Getting Around Greener: Part 2 – Driving G

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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It flows downhill.

If it’s on the ground in the Kansas City Metropolitan region it could end up in the Missouri River and then in the Gulf of Mexico. Litter takes on many forms – paper, aluminum, cigarette butts – everything that is improperly placed on the ground. Much of this waste finds its way into our water … Continued

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Spreading it on too thick?

Over-application of fertilizers is a source of water pollution. Use the proper amount of fertilizer to keep your lawn green and prevent algae blooms in our lakes and streams.It’s a waste of money to apply fertilizer to your lawn if it doesn’t need it. The only way to know how much fertilizer your lawn needs … Continued

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Know where water flows

  Storm drains are not connected to the wastewater treatment plant. It’s important we know where our water flows! Stormwater is rainfall or melting snow that makes its way to the storm drain. As the water flows over the land surface, it can pick up potential pollutants that may include sediment, nutrients (from lawn fertilizers), bacteria … Continued

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Save the Date for the KC Rally for the People

On April 29th, the People’s Climate Movement will hold a March for Jobs, Justice and Climate in Washington, DC. Organizers want as many people as possible to make the trek to DC to march with them, but it’s a long trip from the Midwest, Plains and West Coast so they’re also calling for sister marches … Continued

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Vegetable Gardens

Often our only choice is produce that has already been in cold storage for weeks or months, traveled across the country or been imported from overseas. Many types of grocery produce are picked when unripe, with synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides used in their growing. However we do have a choice. Grow your own vegetables and you … Continued

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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 All volunteer slots are filled. Please contact Linda to receive a sign-up link for future KC WildLands workdays: 3/23, 4/1, and 4/29. Join our Kansas City WildLands team and layer up for our Long Johns and Loppers Ecological Restoration Workday! Volunteers will cut and … 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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