Event: KC WildLands Annual Cedar Tree Event

Kansas City WildLands, in partnership with Johnson County Park & Recreation District, is again offering the public an opportunity to remove invasive red cedars and take them home to decorate for the holidays! When you take home a native cedar tree, you’ll not only make your house smell great, you’ll be helping restore wild places … Continued

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Volunteer: Tree Planting in Santa Fe Hills &

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in the Santa Fe Hills and Boone Hills neighborhoods near 89th and Main in south Kansas City. Planting shade trees along the street will provide environmental and social benefits to the neighborhood and community as a whole! No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and … Continued

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Volunteer: Tree Planting in Liberty

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in Clay Woods & Clay Meadows neighborhood in Liberty Missouri. Planting shade trees along the street will provide environmental and social benefits to the neighborhood and community as a whole! No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment will be provided.

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Volunteer: Tree Planting in Amber Meadows Neighb

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in Amber Meadows neighborhood near I-35 and 291 highway in north Kansas City. Planting shade trees along the street will provide environmental and social benefits to the neighborhood and community as a whole! No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment will be provided.

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Volunteer: Tree Planting in Liberty, MO

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant street trees in Clay Woods & Clay Meadows neighborhood in Liberty Missouri. Planting shade trees along the street will provide environmental and social benefits to the neighborhood and community as a whole! No prior tree planting experience is necessary. Tools and equipment will be provided.

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Volunteer: Girls on the Run 5K Green Event

Bridging The Gap volunteers will educate attendees about recycling and composting by attending to a waste management station and advising participants which bin to deposit their waste into. Our goal is that none of the waste produced at the event goes to the landfill, making it a “zero-waste-to-landfill” event!

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Event & Volunteer: Neighborwoods Tree Plant

Volunteer with Heartland Tree Alliance to plant evergreen trees at St. Margaret’s Apartments in Kansas City, Kansas. Trees will be planted as a buffer between the apartments and the highway to help with air and noise pollution. Following the tree planting, neighbors will gather for free giveaways, community resources, and family fun for everyone. This … Continued

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Volunteer: Town Fork Creek Litter Cleanup

Do you know where litter goes? Litter in streets and parking lots flow into storm drains, which then empty into local creeks and rivers. In other words, if it’s on the ground, it’s in our water! That’s why we need your help to clean up litter on Town Fork Creek at Town Fork Creek Park in … 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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Businesses: Celebrate Your Success With Us!

Submit your company’s sustainability project for highlight at our annual Green Business Network fall social on November 12 at Boulevard Brewery!   Information submitted by companies has the opportunity to be showcased at the social, in a printed sustainability showcase publication and in Bridging The Gap’s social media posts. You do not have to be … 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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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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