Event: Fall Social at Boulevard Brewery

  Join us for our annual fall social at Boulevard Brewery to celebrate the sustainability actions of businesses across the region. Enjoy tasty local Boulevard brew (and wine!) and delicious Waldo Pizza while networking with other business professionals interested in workplace sustainability. Only $5 for current Green Business Network members $15 for non-members. Not sure … Continued

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Event: Sustainability & Corbion

Join us for a presentation and tour offered by Corbion at its new regional headquarters in Lenexa, Kan.  As a global bio-based ingredient company with world headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Corbion uses its technology to help the world’s manufacturers of food and other goods reduce their environmental impact and create products that are safer, … Continued

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Event: Drawdown in KC & The Role of Busines

Join us for a lunch-and-learn event on local Drawdown efforts to reverse the effects of global warming and a conversation on the important role businesses can play in these efforts. Mike Kelly, Roeland Park mayor and co-founder of the Metro KC Climate Action Coalition, along with Drew Robinson, Renewables Manager at Evergy, will speak. Their … Continued

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Event: Secrets of Energy and Impact on Your Busi

The Green Business Network is invited to join the Kansas City Industrial Council for their June event. Harvesters and Managed Energy Systems are hosting a lunch and learn conversation and warehouse tour around the secrets and case studies of energy, utilities, and efficiency. We will explore the world of utilities, energy efficiency and the ways … Continued

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Event: GBN Social at EJ’s Urban Eatery

In the Historic West Bottoms May 21 | 4:30 – 6:30 pm $15 GBN members | $20 non-members   Join us for happy hour and a spring networking social at EJ’s Urban Eatery. Registration includes a drink ticket and heavy hor d’oeuvres. Visit with others who share a passion for sustainability in the workplace and … Continued

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Jowler Creek receives international sustainabili

Jowler Creek Winery Awarded Top International Honors for Taste and Sustainable Winegrowing Practices Jowler Creek Winery, a Green Business Network member, earned a gold medal from the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) 2019 International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing competition this month. The recognition program was created to applaud wineries that are taking … Continued

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Meet A Member: KU Edwards Campus

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

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Connecting Businesses For Material Reuse

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

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Meet A Member: Bruce Frederick

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Meet Bruce Frederick, a professional geologist who joined the Green Business Network in August. We recently chatted with Bruce to learn more about his business, Frederick Geosciences, LLC, his ongoing research on sedimentary basins, and what spurred his interest in the environment.   With more than 23 years … Continued

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Meet A Member: Centric

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   We recently chatted with Centric’s Director of Development and Marketing, Leah DiCarlo, about the locally owned construction company that joined the Green Business Network in June of this year. Keep reading to learn more about the company’s sustainability efforts and its approach to business in general.    Located right at the edge of the Crossroads district at West Pennway and I-35, Centric is a … Continued

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Event: Getting Started – Setting Your Gree

Announcing Our Newest Event Series: Green Team Engagement: A 3-Part Conversation   Join the Green Business Network as we kick off our Green Team Engagement Series! This 3-part conversation brings together area green teams to build a network of peers outside of your company who can inspire you with ideas and help keep you on … Continued

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Event: Summer Social + MEC’s Energy Soluti

  Join the Green Business Network for our summer social as we learn more about Metropolitan Energy Center’s newly launched Energy Solutions Hub. We’ll meet at Project Living Proof for beer, wine, and light snacks and hear from MEC staff about what the Energy Solutions Hub can do for your business. Optional tours of Project … 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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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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Event: Harvesters: Sustainability & Giving

  Join BTG’s Green Business Network as we tour Harvesters from 8 to 10 a.m. on August 23. Harvesters is a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas by providing food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, … 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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Event: Finding Opportunities in Waste Management

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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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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