Rock the Earth acts as advocates to ensure the existence of a sustainable and
healthy environment for all. We aim to represent those individuals
and communities whose environment or natural surroundings are
directly and adversely affected by others.
Rock the Earth is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code.
Founded in 2002 by environmental attorney Marc
Ross, Rock the Earth’s members include environmental attorneys,
technical consultants, public relations, marketing and media
relations experts, as well as a fundraising team. Many of the
members have more than fifteen years experience in their various areas
Rock the Earth's Volunteer Staff includes environmental
professionals with a broad base of knowledge and expertise in
environmental science and law. Of the Volunteer Staff, two are
environmental attorneys. In addition, Rock the Earth has three other
environmental attorneys consulting on a variety of issues, from time
to time. Our legal expertise includes, but is not limited to: water
quality, surface and underground mining, hazardous and non-hazardous
waste, remediation, air quality, endangered species, remediation and
environmental impacts due to land development and urban sprawl.
The Technical Committee is a multi-disciplinary unit that consists
of five professionals with a combined experience of approximately
48 years. Most members of the Technical Committee have advanced
educational experience (Masters and Doctoral degrees), are registered
and/or certified in nationally accredited programs, and are
members of national professional organizations. The Technical
Committee’s professional expertise includes, but is not limited
to, the following areas: hydrogeology, engineering, environmental
science, toxicology, geochemistry, regulatory compliance, environmental
sampling and analysis, remedial investigations, risk assessment,
pollution prevention and environmental management systems.
The remainder of the Organization's members are all informed,
passionate, and active in environmental advocacy and education; they
include an educational coordinator for a nature center, the director
of a community action program for a state university, a fundraising
officer for a state university, two experienced Internet Technology
professionals, and a transactional attorney with experience working
with nonprofit organizations.