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High Falls Park & EcoDistrict
High Falls Park, now a project of ROC the Riverway, will use the existing EcoDistrict as its core. The High Falls EcoDistrict is the First Registered EcoDistrict in the State of New York and serves as a conceptual FRAMEWORK to reimagine our community. Greentopia is also working to expand the current EcoDistrict to the entire footprint of ROC the Riverway improvements.
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Now in its sixth year, the Green Visions program has installed an 800 square foot shipping container at the Green Visions Campus at 174 Whitney Street in the JOSANA neighborhood. The container has been completely retrofitted by Ikoniq, a Canandaigua-based company that...
It’s time to launch the High Falls Eco-District! So no, that’s nothing like sailing a Frisbee over the edge of the Genesee River ravine in Greentopia’s backyard. It’s the formal process required to begin certification of the EcoDistrict north of downtown. The planning...
It’s been an unusual summer for Green Visions, Greentopia's job development program. A super-soaked spring and summer, along with some red-tape tangles, delayed the start of the season. Manager Morgan Barry said the Green Visions garden wasn’t tilled until late May,...
We’ve moved! While it was nice being in the building on the corner of Platt Street and Brown’s Race, the sale of the building that housed Greentopia for the last several years resulted in our move to new digs across the way at 74 Brown's Race. “If you need us, we’re...
You probably know that mellifluous voice, the one that makes it seem that no matter how grim things are for the environment, there’s still hope. Steve Curwood, host and executive producer of Public Radio International’s Living on Earth show brings his voice to...
Trigger warning: you can’t watch Greentopia’s “14 Stories” without your heart being touched. This binge-worthy series of short films, posted on our website, profiles the young people who worked in the Green Visions program in 2016. There’s the young mother who didn’t...
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Meet our Amazing Team!
Like ants, we may be small but we are powerful!
Executive Board Chair
Lisa Baron is a Founding Board Member who now serves as the Executive Board Chair for the organization. Lisa works closely with city initiatives and other stakeholders to move the vision of Greentopia forward.
Director, Green Visions Workforce Development
Morgan Barry has directed our Green Visions program since its inception in 2012, Morgan is a primary force behind the successes of Green Visions
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