Based in Fresno, California, Leon Kaye is a business writer and strategic communications specialist. He has also been featured in The Guardian, Sustainable Brands and CleanTechnica. When he has time, he shares his thoughts on his own site, GreenGoPost.com. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost).

This Coffee Company Wants to Pay Farmers a 50 Percent Premium

Levanta Coffee describes itself as a “socially-innovative start-up” that can spark much better economic opportunities for the coffee farmers in Honduras with its “social microlot model” – one that will pay farmers 50 percent more than typical prices.

Gap Expands Paid Internship Program

Gap Inc. has recently announced that it is doubling the size of its paid internship program, with 1,200 workers completing a 10-week stint at stores in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. Given the proliferation of unpaid internships, the retailer’s announcement is newsworthy.

Brazilian Agribusiness Eyes Palm Oil: Is the Amazon in Further Danger?

A recent report reveals Brazil is becoming more aggressive about being a major player in the global palm oil industry. While this development raises fears that deforestation in Brazil could accelerate, some NGOs insist that a boost in Brazil’s palm oil production could be a net positive for the environment.

GM Boosts STEM Education for Girls and Women

GM’s CEO Mary Barra announced last week that the automaker would donate $850,000 to four non-profits in order to boost the number of girls and young women studying STEM-related fields.

SPECIAL SERIES: Responsible Forestry

How WWF Stops Deforestation Worldwide with Corporate Engagement

The forests of the U.S. South provide companies’ paper supplies, but growth is threatening many of these lands. WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network brings together companies, suppliers and non-profits to share ideas on how to increase the supply of sustainable pulp and paper for the benefit of people, profit and the planet.

First Tesla Model 3s Roll Off Assembly Line Friday

According to Elon Musk, the much-anticipated Tesla Model 3 will roll off the assembly line on Friday. Musk announced on Twitter that the first 30 units will be presented to their new owners on July 28.