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WHAT WE DO

Bridging The Gap delivers equitable environmental solutions in Kansas City through education, advocacy, volunteerism, and the stewardship of natural resources.

WE FOCUS ON:

A green, healthy
environment for all.

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WHAT WE DO

Bridging The Gap delivers equitable environmental solutions in Kansas City through education, advocacy, volunteerism, and the stewardship of natural resources.

WE FOCUS ON:

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED?

Let’s build a greener KC together:

Healthy green spaces
A green workforce
Energy efficient homes & buildings
Climate resiliency & environmental justice
Material resource efficiency

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED?

Let’s build a green KC together:

UPCOMING EVENTS

THRIVING COMMUNITIES

A BTG Annual Community Event
March 28, 2024 | 6 – 9 PM
KC Room @ 28 Event Space

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SPRING TREE KEEPERS

Learn all about trees and tree care.
April 23 – 25
Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

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PRUNING FOR BEGINNERS

Learn proper tree pruning techniques
March 23 | 10 AM – Noon
Westboro-Canterbury Park Shelter in Liberty, MO

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UPCOMING EVENTS

THRIVING COMMUNITIES

Join us March 28, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. in the KC Room @ 28 Event space for cocktails and dinner.

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SPRING 2024 TREE KEEPERS

Heartland Tree Alliance is offering our Tree Keepers course this spring in Kansas City, Missouri. Tree Keepers is perfect for city employees, landscape providers, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, students, and retirees.

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PRUNING FOR BEGINNERS

Learn the basics of young ornamental or shade-tree pruning for your home or business. Pruning and training a tree young can make for a stronger healthier tree as it ages and matures. Class format will include conversation about tree biology and basic pruning techniques as well as a demonstration.

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LATEST NEWS

Black History Month: Celebrating Local Changemakers

February is Black History Month. To honor and celebrate, we're highlighting four local leaders who are creating restorative change for the environment and their communities. Michael Kelley BikeWalkKC Drew Hines Missouri Department of Conservation Jalen Holloway Heartland Conservation Alliance Kechia Smith Bridging The Gap Q: When it comes to environmental…
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Garden Planning in Winter

I hear a lot during wintertime about excitement for vegetable seed catalogs coming in the mail. Did you know winter is a good time to start planning for a native plant garden as well? Whether you plan on growing from seeds or buying plants in the spring, adding a new…
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Alcohol & Climate

By Jillian Youngbird. Jillian is BTG's Social Media Coordinator. We’ve almost made it through the first month of 2024. The holidays are behind us, full of food and fun and drink, often alcoholic in nature. But, when the dust settles, oftentimes folks are swearing off alcohol for the month in…
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The Climate Case For Long Underwear

When people think of actions they can take to cut their global warming pollution, they typically think first of big, high-tech changes like buying an electric car or installing solar panels on their home. These can certainly have a large impact, but they typically require a big expenditure up-front (even…
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In Appreciation of Winter

By Kristin Riott. Kristin is BTG's Executive Director. Winter’s not as long in Kansas City as it is in, say, Minnesota, but it’s long enough for most of us. While climate change is erratically spiking some very warm days even in December, we can generally count on it being cold,…
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Discover the Wonder of Trees

Trees provide many types of benefits including: Social Benefits: Strengthen community bonds, improve mental well-being, and create serene, peaceful, restful, and tranquil environments. Community Benefits: Serve architectural and engineering functions by providing privacy, emphasizing views, reducing glare, and directing pedestrian traffic. Enhance the quality of life for residents. Environmental Benefits:…
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2023 Year-End Letter from BTG’s Executive Director

By Kristin Riott. Kristin is BTG's Executive Director. Dear friend of our community and shared environment, Hands down, this is the most exciting time ever at Bridging The Gap. Through the ARPA and IRA acts, our federal government is taking aggressive action on climate change, while working to reduce environmental…
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Saving Water at Home

The average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day at home, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. Reducing water use will not only help you save money on your utility bills  (both in the amount of water used, and the cost associated in heating water),…
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Saving Energy At Home

Buildings and homes generate 63% of our region’s greenhouse gas emissions. Finding ways to decrease our energy use and use renewable energy resources as much as possible is a strategic way our region can lower the impacts of climate change. Here's a few quick tips to help homeowners easily identify…
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Celebrating Monarch Migration & Hispanic Heritage Month

By Ginger Werp. Ginger is a KC WildLands Program Coordinator Monarch Butterflies and Their Connections Labor Day may be the unofficial end of summer, but September brings changes in our natural world as well. As the air (hopefully) turns cooler, there is a breathtaking natural wonder that unfolds every year:…
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