Joe Rogel

Joe Rogel
I enjoy being active, green and healthy. I love to go camping, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding, and I play football (soccer). I keep up with news on the environment, music, politics, tech, and social issues. I work as the Search and Social Media Coordinator for Gaiam.

Carnival of the Green # 196!

Joe Rogel by Joe Rogel | September 14th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living

Carnival of the Green

Welcome to the 196th edition of Carnival of the Green, brought to you by Gaiam! Thanks to TreeHugger, this week we bring you the best in Green from around the blogosphere and Twitterverse.

Big thanks to EcoTech Daily for hosting last week’s Carnival and keep an eye out for the next installment at La Marguerite on September 21st. For more information and to submit your site for consideration as a host, read this.

The People Have Spoken: Announcing The Gaiam Compost-Off Finalists

Joe Rogel by Joe Rogel | August 6th, 2009 | 3 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Green Living

After asking you to vote on four composters we selected from your suggestions, the first round of the Gaiam Compost-Off has come to a close and only two composters remain standing. Here are the results:


Orb Composter – 51% Votes
Earthmaker Composter – 29.5% Votes

Voted Out:

Green Cone Composter – 15% Votes
Wigwam Composter – 4.5% Votes

Vote for the Compost Champ and You Could Win a Composter!

Joe Rogel by Joe Rogel | July 28th, 2009 | 33 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Green Living


If you’re a Gaiam fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or are a member of Gaia, you’ll recall that we recently asked for your input on how to make the best compost, best materials to use for composting, and suggestions on your favorite composters. Why, you may ask? Because we want to step up our selection of composting products to make it even better — and we want you to help us pick the next composter we should carry in our catalog.

Gaiam Fans Share Fave Yoga Poses to Win Our “Dream Yoga Mat” Contest

Joe Rogel by Joe Rogel | July 24th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Yoga

Inspired by Kate Hanley’s blog post on finding her “Dream Yoga Mat,” yesterday we decided to give six lucky Facebook fans and Twitter followers the chance to win a dream yoga mat of their own. We simply asked them to answer the question, “What is your favorite yoga pose, and why?” We expected great answers, and our friends surprised us with so much more.

Help 3rdWhale Decide How to Donate! First iPhone App Developer to Join 1% for the Planet

Joe Rogel by Joe Rogel | July 1st, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Conscious Living News, Green Living, Green Tech

3rdWhale LogoGreen mobile app developer 3rdWhale will be the first mobile app developer to join 1% For the Planet, a growing global movement of 1,202 companies that donate 1% of their sales to a network of 1,781 environmental organizations worldwide.” And they want your help deciding where their money will go!

The Low-Down and Photos From Our First Boulder Tweetup

Joe Rogel by Joe Rogel | June 18th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Green Living


Admittedly, this post comes a bit later than fashionable, but I was waiting on photos from our friends of the first tweetup hosted by @Gaiam, @LOHASTed and @elephantjournal at the @happynoodle. After all, what good is a post about a tweetup without pics?

All in all, our first tweetup was an absolute success!

Boulder Tweetup at The Happy Noodle House on June 16

Joe Rogel by Joe Rogel | June 12th, 2009 | 4 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings

Gaiam Tweetup

If you follow @Gaiam on Twitter, you already know by now that we’ll be hosting our first-ever tweetup with LOHAS and Elephant Journal at The Happy Noodle House in Boulder on Tuesday, June 16 from 6-8 p.m.

Give Your Favorite Charity A Free Donation With Razoo

Joe Rogel by Joe Rogel | December 22nd, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Giving Back

‘Tis the giving season, and just in time for the holidays, we have 25 great gifts for you, and they’re free! However, they’re not just any ordinary gifts — we’re presenting the opportunity to do something special this year by offering the gift of giving to you.

Gaiam staffers dig in to local, organic food at our zero-waste café

Joe Rogel by Joe Rogel | October 14th, 2008 | 6 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Green Living, Health & Wellness

One of the best amenities at our new campus in Louisville, Colo., is the fresh, healthy food served up right here in our much-anticipated on-site Gaiam Café.

The Gaiam Cafeteria

The Gaiam Café opened for business in September

Gaiam partnered with Savory Cuisines, a company dedicated to promoting “a choice of lifestyle that is healthy and life enhancing” to create a “Green Cafeteria.” We love the fact that our new café brings farmers’-market-fresh food right to the office using 90% organic and local products.

Gaiam team helps provide clothing to children in Burma

Joe Rogel by Joe Rogel | October 2nd, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Giving Back

Clothing arrives at the warehouse in Yangon

Donated clothing arrives in bundles at a warehouse in Yangon

Over 65 suitcase-sized bags of children’s clothing have been delivered so far to Burmese youngsters in need, thanks to donations by employees here in our Gaiam offices and other clothing drives by organizations like HOPE.

Mothers in line to receive clothing

Mothers wait in line to receive clothing

Village leader distributing clothing to mothers

Village leaders distribute the clothing to children and their parents