The mission of the MI Earth Day Fest is to promote:
triple bottom line economic development: people, planet & prosperity
earth-friendly & local products, services and initiatives
non-profit and government environmental and wellness programs
improved quality of life for area residents
community-building through networking and celebration,
Michigan's emerging green and blue economy
History: The Growth of a Premier Green Event
One of planet's largest Earth Day celebrations has been held in Rochester, MI since 2006. Founded at Oakland University, the event moved to downtown Rochester and grew to over 50,000 attendees in 2010. In 2011 & 2012, the event was rescheduled to a later date and renamed the Green Living Festival (GLF). The move left a void in local Earth Day observance which MGT filled in 2013 with the MI Earth Day Fest. In 2014, the event moved from a large grass lot two blocks from Main Street, to Fourth & Walnut streets directly adjacent to Main Street. In 2015, the event moved to its current location on the banks of the Paint Creek, in the beautiful Municipal Park/City Center area. Check out Event Manager John Batdorf's 2010 MetroMode blog about why he founded the event.
Improvements: What's New?
MI Green Team will carry on the major green/community event tradition in a big way, and offer many improvements over past festivals:
a move to the downtown park/city ctr area for improved grounds/footing, traffic-flow, visibility and proximity to downtown
increased exposure through advertising and top media partnerships
enhanced pre-event programming and special events, including media- and non-profit sponsored contests
improved parking with availability of large public lots
and many more
Help Make Every Day, Earth Grow a Brighter, Greener Future
Click the link below to learn how you can sponsor, exhibit, educate, perform, march, nominate, volunteer or otherwise participate in the MI Earth Day Fest.