About the MI Earth Day Fest
Michigan’s largest Earth Day event has been held in Rochester for the past four years. In April 2006, the Earth Day Expo was co-founded by Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center (UHEAC), Natural Awakenings Magazine, and Oakland University. It was held at OU and was attended by over 1,000 visitors and 50 exhibitors.
After three years of steady growth at OU, a partnership of UHEAC and Rochester Downtown Development Authority brought the event "to main street" in April 2009, and the event grew to over 50,000 attendees and 170 exhibitors.
The 2009 expo management team has formed a new organization, Tri•Green Development L3C, to produce the MI Earth Day Fest, in partnership with the Rochester DDA.
Tri•Green is a Michigan L3C (an innovative for-profit/non-profit hybrid) whose mission is to build partnerships with local business, government and non-profit organizations to promote economic and community development that meets the triple bottom line - people, planet, and prosperity.
Find out more at www.miearthday.com
About the Rochester Area Jaycees
The Rochester Area Jaycees have a long tradition of service in this community. Since 1958, the organization has provided the young adults of the Greater Rochester Area with leadership training and promoted the welfare of the community and its citizens through service projects.
Some annual RAJC projects include assembling and delivering Easter baskets to area seniors, coordinating programs for young children to learn how to be safe around their home, and taking underprivileged children shopping to buy gifts for their family during the holidays.
The Jaycees, also known as the Junior Chamber, are individuals dedicated to leadership development, personal and professional growth, and civic involvement. For more information about the Rochester Area Jaycees, please visit the organization’s web site at www. rochesterareajaycees.org or call 248-652-7777