For the second time in as many years, Rock the Earth has been tapped to help activate the socially and environmentally conscious audiences that will be attending the Arise Music Festival this year. Held August 8-10 on the amazingly beautiful Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado, Arise  offers incredible musical acts such as Galactic, Beats Antique, Grateful Grass (featuring Keller Williams), The Infamous Stringdusters and many more.

Not only is Arise a wonderful musical experience, but the festival is also a hub of independent films, art and installations, workshops, and social and environmental programming, all intended to spark a movement of consciousness that lasts long after festivarians have left the site. During Arise, Rock the Earth will have a large presence with a prominent environmental education, outreach and citizen-activation booth, allowing attendees to take action on a number of pressing environmental issues. In addition, Rock the Earth Executive Director Marc Ross will be intimately involved in the environmental and activism programming at the festival (all sessions will be held in The Dome):

Friday, August 8

3-4:45 p.m.: DamNation – film introduction and post-film Q & A discussion

Saturday, August 9

2:15-3:15 p.m.: Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary)

Sunday, August 10

2:30-3:15 p.m.: Activism Then and Now – a discussion with Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez (Earth Guardians) + Rennie Davis (Chicago 7)

3:30-5:30 p.m.: Dear Governor Hickenlooper – film introduction and post-film Q & A with filmmakers and Fractivist Shane Davis

5:30-6:00 p.m.: Frack-Free Mothers panel discussion