Greentopia says goodbye with party, auction

February 22, 2018

Greentopia is closing as owner Katie Reiter makes a run for state representative.

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Stand Up, Speak Out and Support Katie

February 16, 2018

Local business owner and Democrat Katie Reiter is ready to take back Michigan. That’s why Reiter, who is running for State Representative in District 35, is prepared to run a strong race — starting with her campaign kick-off party aptly titled, “Stand up, Speak out and Support Katie.”

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McCarty Team, City Style and Greentopia Win Best of Berkley Awards

October 30, 2016

Katie Reiter of Our Greentopia in Berkley has also been named Business Person of the Year. Since their founding they have consistently given 10 percent of their sales one day a month to a charity ranging from Berkley High School PTSA to local environmental groups. She has supported local teams, girls scouts, and even local families dealing with medical emergencies. She is active with, and supports many chamber events as well.

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Green Leader awardee helps community members make easy, positive impacts on the environment

November 9, 2015
Russ White

After 20 years of working in health management and observing the direct connections between the environment and human health, Reiter seized the opportunity to promote sustainability and help her community. The mission of Our Greentopia is to provide opportunities for people that may not be as conscientious about their day to day waste or consumption, to take small steps and buy local, sustainable products made by people who were paid and treated fairly.

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Green Michigan leaders improve quality of life

April 25, 2015
Frank Witsil

The 2015 Detroit Free Press Green Leaders honorees show that living a greener life helps the environment, improves quality of life and underscores that saving energy often means increasing bottom line profits.

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The Fight Against Dirty Coal Gains Momentum in Michigan

February 21, 2014

“Switching to clean energy not only protects our environment, but supports our local economy.”

This quote from Katie Reiter, founder of “Our Greentopia,” sums up the thoughts of more than 120 local businesses owners in Michigan who have now signed up to commit to cleaner energy practices, which puts a lot more pressure on DTE to provide these clean energy alternatives.

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Our Greentopia, Berkley's Eco-Friendly Boutique

November 25, 2013
LaTonya Berry

"In our environment, what we eat, touch and breathe all have a direct effect on our health," explains store owner Katie Reiter, a Southfield native. So you'll find everything from cutting boards and soaps to organic rattles and toxin-free crayons.

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Southfield latest city to pass civil liberties resolution

February 25, 2004

Resident Katie Reiter, a member of the Oakland County Bill of Rights Defense Committee, asked City Council members to adopt the resolution at Monday night's meeting. She said she hopes that as more communities pass similar resolutions, federal officials will notice that people are fearful of losing their civil liberties.

"This is such a big deal," Reiter said. "We need to stop for a minute and realize what is going on in this country. Because of fear, sometimes we create legislation that is not good for civil liberties."

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