Getting Around Greener: Part 1 – Driving L

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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The Natural Solution

Written by Matthew Vander Molen, BTG Staff Pucallpa. Peru. Catch a bus in Lima. 14 hours to Pucallpa; up, over, and down the 14er Andes. Off the bus into the fray of the urban Amazon. A moto-taxi to the port of the muddy river highway of Ucayali. Hop on the river boat for five hours … Continued

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Upcoming Docket to help KS make Energy Efficienc

BTG wants to inform our supporters about a docket we learned about in a presentation delivered by the Climate and Energy Project (CEP). We feel this is an important docket that could help Kansas join several other states in making energy efficiency a priority. Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) Public Utility is proposing a portfolio of energy … Continued

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Volunteer! KC WildLands “Long Johns and L

  Volunteer with us! Saturday, February 25, 1:00 – 4:00 PM Join our Kansas City WildLands team and layer up for our Long Johns and Loppers Ecological Restoration Workday! Volunteers will cut and treat invasive woody plants from several beautiful, natural communities in the region, helping native flowers and grasses flourish again in these stunning … Continued

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KCMO Fire Stations Accept Energy Challenge

  When it comes to saving energy, Fire Station No. 35 doused the four other Kansas City, Missouri, fire houses participating in the national Battle of the Buildings competition to reduce energy usage last fall. Hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the program compared data collected during September, October and December of 2015 and … Continued

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In Memory of Judy Widener

Yesterday we received word that a member of our BTG tribe has passed. We honor Judy Widener, who worked with us from 2003 – 2004. If you are a resident of KCMO and use curbside recycling service, you have benefited from Judy’s contribution to our community. She enthusiastically managed Bridging The Gap’s public education campaign, … Continued

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Silent Auction and Vacation Raffle

  Part of the excitement of our annual gala is the silent auction and this year will be no exception! Last year we raised over $5,000 which directly supports programs and projects in the community. You won’t want to miss the fun of seeing all the wonderful items available and, just maybe, taking home that … Continued

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Purchase your 25th Anniversary Gala tickets

         Saturday, March 4th 6:30 – 10:30 PM Heim Building in the East Bottoms $75 per person Each ticket includes buffet dinner, grazing at 4 tasting stations, J. Rieger’s mixed cocktails, Boulevard Beer, dancing to live music and a gift bag. $750 for a reserved table of eight Includes eight guest tickets, a reserved … Continued

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J. Rieger & Co. to provide specialty cockta

  Guests attending Bridging the Gap’s 25th Anniversary Gala at the Heim Building have another opportunity to celebrate the history of Kansas City. Adjacent to the gala venue is J. Rieger & Co. whiskey distillery, a name long forgotten but no less a part of our city’s history since 1887. Ryan Maybee and Andy Rieger set … Continued

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25th Anniversary Gala Sponsorships

    BECOME A SPONSOR! There is NO deadline to become a sponsor – December 31st was the cut-off to be included in the printed invitation. Noelle Morris, Programs Director Email: noelle.morris@bridgingthegap.org Office: 816-612-8704 Tax ID#: 43-1610645     Presenting Sponsor – $10,000 (only 1 available) • Logo on invitation & event program • Logo printed on … Continued

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25th Anniversary Gala to be held at the Heim Bui

  We needed a perfect venue to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. Somewhere to reflect on our history, celebrate our current success, and look to our bright future. We found the perfect location in the Heim Building, a place that also has a long history and a bright future, thanks to one of Bridging The Gap’s … Continued

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Update and Correction: High-ridin’, all-wh

The recent blasts of icy and snowy weather, which seem to have already dumped more frozen precipitation on Kansas City than we received all last winter, may have you thinking about switching to a vehicle with a higher ground-clearance and all-wheel drive (AWD). If you decide you need that capability, you can still benefit from … Continued

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KCMO receives 4-STAR community rating

Kansas City, Missouri, is joining a national fellowship of cities being recognized for innovative operating practices that contribute to a healthy environment, a strong economy and enhance the overall well-being of the community. The City earned a 4-STAR Community Rating for sustainability excellence, becoming the highest rated city in the state. Columbia and St. Louis … Continued

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NEW South Recycling Center Now Open!

We are very happy to announce that our South Recycling Center is now open at 5200 E. Red Bridge Rd., Kansas City, MO 64137. We had to close the 3 Trails Recycling Center on Bannister Rd. for relocation on August 20th due to the Cerner Development in the old Bannister Mall area. Hours for the … Continued

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Litter Clean-up Workday: Snake Rescue

Most people who happen upon a snake stay a safe distance away. Either they walk around it, giving it a wide berth, or they abandon their course and go a different direction entirely. We know snakes are an essential part of our ecosystem and many are not poisonous, but for most of us there is … Continued

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Meet Heartland Tree Alliance Associates Matt and

Work is in full swing for Heartland Tree Alliance (HTA), a program of Bridging The Gap (BTG), thanks to a partnership with Kansas City Parks and Recreation. For the last couple of months HTA has been scouting locations and planting trees in Kansas City neighborhoods, with the help of the people who live there. To … Continued

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2016 Bee Study Results from Jerry Smith Park Pra

  The Blue Sage Bee is unusual. Over millions of years, it has developed an exclusive relationship with a common flower of the prairie, Blue Sage. It will only feed its larva the pollen of this one plant. If this plant is not present, this native bee species cannot survive. The Blue Sage Bee was … Continued

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38 Mayors Write an Open Letter to President-elec

This open letter was sent to the President-elect on November 22, 2016.  It is signed by Kansas City, Missouri’s Mayor Sly James and 37 other mayors across the United States.   Dear President-elect Trump, As Mayors, we have taken it upon ourselves to take bold action within our cities to tackle the climate crisis head-on. … Continued

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Green Your Holiday

  Holiday Greening Tips for the Home Making small changes in your holiday routine can make a big difference for the environment. Follow these helpful hints for making your household green this holiday season.   Shop Green Shop at thrift, antique or consignment shops and local stores and businesses. You may just find that perfect, … Continued

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