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 1,400

    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

Be the change.

A Year-End Letter From BTG’s Executive Director This fall, amidst yards bristling with election signs, I saw a quiet, different sign in a Johnson County yard: “This is a clover lawn.” It was silly to get too excited about it; after all, one little clover lawn can’t do much—not against the millions of U.S. acres … Continued

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Tips to Reduce Holiday Waste

The holidays can be a stressful time. Maybe you’re getting your home ready for guests, or traveling to see loved ones. There’s food to cook (and 10 unique and contradictory diets to take into account) and gifts to wrap (or, in my case, gifts to purchase still!). And then, when you get to the end, … Continued

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November 15 is America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is just around the corner again! Beginning in 1994, the day has been celebrated every year on November 15th, which falls on a Tuesday this year. It was created to celebrate recycling and to remind us all just how important it is to recycle.  If you’ve been paying attention to the news … Continued

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October is Energy Awareness Month

October kicks off the start of National Energy Awareness Month, and October 5 is Energy Efficiency Day. To celebrate, we’ve compiled some helpful tips and resources to help you make your home energy efficiency, and likely save money while doing so. Did you know? Buildings and homes generate 63% of our region’s greenhouse gas emissions. … Continued

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