Greentopia announces 2012 festival details

The organizers of the Greentopia Festival today announced details about its second annual edition, taking place September 10-16 in and around the High Falls district. Last year’s two-day festival reportedly drew more than 18,000 people. This year the festival will expand to a week and feature several distinct components.

-Greentopia FILM will run September 11-15 and feature documentary films that deal with such environmental themes as sustainability and green business practices.

-Greentopia MUSIC will be a concert series taking place September 14-15, curated and directed by the Ying Quartet. Jeff Tyzik, principal pops conductor for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, will debut an original score commissioned by the festival.

-Greentopia INNOVATION, set for September 15, is a business conference focused on the green economy, technologies, and design.

-Greentopia ECOFEST is similar to the 2011 Greentopia, a festival of sustainable art, ideas, and activism, with kids activities, food and drink, an alternative-fuel vehicle show, and more.

-Greentopia ART is promoted as a month-long “celebration of sustainability” September 1-30, with works by local artists using recycled or sustainable materials. The National Museum of Play, RIT, RMSC, University of Rochester, and other area locations were mentioned as sites for the sculptures.

For additional information on Greentopia, visit the festival website.

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