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.
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.
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!