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.

Bulawayo, toilets, water free toilets, drought, Zimbabwe, Leon Kaye, flush mob, Robert Mugabe, water scarcity, water stewardship,

Flushable Wipes: Another Marketing Lie, and Homeowners Pay a Huge Price

As any knowledgeable plumber or wastewater manager will tell you, there is no such thing as flushable wipes.
Hawaii, renewables, wind power, solar, clean energy, renewable energy portfolio standard, David Ige, climate change, Leon Kaye, senate bill 2181

Hawaii Close to Approving 100-Percent Renewables Goal

A bill requiring Hawaii to generate 100 percent of its energy needs from renewables by 2040 is close to passage by the state’s…
Fuel efficiency standards, trucks, trucking, home delivery, online shopping, Leon Kaye, Union of Concerned Scientists, UCS, fuel economy, energy efficiency, Amazon

Love Free Shipping? Your Home Deliveries Burn 70 Gallons of Fuel a Year

Union of Concerned Scientists estimates our addiction to home delivery burns about 70 gallons of fuel annually per person.
Urban farming, urban agriculture, CASP, Mount Washington, Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles River, rail, bicycling, Perkins Will, Leon Kaye

Study Proposes Massive Urban Agriculture Complex in Los Angeles

The design firm Perkins + Will released a plan that suggests a 660-acre area northeast of downtown Los Angeles is ripe for investments…
Apple, app store, gaming, Silicon Valley, technology sector, Leon Kaye, girls, bias against women, apps, video games

Even Apple Gaming Apps Reveal Tech is Still a Boy’s World

One 12-year-old girl, writing in an op-ed for the Washington Post, shows how bias against women in the tech sector is even showing…
WWF, EU, European Union, natural capital, sustainability, Leon Kaye, clean energy, strategic investment, Jean-Claude Juncker, juncker plan

WWF to EU: Sustainability Is the €300B Investment Plan

WWF urges the European Union's economic and political leaders to put sustainability first and not delay such action in the name of economic…
Burma, Myanmar, Ooredoo, Qtel Group, Qatar, mobile technology, mobile phones, digital inclusion, maternal health, GSMA, Leon Kaye, maymay, geek girls, digital economy, digital literacy, social enterprise

Access to Mobile Phones Opens Opportunities for Women in Burma

In Burma, one telecommunications company, Ooredoo, has partnered with various organizations to empower women by expanding access to mobile phones.
Beer, green beer, Ceres, brewing industry, beer makers, sustainability, climate declaration, water efficiency, renewable energy, clean energy, Leon Kaye

24 Breweries Sign Climate Change Declaration

24 breweries in a partnership with Ceres have signed a declaration urging the industry to take greater action on climate change-related risks.
Great Lakes Cheese, dairy industry, animal rights, animal welfare, Mercy for Animals, Leon Kaye, tail docking, supply chain

Ohio Cheese Company Changes Policies After Animal Cruelty Accusations

Great Lakes Cheese is the latest food company to enact an animal welfare program policy in the light of accusations of animal cruelty…
Palm oil, sustainable palm oil, RSPO, Seventh Generation, Hain Celestial, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, supply chain, Earth Balance, Leon Kaye, compliance

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Suspends Members

The RSPO terminated or suspended over 100 members for not submitting annual reports on sustainable palm oil production or procurement.
North Dakota, oil, crime, Bakken Region, Minot, oil boom, Leon Kaye, FBI

Crime Surges in North Dakota’s Oil Country

Local police forces in North Dakota are so overwhelmed with crime related to the state's oil boom that FBI has now become involved.
Prison labor, whole foods, the Colorado Correctional Industries, Colorado, tilapia, corporate social responsibility, Leon Kaye, transparency

Is Whole Foods Unethical for Selling Tilapia Raised by Prison Labor?

Whole Foods has long touted its “something great” tilapia, but the company is cagey about where they source it. No wonder: some is…
PHAs, microbeads, Metabolix, Honeywell, personal care products, Leon Kaye, plastic, polyhydroxyalkanoate, bioplastics, biodegradable

New Partnership Promises Biodegradable Microbeads

The plastic microbeads used in many personal care products harm marine life and have already been banned in three states. Metabolix and Honeywell…
Pizza, American Pizza Community, USDA, FDA, Dominos, obesity, Leon Kaye, school lunches, public relations, lobbying

The Latest and Loudest DC Lobby Force: Pizza

The American Pizza Community has become the a formidable lobby in DC, fighting school lunch and calorie disclosure regulations tooth and nail.
PHAs, microbeads, Metabolix, Honeywell, personal care products, Leon Kaye, plastic, polyhydroxyalkanoate, bioplastics, biodegradable

New Partnership Promises Biodegradable Microbeads

The plastic microbeads used in many personal care products harm marine life and have already been banned in three states. Metabolix and Honeywell…