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Meet A Member: Sun Solar

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Meet Sun Solar – one of our newest members to the Green Business Network! We recently sat down with Greg Leunig, an energy consultant with the company, to find out more about this new-to-KC company, the biggest misconception about solar power, and a little bit about Greg himself … Continued

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Announcement! Ripple Teams Up with BTG

  Keeping Glass Out of the Trash… Ripple Glass, Kansas City’s hometown glass recycler, has recycled over 1 billion bottles and jars since 2009. Their 100+ locations in the Kansas City metropolitan region have saved enough energy to power every house in Kansas City for 18 days! Not too shabby! As Ripple continues to grow their program – you may … Continued

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WM Donates to KC Charities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION Paul Howe (913) 208-0739 phowe1@wm.com Waste Management Donates Over $250,000 to Kansas City Charities Additional Donation $135,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief   Kansas city, kan. – Sept. 7, 2017 – Waste Management of Kansas, Inc. presented several local Kansas City charities with large check donations on Wednesday through out … Continued

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – In That Order

  By: Grant Janssen In a recent presentation, Cassandra Ford, BTG’s Business Recycling Program Manager, spoke to a group of representatives for a hotel chain, which includes Kansas City’s Westin Hotel at Crown Center.  One of the slides included a waste hierarchy graphic, which shows a set of priorities for the efficient use of resources.  This … Continued

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Tour the Goodwill Outlet Facility with GBN

Is your business maximizing its waste stream for resource recovery and cost savings? What recyclables are yielding the highest return on the materials market? How does process efficiency play a vital role in sustainable materials management? Explore these questions and more as we hear from local experts on sustainable waste management best practices for your … Continued

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Honoring Fred W. Hoffower

Honoring Fred W. Hoffower   Today we are honoring a member of our ‘tribe’ who has passed on.  Fred Hoffower was a longtime patron at our old Bannister Recycle Center, a volunteer and eventually a Bridging The Gap employee as a part-time fill in Recycling Center Manager. Fred’s infectious spirit and dedication to the environment … 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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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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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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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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Low-Carb(on Footprint) shopping

  With the holidays already upon us, now is a good time to address a perennial question: “If I want to lower my carbon footprint, does it make more sense to order things online and have them shipped to my home or to go to stores myself and buy them?” Unfortunately, the answer to that … Continued

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Citizens’ Climate Education Conference

Citizens’ Climate Education Conference November 11 – 13 Simpson House, 4509 Walnut Street, KCMO Click here for registration and details   In a few weeks the Citizens’ Climate Education organization is hosting its regional conference in Kansas City. It is a perfect opportunity for anyone wanting to learn more about climate change, how to get involved and … Continued

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival Supports BTG an

Celebrating the awesome natural beauty around us and inspiring audiences to help protect the environment we all share, this year’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is at 7 p.m. on October 19 and 20 at the Glenwood Arts Ranch Mart Theater. This fast-paced collection of adventure travel and extreme sport films features breathtaking landscapes across the … Continued

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Meet A Member: GlassBandit

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Jamie Arnold owns GlassBandit, a glass recycling pickup service for homes and businesses operating in parts of Kansas City, Mo.; Kansas City, Kan., and northeast Johnson County. What’s an interesting fact about your business most people don’t know? “I’m currently a one-man show. I do all the pickups, … Continued

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KCP&L Partners To Bring Energy Efficiency P

  KCP&L, U.S. Green Building Council – Central Plains Chapter, Kansas City Energy Project, and Bridging The Gap are partnering to host “Advancing Technologies for Building Management” – a lunch and learn program for area building and facilities managers. Wednesday, September 7 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center 4750 Troost … Continued

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Engaging Employees: Posty Cards’ Success S

  Posty Cards’ Subsidized LED Replacement Bulb Program for Employees Posty Cards, a family-owned manufacturer of business greeting cards located in Kansas City, Missouri, has a well-established history of doing things in the most sustainable way possible. From its renovated LEED Platinum manufacturing facility and office space to it zero-waste-to-landfill program, the innovative company has led … Continued

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Ripple Glass Offers Regional Glass Recycling

Since 2009, Ripple Glass has changed the way Kansas City residents and businesses have looked at glass. Before Ripple, glass collected for recycling was shipped to Oklahoma or St. Louis for processing. To build a successful program, Ripple not only constructed a local processing facility in Kansas City, it also created a collection network forresidents … Continued

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