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Earth Week Events 2017

  • 17 Apr 2017
  • 23 Apr 2017
  • Various Locations

Earth Week 2017

April 17-23, 2017

Rochester MN

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:

Find us on Facebook: Earth Fest 2017

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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!

April 20

“Biodiversity Above & Below Ground: Implications for Soil Health” – 6:30-8pm-Assisi Heights

April 21

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

April 23rd

EarthFest Expo at Mayo Civic Center Auditorium

10am-4pm ****FREE TO THE PUBLIC****

Expo Events:

 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!

Contact Us:

Mailing Address: Zumbro Watershed Partnership, Inc.
12 Elton Hills Drive NW
Rochester, MN 55901

ZWP Executive Director Contact Information 
Phone Number: 507-226-6787

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