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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LiquidSpace and Marriott Team Up for Instant Shared Workspace

LiquidSpace now parters with Marriott to give its members even more options to hold co-working sessions.
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GetArtUp Makes Contemporary Art More Accessible

GetArtUp has developed a new business model to generate revenues for artists while allowing contemporary art to become more accessible and affordable.
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Unilever Promotes Handwashing Campaign Message Using Rotis

Flat roti bread spread an important message about a handwashing campaign in India thanks to Unilever and its bar soap brand, Lifebuoy.
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World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Helps Companies Map Water Risk Globally

The World Resources Institute released the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, an online tool offering users a way to create customizable maps of water…
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HP Reduces Chinese Student and Underage Labor in Supply Chain

HP issued new guidelines to its suppliers conducting operations in China that according to the company are the first for the information technology…
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Recyclebank, Coors Partners on New Aluminum Recycling Program

Recyclebank and the Coors Brewing Company have launched an online awareness campaign that seeks to educate consumers even more about aluminum recycling.
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Organic Bouquet Touts Sustainability Via Kathy Ireland’s Dubious Credentials

Kathy Ireland, with a past full of sweatshops and fights with PETA, is a spokesperson for a company touting its sustainability credentials, Organic…
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Bloom Energy Caught Underpaying Mexican Workers – in Pesos

Sunnyvale-based Bloom Energy was fined by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division for underpaying 14 Mexican nationals.
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Sharing Economy Increases Access to Luxury Goods

Now that luxury goods are available to the masses due to the rise of the sharing economy, the champagne life is possible .…
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Green Building Deception: Home Insulation Marketer Fined $350,000

Yesterday the Federal Trade Commission fined a home insulation marketer $350,000 for making unsubstantiated claims about the products' green credentials.
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Cats, Wildlife and the Conservation Dilemma: Time to Kill More Kitties?

Cats, wildlife and the conservation dilemma amped: An article in Nature alleges cats are responsible for killing billions of animals in the U.S.…
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It’s Official: More Wind than Natural Gas Installs in 2012

The U.S. wind power industry not only had its best year ever in 2012, but exceeded natural gas in the installation of new…
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Microsoft Takes on Biodiversity Modeling

Microsoft Research scientists are partnering with UNEP to develop a general ecosystem model of biodiversity throughout the world.
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10 Sustainable Business Trends Underway in Detroit (Photo Tour)

Let me share some developments pointing to why I believe Detroit’s transformation is turning the city into an exciting sustainability laboratory.