Earth Week 2017
April 17-23, 2017
Rochester EarthFest and Expo celebration is a seven day, volunteer-led lineup of events consisting of several Earth Day related activities at various locations around the area. Assisi Heights, Quarry Hill, Squash Blossom Farm, Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility, Habitat for Humanity ReStore and area High Schools are all participating
One of the activities will be a combined Climate March/Science March & Rally at the Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester to encourage folks to be an integral part of something huge. Together we can be the change!
The culminating event is the April 23rd Expo, a daylong celebration advocating sustainable living through education, interactive displays, and the promotion of healthy and green products.
For further information: www.earthfestrochestermn.org
Find us on Facebook: Earth Fest 2017
Contact us at: EarthFestRochester@gmail.com
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Week of April 17-23rd: Student Showdown-area students competing for the good of the environment-prizes awarded to the winning school AND a traveling trophy to be passed on to the winning school each year!
“Biodiversity Above & Below Ground: Implications for Soil Health” – 6:30-8pm-Assisi Heights
Near Net Zero Home Tour-2-6:00pm with tours “on the hour”-107 11th St NW, Rochester
April 22nd (Earth Day!)
Climate March/Science March & Rally-11-1pm-Peace Plaza
****RCTC World Drum Group performing****
Native Plant Sale-8-10:30am-Quarry Hill Nature Center
Earth Day Pollination Party and Parade-9:30-11:00am-Quarry Hill Nature Center
Pub Crawl-1-5pm-start at Grand Rounds-others TBD: Use earth friendly transportation to reach 3 venues during the afternoon
Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility 30th Anniversary-1-4:00pm-Open House & FREE paper shredding (white paper only-limit 5 file boxes per household), 301 Silver Creek Road NE, Rochester
Habitat for Humanity ReStore-9:00am-4pm-Kids activities & How to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
ReBlossom Boutique-10am-6:00pm-Squash Blossom Farm
EarthFest Expo at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium
10am-4pm ****FREE TO THE PUBLIC****
Speaker Series/Educational Classes (held in the newly renovated meeting rooms)
Sustainability & Green building vendors
Emcees: Heather Holmes and Zoey Jantsan
12:30pm Keynote speakers: Dr. Ashok Patel (Pulmonologist) & John Carmody (DMC Design Guidelines)
Non-profit environmental group displays
Book Bike from Rochester Public Library
Protected Bikeway simulation-bikes available
Science Projects/Student Involvement/Kids Activities
Concession stand with local/sustainable foods!