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 monthly through our Heritage recurring 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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If we each give a little, together we can acheive a lot!

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You have the power to protect the environmental heritage of neighborhoods all across the Kansas City region as a Heritage Member. Heritage Members invest in the future of our community with recurring monthly donations to BTG. You may invest 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 dedication!

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Metro North Recycling Center

Saturday, April 1, two shifts to choose from! We currently have zero volunteers signed up to help at our busiest Recycling Center this Saturday, April 1. Yikes! We wish that was an April Fools joke! Can you and a friend lend a hand for a few hours? Morning (9:00 – 1:00 pm) or afternoon (1:00 – 5:00 pm) shifts available. Help your community and the environment by volunteering at our Metro North Recycling Center! This outdoor volunteer opportunity is great for students who need to complete service learning hours this semester. Volunteers assist the recycling center site manager with various duties, such as breaking down cardboard, assisting patrons, etc. To sign up: call 816-561-1062 or click the button below to send an email.

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

Getting Around Greener: Part 2 – Driving G

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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It flows downhill.

If it’s on the ground in the Kansas City Metropolitan region it could end up in the Missouri River and then in the Gulf of Mexico. Litter takes on many forms – paper, aluminum, cigarette butts – everything that is improperly placed on the ground. Much of this waste finds its way into our water … Continued

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Spreading it on too thick?

Over-application of fertilizers is a source of water pollution. Use the proper amount of fertilizer to keep your lawn green and prevent algae blooms in our lakes and streams.It’s a waste of money to apply fertilizer to your lawn if it doesn’t need it. The only way to know how much fertilizer your lawn needs … Continued

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Know where water flows

  Storm drains are not connected to the wastewater treatment plant. It’s important we know where our water flows! Stormwater is rainfall or melting snow that makes its way to the storm drain. As the water flows over the land surface, it can pick up potential pollutants that may include sediment, nutrients (from lawn fertilizers), bacteria … Continued

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Save the Date for the KC Rally for the People

On April 29th, the People’s Climate Movement will hold a March for Jobs, Justice and Climate in Washington, DC. Organizers want as many people as possible to make the trek to DC to march with them, but it’s a long trip from the Midwest, Plains and West Coast so they’re also calling for sister marches … Continued

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