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 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 a monthly donation, 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!

Turkey Creek Litter Cleanup

Saturday, May 11, 9:00 - 11:30 AM Do you know where litter goes? Litter in streets and parking lots flow into storm drains, which then empty into local creeks and rivers. In other words, if it’s on the ground, it’s in our water! Volunteer with us to clean up litter along a tributary to Turkey Creek in Shawnee! For more info about this role, including location, min age and registration instructions, click button below!

Turkey Creek Litter Cleanup

bridging the gap by the numbers

  • achievement icon 400

    business-people educated on "green" practices a year

  • achievement icon 1,600

    volunteers educating the public and restoring the environment

  • achievement icon 7,330

    trees planted in the greater kansas city area last year

What's happening now

Party on the Prairie

Party on the Prairie Saturday, June 1 8:00 am – Noon, Free Jerry Smith Park   Celebrate National Trails Day and Prairie Day with KC Parks and KC WildLands, a program of Bridging The Gap! Enjoy free family and environmentally friendly activities amidst the flora and fauna of Jackson County’s only remnant prairie (one that … Continued

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Green Event: Loud & Local Festival

Green Event Recycling Volunteer Loud and Local Festival Saturday, June 15, afternoon and evening shifts Riverside, Missouri Help us make the Loud and Local Festival a zero waste event by engaging attendees at waste stations with recycle and compost bins! The festival will include music, creativity, dance, food, drink and fun! More more info about … Continued

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Recycling Volunteers Needed!

Ongoing, Wednesday through Saturday   Red Bridge Recycling Center 5200 E. Red Bridge Rd, Kansas City, MO 64137 in the KCATA Park-and-Ride commuter parking lot All volunteers must register in advance! Call/text Amy Smith at 816-561-1062 or email, mentioning your preferred date/time.   Shifts: recommended Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday shift is 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Recommended Saturday … Continued

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Meet A Member: Dave Wowak

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Get to know Green Business Network member Dave Wowak, a sales executive with Pratt Industries. We recently sat down and talked with Dave about what makes Pratt Industries stand out above other cardboard box and display manufacturers and why helping the environment and his clients is important to … Continued

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Volunteer: Tree Giveaway Event Support

Energy Saving Trees Program Saturday, May 4, 8:15 AM – Noon KCPL Connect, 1710 Paseo, Kansas City, MO 64108 KCP&L and Bridging The Gap, in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees program, are offering a limited number of free trees to customers in zip codes 64110, 64109, 64127, 64128, and 64130. These trees … Continued

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