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Meet A Member: Joan Leavens

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Meet Joan Leavens, Coordinator of Sustainability and Community Engagement for the Shawnee Mission School District and member of the Green Business Network! We recently chatted with Joan to learn more about her role in leading the district’s sustainability efforts, her current projects and her interest in the GBN. … Continued

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Meet A Member: Joe Ward

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Meet the man behind Go Green Recycled Granite in Olathe, Kan., and a new member to the Green Business Network! We recently chatted with Joseph Ward, who co-owns the business with his wife, Mary Jo, to find out how their unique company began, how they use creativity to … Continued

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Special Discount for Zero Waste Training

The Green Business Network is excited to announce a special opportunity for businesses to attend the first day of Missouri Recycling Association’s  (MORA) annual conference, which is taking place in Independence, Missouri, this year, at a significantly discounted rate! Missouri Recycling Association 2018 Annual Conference Tuesday, September 11 8 AM – 6:30 PM Stoney Creek Hotel … Continued

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MEC launches Energy Solutions Hub for businesses

For businesses who don’t want to see their energy bills skyrocket with this summer’s high temperatures, now is the time to implement energy efficiency measures to lower your building’s energy use. Metropolitan Energy Center is launching its Energy Solutions Hub this month – a resource for small business owners, manufacturers, schools, municipalities and multi-family homes … Continued

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Green Event Volunteers: KC Convention Center

Flexible Dates: Wed, June 20 – Sun, June 24 Green Event Volunteer Kansas City Convention Center 301 W 13th Street Kansas City, MO 64105 Volunteer alongside Bridging The Gap staff to help make the Unitarian Universalist Convention a Green Event!  Special events, like concerts and conventions, generate on average one pound of waste per person … Continued

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Meet a Member: Jowler Creek Vineyard & Wine

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery is our newest member to the Green Business Network! We recently chatted with Colleen Gerke, co-owner, to find out more about Missouri’s first green winery, what inspires her and what’s next for their sustainability efforts.     Located just 30 minutes north of … Continued

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Ripple Starts Bar and Restaurant Glass Program

  Businesses in the Kansas City metro will now be able to collect and recycle their glass with a new commercial collection program from Ripple Glass. Ripple Glass, a local glass-recycling company, is rolling out a new program that will allow businesses in the area to recycle their glass with ease. Ripple Glass is currently … Continued

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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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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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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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