Celebrate Earthfest

Friday, June 22nd | 11am - 2pm

2018 marked the 4th annual Rochester EarthFest Celebration. This 7-day, volunteer led event, consisted of several Earth week programs at various locations around the Rochester area including Assisi Heights, Quarry Hill, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, RCTC, Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility, and downtown Rochester. The 2018 theme, "Water: Every Drop Counts" celebrated water and the many ways it impacts our daily lives. Rochesterfest partners with Earthfest for a mini-celebration and collaboration with partners who share about our environment. Stop by and make your own "Guerrilla Garden" (seed bombs) to go!


“100% Rochester” is a grassroots coalition committed to transitioning Rochester, MN to a 100% renewable energy economy. Our objective is to educate and engage the community on the issues, challenges, and opportunities involved in making this transition a reality. We believe establishing an aggressive goal backed by a groundswell of community support is the best way to ensure our success.

Visit with members of the Zumbro Valley Audubon to find your connection with nature! Spin the 'bird wheel of fortune' to test your knowledge of birds!

The mission of the Minnesota Master Naturalist Program is to promote awareness, understanding, and stewardship of Minnesota’s natural environment by developing a corps of well-informed citizens dedicated to conservation education and service within their communities. Stop by their booth to test your knowledge of invasive plants in our area.

Stop by to learn about the “food waste prevention fridge.” Participants scan a bar code on an item in the fridge and a food waste tip appears on the fridge’s monitor. After visiting our booth, residents should have a basic understanding of how the Olmsted County's Department of Environmental Resources manages resources to protect our air, soil, and water for future generations.

Radish Magazine is a local magazine focused on healthy living and sustainability. Radish provides entertaining and informative pieces on natural products and services in southeastern Minnesota. Come say hello and grab a pack of Radish seeds for your garden and the latest edition of the magazine!

Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. Founded in 1892, the Sierra Club is America’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.


Stop by the XRG Concepts space to learn more about home energy efficiency!

Solar United Neighbors of Minnesota is a nonprofit organization helping people go solar, join together, and fight for our energy rights. We are installer-neutral and provide education and technical assistance to homeowners and small businesses. Come learn more about us and join our Rochester Solar Co-op, a bulk purchase group for rooftop solar!

The Citizen's Utility Board is a non-profit that can help residential and small business consumers understand their energy options and work to help them reduce their energy use and save money. Stop by our booth for free energy bill (electric and natural gas) consultations!