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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