Thursday, February 4, 2016

MarinLink University Course to start on February 4th



http://marinlink.org/marinlink-university/

The fundamentals of nonprofit management for anyone who has ever thought of starting a nonprofit or charitable project

SAN RAFAEL, CA – MarinLink, the Marin County incubator and fiscal sponsor for start-up nonprofit projects, announces its next MarinLink University Course, a ten-module program providing an overview of nonprofit governance, strategies, and tactics. The first class will be held Wednesday, February 4th. Consecutive classes will be held at the Northgate Mall community meeting room every three weeks from 5–7:30 pm, a time convenient for working adults. The course includes a resource binder, contact list, and will culminate with a certificate of completion.

MarinLink University designed this program to provide nonprofit strategic skill sets based specifically on the needs of its over 100 fiscally sponsored projects. The modules include strategic leadership, financial and legal tools, marketing skills, and measurement tools to those new to the nonprofit sector or those looking to hone their expertise.

MarinLink acts as an incubator and fiscal sponsor to a wide array of groups and individuals. Community events such as Bioneers, businesses wishing to start a nonprofit foundation such as Extrafood.org are examples of varied MarinLink projects which also include community gardens, education programs, art organizations, and many others.

“MarinLink is excited to offer this first foundational series of classes for 2016,” says Executive Director Mary O’Mara. “The consultants who helped us develop this program have invested hundreds of hands-on hours helping our projects achieve success.”

Presenters include community experts along with leadership expert Carl Welte. His book Making and Fulfilling your Dreams as a Leader will be included in the curriculum along with a resource binder and list of contacts.

About MarinLink. MarinLink identifies and fulfills unmet community needs, strengthening Marin communities through innovation and collaboration. Nimble and solution-based, MarinLink serves as an incubator and fiscal sponsor to individuals and groups whose inspirations for projects range from homeless services, community gardens, health and transportation initiatives, environmental education, veteran’s programs, arts organizations, and more. www.marinlink.org

DETAILS

WHAT: MarinLinkUniversity, a ten-module program providing an overview of nonprofit governance, strategies, and tactics for individuals starting new nonprofit projects and for those looking to hone their skills.

WHEN: February 4th-June 3rd, ten Thursdays  5–7:30 pm

WHERE: Northgate Mall Community Meeting Room, Northgate Mall, Suite 250, San Rafael 94903

FEES: $295 for MarinLink projects | $395 for general public

INFO: www.marinlink.org | 415-472-0211

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Beyond Emissions Reductions: Carbon Capture Strategies, a Deeper Dive

Lecture Series 2016: Changes Challenges and Choices

Beyond Emissions Reductions: Carbon Capture Strategies, a Deeper Dive

Photosynthesis: An Agent for Sequestration of Carbon in the Atmosphere

On Saturday, January 23rd, Marin Carbon Project co-founder and agro-ecologist Dr. Jeffrey Creque, and Carbon Cycle Institute Policy Director Torri Estrada, will talk about “boots on the ground” sequestering carbon on farm and public land, their work through Resource Conservation Districts around the State, the Governor’s “Healthy Soils Initiative,” and other policy advances in supporting use of photosynthesis to reduce carbon in the atmosphere.

Their remarks will be followed by presentations by Rebecca Burges, Executive Director of the Fibershed Project, and Kimberly Sheibly, Marin Sanitary Service’s Municipal Contracts and Communications Manager. Rebecca’s work demonstrates how we can restore the planet’s resource base while meeting our needs for food, fuel, fiber and flora. Kimberly will describe efforts to convert customers to recycling food and other organic waste so it becomes part of the solution rather than going into landfill, where it contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.


Saturday, January 23 | 9:00 – Noon
Bay Model Visitor Center
2100 Bridgeway Blvd., Sausalito, CA 

Speakers

Dr. Jeffrey Creque, Director of Rangeland and Agro-ecosystem Management, Carbon Cycle Institute
Torri Estrada, Executive Director, Carbon Cycle Institute
Rebecca Burgesse, Executive Director of the Fibershed Project
Kimberly Scheibly, Municipal Contracts & Communications Manager, Marin Sanitary Service
Jeff Stump, MALT Director of Conservation

Saturday sessions: $20* in advance / $25* at the door.

Admission free to students with a high school or college ID.
* Lecture discounts based on membership status.

http://www.marinefm.org/

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Beyond Emissions Reductions: Carbon Capture Strategies

Environmental Forum of Marin Lecture Series 2016

Beyond Emissions Reductions: Carbon Capture Strategies


Photosynthesis: An Agent for Sequestration of Carbon in the Atmosphere

On Wednesday, January 13th, speaker John Wick, a co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project, will present a compelling explanation of enhanced photosynthesis as an effective and environmentally beneficial means of lowering carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. His overview of a plan to restore balance to the planet’s natural carbon pools includes developing a process to determine the highest and best use of organic waste.

Wednesday, January 13 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM

The Sanctuary, San Rafael Presbyterian Church
1510 5th Avenue San Rafael, CA

Speaker
John Wick, Co-founder, Marin Carbon Project 

Wednesday evenings: $10* in advance / $15* at the door.

Admission free to students with a high school or college ID.

* Lecture discounts based on membership status.

For more information contact LectureSeries@MarinEFM.org

www.marinefm.org/


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Kahl Consultants owner appears in Marin Magazine for volunteer project

Kahl Consultants owner Alex Kahl is featured in the November issue of Marin Magazine for volunteer projects:







Alex is a member of different green business organizations and non profits.  

Marin Magazine, Island Life talks about floating Island, a project volunteers from Marin launched at the Bioneers Conference :

http://marinmagazine.com/November-2015/Island-Life/

Friday, October 16, 2015

Annual Bioneers Conference 2015: A Revolution from the Heart of Nature



Join Kahl Consultants at the 2015 National BioneersConference this Oct. 16-18 in San Rafael, CA for “A Revolution from the Heart of Nature”: bit.ly/bioneers15

Don’t miss emerging conversations about restorative justice, climate mitigation, youth activism, indigenous knowledge and so much more! #Bioneers15

Connect with change-makers and learn about practical, visionary solutions for the world’s urgent environmental & social challenges. Join leaders and community activists for emerging conversations about restorative justice, climate mitigation, indigenous knowledge and so much more!

This year’s speakers include Tom Hayden on California climate leadership and Malik Yakini on Detroit’s food justice movement.

Kahl Consultants is a certified Green Business advocates and a member of non-profit organization supporting green environment.

Bioneers Registration:

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

GWC will be at the County Fair for Watershed Demo on July 1, 2015


Visit Gallinas Watershed Council at the Marin County Fair Garden Tent and learn from Floating Islands West what a floating island can do to improve water quality at the Civic Center lagoon.

Kids 12 and under were FREE at the Marin County Fair on July 1, 2015. Kids love our watershed model. Even a few local politicians have learned about watersheds (see 2014 photo with Al Boro and Damon Connoly).

  • Learn about water
  • Fun and interactive
  • Spray “rain” on a watershed to follow the flow of water and spills
  • Outdoors learning for all ages
  • Demonstrates common sources of pollution
  • Find out how to reduce human impact
  • FREE!
See more details here: 
www.gallinaswatershed.org/county-fair-watershed-demo-july-1-2015.html

Monday, June 22, 2015

Environmental Forum of Marin Master Class 42

Attention Marin County!

Lets keep Marin County that special green place that it is!

If you agree then you are an good candidate for the upcoming 42nd Master Class with the Environmental Forum of Marin!

As a very proud new graduate of Master Class 41, Alex Kahl highly recommends this unique training to anyone who wants to learn about environmental advocacy in Marin.