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Dine Out for Earth – Cali – 2016

  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 [...]

April 7th, 2016|

2015 Rock the Earth Annual Report

View a PDF of the 2015 Annual Report HERE.

April 1st, 2016|

RtE March 2016 Newsletter

ROCK THE EARTH’S “MONTH BEFORE EARTH MONTH” ISSUE IS THIS MONTH! We just wanted to see how many times we could say earth and month in one sentence. As we look to April, Rock the Earth is busy preparing for Earth Month. Read on for details on the second Dine Out for Earth CA,  “Rock [...]

March 31st, 2016|

Volunteer Jam and Interview: Corinne Idler

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 [...]

March 29th, 2016|

Key of Green

Rock the Earth is located in the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, perhaps the greenest building in Denver. It’s almost impossible to NOT work sustainably here because sustainability is the single most important part of the building and its culture. However, this is not the case for many workplaces. In honor of Earth Month (April) we’ve [...]

March 29th, 2016|

Partner Highlights

      Every summer, Rock the Earth sends a team of spirited advocates on the road to partner with dozens of music artists around the country with the goal of educating fans about pressing environmental issues. This year, the Summer Touring team will rest a little easier, thanks to sweet product donations from Colorado-based gear sponsor [...]

March 29th, 2016|

April Mimi Fishman Auction

Beginning Friday, the Mimi Fishman Foundation will celebrate Earth Day by donating 100% of the proceeds from their April auctions to Rock the Earth. Auction items include: - Bonnaroo VIP Package - Lockn’ 4-day passes - VIP tickets/access to any show at Brooklyn Bowl - VIP All-Access passes for FloydFest - VIP Package for two [...]

March 29th, 2016|

Earth Day 2016

As Earth Day approaches, we are excited to report that several elementary schools have submitted proposals for our "Rock the Earth Day” sustainability challenge being held in conjunction with Denver Public Schools. Namaste Solar (CO) has generously signed on as a sponsor of the event, along with Denver Public Schools, Little Man Ice Cream, and [...]

March 29th, 2016|

Second Annual Dine Out for Earth California

Graciously hosted by Chef Charlie Ayers at his Calafia Café in Palo Alto, Rock the Earth’s second Dine Out for Earth event in northern California is just around the corner. Celebrity chefs participating in this year’s event include: Sophina Uong (Calavera); Nate Keller (; Sean Thomas (Blue Plate); Mark Dommen (One Market); Tim Archuleta (Ichi [...]

March 29th, 2016|

Help Wanted: Summer Tour Interns

Are you passionate about the environment and music? Do you enjoy traveling, camping, and attending concerts and festivals? Rock the Earth is seeking motivated interns with a sincere interest in furthering environmental causes and community building, and who are willing to work hard to achieve those goals. RtE is growing and developing its membership and [...]

March 10th, 2016|

Get to Know the Chefs of Dine Out for Earth

Tim Archuleta, Executive Chef and Partner Tim Archuleta co-owns the award-winning company, ICHI Dozo Restaurant Group (ICHI Sushi + NI Bar, ICHI Kakiya, and ICHI To Go) with his wife Erin Archuleta. Tim has twenty years of experience as a sushi chef and over ten years of experience managing restaurant kitchens. Tim is civically and culinary [...]

March 2nd, 2016|

RtE February Newsletter

Rock the Earth is excited to announce three different fun, fundraising activities for Earth Month 2016: Our second annual Dine Out California; the Rock the Earth Sustainability Challenge in Denver Public Schools; and the April Mimi Fishman Foundation auction benefiting Rock the Earth. Also happening in April, Rock the Earth will announce our 2016 Planet [...]

March 1st, 2016|

Mimi Fishman Foundation Rocks the Earth Again

Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time for the Mimi Fishman Foundation to host our annual Earth Month auction. RtE is offering up some tremendous festival experiences with tickets for Summer Camp, FloydFest, Lockdn, and Arise Music Festival. We also have some unique autographed memorabilia (think posters signed by FOO FIGHTERS, a [...]

February 25th, 2016|

February Auctions

Winter is still upon us but we can look forward to warmer and brighter times around the corner! Now is a fantastic time to think about brightening up your home with some great auction items from RtE. This month’s auction will feature posters signed by The Goastt, Railroad Earth and more. Additionally we have signed [...]

February 25th, 2016|

Volunteer Jam and Interview: James Reed

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 [...]

February 24th, 2016|

One More Reason to Follow Rock the Earth

We routinely look for ways to reward our members for their support. This year, we will be giving away one pair of concert tickets each month. On the first Monday of every month, RtE will tweet the details of pair of concert tickets. The first member to tweet back, wins the tickets! Follow @RocktheEarth on [...]

February 24th, 2016|

Thanks to Our Supporters

As always, RtE would like to acknowledge the support received from several charitable partners. RtE thanks the Wolcott Family Foundation, and the F. Allen & Louise K. Turner Charitable Foundation. Support from community foundations and individual donors is critical to the work we do and we thank you.  Also thank you to Giles Flanigan of [...]

February 24th, 2016|

Last Call for Planet Defenders

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. The 2016 Planet Defender nomination deadline is March 15, 2016. So keep an eye out for those folks who you feel are helping to protect our planet’s [...]

February 24th, 2016|

Roan Plateau Supplement Environmental Impact Statement Process Moves Ahead

Rock the Earth continues to pursue one of our signature projects – protection of Colorado’s Roan Plateau. In December the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) finally released their draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the Roan, outlining four different alternatives that would provide options for natural gas extraction from this wildlife gem of Colorado’s [...]

February 24th, 2016|

Closure of Indian Point Becomes More Dire

In October we reported about a new collaboration with the Nuclear Information Resource Service (NIRS) to shut down the 40-year-old Indian Point Nuclear Plant. Indian Point is located 25 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River at the intersection of two earthquake faults, the Ramapo Fault and the Stamford-to-Peekskill Fault Line. Indian [...]

February 24th, 2016|
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