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.

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The Who’s Who in the Low-Carbon Economy

A new report issued by CDP and the Climate Group reveals that many companies and governments are already preparing for a low-carbon economy.
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Volvo Leaves Mining Lobbying Group Over Climate Change Policy

Volvo announced last week that it is leaving the National Mining Association over the lobbying group's opposition to President Barack Obama's Clean Power…
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Epson Rolls Out Printer That Also Recycles Printed Paper

Epson has rolled out a printer that recycles shredded paper into new, fresh sheets, creating a closed-loop recycling system within the office.
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Meathead Movers Goes Above and Beyond Helping Domestic Abuse Victims

California-based Meathead Movers has a policy to help victims of domestic abuse move out of any dangerous situation, for free.
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Making the Case for Responsible Corporate Adaptation

Caring for Climate, a joint initiative from UNEP, UN Global Compact and UNFCCC, has issued a report that urges companies to view climate…
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Green Mountain Power Now Leasing and Selling Tesla’s Powerwall

Last week, Green Mountain Power, the B-Corp utility that services 75 percent of Vermont, has started offering Tesla’s Powerwall batteries to its customers.
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Supermarket Chains Fail on Promise to Open in Food Deserts

Of the 2,400-odd grocery stores that have opened the past four years, less than 10 percent of them are in these so-called food…
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Why Toilet-to-Tap is the Future of Water

The future of water in California, the United States and really the world is in toilet-to-tap, otherwise known as water recycling. Yes, as…
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Mark Bittman and The Purple Carrot Now Delivering Vegan Cuisine

Former New York Times columnist and celebrated author Mark Bittman has joined forces with Andy Levitt, founder of The Purple Carrot, to bring…
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Coal’s Double Jeopardy: The Overlooked Impact on Forests

The Dutch NGO Fern has issued a report that advocates turning away from coal because of the impact the loss of land, as…
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Dunkin’ Donuts Uses Bio-Digesters to Dunk Food Waste

Dunkin’ Donuts announced this week that it has installed a bio-digester system at a second location in New Jersey.
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Firms Could Lose $2 Trillion on Unneeded Fossil Fuel Projects

The think-tank Carbon Tracker issued a report suggesting that, in the long run, energy companies investing in long-term fossil fuel projects may be…
Another idea for coping with climate change is coming out of World Bank HQ in Washington, D.C.

World Bank Launches $500M Plan to Boost Climate Change Action

The World Banks's Transformative Carbon Asset Facility, announced yesterday during the COP21 talks in Paris, will attempt to find new ways to develop…
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Why Backpacking is a Sustainability 101 Course for Work and Home

Setting off on a long backpacking trip abroad will allow you to bring home lessons on living and working sustainably for when you…
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Less Meat Consumption Critical to Achieve Global Climate Goals

Chatham House, the London-based independent policy institute, released a report this week that insists reducing meat consumption is crucial if the world is…