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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GM’s Recycling Devision Now Generates $1B Annually

GM recently announced that it is ramping up its zero waste goals and now generates $1 billion a year from the reuse and…
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Photo Tour: Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Comes to California Farm Country

Edeniq Inc., surrounded by farms and orchards growing some of America’s most valuable crops, is pushing the boundaries of cellulosic ethanol innovation.
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The Green Bottle Goes Gold: Heineken USA HQ Goes LEED

In its most recent CSR report, Heineken USA announced achievements on community work as well as the environment. The green bottle is going…
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Clorox Cleans Up With Release of Integrated Report

This week Clorox released its 2012 annual integrated report online with updates on its environmental, social and governance performance.
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Walmart to Save $150 Million Thanks to Sustainability Programs

Walmart announced last week the company could save as much as $150 million during the company’s 2013 fiscal year due to several of…
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Yogurt Company Launches Pro-Prop 37 Food Labeling as Measure’s Support Falters

Strauss Family Creamery of Petaluma released new pro-Proposition 37 packaging on its yogurt and milk containers.
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BMW Switches to Iceland Data Center to Reduce Carbon Emissions

BMW will relocate some of its high performance computing programs to a 45-acre green data center complex in southwestern Iceland.
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Microsoft Citizenship: Community Work on a Global Scale

Microsoft's most recent corporate social responsibility report highlights its citizenship efforts on the environment, human rights and community work.
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PUMA Kicks Off Biodegradable Shoe and Clothing Campaign

PUMA announced the upcoming release of a promised fashion line featuring both clothing and shoes that will be completely biodegradable and recyclable.
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SolarCity Files for $200 Million IPO

On October 5, SolarCity registered for an IPO with the SEC that the company hopes will raise over $200 million.
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Chicken Pollution Lawsuit Against Perdue Determines Future of the Chesapeake Bay

Waterkeeper Alliance has sued Perdue to hold the poultry producer liable for pollution that has long dogged the Chesapeake Bay.
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How Safe Water Network’s Partnership With Companies Benefits the World’s Poor

Safe Water Network, which works with PepsiCo, IBM and Merck, takes a market-based approach to combat water scarcity in the developing world.
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Warby Parker’s New Eyeglasses Support Pencils of Promise

Today, Warby Parker released a new fashion line of eyeglasses that boosts the work of Pencils of Promise, an NGO that builds schools…
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Food Fight in Haiti as NGOs Go Nuts Over Peanut Butter Drive

Two NGOs working in Haiti have similar plans to build a peanut butter factories that promise to feed kids and create jobs.
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Scharffen Berger Booted Out of Whole Foods Over Child Labor Concerns

Whole Foods announced that it was removing Scharffen Berger chocolate from its stores’ shelves because of doubts over Hershey's child labor issues.