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 Heritage 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 invested in keeping KC's environment healthy and thriving for generations to come

Show your support through monthly giving

You have the power to protect the environmental heritage of neighborhoods all across the Kansas City region as a Heritage Partner. This special group invests in the future of our community with monthly donations to BTG. You may give as much or as little as you are able, which provides general services needed to support our work. We can all be part of a cleaner, healthier future. Thank you for your dedication!

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"Renew The Blue" Litter Cleanup

DATE/TIME: Saturday, 6/3, 8:30 – 11:00 AM. LOCATION: Walmart, near 135th Street and State Line Road. Volunteer to clean up litter with us in Blue River Watershed! We’ll share some information about this watershed, have a short training, and clean up litter behind Walmart in the drainage basin. Working in pairs, we will document litter to discover what’s most often found around businesses. All volunteers will receive a snazzy “volunteer” t-shirt! We will provide litter grabbers, safety vests, trash bags and gloves. Min age: 18 and older. All volunteers must register in advance by completing online registration. Click on registration button below to sign up!

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

Plant Native!

Storm water runoff is a huge problem for water quality across America – in fact, the EPA names it as our biggest threat to water quality. Native plants help solve this issue because they “grow deeper” than traditional plants, helping your yard to retain and filter water. Not only will you water less and save … Continued

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Current Political Climate and BTG

One of Bridging The Gap’s top funders came to us last week and asked if we would answer several questions regarding the current political climate in our country. They were polling all of their grantees to understand how their giving impacts non-profits, like BTG . So, several staffers got together and came up with the following … Continued

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Litter Clean-up Kits FREE to borrow from BTG

Groups seeking a ready-made opportunity to make a difference in the community can check-out a Litter Cleanup Kit. The kit includes everything needed to conduct a litter cleanup volunteer event, all tucked in a portable 5 gallon bucket. Each kit is designed for 4-6 volunteers and includes: safety vests, trash bags, gloves, litter grabbers, a … Continued

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Rigid Plastics Now Accepted at Deramus Recycling

KCMO’s Community Recycling Center located at 4707 Deramus Avenue now accepts RIGID PLASTICS for recycling. Make sure that buckets, tubs and jugs are empty; playsets and shelving are disassembled and metal components are removed from items (don’t worry about small screws). One final note, no pieces larger than 3’ by 5’ can be accepted. Acceptable items … Continued

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Getting Around Greener Part 5

About this series: As a BTG supporter, you understand that our transportation choices have tremendous ecological impacts, but you may not be aware of the latest innovations and improvements in your options. With this series, we hope to help you find new ways to both lower your individual impact now and move us all toward … Continued

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