October (or as we like to call it, “ROCKtober”) is always a fun month for us at Rock the Earth. The weather turns cooler, bands go back to playing inside, and environmental activism projects start to heat up again with year-end priorities driving urgency. The big news for us this month is the fact that we are moving ahead with a new project in the Northeastern United States to force the closure of the notorious nuclear facility know as Indian Point. It’s use 40-year-old technology, operating licenses that either have or are about to expire, and potential structural threats from earthquakes, terrorism and the effects of climate change point to an urgent need to reconsider the folly of locating a nuclear reactor so close to the country’s largest population.
Meanwhile, Rock the Earth’s summer education & outreach tour bursts into fall with a departure from our two-month stint with Foo Fighters and jumping on the road again with our 2014 touring partners Beats Antique. We’re also very happy to announce our 3rd Annual Colorado Dine Out for Earth event, a new program to encourage “legacy gifts” (planned giving), and we have some AMAZING items up for bid in our October auction.
Our work to protect Colorado’s Great Divide within the Central Mountains continues – this month with a star-studded tour of some of the areas being considered for protection. Finally, we thank and feature our volunteers, seek out new outreach volunteers, and feature an amazing interview with Taylor Denn of eTown.
We hope you all have some scary-good plans for Halloween and that your ROCKtober is full of amazing music as well!