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 through our Heritage monthly 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.

Protect the place we all love.Become a Heritage Partner

And join the growing number of individuals invested in keeping KC's environment healthy and thriving for generations to come

Show your support through monthly giving

You have the power to protect the environmental heritage of neighborhoods all across the Kansas City region as a Heritage Partner. This special group invests in the future of our community with monthly donations to BTG. You may give 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 your dedication!

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Tree Planting in KC Neighborhood!

Saturday, 4/29, 9:00 AM - Noon Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in the Old Hyde Park neighborhood, located in midtown, Kansas City, Missouri! BONUS: All volunteers for this workday have a chance to win a $5 Quik Trip gift card and a pair of passes to the Kansas City Zoo! No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment will be provided. Min age: 14, with adult supervision. All volunteers must register in advance by completing online registration. Click on registration button below for more details and to register. Do you have a group or questions? Contact Sarah, Heartland Tree Alliance Program Manager, at sarah.crowder@bridgingthegap.org or 816-561-1086.

Tree Planting in KC Neighborhood!

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

Now You Can Donate Used Medical Equipment

For years, we have had a partnership with the Rehabilitation Institute of KC (RIKC) to recycle hard- and soft-cover books we collect at the drop-off recycling centers we manage for KCMO. We’re now pleased to report that RIKC recently expanded their services to accept donations of Durable Medical Equipment (DME). Donors are able to deduct … Continued

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Pick up After Your Pet

  Pets and urban wildlife are major sources of water pollution because their waste can contain harmful bacteria and parasites. Dog feces can contain fecal coliform bacteria, which can spread diseases like Giardia, Salmonella, and Campylobacter, causing serious illness in humans. Help protect our pets by picking up their poop and keeping our waterways free of contaminants. Go straight to the source: Mid-America … Continued

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Getting Around Greener: Part 4

About this series: As a BTG supporter, you understand that our transportation choices have tremendous ecological impacts, but you may not be aware of the latest innovations and improvements in your options. With this series, we hope to help you find new ways to both lower your individual impact now and move us all toward … Continued

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Your favorite fleece might be causing harm to ou

By Guest Blogger, E. Hughes Pembroke Hill School I am always cold.  Always.  So, my Patagonia fleece has become something of a wardrobe staple.  I wear it everywhere: to school, on errands, to sports practices, to sleep, to dinner with the family, and, to my mother’s dismay, to special events. (What can I say, desperate … Continued

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Earth Day Recycling Event

The City will be hosting a collection event across from the Emmanuel Tech Center on April 22, 2017. Residents will have the opportunity to responsibly dispose of a host of items such as tires, electronics, yard waste, clothes, furniture, mattresses and building materials.        

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