Dear Crabby, How are those ‘National Day’ Celebrations Chosen?

Dear Crabby, Is it just me or is there a reason to celebrate something almost every day of the month? For example, everyone knows April 1st is April Fool’s Day, but apparently, it’s also National Sourdough Bread Day. What do you think? It seems like it’s getting a bit out-of-control. And who decides these things anyway? Thanks! Annie V. Sary Dear Annie V. Sary, I know exactly what you’re talking about. Why, even now as you’re reading my deep words of wisdom, we’ll be … [Read more...]

MI Earth Day Fest Returns to Rochester Municipal Park

13th Annual Event Will Bring Thousands Together to Make Every Day Earth Day MI Earth Day Fest returns the weekend of April 20-22 to its most popular location, the beautiful Rochester Municipal Park/City Center area, on the banks of Paint Creek. The 13th annual celebration runs 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20; 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday April 21; and 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. “With so many pressing issues these days, it's easy to forget about Earth … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Why Does Earth Get Its Own Day?

Dear Crabby, Last weekend I was out working in my yard when my neighbor asked me if I was doing anything for Earth Day. I looked at him like he was crazy. Is this just some liberal crap because it’s an election year? Please tell me Earth Day isn’t a real thing. Thanks! Tony Terra Dear Mr. Terra, Well, I hate to be the one to burst your bubble, but not only is Earth Day a real thing, but it’s been around for over 45 years. Sorry. The good news is that in the spirit of this election … [Read more...]

Don’t Drill the Hills Honored with Michigan Earth Day Green Hall of Fame Award

In a press release statement, Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc (DDHI) announced it is honored to be the recipient of the 2015 Green Hall of Fame Award in the Community category as selected by the MI Green Team, managers of the MI Earth Day Fest, which took place this past weekend in Rochester. Chris Morris, a member of DDHI, said: “We are very proud to be recognized for our advocacy and awareness building of issues specific to drilling in high density residential areas, but especially proud to have … [Read more...]

Founder of Rochester Earth Day Festival Urges Participation in Holiday, Green Movement

This past Wednesday, Earth Day marked its 45th anniversary, all thanks to dedicated activists who brought environmental issues to the public conscience in the 1970s. According to Rochester resident and MI Earth Day Fest founder John Batdorf, legislation like the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act are two prime examples of what the movement was able to add for the greater benefit of society. He went on to say that Earth Day is something everyone should celebrate. Read the full … [Read more...]

2013 MI Green Hall of Fame Inductees to be Recognized at MI Earth Day Fest

MI Green Team is pleased to announce the winners of the third annual MI Green Hall of Fame Awards. The award recognizes the dedication and achievement of some of Michigan's most significant green leaders in business, community service, academia and media. The 2013 MI Green Hall of Fame inductees include: Marilyn Trent - Marilyn Trent - Owner of Trent Design, founder and past chairperson of the Green City Committee of Rochester. The committee was the first of its kind, in the nation, as part … [Read more...]