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 1,800 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!

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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 at the center of keeping Kansas City's environment and citizens healthy and thriving for generations to come.

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You have the power to make Kansas City's environmental focus stronger than ever. Through monthly donations, our special group of Core supporters ensures the growth of our sustainability programs that serve the community and work for a healthy, resilient environment for KC. You can give as much or as little as you are able and you can cancel or change your donation at any time. We can all be part of a more sustainable Kansas City!

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Volunteer With Us!

Community Recycling Center

Volunteer this fall 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.

Community Recycling Center

bridging the gap by the numbers

  • achievement icon 80,622

    cars visited the Community Recycling Centers

  • achievement icon 1,800

    volunteers educating the public and restoring the environment

  • achievement icon 1,645

    trees planted in the greater kansas city area last year

What's happening now

Turn Hope Into Action

A Year-End Letter From BTG’s Executive Director Friends,  People often ask us “Is there hope?”    Climate change, habitat destruction, threatened species, plastic-filled oceans, and the other environmental problems we’re up against are daunting.  Our answer is yes, there is hope—and a lot of it. Awareness and acceptance of climate change’s reality are at new heights. Governments and the … Continued

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Meet a Member: The Resilient Activist

Meet Sami Aaron, founder of The Resilient Activist. We recently talked with Sami Aaron to learn more about the background and mission of the non-profit and how she measures success within the organization.  The Resilient Activist is a non-profit organization founded by Sami Aaron that aims to build hope and resilience in response to the impact … Continued

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Meet a Member: Ripple Glass

Meet a Green Business Network member company – Ripple Glass. We chatted with Morgan Henderson, the Metro Program Manager, to learn more about how Ripple has impacted Kansas City and its goals for expansion.   Founded in 2009, Ripple Glass is Kansas City’s glass recycling company. All the glass collected for recycling in the KC metro area makes its way to Ripple’s … Continued

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Sustainable Spotlight: Bayer CropScience

Bayer is a well-known, life science company with more than 150 years in health care and agriculture. Bayer’s research and products for agriculture help provide a reliable supply of food, feed, and plant-based raw materials to serve a growing population around the world. Sustainability is one of Bayer’s key operational priorities, with the goal of being “carbon neutral” … Continued

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Sustainable Spotlight: Metropolitan Community Co

As the oldest public institution of higher learning in Kansas City, MCC comprises five campuses on the Missouri side of the metro area and offers 125 associate degree and certification programs.  With 47 major buildings to operate, MCC made significant financial investments over the last year to update their building systems – saving energy and … Continued

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Sustainable Spotlight: KC Water

KC Water was awarded the Innovation Award presented by the Kansas City Industrial Council. The award honors a business using innovative solutions for sustainability in our Kansas City community. The award specifically recognized the innovative actions of one particular KC Water employee, Amir Kenner, whose creative thinking and willingness to go beyond normal job responsibilities, helped KC Water … Continued

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