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Devin D. Thorpe
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Filling Green Space Across the Nation: Kyle Michaud

This is a guest post from The Pontes Group.

Born and raised in New York, Kyle Michaud appreciated adventure and entrepreneurism at a young age. Having been influenced by the city that never sleeps, Kyle’s approach to business has made him successful across multiple industries.

While studying Economics at SUNY University of Albany, Kyle was determined to jump start his first business by launching an event production business, which was later sold in November of 2013. Shortly after, he embarked on his latest adventures and launched the Green Planet Festival and The Yoga Expo in 2015. Backed by a powerful skill set and passion for the cause, these quickly become two of the fastest growing green and eco-friendly festivals in the nation.

The Green Planet Festival, which recently took place on February 27th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, is on a mission to inspire change by connecting eco-conscious consumers with environmentally sustainable companies. Kyle’s vision was to create an over-the-top spin on the farmers market which educates South Floridians on sustainable choices and organic foods. The festival, open to the public, saw over 6,000 attendees, 23 journalists, and over 150 exhibitors that all health conscious community members could enjoy. The festival was also sponsored by a variety of well known companies such as Publix, The Fresh Market, Zico, Daiya, Vitamix, and Orange Theory Fitness.

The Yoga Expo invites all individuals to experience mindful living in a judgement-free atmosphere in eight different cities including Fort Lauderdale, Santa Clara, Washington D.C., Denver, Houston, Vancouver B.C., Los Angeles, and Portland. The expo features over 150 classes and workshops welcoming all styles, practices, ages and experience levels. The Yoga Expo offers yogis an experience to explore unlimited yoga, taste local foods, listen to live music, and shop the unique yoga marketplace. It is currently sponsored by national brands including Gardein, Daiya, Spirituality & Health, Athleta, GoMacro, and Jade Yoga.

Between both the Green Planet Festival and the Yoga Expo, Kyle has successfully promoted sustainability to over 17,000 people, and that number is only just beginning to grow. His venture into the green community has served as an inspiration for people to make green choices everyday, improving the overall quality of life on our planet.

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