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.
Our Goals & Programs
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!
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.
585-287-5560, Ext. 701
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
585-287-5560, Ext. 702
Rachel Walsh implemented the 2014 NYSERDA Grant to organize and plan an EcoDistrict. She continues to implement the first projects of the EcoDistrict.
585-287-5560, Ext. 707
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