Program Mission

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, we have educated, connected and inspired hundreds of metro area businesses to implement sustainable initiatives in the workplace.

Business Projects

Learn more about the ways we engage businesses in sustainability efforts, and how YOU can get involved!


Be a leader in the business community supporting a strong network of companies doing their part to make KC a healthier environment for all.

Support good work.

Our programs bring businesses together to share their environmental successes and challenges, exchange ideas, and encourage one another to make sound operational decisions that not only save resources but often save money.



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 60 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

Meet a Green Business Network member - Cassandra Krul, a program analyst and green team leader at EPA Region 7, to learn more about the EPA’s focus and her background in sustainability

Meet Cassandra

Past Events

Curious about what events we've already done? Go back and see the places we've visited and the topics we've covered through past program offerings.

What's happening now

The Reduce-Reuse-Recycle & Water Connection

We humans are a literal bunch, better at responding to the sensory cues immediately before us than to abstract concepts in some far-off time frame. Tangible beats conceptual, and now beats future, every time. Just ask the credit card industry. Our bias toward the tangible and the now can make it hard to appreciate abstract … Continued

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4 Spring Break Eco-Activities for Kids

Looking for ideas to keep the kids entertained over spring break? We’ve got you covered! Try these four eco-inspired activities that will get them outdoors in nature and crafting with repurposed materials! 1. Become a Citizen Scientist lets you become the scientist by observing and recording the plants and animals around you. Download the … Continued

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The Inflation Reduction Act + Climate Change

I’m a tough old bird, but when I got the news that the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) had passed through the House and Senate—projectile tears. For the first time, the United States government is putting what in my opinion is the proper priority on the threat of climate change to the web of life on … Continued

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GBN Steering Committee

Trent Thompson

Johnson County, Kansas

Kerry Herndon

Retired, US EPA Region VII

Donna Grime

ATC Associates

Matt Riggs

MARC Solid Waste Management District

Gerald Shechter

City of Kansas City, Missouri

Emily Sullivan

Hallmark Cards

Cassandra Ford

The Recycling Partnership


  • Leslie Barland

    Green Business Network Program Manager

GBN sponsors + partners

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