Connections: What's New and What's Next for Greentopia?

Dec 29, 2015

Greentopia is gearing up to unveil its first project: the FlourGarden at Brown's Race. The nearly $1 million linear garden is part of the first phase of the GardenAerial capital project, which is expected to revitalize the Genesee River Gorge and the High Falls area.

Since founding Greentopia in 2011, Lewis Stess and Michael Philipson have become involved in number of sustainability and community development projects. Critics say their enthusiasm for generating new ideas keeps them from implementing original initiatives, but as Stess and Philipson recently told the Democrat and Chronicle, they see it as a desire to succeed.

We spend the hour learning about how Greentopia's projects will benefit the community, what's next for the organization, and how Greentopia's priorities have evolved over the past four years. Our guests: