Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he is a business writer and consultant. His work is also on The Guardian’s Sustainable Business site as has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Among the regions across the world in which he covers is Qatar, one of the Middle East countries in which he takes a keen interest because of its transformation into a post-oil economy. Other areas of interest include sustainable development in Brazil and Korea. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com.

Whirlpool, corporate citizenship, students, education, corporate philanthropy, Leon Kaye

Clean Clothes — and Washing Machine Donations — Improve School Attendance

Whirlpool donated washing machines and dryers to school districts in St. Louis, and at-risk kids' absenteeism fell from 12 to 3.5 days in…
General Motors, GM, Flint, Flint water crisis, recycling, waste diversion, social enterprise, plastic, PET bottles, Leon Kaye, Detroit

GM Churns 2 Million Water Bottles Into Fleece

General Motors recycled 2 million water bottles, many of which are from Flint, into products including winter coats for the homeless.
Olympics, recycling, electronic waste, e-waste, Leon Kaye

2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics Medals May Be Made from E-Waste

The 2020 Summer Games medals could be derived from electronic waste, mostly from computers and smartphones.
Enterprise Rent A Car, ALEC, taxes, hospitality industry, Leon Kaye, lobbying

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Shirks ‘Green’ Cred, Joins ALEC

The revelation that Enterprise-Rent-A-Car is now a paying member of ALEC threatens to damage its reputation as a "green" and progressive company.
Tyra Banks, personal branding, branding, business school, marketing, Leon Kaye, smize, public relations, Stanford, Harvard

Stanford MBA Students Get Personal Branding Lessons from Tyra Banks

Former supermodel Tyra Banks will co-teach a personal branding course this fall at Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, carbonated beverages, sugar, obesity, public health, Berkeley, soda tax, Leon Kaye, beverage companies

Study Suggests First Soda Tax in U.S. Is Working

According to the American Journal of Pediatric Health, consumption of sugary drinks in the Bay Area city of 117,000 decreased by 21 percent…
Tesla, electric vehicles, Union of Concerned Scientists, range anxiety, electric cars, Leon Kaye

Tesla: New Model S is the Fastest Production Car on Earth

This week Tesla Motors staked its claim to having what is now the fastest production car ever manufactured in history: its new Model…
Electric cars, electric vehicles, EVs, plug in hybrid, Leon Kaye,

Despite Low Oil Prices, Electric Vehicle Sales Keep Rising

Several recent reports suggest that sales of electric vehicles and cars built without the conventional internal combustion engine are on the rise.
Image credit: fast fashion, Burma, Myanmar, garment industry, Leon Kaye, human rights, child labor

H&M Embarrassed After 14-Year-Olds Found Working in Burma Garment Factories

H&M faces accusations that teens as young as 14 are working in its contracted factories, some of whom were forced to work overtime…
Uber, ridesharing, sharing economy, courts, labor, Leon Kaye, California, Massachusetts

Judge Rejects Uber Class Action Settlement

A judge has rejected a $100 million settlement between Uber and drivers in California and Massachusetts, keeping their employment status in legal limbo.
Lamar Smith, ExxonMobil, 350.org, Greenpeace, fossil fuels, climate chance, climate deniers, climate science, congress, Leon Kaye, Union of Concerned Scientists

Congressional Climate Witch Hunt Reaches an Impasse

350.org’s outside counsel requested a meeting with the Congressional Science Committee last month to discuss Lamar Smith's subpoenas and issues related to climate…
Avocados, Mexico, Chile, Peru, deforestation, Greenpeace, Leon Kaye, farming

Surge in Demand for Avocados Fuels Deforestation in Mexico

The growing demand for avocados has led produce brokers and retailers to look beyond California as a place to cultivate this savory and…
Prisons, human rights, department of justice, Leon Kaye,

Justice Department Phasing out Privately Run Prisons

Last Thursday, Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates instructed the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to reduce its reliance on privately run prisons.
Donald Trump, Republicans, elections, internships, work life balance, Leon Kaye, women, Corporate America

Working Women Champion Ivanka Trump Does Not Pay Her Interns

Ivanka Trump faces ridicule after her hiring of unpaid interns came to light. It's especially interesting given her efforts to bring a moderate,…
LGBT, military, navy, San Francisco, Harvey Milk, human rights, civil rights, Leon Kaye

U.S.N.S. Harvey Milk to Be First Navy Ship Named After Openly Gay Leader

A new ship, U.S.N.S. Harvey Milk, will be completed, christened and launched in 2021, and will be the first that honors a leader…