Green Living Festival Plans to Bring Back Large Crowds


tROCHESTER —  Organizers of the Green Living Festival in downtown Rochester are making every effort to bring back the large crowds that attended the event prior to last year's rainy and cold festival weekend. This year's festival is being moved from mid May to the first weekend of summer, June 22 – 24, and will offer many other improvements, including:

  • tta more convenient, open and attractive event layout
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  • ttlonger festival hours on Friday evening
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  • ttcoordination with NPO programs including the US Green Building Council's "My Green School Art Contest"
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  • ttinteractive web and smartphone maps for exhibit location and information
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  • ttnational musical acts including Kyle Vincent, former lead singer of the Bay City Rollers
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  • ttexpanded wellness programs, managed by Dr. Kerrie Saunders, Novi resident, diet & disease prevention expert and best-selling author
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  • ttnational experts including Dr. Michael Greger, well-known preventive nutrition physician, best known for his expert testimony in the infamous Oprah Winfrey “meat defamation” trial

t“We're building on the success of the exhibits and kids activities areas, which are always a big hit. Last year, the Party for the Planet local beer & music concert was a great addition,” said John Batdorf, festival manager. “This year, we are most excited about Dr. Saunders taking the wellness programming to the next level, and about improvements to the event layout that will make it more accessible and feel more open."

tAlong with improvements made by the organizers, the Green Living Festival will benefit from greater local exposure to the 40,000+ daily traffic detoured along the festival site during Rochester's "Main Street Makeover".

tFor details and updates about the Green Living Festival, visit MI Green Team promotes green living, business & community through Michigan's premier green/wellness network, website and events. Visit  for information.