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.

California Public Utilities Commission, CPUC, ridesharing, sharing economy, collaborative consumption, lyft, Uber, sidecar, leon kaye, public transportation, taxi companies, san Francisco

California Utility Commission Takes Another Look at Ridesharing

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released a proposal this week that could legitimize and give a shot in the arm to ridesharing…
British Airways, Solena, Solena Fuels, biofuels, jet fuel, aviation fuel, GreenSky Project, Leon Kaye, Fischer-Tropsch, fluor, jet biofuel

British Airways’ Jet Biofuel Plant Will Open in 2015

Yesterday British Airways (BA) announced that it has found a site for a bio-refinery that will generate up to 50,000 tons of jet…
Oscar Niemeyer, Brasilia, architecture, Brazil, green building, social justice, communist, Rio de Janeiro, Leon Kaye, cerrado, curves, impact, architect

Oscar Niemeyer, 1907-2012

A giant of modernist architecture, Oscar Niemeyer passed away last night in a Rio de Janeiro hospital just 10 days shy of his…
Motiv, City of Chicago, garbage trucks, electric vehicles, EVs, electric powertrain control system, Leon Kaye, EV technologies, Motiv Power Systems, battery technology, fleets, Foster City, Chicago

Bay Area Startup Motiv to Electrify Chicago’s Garbage Trucks

Motiv Power Systems, a Bay Area startup, recently landed a $13.4 million contract to start electrifying Chicago’s garbage trucks.
Hasbro, 8th grader, eight grader, Mckenna Pope, gender equality, easy-bake oven, easy bake, Leon Kaye, cooking, Gordon Ramsey

8th Grader to Hasbro: Give The Easy-Bake Oven a Manly-Man Makeover

Mckenna Pope has launched a petition on Change.org that urges Hasbro to rethink the Easy-Bake Oven.
Waitrose, Shell, Greenpeace, convenience stores, Leon Kaye, United Kingdom, Arctic, arctic drilling, United Arab Emirates, John Lewis Partnership, corporate governance, Greenpeace UK21

Greenpeace Urges Waitrose to Dump Shell

Greenpeace has recently amped up its campaign urging the British grocery retailer Waitrose to sever its ties with Shell. But is Greenpeace misfiring?
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…