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 The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com.

UK Study: Fair Trade Cotton 1/5 Ecological Impact of Conventional Textiles

The UK NGO Fairtrade Foundation has completed a study that insists that fair trade cotton has numerous benefits, including one-fifth of the the…

Minority Business Owners Still Face Discriminatory Lending

The Community Reinvestment Act was supposed to right many of the wrongs that led to unfair lending practices. But a new study shows…

At Ford, Every Last Scrap of Aluminum Recycling Counts

Thanks to improved closed-loop recycling facilities, three Ford plants are conserving enough aluminum to manufacture 51 commercial jetliners a month.

Carbon Tax Proposal Gains Steam in Vermont

Vermont state legislators have introduced several carbon tax proposals they say will stimulate the economy while giving a much-needed overhaul of the state's…

California Gov Candidate: Develop the Coastline to Fund Income for Everyone

Zoltan Istvan, a Libertarian candidate for governor of California, wants to provide a universal basic income for all state residents -- and lease…

The Pulp and Paper Industry Can Play A Role in Stopping Deforestation

3p recently caught up with APP's Aida Greenbury to discuss the company's recent achievements, challenges, and her views on what the pulp and…

California Legislature Tries to Extend Life of Cap-and-Trade Program

Despite a recent court ruling in its favor, California's cap-and-trade program faces uncertainty -- but legislators are gearing up to extend its lifespan…

Brazil Backpedals on Stringent Forest Protections

According to Greenpeace’s chapter in Brazil, two more bills have been introduced that follow other congressional measures seeking to reduce or cancel forest…

U.S. Travel Restrictions May Cost Tourism Sector $7.4 Billion This Year

Data suggests the fallout over President Donald Trump's travel bans could result in 4.3 million fewer people visiting the U.S. this year --…

‘Father of Climate Change’ Sides with GOP On Carbon Tax

The "father" of climate science, James Hansen, recently embraced a proposal by GOP elders to implement a revenue-neutral carbon tax that would pay…

Facebook Cracks Down on Fake Accounts Ahead of French Presidential Election

Facebook adopted stronger measures against fake accounts as France's presidential election nears. These accounts are often the culprit behind the proliferation of fake…

Seattle Baseball Fans Can’t Get Enough Toasted Grasshoppers

The Seattle Mariners are serving toasted grasshoppers at ballgames, and fans are bugging out over them: The restaurant quickly sold out, and will…

Tesla Charges Into the Trucking Industry

Tesla will introduce three new all-electric vehicles in the coming months, including two that excited investors: a semi truck debuting in September and…

Ford Considers Bamboo for Car Interiors

Ford is tinkering with the idea of using bamboo as a raw material, either in the form of upholstery for seat coverings or…

Tom’s of Maine Founder Wants to Revitalize the U.S. Apparel Industry

Tom Chappell co-founded Tom’s of Maine and revolutionized the personal care industry. He now wants to do the same for clothing, but Americans'…