Every April, festivals across the country are dedicated to celebrating the planet for Earth Day. One of these events includes the MI Earth Day Festival. Held in downtown Rochester, the MI Earth Day Fest unites local businesses and organizations with a common goal in mind, to encourage people to ‘make every day Earth day’.

Numerous exhibitors at the event promoted clean and green living. There were also several locations downtown where people could recycle clothes, shoes, and even old books!

The festival offered a variety of fun activities and entertainment for families. Those interested in music could listen to local talent perform on the DTE Energy Stage. Performers included students from the Kincer Catallo Voice Studio and the Detroit School of Rock. Anna Agosta, a performer at the festival, was happy to be a part of such a great event. When asked if singing helps flowers grow, she said “I don’t know if it does but it definitely helps the spirit of people who plant flowers”.

The CW50 Street Team’s Krystle Anderson also talked with Cyndi Summers, a MI Earth Day Fest Publicist, about ways to be ‘green’. “Recycling is important and you can learn to eat greener”, Summers said. “There’s something everyone can do to be a little bit greener and I think it’s important we do that for the Earth”.

It’s essential to make an effort to keep our Earth clean, not only on Earth Day, but every day!

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