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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World’s Greenest Building, Bullitt Center, Opens on Earth Day in Seattle

Nestled between downtown Seattle and the Capitol Hill district, the Bullitt Center will open on Earth Day, April 22. Builders of the six-story,…
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Anthropologie Pulls Racist “Artisan” Candlesticks Off Website

Anthropologie pulled a line of tacky $400 candlesticks that many media outlets and bloggers described as racist.
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MIT to Obama: Get Serious About Climate Change

Arguing that any climate change initiatives need to be for the long haul, MIT Technology Review's editors urge the Obama Administration to tackle…
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BP and Sempra Unleash Two New U.S. Wind Farms

BP and Sempra flipped the switch on two new wind farms in Pennsylvania and Kansas at a cost of over $1 billion.
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Larger Corporate Presence Now the Reality in the Sharing Economy

The rise of the sharing economy, or collaborative consumption, means it has become far more mainstream, and therefore corporations are taking an interest.
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Apple Patent Application Could Transform Wind Power

An Apple patent application describes a set of rotating blades that converts rotational energy from a wind turbine into heat.
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Mosaic Brings The Sharing Economy to Solar Energy Financing

Oakland-based Mosaic makes solar financing more accessible and affordable, and is a compelling example of the rise of the sharing economy.
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Is Al Gore a Hypocrite for Selling Current TV To Al Jazeera?

Last week Qatar-based Al Jazeera Media Network announced that it will acquire Al Gore's American cable news channel Current TV.
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Starbucks Needs More Than a $1 Reusable Cup to Boost Recycling

Last week media outlets were abuzz with Starbucks’ announcement that company-owned stores will sell reusable cups for $1 to boost recycling.
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FTC Settles With Amazon, Sears, Macy’s Over Mislabeled Bamboo Clothing

Last week the FTC reached an agreement with four large retailers over charges that textiles promoted as environmentally friendly bamboo were actually rayon.
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Avis Buys Zipcar for $500 Million

This morning Avis announced that it will acquire car-sharing leader Zipcar for about $500 million
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Tesla Expands “Supercharger Network” to East Coast

Tesla has announced the additions to its Supercharger network on the east coast; the new EV recharging stations are located in Newark, DE…
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Hawaii Switches on 21MW Auwahi Wind Farm on Maui

Last week Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and BP Wind Energy launched the 21 megawatt (MW) Auwahi Wind Farm on the island of…
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Loss of Rebecca Tarbotton Ripples Far Beyond Rainforest Action Network


Last week’s tragic death of Rebecca Tarbotton marks a sad start to 2013; the Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network died in an…
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The Top 10 CSR and Sustainability Reports of 2012

Information, not platitudes and pictures, reign in the best of the best: the top 10 CSR reports of 2012.