a Gift That Defends the Planet!
we approach the end of our 6th year of Defending
the Planet One Beat at a Time,
we’d like to update you on what your
generous support has enabled us to achieve
this past year, and to ask for your continued
support and consideration in 2011. 2010
was a very busy year with significant progress
made on a number of major environmental
fronts. Highlights include:
Roan Plateau Protection! – In the three years
since Rock the Earth first challenged the Bureau of Land
Management’s wholesale leasing hundreds of acres of
Colorado’s Roan Plateau, not a single new gas well has been
drilled in the environmentally sensitive area in question.
of Joshua Tree National Park – In an issue
suggested to us by percussionist Wally Ingram and in collaboration with
groups like the California Desert Coalition and the Wildlands
Conservancy, plans to build a proposed power transmission corridor that
would have impacted an important desert ecosystem, including the area
in and around Joshua Tree National Park were withdrawn!
in the right direction with Cruise Ships –
Rock the Earth, in partnership with Sixthman Productions and Reverb,
has been putting the pressure on cruise lines to act with greater
activities increase, so does the pressure on our resources. We are
asking all of our friends and supporters, both new and old, to try and
help if they can. We know you understand the need to protect our
natural resources and feel a responsibility to protect the wilderness
areas we have left for future generations. Please make
a tax-deductible donation today.
your investment of $25, $35, $50, $100 or more, together we can
continue to advocate for the environment, get our message out, and
Defend the Planet One Beat at a Time!
holiday season, we are offering some incredible
gift packages which include: CDs, DVDs,
Limited Edition posters, T-shirts, hats and other fabulous Rock the
Earth merchandise. If you sign up or renew your membership by December
31 with a gift of $25 or more, you will receive one bonus thank you
gift of a free Live Download card good for one full concert download.
visit the RtE
website for more information, and find out how
YOU can help!
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of Green: Greening Your Web Searches
Whoever thought saving the planet could be so easy?
Using green search engines over the alternatives is a fun and
relatively effortless way of lowering your environmental impact.
Available in different forms and focused on a wide variety of projects,
they are another step in the right direction for the ecologically
runs its servers on renewable energy and uses advertising revenues to
fund WWF rainforest conservation programs. Those who install it on
their toolbar can keep track of how many square meters of rainforest
they’ve saved by checking the bottom right-hand corner of
their browser. Blackle
is a version of Google that saves energy just by using a black
plants trees to offset carbon emissions. Green Maven
only turns up websites run in an environmentally sustainable manner,
is a great resource for green products.
not least, you can help Rock the Earth by using GoodSearch
or even making it your homepage. Just type in “Rock the
Earth” under the "Who do you Goodsearch for?" button. Every
search you make helps out!
just a small sampling of the green search engines available. Check here
for more information.
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Who's Your Planet Defender?
2006, Rock the Earth has presented an annual
Planet Defender award to inspirational defenders
in three categories to those who uphold
the ideals that Rock the Earth believes
in. In 2010, RtE recognized Bonnie
Raitt in the "Musician" category,
Laurie David (Stop Global
Warming) in the "Community Leader" category,
and Louie Psihoyos (Ocean
Preservation Society) in the "Grassroots
Activist" category. These winners were chosen
from among dozens of nominations made by
Rock the Earth members and friends.
once again asking for nominations of those individuals who embody Rock
the Earth's mission of Defending the Planet One Beat at a Time. Keep an
eye out for those folks who you feel are helping to protect our
planet's most precious places, and nominate them for the prestigious
Planet Defender Award. Send your nominations to:
Winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2011.
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Membership Sale – What Rocks Your
you already a Member of Rock the Earth?
Looking to pick up some extra RtE merch
for your friends and relatives this holiday
season? Rock the Earth has our nearly famous
What Rocks Your Earth logo shirts available
now for only an additional $16 donation
to Rock the Earth. Printed on 100% organic
cotton, these sporty beige (unisex) and
powder blue (women’s) shirts lets
you tell everyone What Rocks Your Earth!
To order yours, write to
or call our office directly at 303-454-3304.
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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
We want to sincerely thank each of you for giving so generously of
their time, and applaud you for your contributions: Rob Drabkin, Danny
Rosen, Brandi Honeycutt, Andrea Browne, Amanda Brown, Heather Nelson,
Cally Thalman, Kevin O'Donohue, Justin Marinoff, Ivon Jorrin, Shira
Newmark, Amy Adams, John Mehringer, Liz Lundy, Mimi Clayton and Barb
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Rock the Earth Member Benefits: Bamboosa and
the many benefits of a Rock the Earth membership is 20% off Bamboosa products.
Bamboosa manufactures certified organic bamboo fiber clothing and baby
products that are naturally antimicrobial, biodegradable and soft.
Bamboo is one of nature's most sustainable resources and is naturally
regenerative. With a growth rate of up to a meter or more per day,
bamboo holds the world record as the fastest-growing plant. And, bamboo
is actually not a wood but a grass, continuously sending up new shoots
after harvesting without a need for replanting. Bamboo takes in nearly
five times the amount of greenhouse gasses, and produces 35% more
oxygen, than an equivalent stand of trees, making it an efficient
replenisher of fresh air.
Bamboosa also uses eco-friendly dyes and 100%
recycled paper with a minimum of 30% post consumer waste in their
packaging. Their products are sweatshop-free and made in the U.S.
Also, as we mentioned in the October
edition of Rock the Earth Notes, all RtE Members
receive 15% off all merchandise purchased in the LiveNation Store.
Now, for the holidays, through January 16, RtE Members will get 20%
off everything in the LiveNation Store! Save 20% off
merchandise from hundreds of artists such as Dave
Matthews Band, AC/DC, Tim McGraw, U2, Kiss and many
others! In thinking about gifts for the holidays, shop LiveNation and
take advantage of your RtE Membership benefit to save money!
Go here to see a list of all Rock the Earth
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What Rocks Your Earth: Bridget Law
Law is a Colorado native, always and currently living in the mountains
above Boulder. At age 9, at the Denver Waldorf school, she first played
the violin and has been deeply in love with it ever since. With a
background in dance and a foreground in American and Scottish fiddle
music, Bridget combines her love for music with love for life to create
genuine art with a positive message. Since Fall of 2006 she has
performed nationally with her dearest friends in the Nederland-based
quintet, Elephant Revival, performing a new genre of music called
transcendental folk. On November 22, Elephant Revival
released their debut album, Break in the Clouds, on Ruff Shod Records
(the indie label headed by Chad Stokes of State Radio/Dispatch). The
album is produced by David Tiller of Taarka and expands upon the
group’s multi-genre musical approach, threading together
dynamic instrumentation and a diverse rhythmic sound while exploring
the depths of all five of the groups’ gifted songwriters.
What environmental issue(s) do you
consider to be the most critical at this time?
of good food genetics. Protection of small organic farmers is the key
to our health and the longevity of the health of the human race. In the
event of climate change, having the most bio-diversity in our food
selection will help insure that plants can survive. Avoiding corporate
domination of the food industry by companies like Monsanto is
absolutely essential. There is a lot taking place in the government
right now and some of our Senators really want to hear from us to help
guide their votes. Staying involved and making the calls when needed is
very helpful. And meanwhile, growing your own garden! Even indoors!
protecting our clean water is massively important! Drilling for oil,
and mining, are extremely hazardous to our fresh water sources. Uranium
mining and Mountaintop Removal practices are appalling! Contaminating
groundwater and poisoning the fresh water streams threatens the health
and life of all Earthen creatures. Communicating about these issues and
sharing knowledge and wisdom will strengthen the consciousness of our
species and hopefully lead to better practices and more sustainable
has inspired you to combine environmental activism with your art?
unethical practices in the world inspire me to combine environmental
activism with art. I feel it is essential to be active and support our
environment; the planet is as much a part of us as we are a part of it.
Loving art is an honorable and peaceful platform to deliver important
messages. Due to the delicate and sensory nature of music, the audience
is listening and ready to absorb words and tones. It is a great
privilege to make art that has valuable meaning. Being kind to
ourselves, each other, and our environment is one very profound and
universal message. Given that our music is often performed on stage,
our actions are very observable. Comfortably, I strive to act
ethically, gracefully and especially environmentally conscious in this
position. We are all learning; I hope on some level that our actions,
words and loving tones create the space that we and the planet need to
is your favorite place in nature to go to find solace or inspiration?
River. Tranquil sounds of water rushing over rocks. Fresh scents of wet
earth. Refreshing natural temperature changes. The rejuvenating sense
of cleanliness that dunking into the water creates–this is
the most euphoric reality altering experience I know! Although it is my
favorite, any place in nature will do. The sense of being felt by the
earth is a truly connected experience. In order for your hand to touch
something, it must also be able to be touched. I feel the sense of
being felt by nature when I am sitting in a tree, or by a river, or
when my bare feet are standing on grass.
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