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.

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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 monthly donations, 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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Volunteer With Us!

Community Recycling Center

Volunteer this fall 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 80,622

    cars visited the Community Recycling Centers

  • achievement icon 1,800

    volunteers educating the public and restoring the environment

  • achievement icon 1,645

    trees planted in the greater kansas city area last year

What's happening now

Meet A Member: Jill Kingsbury | Redbud Refillery

Meet a member of our Green Business Network! Redbud Refillery is Kansas City’s mobile source for refillable and sustainable household cleaning products, with a mission to reduce single-use plastic by refilling already existing containers with sustainable plant-based cleaners. Currently, Redbud Refillery dispenses laundry detergent, dish soap, and all-purpose cleaner from its mobile van using a … Continued

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Tree People: Beth Welsh

Most people are “Tree People”, valuing trees in one way or another; for tree fruit or shade, for example. Heartland Tree Alliance has met many of these people. Through this series, we’ll call attention to friends who have dedicated much of their lives stewarding one of earth’s greatest organisms – trees. Beth Welsh is a … Continued

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Tree People: Bridget Tolle

The field of arboriculture includes many career pathways, from nursery management to urban forestry to tree climbing. Heartland Tree Alliance is fortunate to have many friends (“Tree People”) in the field. We recently chatted with one of our friends, Bridget Tolle, Urban Forestry Specialist for Prairie Village, Kansas about her experiences and insight in the … Continued

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Trees are Medicine

Trees are beneficial in so many ways, including improving human health. Trees can filter the air we breathe, reduce heat-related illness, provide us with nutritious food, speed up the recovery process, improve immune systems and encourage us to go outside and engage in recreational activities or socialize with neighbors. In addition to all of those … Continued

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Thank You Kansas City!

On April 7, Bridging The Gap celebrated our 30th anniversary while drawing attention to the significant need for energy justice in our community. Thank you to the hundreds of people who attended and/or donated online to our silent auction – with your help we raised critical funds to support our programs, which work to make … Continued

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