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.

GMO contamination, GMOs, genetically modified, USDA, AC21 Advisory Board, AC21, AC21 report, organic, farming, agribusiness, dupont, American Soybean Association

GMO Contamination? USDA Suggests Sticking Small Farmers With the Bill

The USDA suggests farmers could safeguard themselves against GMO contamination by purchasing insurance, letting biotech companies off the hook.
bicycle traffic lights, bicycle traffic signals, bicycling, Salem, Oregon, Federal Highway Administration, Oregon Department of Transportation, traffic signals, benefits of bicycling, traffic, Leon Kaye

Bicycle Traffic Signals Spread Across American Cities

Once a very odd and rare sight, bicycle traffic signals are now becoming more common in the U.S. as bicycling is on the…
black friday, retailers, Zeynep Ton, big box stores, walmart, retail employees, the face of poverty, Leon Kaye, Uniqlo, public assistance, welfare, medicaid

Disgruntled Employees and Extended Black Friday Hours = Deflated Sales

The debate over the extended Black Friday hours overlooks one important fact: that retail workers are now the face of poverty in the…
Liberty Global, Liberty Global Inc, CSR, corporate social responsibility, e-waste, electronic waste, digital divide, media companies, stakeholder engagement, materiality assessment, online privacy, Leon Kaye, e-skills training for senior citizens

The Template for a First Sustainability Report: Liberty Global’s CSR Debut

Liberty Global's first CSR report provides a strong case study of how a company should groom stakeholder engagement and sustainability reporting.
United Airlines, United, Untied, Untied.com, Jeremy Cooperstock, legacy airlines, Leon Kaye, customer service, passenger complaints, air travel

Passenger Complaint Site Leaves United Fit to Be Untied

United Airlines’ lawyers have sued a Canadian-based parody web site, Untied.com, over copyright and trademark infringement.
Chevron, oil companies, HIV/AIDS, mothers2mothers, Nigeria, AIDS, mother-to-child transmission, Leon Kaye, Africa, Human Rights Campaign, CSR, PR, corporate social responsibility, aids is going to lose

Chevron Ramps Up Anti-AIDS Agenda: CSR or PR?

Is Chevron a leading corporate citizen because of its efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, or is this all just another public relations stunt?
national council of chain restaurants, NCCR, corn, corn ethanol, chain restaurants, PWC, EPA, Rob Green, ethanol, renewable fuel standard, fuels america, biofuels, ethanol production, Leon Kaye, Iowa State University

Chain Restaurants Claim Renewable Fuel Standard and Corn Ethanol Cost Billions

The National Council of Chain Restaurants claims the EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard and corn ethanol production cost restaurants billions annually.
gangnam style, PSY, Korea, ban-ki moon, k-pop, gangnam style popularity, Ai Weiwei, flash mobs, seoul, social change, cultural barriers, socioeconomic barriers, Leon Kaye, coffee, horse dance, parodies, spoof, gangnam

Why PSY and Gangnam Style Demolish Cultural and Socioeconomic Barriers

The brilliance of Gangnam Style, and PSY, is not the horse dance; it resonates with many across the world, and more are spoofing…
trucking, fuel efficiency, logistics management, deadhead travel, Leon Kaye, trucking companies, Carbon War Room, Trimble, logistics, GPS assisted routing, aerodynamics, 6x2 transmissions, anti idle devices, wide based tires

Efficiencies Could Save Truckers $26K a Year on Fuel

According to a report issued by Carbon War Room and Trimble, seven energy efficiency technologies could reduce a truck's fuel costs by $26,400…
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Friends of the Earth “Make It Better Campaign” Starts With Smartphones

A new Friends of the Earth campaign published a report that focused on tin mining in Indonesia, and calls out Samsung and Apple…
Corporate Social Responsibility, Fresno, Leon Kaye, sustainability, naughty or nice, starbucks fig garden village, fig garden village, fig garden

The CSR Christmas List: Who’s Naughty and Who Is Nice?

This month Consumer Reports came out with a “Naughty and Nice” list that focuses on what companies succeeded and failed. We have our…
giving tuesday, crowdfunding, Leon Kaye, Twitter, Social Media, Marty Tuzman, Bill Gates, Jenkintown Building Services, Giving Tuesday Partners, Unilever, Detroit Dog Rescue, Detroit

Can #GivingTuesday Bring Back The True Meaning of Giving?

Giving Tuesday is an initiative that seeks to bring together individuals and companies to rethink what it means to participate in this annual…
organic milk, organic dairies, small businesses, USDA, Tom Vilsack, UCS, Union of Concerned Scientists, Leon Kaye, dairy, organic agriculture, farming, organic farming, Straus Family Dairy, San Joaquin Valley, CAFOs, confined animal feeding operations, FMMOs, federal milk marketing order policies, organic milk production, organic dairy farmers

Organic Dairy Farms Milking Big Business Opportunities

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) recently issued a report that touts the economic benefits of organic dairy farms.
Place de la Bastille in Paris, France: one nation UNEP says faces long term credit risks due to natural capital depletion

Loss of Natural Capital is a Risk to Countries’ Credit Ratings

UNEP studied five countries and found that depleted natural capital could harm the financial long-term health and cause huge credit risks in the…
Black Friday, Walmart, Shopping, DIY, thrift shops, Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS, consumerism, Leon Kaye, San Joaquin Valley, Christmas shopping

Stick It to Black Friday 2012 by Shopping At Stores That Truly Help Others

Looking for an alternative? Explore the sharing economy While some of us prefer to stay warm and snuggle in our living rooms Thanksgiving…