As Rock the Earth (RtE) continues to ride through the summer, we have much to report. First, our summer and regional teams have continued their work educating and activating fans around the country. This year, we have some incredible artist partners, one of which is Trampled by Turtles who took a moment to talk with RtE about their environmental interests, which ties in with RtE’s exciting announcement that we have been awarded an International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) Community Solutions exchange program fellow, Pete Sesay, who will be working with RtE for the remainder of the year. Pete is one of the young leaders in Sierra Leone spearheading Full Circle Africa, an innovative social enterprise business tackling the problem of reducing single use plastics in third world countries. Pete brings a wealth of knowledge about recycling and upcycling in less developed parts of the world. He shares with us his knowledge of up cycling in Africa, through a piece called No Limit to Recycling. We’ve also included some highlights from the Wild Horse Project, a partner project we highlighted a few months back. RtE is excited to announce a some volunteer staff changes (our sad goodbyes to outgoing coordinator, Jordyn Walker and a big welcome to a new Regional Coordinator in Colorado). Finally, we’re pleased to announce that Grassroots has selected RtE as their charity of the month for September 2016.