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: Members-Only Tour of 2nd + Delaware Passi

  Passive House Tour + Presentation + Social A joint Members-Only event of Bridging The Gap’s Green Business Network and the USGBC Central Plains  Tour the soon-to-be country’s largest Passive House certified structure with us on September 19. Arnold Development’s Second + Delaware project, when finished, will be a 276 multifamily unit development located in … Continued

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Event: Pollinator & Native Plant Workshop

Pollinator and Native Plant Workshop Tomahawk Ridge Community Center 11902 Lowell Overland Park, KS 66213 September 12, 2019 from 6:00-7:00 pm   Workshops are for beginning gardeners or native plant-curious homeowners.   We will cover the basics including the importance of pollinator and native plants in your garden, tried and true favorite species, basic layouts … Continued

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Event: Pollinator & Native Plant Workshop

Pollinator and Native Plant Workshop Roeland Park Community Center 4850 Rosewood Dr Roeland Park, KS 66205 September 9, 2019 from 6:00-7:00 pm   Workshops are for beginning gardeners or native plant-curious homeowners.   We will cover the basics including the importance of pollinator and native plants in your garden, tried and true favorite species, basic … Continued

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Event: Pollinator and Native Plant Workshop

Pollinator and Native Plant Workshop Johnson County Library – Central Resource 9875 W 87th St Overland Park, KS 66212 August 15, 2019 from 6:00 -7:00 pm   Workshops are for beginning gardeners or native plant-curious homeowners.   We will cover the basics including the importance of pollinator and native plants in your garden, tried and … Continued

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Get the latest update on LEEDv4.1

USGBC-Central Plains, a Green Business Network partner, is hosting USGBC’s LEEDv4.1 Roadshow in Kansas City on August 6, and GBN members are invited to register with a 30% discount. Last year USGBC celebrated their 25th anniversary, and this year LEED Technical Staff are hitting the road in a tour of the country by recapping progress … Continued

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Johnson County Rain Barrel Workshop

Are you unsure how a rain barrel will benefit you and the environment? Have you thought about installing a rain barrel but don’t know where to begin? This workshop is for you! Johnson County Homeowners are invited to beautiful Antioch Park for a rain barrel workshop. You will be provided with all the tools and … 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: 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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Avila University: Teaching Sustainability

As part of Avila University’s First Year College Assignment initiative, all incoming students are required to read the same book over the summer and submit an essay about it before classes begin. This years’ book was The Boy who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Current of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.   Kamkwamba was born in Wimbe, Malawi in a … Continued

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Meet A Member: Joan Leavens

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Meet Joan Leavens, Coordinator of Sustainability and Community Engagement for the Shawnee Mission School District and member of the Green Business Network! We recently chatted with Joan to learn more about her role in leading the district’s sustainability efforts, her current projects and her interest in the GBN. … Continued

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Meet A Member: Joe Ward

A Green Business Network Member Spotlight   Meet the man behind Go Green Recycled Granite in Olathe, Kan., and a new member to the Green Business Network! We recently chatted with Joseph Ward, who co-owns the business with his wife, Mary Jo, to find out how their unique company began, how they use creativity to … Continued

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Event: “Let’s Hear from KCMO”

Dennis Murphey, the Chief Environmental Officer of Kansas City, Missouri, will provide an overview of what the city is doing with respect to sustainability and its impact on a KC green future. He’ll provide a 15 or so minute update, then we’ll get into some good Q&A. So be prepared with questions if you have … 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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