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 :

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”:

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:

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.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Energy Training and Business Advisory Holmwood Consulting Ltd

Holmwood Consulting Limited is an international provider of top industry training and consultancy in LNG, Natural Gas and Energy offering independent business advice, management consulting, executive briefing and energy training.

As a focused LNG, Natural Gas, Oil and broader Energy consultancy, Holmwood Consulting Limited with its in-depth knowledge of the global energy markets and developments delivers independent strategic consultancy, key market analysis, executive briefing and training services.


LNG, Natural Gas & Energy

Holmwood Consulting Limited delivers knowledge transfer through objective advice, training and consulting to address the real and differing business issues that clients are facing around the world helping them to resolve their unique challenges. Beyond just informed third party comment, we actively seek to give our clients the real information required to take the critical decisions that move businesses forwards. It helps its clients achieve these clear business goals by flexibly applying the Energy and broader Industry expertise of its principal, and selectively utilizing the wide experience and extensive knowledge base of our Associates, who have worked for many years as Directors, senior managers and industry business professionals.
Holmwood Consulting operates in primary areas:

1.     Industry Training:

The primary service provided by Holmwood Consulting Limited is Capability Building, Knowledge Transfer and Executive Briefing for international client companies – both direct contracted and via third-party providers. We have an established international reputation and are widely involved with training and capability building on commercial, markets, trading and technical aspects across the whole of the LNG supply chain, and in the oil and natural gas industries. Building on the core energy industry knowledge and proven business skills of its principal and a select network of top experts, we continuously endeavour to develop new courses and to lead market requirements across LNG and broader energy. The involvement doesn’t usually stop at the end of any knowledge transfer activity as much of our activity is repeat business with clients and delegates continuing to seek advice from us well after the training has finished.

Holmwood Consulting creates customised energy training, provides key executive briefings and gives in-company courses reflecting both specified needs and our areas of expertise to develop or update our clients’ staff. Classroom training gives participants the opportunity to interact with a live instructor and other trainees and, we believe embeds key learning more effectively. Such tailored, instructor led courses are designed to be interactive in nature and can be industry knowledge or business skill based. There really is no educational system provided that is worth more than learning from the experience of a 30-year veteran in the industry.

Holmwood Consulting Limited’s knowledge transfer occurs primarily via two types of training provision:
(i) In-company courses, Executive Briefings and Workshops
(ii) Public courses and Seminars

Holmwood Consulting Limited seeks to ensure that all such developed courses emphasize practical learning by encompassing interactive sessions, current market case studies, syndicate study exercises and, where appropriate, challenging debate to ensure a high level of attendee participation and knowledge transfer. Delegates are typically drawn from NOCs, IOCs, natural gas companies, LNG shipping companies, trading organizations, Regulators and Government Ministries, equipment & service companies and professional service firms, as well as financial institutions that serve the Oil & Gas business.

2.     Business Advisory and Consulting

Holmwood Consulting provides a distinctive approach by active involvement in the global business, challenging the conventional industry norms and in some cases forecasting trends. Change and volatility are perhaps the only constants in the global energy marketplace today, but change should not be feared as it brings opportunity for many industry players. Small in size, Holmwood Consulting Limited has proven ability to deliver real and lasting value with a growing reputation built around providing top quality, in-depth, objective delivery and ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction.

It also increasingly makes sense to have a knowledgeable external third-party involved as a “Trusted Adviser” or “Client Friend” in natural gas and LNG projects, in much the same way as using an architect often ends up saving money on building projects, even the comparatively small ones.

Holmwood Consulting Limited is wholly focused on the energy sector and welcomes the opportunity to discuss client issues and propose a delivery approach to assignments using an appropriate combination of our Principal and Associates. This allows us to effectively provide the best possible approach at key levels within an organization covering typically:
Strategic: Gas Market Studies, New Market Entry, Development of LNG

  • Tactical: Gas Market Review and Analysis, LNG Exports & Imports, Commercial & Pricing, Trading and Logistics
  • Operational: Commercial and Contractual Management, Specification and Evaluation of support systems/ procedures
  • Holmwood Consulting welcomes the opportunity to discuss client issues and propose an approach for the development of the required insights.

 The People

An independent, professionally based specialist industry training and business advisory company, Holmwood Consulting Limited provides consultants with a strong mixture of hands-on international energy and diverse business backgrounds. Holmwood Consulting Limited provides a core team who are highly qualified, with most having first degrees and many with post-graduate qualifications together with a record of proven success and demonstrated accomplishment across the international energy and utilities industry over many years.

For more information about LNG, Natural Gas and Energy consultancy and training contact Leigh Bolton of  Holmwood Consulting at telephone +44 (0)20 8408 3696.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Marin Green Drinks mixers on November 11th at Lotus Cuisine of India

North Bay friends and colleagues please join me tomorrow in San Rafael for Marin Green Drinks!
Join us on Tuesday November 11, 2014, at 5:30 PM at Lotus Cuisine of India in San Rafael, California.

Carla Koop of the San Rafael Clean Program will present on their program, Litter Free Business - Take the Pledge!

"Businesses throughout San Rafael are joining together to beautify and reinvigorate the business corridors, creating a more inviting and environmentally friendly shopping experience for their customers and the community. See how you can be a part of the Team." 
See you there!

Monday, April 14, 2014



Hosting an Earth Day Service Project!

Time for Earth Day 2014!

The My Earth Day Marin Coalition would like to invite you to:

Host a Service Project and announce it on the My Earth Day Marin website!

If your organization is planning to conduct a service project (e.g. litter pickup, creek cleanup, trail rebuilding, broom removal, planting natives), posting your project on this FREE website will make you part of a larger county-wide effort

To be recognized in this County-wide effort, here is what you need to do:

1) Click here and fill out the form completely.

2) When you have completed your service project, please let us know how many volunteers showed up at your site and how many bags of trash or recyclables you collected.
You can do this by simply contacting the Centerfor Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership
at Tel 415 448-0333 or emailing .

The My Earth Day Marin Coalition encourages Marin County groups to get involved and be of service.  By posting your project on this free website, you will increase the visibility of your project and potentially add new volunteers for your organization!