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Rock the Green's 9th Annual Earth Day Celebration 

Fall 2020 (date to be announced)

Join Rock the Green for our 9th Annual Earth Day Celebration.


Our Earth Day Celebration is a FREE event to celebrate volunteer community environmental efforts.

April 22, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which was founded here in Wisconsin. 
In 1970, Wisconsin Governor Gaylord Nelson named April 22 a “national day for the environment.” The first Earth Day mobilized millions of Americans for the protection of the planet and is credited with launching the modern environmental movement.

Earth Day is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event, and it has led to the passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States, including the Clean Air, Clear Water, and Endangered Species Acts. 

Rock the Green’s 9th Annual Earth Day Celebration, originally planned to be held at the Harley-Davidson Museum on April 18, will be rescheduled to a later date. The Celebration is a free community event and a giant act of gratitude to the ~4,000 volunteers who partake in Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s Annual Spring Cleanup. 

  • A live concert on a pedal-powered stage, with leg power provided by The Velo FemmesBlack Girls Do Bike and Cadence Cycling Milwaukee.

  • Remarks by Mayor Tom Barrett, Jennifer Bolger Breceda of Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Lindsay of Rock the Green and others.

  • Local and sustainable tasty fare available for purchase.

  • Onsite eco-education provided by Rock the Green Eco-Champs, local environmental non-profits and organizations

  • To have a maximum impact of landfill diversion, the event incorporates zero waste production including waste reclamation stations and food served on compostable serving-ware.




“This year’s Earth Day river cleanup is an excellent opportunity for residents to come together and help restore our water resources. And the Rock the Green celebration strengthens our vision of making Milwaukee a world-class eco-city.” 

- Mayor Tom Barret

  Earth Day Celebration

Have you ever seen a pedal powered stage in action?!? Check out RTG's Eileen Seeger and The Velo Femmes powering up Foreign Goods at the Rock the Green Sustainability Festival!