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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|

RtE Partners with DPS in 1st Annual Sustainability Challenge

Rock the Earth will partner with Denver Public Schools to host the Rock the Earth Day Challenge, a competition between Denver’s 141 elementary schools for the most innovative sustainability project. Proposals are due April 8, with winners announced just before Earth Day. Any combination of classes, students and/or members of school green teams are eligible [...]

February 24th, 2016|

2nd Annual Dine Out for Earth – California

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 24th, 2016|

2016 Summer Tour Intern Job Description

Rock the Earth: Education & Outreach Intern Rock the Earth (RtE) is a national nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to protecting and defending America's natural resources through partnerships with the music industry and the worldwide environmental community to ensure the existence of a sustainable and healthy environment for all. We seek motivated interns with a sincere [...]

February 24th, 2016|

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|
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