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 1,800 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.

Leak Stoppers

Announcing our newest program at Bridging The Gap to help you save money on your water bills by using water more efficiently.

KC Water and Bridging The Gap are partnering to bring you “Leak Stoppers,” a program that provides income-eligible KC Water customers with water-saving devices like kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators, high-efficiency shower heads, and more. We will even install them for you free of charge!

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Volunteer With Us!

Community Recycling Center

Volunteer this summer with BTG at the Red Bridge Community Recycling Center, located at 5200 E. Red Bridge Rd in KCMO. Shifts available include: Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday from 10:30 AM – 2 PM. Saturday shifts are 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM or 1 – 5 PM. Min age: 8 with parent. Volunteer alone at 14 yrs.

Community Recycling Center

bridging the gap by the numbers

  • achievement icon 400

    business-people educated on "green" practices a year

  • achievement icon 1,800

    volunteers educating the public and restoring the environment

  • achievement icon 5,533

    trees planted in the greater kansas city area last year

What's happening now

Celebrate PRIDE on the WildLands!

We’re excited to celebrate Pride Month by bringing LGBTQ+ people together to experience the beauty and fun of Kansas City’s WildLands! We believe that nature is a place for healing and connection, a place to celebrate our diversity and to honor our interdependence with each other and with the earth. We invite the queer community … Continued

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DIY National Prairie Day Celebration!

  The first Saturday in June is National Trail Day AND National Prairie Day… two of our favorite things! Although KC Parks and KC WildLands had to cancel our June 6th Party on the Prairie at Jerry Smith Park, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate yourself or with family, and we’re supplying a few ideas and downloads to help you do it.  And you can … Continued

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Meet A Member: Kansas City Zoo

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Get to know a fellow Green Business Network member – the Kansas City Zoo. Last month, we visited with Stacia Pieroni, Conservation Manager, to learn more about the zoo’s sustainability efforts and her own passion for inspiring change.   Averaging nearly one million visitors a year and with … Continued

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Safe Return KC

As the Greater Kansas City business community adjusts day-to-day operations in response to COVID-19, we must balance the need to maintain our region’s economy with the protection of our community’s health.The KC Chamber, KC Area Development Council, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City and Mid-America Regional Council have created the Safe Return KC Guide for responsible re-entry … Continued

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When Green Means Curbside Pickup: Supporting Kan

  By Ben Carpenter, HTA Program Associate   My little brother is getting married in July. I know, poor timing. If only he had considered the possibility of a global pandemic upsetting his years-long engagement. However, the show must go on, albeit from a distance. This is a situation in which a thoughtful gift from … Continued

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