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WinterWonderGrass 2017 Concert Tickets!

In our first announcement for 2017, we’re happy to announce a festival partnership with WinterWonderGrass in Steamboat Springs, Colorado (February 24-26, 2017) and Squaw Valley, California (March 31- April 2, 2017). Thanks to our generous festival supporters, once again, if you’re a Rock the Earth Member, you can take advantage of some incredible [...]

2021-02-09T23:50:42-07:00November 9th, 2016|

Fracking & Methane Emissions

As most people are now well aware, hydraulic fracturing combined with horizontal drilling to release natural gas from shale beds has been implicated in numerous instances of contamination of water resources, including both potable and non-potable water, throughout several regions of the country. Something that has drawn far less attention, however, is that fracking operations [...]

2021-02-09T23:50:42-07:00September 30th, 2016|


Can’t stop thinking about that concert last night? Love a band that you are sure no one else is into? is a new social media site designed specifically to connect music lovers of every stripe. The FANS site is first of its kind to provide a fan-to-fan platform with technology tools for music lovers [...]

2021-02-09T23:50:42-07:00September 30th, 2016|

Force for Good

Last fall, Rock the Earth was invited to participate in J.P. Morgan Chase’s Code for Good Challenge. This event which brings together hundreds of aspiring coders with nonprofits facing technology challenges is now in its third year leveraging talent and technology to advance social causes. One such solution that was developed for Rock the Earth [...]

2021-02-09T23:50:53-07:00September 30th, 2016|

Members Only

WinterWonderGrass, a now much anticipated winter bluegrass festival in Colorado and California, is gearing up for 2017. WWG will descend upon Steamboat Springs February 23-26th, 2017 .  Further west, WWG will descend on Squaw Valley, CA March 30-April 2nd. Both line-ups will be announced next month.   RtE has a limited number of discounted WinterWonderGrass [...]

2021-02-09T23:50:53-07:00September 30th, 2016|

Other Rock the Earth News

RtE’s Summer Touring Team continues to educate and activate fans around the country. In September, Rock the Earth partnered with Moe, Rob Thomas, Counting Crows, Perpetual Groove, Jason Isbell, Lucero, and Alabama Shakes. Regional Teams talked with fans along with Bonnie Raitt, STS9, Rowdytown 5, Railroad Earth, and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Next month we’ll [...]

2021-02-09T23:50:53-07:00September 30th, 2016|

Key of Green

As part of our ongoing look at recycling around the world, we’ve looked a little harder America’s accumulating plastic waste. On average, Americans (all 325 million of us) throw away 35 billion plastic bottles a year. That’s 185 pounds of plastic per American, per year. Of the 254 million tons of waste generated in the [...]

2021-02-09T23:50:53-07:00September 30th, 2016|

RtE September Newsletter 2016

On November 29th, RtE will join thousands of charities to promote Giving Tuesday, America's national day of giving. Like the quintessentially American Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is the counter-narrative to consumption.  On this day, people everywhere give, and give big, to the charities they support. We encourage you to mark your calendar and support Rock the Earth on Giving Tuesday. [...]

2021-02-09T23:50:53-07:00September 30th, 2016|

Summer Concert Season Partners

Over the course of the last month, Rock the Earth has partnered with Trampled by Turtles, Bonnie Raitt, Tribal Seeds, Nathanial Rateliff & the Nightsweats, Moe, Pretty Lights, Tedeski Trucks, and Jackson Browne. Coming up in September, we’ll be partnering with Lucero, Jackson Browne, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and Rowdytown here in Colorado. Carnel St. [...]

2021-02-09T23:50:53-07:00August 30th, 2016|

RtE Welcomes International Fellow – Pete Dalton Sesay

Just over a month ago, RtE learned of an international fellowship program seeking to place leaders for positive change in developing nations in U.S. nonprofits. By chance, we came across a young man from Sierra Leone, a trained minister and an ardent environmentalist who, with his older brother (Phillip), founded Full Circle Africa (FCA). Contact [...]

2021-02-09T23:50:53-07:00August 30th, 2016|

Full Circle Africa

In Sierra Leone there is no infrastructure for recycling. In fact, “waste management,” as we understand it in the U.S., is nearly non-existent there. In their homeland, 70% of waste is plastic and more than 50,000 plastic bags are discarded daily. It is not hard to imagine the negative impacts of such unchecked waste on [...]

2021-02-09T23:50:53-07:00August 30th, 2016|

No Limits to Recycling

Nations around the world are working to manage plastic waste. Many solutions are cost prohibitive, particularly for third world countries. In some parts of Africa, plastic bottles are burned in cooking fires, which exposes people and the environment to many dangerous toxins that are emitted when they are burned, such as polyvinyl chlorides (PVCs) which [...]

2021-02-09T23:50:53-07:00August 30th, 2016|

Updates from the Wild Horse Project

The Wild Horse Project (WHP), a project of Rock the Earth, continues to raise funds to complete and distribute its inaugural documentary, Galloping Ghosts. This summer’s efforts have been largely focused on raising awareness and participation in the preservation of wild horses. Galloping Ghosts explores the history of horses from their earliest use in human [...]

2021-02-09T23:50:53-07:00August 30th, 2016|

Volunteer Jam- Introducing Our New CO Coordinator

RtE is excited to introduce our new Colorado Regional Coordinator, Danielle Okst. Danielle has been a tireless volunteer for us this summer, active in the preparations for every event and well-versed on every issue. She also comes into the role through a shared connection as she is a college alum of our outgoing coordinator, Jordyn [...]

2021-02-09T23:50:54-07:00August 30th, 2016|

Grassroots California

Starting September 1st , Grassroots California will partner with Rock the Earth! We highly appreciate this organization, which is why we are making Grassroots California our Partner Spotlight for this month. We corresponded with the man in charge of charity choices, Trevor Duckworth. “Grassroots is a company founded in collaboration with a focus on quality [...]

2021-02-09T23:50:54-07:00August 30th, 2016|

Corporate Sponsorships

Download the 2016 Sponsorship Deck Rock the Earth holds a unique position, operating within the environmental, social advocacy and music communities.  With a year-round national presence, this creates enormous opportunity for private sector partnerships. Working with Rock the Earth provides access a unique market-share, exposure to high volumes of people in short periods [...]

2021-02-09T23:50:54-07:00July 28th, 2016|
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