SOURCE: Rock the Earth

Rock the Earth

November 13, 2013 16:48 ET

Rock the Earth and AEG Live Rocky Mountains Kick-Off "America Recycles Day" on Nov. 15

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2013) - National environmental advocacy organization Rock the Earth has announced it will partner with AEG Live Rocky Mountains to collect and recycle old cell phones at every show at the Ogden Theatre, Bluebird Theater, and Gothic Theatre. The drive kicks-off on "America Recycles Day," taking place Nov. 15.

Starting on Nov. 15, the general public can stop by the Ogden Theatre, Bluebird Theater and Gothic Theatre box offices between noon and 6 p.m. (or while attending any concert), to drop off their old, unwanted phones and will be entered into a monthly contest to win a pair of tickets to a concert of the winners' choice (subject to availability). 

"We are very excited about expanding our partnership with AEG Live Rocky Mountains in honor of America Recycles Day," said Marc Ross, founder and executive director of Rock the Earth. "AEG Live's commitment to environmental protection and sustainability is commendable, making AEG Live the leaders in the music industry."

Since 1997, communities across the country have come together to educate, motivate and promote recycling in the U.S. on "America Recycles Day." Rock the Earth and AEG Live Rocky Mountains decided to collaborate on a cell phone recycling drive because every year 100 million cell phones become obsolete, and one billion new mobile phones were issued last year in the U.S. alone, yet less than 10 percent ever get recycled. The more phones recycled, the less toxic chemicals will threaten America's most precious natural resource -- our drinking water supply.

"We are proud to be participating in such an important cause with Rock the Earth. AEG Live Rocky Mountains knows that every person and every business can make a huge impact, and we are excited to help offer our venues as locations to recycle cell phones and improve environmental sustainability," said Mary Sullivan, venue manager for the Ogden Theatre, Bluebird Theater and Gothic Theatre.

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Rock the Earth is leading the mobile phone recycling effort to keep toxic cell phone chemicals and heavy metals out of landfills while providing refurbished phones to Third World and U.S. low-income communities.

About AEG Live Rocky Mountains
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring for a variety of programming, and multi-media production. AEG Live, the nation's second largest concert promotion and touring company is comprised of special event, broadcast and exhibition divisions, fourteen regional offices, and numerous state of the art venues nationwide. AEG Live Rocky Mountains produce events at the 1STBANK Center, Bluebird Theater, Ogden Theatre, Gothic Theatre, Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Pepsi Center and more in Colorado as well as produce shows in Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona and Tennessee.

Rock the Earth is a national 501(c) (3) public interest, not-for-profit environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and defending America's natural resources. We act as advocates to ensure the existence of a sustainable and healthy environment for all and represent those individuals and communities whose environment whose natural surroundings are directly and adversely affected by others. Thanks to generosity and support of a network of music industry partners and the world wide environmental community, we are able to carry out grassroots organizing, education, and legal action to mobilize public support and empower social change.

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