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 Core 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.

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And join the growing number of individuals at the center of keeping Kansas City's environment and citizens healthy and thriving for generations to come

Show your support through monthly giving

You have the power to make Kansas City’s environmental focus stronger than ever. Through a monthly donation, our special group of Core supporters ensures the growth of our sustainability programs that serve the community and work for a healthy, resilient environment for KC. You can give as much or as little as you are able, and you can cancel or change your donation at any time. We can all be part of a more sustainable Kansas City!

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Metro North or Red Bridge Recycling Center

Volunteers needed every Saturday! Shifts: 9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm. Forecast is finally above-freezing and we expect our recycling centers will be very busy! Grab your family, and volunteer outside with us at the Metro North or Red Bridge Community Recycling Center. This is a great opportunity for students to get service-learning hours. Volunteers assist patrons with unloading recyclables, and assist the site manager with breaking down cardboard, maintenance, and other needs. If the shift times do not work for you, we can be flexible. Locations: Metro North 8740 N Summit Street, Kansas City, 64155 or Red Bridge 5200 E. Red Bridge Rd., Kansas City, MO 64137 Sign up: volunteer@bridgingthegap.org

Metro North or Red Bridge Recycling Center

bridging the gap by the numbers

  • achievement icon 400

    business-people educated on "green" practices a year

  • achievement icon 1,600

    volunteers educating the public and restoring the environment

  • achievement icon 1,300+

    trees planted in the greater kansas city area last year

What's happening now

Volunteer Spotlight: Shelby!

Bridging The Gap (BTG) engages more than 1,500 volunteers each year across a wide range of programming. Occasionally, we’ll feature a volunteer in our spotlight to celebrate their service and to give our supporters a behind-the-scenes glimpse of why individuals choose to volunteer with us! Want to volunteer?  Reach out to Amy Smith, Volunteer Services … Continued

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Nature-Inspired Fashion

We know not EVERYONE will wear nature-inspired or recycled attire to our upcoming gala, but for those of you who get excited about an opportunity to be creative, we found beautiful examples of nature-inspired fashion.  

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Make a Night of It – BTG Gala 2018

Both the Sheraton at Crown Center and Hotel Phillips are offering a special rate of $149/night. You must use the following online link to make your reservation.   SHERATON AT CROWN CENTER $149/NIGHT – valid through 3/19 BOOK HERE for BTG GALA RATE View Sheraton Website   HOTEL PHILLIPS $149/NIGHT – valid through 3/3/18 BOOK HERE … Continued

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2018 Gala Sponsors – Thank you!

We’d like to extend our deepest gratitude to the following businesses and individuals who donated to help make this event possible. Without them we would not be able to charge our low, gala ticket price of $75 (comparable organizations charge upwards of $150 per ticket). Thank you!     Silent + Live Auction Donors List … Continued

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