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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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.
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The Sustainability Bowl: A Few Games Making a Difference in 2012

College football and sustainability do not intuitively go in the same sentence, but a few college bowl games this season are trying.
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Cutting Edge Business: The Top 10 Sustainable Design Moments of 2012

As we countdown to the new year, here are some of the top 10 moments in sustainable design during 2012.
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A Bumper Crop of Waste Diversion: Ford’s Recycling Program at 10 Years

One of Ford’s waste diversion initiatives, called the “Ford Core Recovery Program,” keeps adding new parts to the company’s recycling list.
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Making a Case for Better Business Results? Be a Better Corporate Citizen

Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship released its annual report on the state of corporate citizenship. The business case for CSR is clear.
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A GMO-Free New Mexico? Land of Enchantment to Debate Labeling

GMO-free green chile? New Mexico state Sen. Peter Wirth filed an amendment to the state’s food act to require labeling of GMO food…
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Cisco 2012 CSR Report: Packaging, Supplier Diversity & Governance

Cisco has long been a corporate social responsibility (CSR) trailblazer, and this year the Cisco 2012 CSR report is no exception.