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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Meet a Member: Carrie Luce

Meet a member of the Green Business Network, Carrie Luce. We recently chatted with Carrie to learn more about her business, passions towards advocacy and volunteering, and the green initiatives she is taking at home. Luce is an independent contractor, working as the lead Solar Designer for Solar Design Studio, an EPC- Engineering, Procurement, Consulting, and … Continued

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Meet a Member: Karen Ramsey

Meet Karen Ramsey, co-founder of Food Cycle KC. We sat down with Karen in September to talk about her journey to launch a curbside compost collection business alongside her husband with a focus on supporting community and local agriculture. In 2019, Karen Ramsey was looking for a change after 20 years in a corporate career. “I had an … Continued

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Join BTG as an AmeriCorps VISTA!

Our Heartland Tree Alliance program is partnering with UMKC to hire an AmeriCorps Social Justice and Community Engagement VISTA this fall. Could it be you? This position will serve an important role in setting HTA’s focus areas for future tree planting efforts. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and degree verification to shannon.r.wheeler@umkc.edu. Additional … Continued

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Help us add 30 Donors in 30 Days!

Whether you’re a longtime friend or a new one, we know you share in our goals: caring for our environment, creating a healthy community for all, and protecting the beauty and resources of our natural world. Help us reach our goal of adding 30 new monthly donors in 30 days by signing up today. Even a … Continued

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Meet A Member: Kasey Riley

Meet Kasey Riley, co-founder and chief marketing officer of The Fat Plant Society. We recently chatted with Kasey to learn how she and her husband have turned their passion for nature into creating healthy working and living spaces for their clients through moss designs.  When The Fat Plant Society first opened its doors in 2015, owners Kasey Riley and her husband, Morten Klinte, weren’t sure what to expect. … Continued

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Meet a Member: Olivia English

Meet Green Business Network member Olivia English, founder of LiveGreenKC, a commercial and residential landscaping company focused on healing ecosystems and feeding communities through regenerative and ecological practices.  Olivia English developed a passion for the environment at a very young age — a passion to make the world a beautiful place to live. One of her earliest memories and inspiration to sustain the environment … Continued

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Kansas City’s WildLands need you

Kansas City is home to stunning landscapes, wide prairies, sunny woodlands, shaded forests, and rich wetlands. Our unique natural systems are part of our heritage and our identity as Kansas Citians, and we take care of our land and take pride in its natural history.  Bridging The Gap’s Kansas City WildLands program preserves and restores the healthiest … Continued

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Vote for BTG with Target Circle!

We are honored and excited to announce that Bridging The Gap has been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign, sponsored and funded by Target. And you have a chance to help direct a portion of Target’s donation to us! Now through June 30, vote for us through the Target Circle program to help … Continued

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Meet A Member: Meredith McAllister

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight Get to know fellow Green Business Network member Meredith McAllister. We recently spoke with her to learn more about her successful journey to launch a curbside compost collection service three and half years ago, how the company is growing, and what it has been like to operate a small … Continued

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Meet A Member: Cassandra Ford

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Get to know fellow Green Business Network member Cassandra Ford. We recently chatted with her to learn more about how she brings recycling to communities through her work at The Recycling Partnership and how tackling waste issues has always been her biggest environmental passion.   Green Business Network … Continued

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Year-End Thank You from BTG’s Director

Dear Friend of BTG, We miss seeing you face to face. We miss the big groups of volunteers who were at every workday. We miss your hugs afterwards. Without you, we weren’t sure if we could move forward. But we should have known that in spite of a pandemic, you would find ways to keep … Continued

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Celebrating the holidays in 2020

  Holidays look a little bit different this year, but it doesn’t mean that we have to compromise our holiday cheer! Get into the spirit of giving back to our communities that have suffered so greatly in 2020. We as a community can help each other out and bring peace back into the world. Below … Continued

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BTG Partner Awards Businesses For Sustainability

The Kansas City Industrial Council (KCIC), a partner of Bridging The Gap, has recently recognized 10 area businesses for their sustainability practices! KCIC presents the Sustainability Awards annually to its members and member clients across the metropolitan area, particularly those located in or near industrial areas. The awards took place virtually on October 22, 2020. … Continued

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