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 cause. We want to sincerely thank each of you for giving so generously of your time, and applaud you for your contributions:
Abby Simon, Adrienne Garza, Allison Kurk, Brendan Koning, Bret Evans, Brian Patterson, Catherine Beal, David Siegel, Gregory Doty, Ian Knoop, Jane Neal, Jennifer Boyer, Jennifer Stickle, Jessica Lugowski, Jordyn Walker, Kevin O’Donohue, Laura Beard, Ledge Greenfield, Lisa Zimmerman, Madison McAllister, Maggie Brownson, Mary Portzelt, Matt Telesy, Neil Holcomb, River Hooks, Rob Hillard, Robbie Skorge, Samantha Adler, Scott Bachrach, Susie Honig, TJ Smith, Kelly Horan, Jillian Spratt, and Lisa Shara.
Volunteer Interview: Cliff Levenson
Name: Cliff Levenson
City: Phoenix, AZ
Volunteer since: 2007
How did you first hear about Rock the Earth?
I met Rock the Earth founder Marc Ross on an ecological snorkeling trip.
What has been your most memorable moment with Rock the Earth?
I’ve had many memorable moments with Rock the Earth over the past nine years. That’s like asking me which was my favorite Grateful Dead show.
-Hearing John Butler spontaneously name check us with regard to our work to protect Western Australia’s Kimberley region at a show that we weren’t even tabling.
-Having Wally Ingram thank me personally for RtE’s help to stop a powerline project from being constructed through and around Joshua Tree National Park.
-Telling old touring Deadhead friends and randomly met folk at an Obama rally about RtE, and watching them become vital members and/or volunteers.
What do you do when you are not volunteering with Rock the Earth?
I work at my calling, as an attorney. I also play and dance to music, hike and surf.
What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?
There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.
What environmental issue is most important to you in 2015?
You have lived in Phoenix for many years. What’s the best part about living there?
Literally the road out of town. There are beautiful places within a half hour from the city.