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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Metro North Recycling Center

Saturday July 22, 9:00 AM - Noon. Attn: heat-tolerant volunteers! Can you and a friend be our eco-heroes and volunteer for a few hours on Saturday, July 22? You'll probably prefer the morning shift due to the extreme heat, but we can be flexible. Help your community and the environment by volunteering at our Metro North Community Recycling Center, located at 8740 N Summit Street, Kansas City, 64155. This outdoor volunteer opportunity is great for students who want to stay busy during the summer or gain more experience. Volunteers assist the recycling center site manager with various duties, such as breaking down cardboard, assisting patrons, etc. Volunteers must register in advance. Contact Amy Smith at 816-561-1087 or email volunteer@bridgingthegap.org. We apologize that we are not able to offer or sign off on court-mandated community service or disciplinary service.

Metro North Recycling Center

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

Tour the Goodwill Outlet Facility with GBN

Is your business maximizing its waste stream for resource recovery and cost savings? What recyclables are yielding the highest return on the materials market? How does process efficiency play a vital role in sustainable materials management? Explore these questions and more as we hear from local experts on sustainable waste management best practices for your … Continued

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Electronics Recycling Event

  Friday, July 28 from 9 am – 1 pm Sprint Center @ 1407 Grand Boulevard in front of the box office   Bring electronics (anything with a cord or battery) for recycling and your boxes of paper for secure shredding!  Fees apply for some electronics* and a $10 tax-deductible donation to Bridging The Gap … Continued

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Cleaning up dog poop in your yard needs to be done regularly or you will quickly have a toxic and dangerous minefield of feces. Dog feces can contain parvovirus, whipworms, hookworms, roundworms, threadworms, campylobacteriosis, giardia, and coccidia. If left unattended, these parasites, bacteria, and viruses will contaminate the water, soil, and can infect both pets and humans, especially vulnerable are … Continued

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It’s getting hot out there. Don’t forget to

Temperatures are rising in the Midwest and Kansas City is creeping into 90 degree days. You may be feeling sluggish at work, dreading the evening walk with Fido or more commonly, craving a cool glass of water. Well, you wouldn’t be the only thing feeling the effects of the heat, your trees are too! Watering … Continued

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Getting Around Greener: Part 6

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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