Greentopia’s
Mission & Vision

Through extraordinary ecological design, stewardship, and community advocacy, we will create a resilient Rochester – one neighborhood at a time.

 

Together, we will reclaim the power of the Genesee River to connect us to each other and to inspire the creation of a vibrant, flourishing new Rochester.

Greentopia Board of Directors

Our Goals & Programs

Neighborhood-Scale Community Advocacy

Our Green Visions Workforce development and training program, changes lives in the nearby JOSANA neighborhood of Rochester, New York. For over 6 years, we have changed the lives of over 65 young adults through mentorship, training, job experience and resume building.

Neighborhood-Scale Stewardship & Design

Our EcoDistrict Program is creating the New York State’s very first EcoDistrict® and puts us in the company of larger cities worldwide. And our slated capital improvement and infrastructure projects will now dovetail with ROC the Riverway initiatives to create a vibrant, sustainable and resilient neighborhood at High Falls

Become a Volunteer and join us!

Greentopia is now taking names…for volunteers! Our volunteers help us to achieve ambitious goals for moving Rochester towards a more resilient future. Won’t you join us?

Meet our Amazing Team!

Like ants, we may be small but we are powerful!

Michael Philipson

Michael Philipson

Co-Founder and C.O.O.

Michael Philipson, along with Co-Founder Lewis Stess, created the original vision for Greentopia. Today, Michael continues to lead the effort through operations and project management.

Michael@greentopia.org
585-287-5560, Ext. 701

Morgan Barry

Morgan Barry

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

Morgan@greentopia.org
585-287-5560, Ext. 702

Rachel Walsh

Rachel Walsh

EcoDistrict® Coordinator

Rachel Walsh implemented the 2014 NYSERDA Grant to organize and plan an EcoDistrict. She continues to implement the first projects of the EcoDistrict.

Rachel@greentopia.org
585-287-5560, Ext. 707

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