our mission

Working to make the Kansas City region sustainable by connecting environment, economy, and community.

Bridging The Gap (BTG) works to make the Kansas City region sustainable by “connecting environment, economy and community,” and is the premier organization in the area providing environmental education and volunteer action through more than 1,500 volunteers annually. As a non-profit, we rely on the generosity of donations to keep working. If you believe in our mission, please consider making an investment in BTG. Whether it’s $5 monthly through our Heritage recurring giving program or a one-time gift, we are extremely thankful!

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Our Programs

Bridging the Gap fulfills its mission through an extensive array of programs.

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If we each give a little, together we can acheive a lot!

Invest in BTG by becoming a Heritage Member

You have the power to protect the environmental heritage of neighborhoods all across the Kansas City region as a Heritage Member. Heritage Members invest in the future of our community with recurring monthly donations to BTG. You may invest as much or as little as you are able, which provides general services needed to support our work. We can all be part of a cleaner, healthier future. Thank you for dedication!

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Blue Hills KCMO Neighborhood Tree Planting!

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in the Blue Hills neighborhood, located in the center of Kansas City, Missouri! Trees provide valuable benefits to our community by reducing stormwater, providing cooling shade (reducing the heat-island effect), absorbing carbon dioxide, and increasing property values! No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment will be provided. Min age: 14, with adult supervision. Click the button below for more details and to sign up!

Blue Hills KCMO Neighborhood Tree Planting!

bridging the gap by the numbers

  • achievement icon 400

    business-people educated on "green" practices a year

  • achievement icon 1,500

    volunteers educating the public and restoring the environment

  • achievement icon 1,281

    trees planted in the greater kansas city area last year

What's happening now

Green Your Holiday

  Holiday Greening Tips for the Home Making small changes in your holiday routine can make a big difference for the environment. Follow these helpful hints for making your household green this holiday season.   Shop Green Shop at thrift, antique or consignment shops and local stores and businesses. You may just find that perfect, … Continued

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25th Anniversary Gala Sponsorships

Bridging The Gap’s 25th Anniversary Gala is just around the corner! We will celebrate on Saturday, March 4th at the Historic Heim Building, KC’s oldest original brewery located in the East Bottoms. We are currently seeking event sponsorships. Will your company join us for this significant milestone? Gala festivities include: –  Feasting on a buffet dinner … Continued

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WildLands’ Cedar Tree Event – Dec. 3

  Kansas City WildLands 16th Annual Red Cedar Christmas Tree Event Saturday, December 3, 2016 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Mildale Farm – a JCPRD site –  35250 W 199th St, Edgerton, KS 66021   Kansas City WildLands, in partnership with Johnson County Park & Recreation District, is again offering the public an opportunity to … Continued

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Low-Carb(on Footprint) shopping

  With the holidays already upon us, now is a good time to address a perennial question: “If I want to lower my carbon footprint, does it make more sense to order things online and have them shipped to my home or to go to stores myself and buy them?” Unfortunately, the answer to that … Continued

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