Recycling for Multifamily Properties

Recycling For Multifamily Properties: A Webinar with Recycling Industry Experts   November 19th, 2020 2:00PM  Free Registration  Multi-family properties face unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to recycling. Our Business Recycling Program seeks to assist properties through collaboration and education. Join Bridging The Gap and Waste Management for a webinar to discuss these unique … Continued

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Webinar: Green Team Power – Strategies for

  Thursday, August 27 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM CST Cost: Free  Even with small or non-existent budgets, company green teams have the ability to move the needle on energy efficiency in the workplace. Join Bridging The Gap’s Green Business Network and Johnson County Community College’s Center for Sustainability as we take a look at … Continued

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Virtual Panel: Emptier Buildings Eat Energy, Too

  Thursday, July 30 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM CST Free for GBN and Kansas City Industrial Council Members | $10 non-members Join us for a conversation on maximizing energy efficiency improvements within commercial buildings, including special considerations in light of COVID-19. Many buildings sit vacant or at lower-than-usual capacity while employees continue to work … Continued

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Online: Business Recycling with Bridging The Gap

  Need help starting or expanding a recycling program in the workplace? Looking for guidance to engage co-workers for successful results? Join Bridging The Gap on June 11th to learn more about our FREE Business Recycling Program available to Missouri businesses through generous grant funding from Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District and Missouri … Continued

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Volunteer, Ongoing: Wednesday – Saturday,

Recycling Center Volunteers Wanted! Ongoing, year-round, Wednesday through Saturday Red Bridge Recycling Center   This outdoor volunteer opportunity is great for students wanting service-learning credit, retired folks looking to stay active, and passionate recyclers! Volunteers assist the recycling center site manager with various duties, such as breaking down cardboard, assisting patrons, etc. The Red Bridge … Continued

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Meet A Member: Lisa Shocke

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Meet Lisa Shocke, a ground-linehaul coordinator for FedEx and a member of the Green Business Network. We recently chatted with Lisa to learn more about her passion for the environment and FedEx’s EarthSmart Champion Program    Where would you put your company on the path to sustainability? Corporate social responsibility has long … Continued

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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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