Conserve, Preserve & Influence: Sustainabil

  Conserve, Preserve & Influence: Sustainability at the Kansas City Zoo Wednesday, June 22 | 8:30 – 10:30 AM Kansas City Zoo | 6800 Zoo Drive, KCMO 64132 Free for Green Business Network and Kansas City Industrial Council Members $15 Non-Members Register by June 17   Join Bridging The Gap’s Green Business Network as we … Continued

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Biomimicry & Business: How Companies Are Us

    Biomimicry & Business: How Companies Are Using Nature’s Strategies to Succeed (And You Can, Too) Thursday, April 14 | 11:30 AM – 1 PM CST A Lunch & Learn Event (limited space available) Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center | 4750 Troost, KCMO $15 for GBN Members | $25 Non-Members REGISTER BY APRIL … Continued

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Regional Inspiration: Growing Deep Roots For Bus

  Tuesday, February 15 | 1 PM CST Webinar Free for GBN Members | $10 Non-Members Join us as we get a little regional inspiration from our peers across the state in St. Louis. Jean Ponzi, Green Resources Manager for the Earthways Center of Missouri Botanical Garden, will share sustainability success stories from area St. … Continued

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Meet a Member: The City of Kansas City, Missouri

We recently chatted with Andy Savastino, Chief Environmental Officer for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, to learn more about what the city is currently working on and its goal for a resilient future. Savastino has worked for the city for 28 years and has been the Chief Environmental Officer for about 2 1/2 years. … Continued

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Meet a Member: The Resilient Activist

Meet Sami Aaron, founder of The Resilient Activist. We recently talked with Sami Aaron to learn more about the background and mission of the non-profit and how she measures success within the organization.  The Resilient Activist is a non-profit organization founded by Sami Aaron that aims to build hope and resilience in response to the impact … Continued

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Meet a Member: Ripple Glass

Meet a Green Business Network member company – Ripple Glass. We chatted with Morgan Henderson, the Metro Program Manager, to learn more about how Ripple has impacted Kansas City and its goals for expansion.   Founded in 2009, Ripple Glass is Kansas City’s glass recycling company. All the glass collected for recycling in the KC metro area makes its way to Ripple’s … Continued

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Meet a Member: Carrie Luce

Meet a member of the Green Business Network, Carrie Luce. We recently chatted with Carrie to learn more about her business, passions towards advocacy and volunteering, and the green initiatives she is taking at home. Luce is an independent contractor, working as the lead Solar Designer for Solar Design Studio, an EPC- Engineering, Procurement, Consulting, and … Continued

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Meet a Member: Karen Ramsey

Meet Karen Ramsey, co-founder of Food Cycle KC. We sat down with Karen in September to talk about her journey to launch a curbside compost collection business alongside her husband with a focus on supporting community and local agriculture. In 2019, Karen Ramsey was looking for a change after 20 years in a corporate career. “I had an … Continued

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Your Business & Composting For the Greener

  Your Business & Composting For the Greener Good: It’s Never Been So Easy Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 1 PM CDT Webinar Free for GBN Members | $10 Non-Members Attendees will be entered to win a free month of compost collection service from KC Can Compost (new clients only). It’s never been so easy … Continued

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Meet A Member: Kasey Riley

Meet Kasey Riley, co-founder and chief marketing officer of The Fat Plant Society. We recently chatted with Kasey to learn how she and her husband have turned their passion for nature into creating healthy working and living spaces for their clients through moss designs.  When The Fat Plant Society first opened its doors in 2015, owners Kasey Riley and her husband, Morten Klinte, weren’t sure what to expect. … Continued

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Meet a Member: Olivia English

Meet Green Business Network member Olivia English, founder of LiveGreenKC, a commercial and residential landscaping company focused on healing ecosystems and feeding communities through regenerative and ecological practices.  Olivia English developed a passion for the environment at a very young age — a passion to make the world a beautiful place to live. One of her earliest memories and inspiration to sustain the environment … Continued

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Meet A Member: Cassandra Ford

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Get to know fellow Green Business Network member Cassandra Ford. We recently chatted with her to learn more about how she brings recycling to communities through her work at The Recycling Partnership and how tackling waste issues has always been her biggest environmental passion.   Green Business Network … Continued

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Meet A Member: Jennifer Gunby

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Meet Jennifer Gunby, a state and local advocacy manager with the U.S. Green Building Council. We recently talked with Jennifer to learn more about her role in bringing green building policies to communities across the country, what she loves about her job, and the green practice at home … 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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Meet A Member: Kansas City Zoo

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Get to know a fellow Green Business Network member – the Kansas City Zoo. Last month, we visited with Stacia Pieroni, Conservation Manager, to learn more about the zoo’s sustainability efforts and her own passion for inspiring change.   Averaging nearly one million visitors a year and with … Continued

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Meet A Member: KC Can Compost

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   We recently chatted with KC Can Compost’s Executive Director, Kristan Chamberlain, to learn more about this new company helping commercial clients compost. Keep reading to learn more about the unique way it’s combining environmental stewardship with social enterprise and how it’s tackling the barriers to composting.   Since fully launching KC … Continued

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Meet A Member: Diastole Scholars’ Center

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   We recently chatted with Diastole Scholars’ Center’s executive director, Nancy Hill, and events assistant, Jennifer StClair, about the unique event venue that joined the Green Business Network last year. Keep reading to learn more about how the center’s staff is working to keep sustainability top of mind while serving its mission.    Almost hidden by a sanctuary of … Continued

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Meet A Member: Jenny Fine

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Meet Jenny Fine, owner of K-9 Cabin LLC and member of the Green Business Network. We recently chatted with Jenny to learn more about how she’s incorporating sustainability into her doggie daycare business and her message for others wanting to make a difference.   For Jenny Fine, when … Continued

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Event: Holiday Social + Benefit

Join Bridging The Gap’s Green Business Network for a holiday social at Ten Thousand Villages Overland Park! Gather for an evening with friends and hear from Ten Thousand Villages about its mission to improve the lives of makers around the world through fair trade. The store will be open for holiday shopping – giving you … 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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