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.

People Caring for KC's Environment

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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Waldo Neighborhood Tree Planting

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in the Waldo South neighborhood, near 79th Street and Holmes, in Kansas City, Missouri! These trees will shade the street and sidewalk, provide stormwater retention and pollutant filtration from the air and water. They will also provide numerous economic value to the neighborhood increasing property values, reducing crime rates and even slowing traffic. 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 the button below for more details and to register. Immediately after registering, each individual will receive an auto-email confirmation with more details.

Waldo 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

Where does our fall color come from?

As we move into our cooler fall months, trees around our area will begin to start a show of fall colors. Our native forest has many oaks, hickory, sycamore, and cottonwood providing muted browns and yellows. If you are lucky, you might see a brightly colored sassafras, black gum, or red oak. In urban spaces, … Continued

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Annual Honeysuckle Battle

To Battle! Volunteer to help remove invasive honeysuckle at Kansas City WildLands’ Annual Honeysuckle Event. We’ll be removing exotic invasive shrub honeysuckle on two sites at one time, while enjoying the amazing fall beauty of these wild places. This is a fun and festive workday, and great for groups!   Volunteer spots are limited at … Continued

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Meet A Member: Sun Solar

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Meet Sun Solar – one of our newest members to the Green Business Network! We recently sat down with Greg Leunig, an energy consultant with the company, to find out more about this new-to-KC company, the biggest misconception about solar power, and a little bit about Greg himself … Continued

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Announcement! Ripple Teams Up with BTG

  Keeping Glass Out of the Trash… Ripple Glass, Kansas City’s hometown glass recycler, has recycled over 1 billion bottles and jars since 2009. Their 100+ locations in the Kansas City metropolitan region have saved enough energy to power every house in Kansas City for 18 days! Not too shabby! As Ripple continues to grow their program – you may … Continued

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WM Donates to KC Charities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION Paul Howe (913) 208-0739 phowe1@wm.com Waste Management Donates Over $250,000 to Kansas City Charities Additional Donation $135,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief   Kansas city, kan. – Sept. 7, 2017 – Waste Management of Kansas, Inc. presented several local Kansas City charities with large check donations on Wednesday through out … Continued

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