A Green Business Network Member Spotlight Meet the KU Edwards Campus’ sustainability committee. We sat down with three of its committee members – Mark Jakubauskas, Mary Bujnak, and Tony Nubile – in December to learn how the campus is working to put sustainability at the forefront of student education and building operations. The … Continued
Bridging The Gap’s Green Business Network is a network of environmental professionals and business people who all share a common goal: making sustainable business decisions that protect our natural resources AND make good business sense.
Basically, we’re a group of people who share a passion for all things sustainable in the workplace. For some of us, sustainability is our job. We’re sustainability coordinators, company green team leaders, environmental consultants or offer a green service or product. Others of us want to see our workplace become more sustainable or have a personal passion for going green.
Since 1999, the Green Business Network has educated, connected and inspired hundreds of metro area businesses to implement sustainable initiatives in the workplace.
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An annual membership helps you capitalize on the experiences of your peers who are ready to help facilitate your journey toward responsible business decisions.
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The passion and expertise of our members make us who we are – a great network of sustainably-minded businesses
The Green Business Network has more than 50 member organizations and individuals from all different sectors, large and small. Collectively, members bring years of experience in energy efficiency management, waste reduction and recycling, water conservation, green team leadership, native landscaping, green office cleaning, green purchasing and more for businesses.
Meet A Member
Get to know your fellow network members with our member spotlight. Meet the KU Edwards Campus’ sustainability committee. We sat down with three of its committee members – Mark Jakubauskas, Mary Bujnak, and Tony Nubile – in December to learn how the campus is working to put sustainability at the forefront of student education and building operations.Meet KU Edwards Campus
Curious about what events we've already done? Go back and see the places we've visited and the topics we've covered through the Green Business Network's past program offerings.
What's happening now
At the Green Business Network, we love it when we can connect businesses to find creative solutions for material reuse. Earlier this winter, Sow Wild Natives reached out to us in search of an industrial-sized bag to store their soil. Rather than purchasing new, they were looking for reuse options from a business who might … Continued
On January 17, Bridging The Gap honored our volunteers with a volunteer appreciation luncheon held at the Kauffman Conference Center. This event was a rare and unique opportunity to gather BTG volunteers across all programs into one room, thanks to a volunteer appreciation grant from Cargill Cares! The lunch was sold-out, with more than 60 … Continued
James Joerke recently joined Bridging The Gap in a newly created position as associate executive director. Keep reading to learn more about James, his new responsibilities and his hopes for Kansas City’s environmental progress. An Interview With James: Primary responsibilities in your new job: Proposal-writing, fee-for-service program development, human resources management and strategic planning, to … Continued
GBN Steering Committee
Johnson County, KS Department of Health & Environment
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Retired, US EPA Region VII
City of Kansas City, Missouri
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
- Leslie Barland
Green Business Network Program Manager