of you for giving so generously of your time, and applaud you [...]

January 20th, 2016|

Membership Benefits: Discounted WinterWonderGrass & Summer Camp Tickets

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 sure your membership is up to date and then HURRY, as supplies for these discounted tickets are very limited! WinterWonderGrass Avon, Colorado (February 19-21), and Squaw Valley, California (April 1-3). Save [...]

January 20th, 2016|

Key of Green: Green Personal Products

Ever think of where the stuff going down your drainpipe ends up? Personal care products that we use daily are often made up of synthetic chemicals, many of which are linked to cancer, infertility and birth defects. According to the Breast Cancer Fund, every day men use an average of 6 products, women use up [...]

January 20th, 2016|

January Auctions

Start the year off right by checking out and bidding on some rare memorabilia to benefit RtE! This month we have auction items from Foo Fighters, Bonnaroo, Skrillex, John Butler Trio, Jack Johnson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Ray LaMontagne, and others. Help us defend the planet and bid on some unique rock history HERE! But hurry, [...]

January 20th, 2016|

Calling All Businesses: Help Us Rock Earth Day

Rock the Earth is seeking businesses to collaborate with on the 46rd anniversary of Earth Day, when events and celebrations take place throughout the month of April. By participating in a coordinated campaign, our impact can be more significant. Please consider donating a portion of your business's sales throughout the month of April to Rock [...]

January 20th, 2016|

New Cell Phone or Tablet? Recycle Your Old Devices with RtE

Each year Americans throw out over 3 million tons of electronics, in turn sending tons of toxic materials to landfills. Cell phones contain lead, nickel, mercury, cadmium, arsenic and zinc, all of which are known carcinogens – many linked to birth defects. When sent to landfills, these substances threaten precious drinking water supplies. In fact, [...]

January 20th, 2016|

Seeking Nominations: Who is Your Planet Defender

Since 2006, Rock the Earth has presented an annual Planet Defender award in three categories to inspirational defenders who uphold the ideals that Rock the Earth believes in. In 2015, RtE recognized Xavier Rudd in the "Musician" category, L. Hunter Lovins (Natural Capital Solutions) in the "Community Leader" category, and Tim DeChristopher (Bidder 70) in [...]

January 20th, 2016|

Seeking Comments for the Roan Plateau SEIS

In the November edition of Rock the Earth Notes, we noted that the parties who entered into a historic settlement in 2014 to protect the vast majority of Colorado’s Roan Plateau were awaiting the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to issue a highly-anticipated draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). The draft SEIS would lay out [...]

January 20th, 2016|

Colorado Dine Out for Earth Wrapup

Building off the success of the last two years, last week we held our annual signature fundraiser in Denver: Colorado Dine Out for Earth. Headed up by our own Advisory Board Member and Celebrity Chef Charlie Ayers (Calafia Café, Google). We are happy to report this fourth iteration of the event was an unmitigated success, [...]

January 20th, 2016|

Thank You for Your Support in 2015

We want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who became a new or renewing member of Rock the Earth this past year, bid on an auction item, dropped a few bucks in a donation jar, or helped spread the word about our growing organization. It is only through the [...]

January 20th, 2016|

Introducing Our New Executive Director Paige Heydon

In December, Rock the Earth welcomed Paige Heydon as its new Executive Director. Paige brings more than 18 years of non-profit experience to Rock the Earth, including 10 years in senior management and leadership roles in Colorado's philanthropic sector. Past positions include Executive Director of Colorado League of Women Voters, The Park People and the [...]

January 20th, 2016|

RtE January 2016 Newsletter

Happy New Year! With the changing of the calendar to 2016 comes a big change for Rock the Earth: the arrival of our new Executive Director, Paige Heydon. With a lengthy background in nonprofit management, we couldn’t be more excited for Paige to start to make her mark on the organization! Meanwhile, as we look [...]

January 20th, 2016|

Attention all Foodies: Colorado Dine Out for Earth 3

Rock the Earth is very excited to announce that on Sunday, January 24, 2016, we’ll be holding an event of epic proportions to celebrate the local food movement in Denver. Held at The Squeaky Bean, in the Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood of Denver, Dine Out for Earth 3 features celebrity chef and Rock the Earth Advisory Board member Chef [...]

January 1st, 2016|

RtE December 2015 Newsletter

With the holiday season upon us, we know that Rock the Earth fans are looking forward to holiday cheer, hopefully slowing down, spending time with friends and family, and the traditional giving of gifts. In this edition of Rock the Earth Notes, we update you on our latest work on Colorado’s Roan Plateau, put out [...]

December 16th, 2015|

What Rocks Your Earth: Dango Rose (Elephant Revival)

Dango Rose is a founding member, upright bassist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in the band Elephant Revival. As a longtime resident of Nederland Colorado, Rose has gathered much inspiration from the mountains, valleys, rivers and streams he calls home. His wish is for future generations to be brought up to honor and respect the delicate balance [...]

December 14th, 2015|

Volunteer Jam & Interview: Cliff Levenson

Volunteer Jam provides an outlet to thank non-staff volunteers and supporters who have rocked it big time during the past month, and who have gone above and beyond in generous support of the Rock the Earth cause. We want to sincerely thank each of you for giving so generously of your time, and applaud you [...]

December 14th, 2015|
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