In celebration of America Recycles Day, which occurs every November 15, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) in conjunction with Waste Management and Bridging the Gap (BTG) conducted an in-depth sort at the recycling facility. The goal of the sort was to look at what materials residents are putting in their recycling bins that can … Continued
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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 Core monthly giving program or a one-time gift, we are extremely thankful!Make a Donation
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Heartland Tree Alliance
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Red Bridge Recycling Center
Ongoing, year-round opportunity. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Are you passionate about recycling? Help your community and the environment by volunteering at our Red Bridge Community Recycling Center, located in south KC at 5200 E. Red Bridge Rd., Kansas City, MO 64137. Recycling preserves forests; keeps oil, natural gas, and minerals in the ground; and prevents air and water pollution. Bridging The Gap’s Community Recycling Centers are essential because they accept items not recycled curbside and provide options to the many people who do not have recycling available at home. This outdoor volunteer opportunity is great for students looking to earn service-learning credit! For more info about this role, including min age and registration instructions, click button below!
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On November 12, Bridging The Gap’s Green Business Network celebrated the many actions taken by businesses across our region for a more sustainable KC. As part of its annual fall social event at Boulevard Brewery, the GBN highlighted area companies’ efforts throughout the evening with a slideshow.
Do you have HVAC systems, pumps, motors, compressed air devices or chillers which need to be replaced? NOW IS THE TIME TO UPGRADE, BEFORE KCP&L CURRENT REBATES EXPIRE IN MARCH. On top of regular rebates, there is an extra 10% incentive for non-lighting, custom projects for the next few months! KCP&L is authorized by Missouri … Continued
A Green Business Network Member Spotlight We recently chatted with Centric’s Director of Development and Marketing, Leah DiCarlo, about the locally owned construction company that joined the Green Business Network in June of this year. Keep reading to learn more about the company’s sustainability efforts and its approach to business in general. Located right at the edge of the Crossroads district at West Pennway and I-35, Centric is a … Continued
As part of Avila University’s First Year College Assignment initiative, all incoming students are required to read the same book over the summer and submit an essay about it before classes begin. This years’ book was The Boy who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Current of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. Kamkwamba was born in Wimbe, Malawi in a … Continued