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Rock the Green 2017 Recap

Rock the Green Sustainability Festival is not your everyday music gala. From the free, reusable Canned Water for Kids aluminum cans handed out at the door, to the wide variety of eco-friendly activities (including learning about honey from the Beevangelist and about river clean up efforts from Milwaukee Riverkeeper), to even being able to purchase all natural, Earth friendly dog treats from high school entrepreneurs from Teens Grow Greens, Rock the Green is so much more than a showcase of bands. Rock The Green’s mission to educate the community through interactive one-to-one experiences that spotlight sustainability organizations and innovators, and entertain by presenting a world- class fe

Interview with Mondo Cozmo

Mondo Cozmo hit #1 on the Billboard charts earlier this year with his hit Shine. Now as his single Automatic surges in the top 20 he is poised to take the stage at Rock The Green 2017. We got to hang out with Mondo Cozmo earlier this year and he shared his thoughts on writing new music and bring these new songs to the stage. Catch him in person at Rock The Green!!!!

Nissan: How Does Your Company "Rock the Green"?

Q: What's your company's definition of sustainability, and why is it important to you? As a global automaker, Nissan takes active steps to identify the direct and indirect environmental effects of its activities, as well as those of its business partners throughout the value chain. The company pursues needed technologies and processes to help minimize the impact of its products on people and communities throughout their lifecycle, while also engaging in communication with society. The company provides customers with innovative products and promotes effective use of energy and resources by increasing sourcing diversity, such as with renewable energy and recycled materials. In this way, Nissan

Rock the Green Announces 2017 Festival Family Programming and Farm to Fork Vendor Lineup

Sustainability festival will feature family-focused environmental programming and organic local cuisine MILWAUKEE – (Aug. 31, 2017) – Local music festival Rock the Green today announced its family programming and Farm to Fork food vendor lineup. This year’s festival will be held from 2 to 11 p.m. on Sept. 9 at Reed Street Yards in Milwaukee. Family programming on the Eco-Kids stage will include presentations from Urban Ecology Center, OmTown Yogis, Beevangelist, Living Lands & Waters and Teens Grow Greens. These programs and activities are focused toward helping younger attendees become familiar with sustainability efforts, and understand the significant difference small environmentally frie

Get to Know Klassik

Milwaukee - September 5, 2017 - If you have been around the Milwaukee music scene in recent years, chances are you’ve seen Kellen Abston, better known by “Klassik.” Klassik is a musical prodigy and virtuoso performer who combines elements of jazz, r&b, blues, soul, and hip hop to create unique, catchy and engaging music. Did I mention that he also has a great voice and can sing and rap? Klassik can work an audience by himself, or be seen playing a wide array of instruments alongside his talented contemporaries. 2017 has been a banner year for Klassik, starting with him curating a sold-out tribute show to A Tribe Called Quest at Turner Hall Ballroom as part of the revived Alverno Presents ser

Rock the Green: A Sustainability Festival Like No Other

Music festival leverages zero waste efforts to promote sustainable living MILWAUKEE – (Sept. 1, 2017) – Each year, award-winning music festival Rock the Green calls the community to its environmental mission with a world-class sustainability festival. This year’s event, featuring headliner Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Barns Courtney, Mondo Cozmo and more along with local and organic cuisine and a wide variety of zero-waste efforts, will take place at Reed Street Yards in Milwaukee on Sept. 9. Rock the Green envisions a way to ensure a lighter eco-footprint by utilizing holistic production methods that focus on zero waste. Opportunities for recycling, composting, reduction of material

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