We’re excited to celebrate Pride Month by bringing LGBTQ+ people together to experience the beauty and fun of Kansas City’s WildLands! We believe that nature is a place for healing and connection, a place to celebrate our diversity and to honor our interdependence with each other and with the earth. We invite the queer community … Continued
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!Make a Donation
'Stay at Home' order in effect through Friday, April 24
Mayor Quinton Lucas on Saturday issued a “Stay at Home” Order, requiring Kansas Citians to stay at home except for “essential activities” as the community continues working to slow the spread of COVID-19. Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and healthcare facilities will remain open.
Bridging The Gap’s staff will continue to operate KCMO’s drop off recycling centers, manage green infrastructure, and plant trees, as they are deemed essential activities. While not on duty at their specified work sites, our team is working from home and can be reached by phone at 816-561-1087 or through the contact form on this website. We encourage everyone to respect the Stay at Home order and find safe ways to continue to engage and support your local businesses, community, and environment during this challenging time. We will be sharing ideas on our social media pages and encourage you to join in the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. #StayHomeKCRecycling Center Guidelines during COVID-19
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Volunteer, Ongoing: Wednesday – Saturday, Red Bridge Recycling Center
Green Business Network
Virtual Panel: Emptier Buildings Eat Energy, Too
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Climate & Cuisine – Virtual Gala – Sept. 24
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Community Recycling Center
Volunteer this summer 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.
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The first Saturday in June is National Trail Day AND National Prairie Day… two of our favorite things! Although KC Parks and KC WildLands had to cancel our June 6th Party on the Prairie at Jerry Smith Park, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate yourself or with family, and we’re supplying a few ideas and downloads to help you do it. And you can … Continued
A Green Business Network Member Spotlight Get to know a fellow Green Business Network member – the Kansas City Zoo. Last month, we visited with Stacia Pieroni, Conservation Manager, to learn more about the zoo’s sustainability efforts and her own passion for inspiring change. Averaging nearly one million visitors a year and with … Continued
As the Greater Kansas City business community adjusts day-to-day operations in response to COVID-19, we must balance the need to maintain our region’s economy with the protection of our community’s health.The KC Chamber, KC Area Development Council, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City and Mid-America Regional Council have created the Safe Return KC Guide for responsible re-entry … Continued
By Ben Carpenter, HTA Program Associate My little brother is getting married in July. I know, poor timing. If only he had considered the possibility of a global pandemic upsetting his years-long engagement. However, the show must go on, albeit from a distance. This is a situation in which a thoughtful gift from … Continued
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