marin green businessKahl Consultants is a Marin County Green Business. We received this award from the Bay Area Green Business Program. We specialize in green web services.

We are green certified and have received several green awards. Since 1996 our mission has been to help small business and nonprofits with appropriate online technology and online marketing in an environmentally and socially conscious manner.

Kahl Consultants Green Services

  • Green web services
  • Green web hosting
  • Green business marketing
  • Green business certification
  • Eco-auditing and impact assessment
  • Strategic environmental management
  • Environmental technology promotion
  • Environmental assessment of energy projects
  • Industry sector studies
  • Environmental standards evaluation
  • Hazmat surveys
  • Contingency and mitigation planning
  • Environmental compliance
  • Renewable energy & energy efficiency training

How Green is Kahl Consultants?

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Kahl Consultants are certified green and solar powered. We serve small business and nonprofit clients worldwide. Our mission is to help small business and nonprofits with appropriate online technology in an environmentally and socially conscious manner.

Our president Alex Kahl is an Environmental and Energy Consultant. His knowledge of environmental business practices ensure that Kahl Consultants is constantly reducing our environmental impact and actively promoting green practices with our clients and partners.

Conservation is key to running a sustainable business. We are always looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint. Our business is solar powered as well as energy efficient. In order to conserve water we use graywater (recycled water), we collect rainwater and use water-saving fixtures. Our landscaping using xeriscaping methods and drought-tolerant native plants.

Kahl Consultants avoids working with socially and environmentally destructive corporations. We do not condone or assist in any greenwashing (this is the practice of companies disingenuously spinning their products and policies as environmentally friendly).

Promoting Green Practices

We offer our customers the option of GREEN HOSTING - having a web hosting account powered by renewable energy. We educate our visitors about environmental issues through our website, our news blog as well as our social networking sites.


For example, we have a section on our website on how to reduce junk mail, junk faxes, and spam. Learn more at our REDUCE JUNK MAIL site.

Junk mail - or unsolicited mail - comes in many shapes and sizes. Junk mailers refer to it as "direct mail". Reduce junk mail and reduce unnecessary mail that depletes natural resources, creates waste that fills landfills.

Spam or junk e-mails are a waste of time and energy. Kahl Consultants assists our Hosting clients with spam fighting methods.

treesOur NO SPAM policy means that all our email marketing services only allow double opt-in marketing to target audiences.
Learn more about Email marketing and Spam

Junk Faxes are illegal in the USA but many junk faxers continue to ignore the law. You can use the law to fight back!

Environmental Philanthropy

Our company actively support environmental and social nonprofits, providing pro bono and discounted services to nonprofits and environmentally friendly businesses.

Some of the organizations that we have worked for and supported since 1996 include:

Sierra Club
Earth Island Institute
Gallinas Watershed Council
Bluewater Network
Live Local Marin
Greenbelt Alliance
Center for Safe Energy
The Bay Institute
Integrated Community Services


Green Certification

The San Francisco Bay Area Green Business Program is not that hard for businesses to join, since many of the requirements are multiple choice (as in "meet 3 of the following 5 requirements").

Kahl Consultants did not have to make changes at all, we managed to meet the requirements without any additional expenses or efforts (aside from filling out a questionnaire and going through an on-site audit). However we had already invested in green items such as energy efficiency, solar power, water conservation, recycling, and so on.

Here in Marin County, CA, there is an additional level of green certification called the Marin County Sustainable Partners Program. We were one of the first companies to receive the Sustainable Partner award, and it was considerably more difficult to achieve.

Another popular green certification is GREEN AMERICA's Green Business Seal of Approval, which Kahl Consultants received in 2010.

Are you interested in going green with your company or nonprofit? The key to going green is to start right away with the "low hanging fruit" (the easy steps) and then commit to doing regular improvements -across the board - over time.


Kahl Consultants Earns Green America’s Business Seal of Approval

green business seal of approval

Kahl Consultants has been awarded the Green America Business Seal of Approval. The seal is presented to businesses that go beyond product and service quality to set the highest standards in environmental sustainability and social justice, and work to solve, rather than create, environmental and social problems.

To be considered for the Seal of Approval and earn a listing in the annual National Green Pages™, businesses complete a rigorous screening process to ensure they meet Green America’s standards for the environment, community and labor.

Kahl Consultants’ Founder and President Alex Kahl is an environmental and energy consultant whose knowledge of environmental business practices ensures that Kahl Consultants is constantly reducing its environmental impact and actively promoting green practices with its clients and partners.

“We are thrilled to earn this coveted Seal of Approval,” said Kahl. “It’s one of the most respected and recognized symbols in the green marketplace and a powerful way to set Kahl Consultants apart as a leader in its field.”

With the award of the Seal of Approval, Kahl Consultants is now an Approved member of the Green Business Network, a distinguished and celebrated group of companies that use their products and services as a vehicle for social and environmental change.

Green Awards

Kahl Consultants is also a certified Marin County Sustainable Partner. Taking the Green Business Program a step further, the Sustainable Partners Program recognizes certified Marin County Green businesses who are top community performers.

marin_sustainable_partner_logo.jpgThe Sustainable Partner award is given to those who go above and beyond environmental compliance to attain levels of management that benefit people, the environment, and communities as a whole. Measures include additional environmental impact reduction efforts and corporate philanthropy practices.

KC GlobeNews

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  • world news
  • current events
  • trends
  • politics
  • environment
  • technology

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