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 The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com.

Israel, the Detroit of E-Bikes & E-Scooters

Visit Tel Aviv and other cities across Israel, and e-bikes and e-scooters are almost as common as bicycles. And Israel's Startup Nation has…

How Low-Tech Solutions Turned an Israeli City Into a Smart Water Leader

It goes without saying that Israel is one of the most politicized nations on the planet, and the same goes for how the…

Water Woman: How Leadership Turned An Israeli City Into a Global Model for Water Efficiency

Rishon LeZion, five miles south of Tel Aviv, has become a global leader in water efficiency -- and much of this success is…

This Social Enterprise Fights Human Trafficking in Israel with Skills Training

Matthias and Tabea Oppliger founded Glowbalact in 2011. Its social enterprise in Israel, A.I.R., provides job training to former sex workers as a…

DOE Says ‘Hell No’ to Trump Request for Names

Donald Trump's transition team sent a list of 70-plus questions to the DOE, including a request for the names of employees and contractors…

Is It Time for the New York City Region to Plan for Permanent Flooding?

A recent report assessed the risks the greater New York City region faces if sea levels rise by one, three or six feet.…

Apparel Companies Still Have an Abysmal Record on Forced Labor

The NGOs Humanity United and the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre recently issued a report that is pessimistic about the global apparel…

Powered By 100% Renewables, Google Sets a New Business Standard

This week, Google announced that all of its operations, including offices and data centers, will be powered by 100 percent renewables next year.…

5 Innovative and Sustainable School Lunch Programs

These five innovative and sustainable school lunch programs and businesses caught our attention. They are a massive change from the inedible lunch options…

France First EU Member to Label Products from ‘Israeli Settlements’

Consumers in Europe already bombarded with labels such as “organic” and "fair trade" may soon start seeing another label on products – and…

Amnesty International: Child Labor Continues in Indonesian Palm Oil

Amnesty International describes the global palm oil industry as a “disgrace.” Lands continue to be cleared for plantations, where workers -- some of…

Some Rust Belt Workers Remain Skeptical of Job Retraining Programs

Many citizens do not want to be told there are mostly winners and a few losers in globalization, and that a rapidly changing…

Despite Trump’s Promise, Economics Will Hasten Coal’s Decline

As the natural gas boom continues and renewable prices fall, it's economics -- not regulation -- that nudges utilities away from coal-fired power…

Is It Time to Remove Names from Resumes to Stop Bias in Recruiting?

More human resources professionals are suggesting that companies adopt name-blind recruitment to avoid unconscious bias. Could it work?

India’s Currency Recall: Reform or Punishing the Poor?

India plans to eliminate two of its most circulated banknotes in an effort to increase transparency and stamp out corruption. But the move…