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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]