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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Mexico, solar, solar energy, clean energy, Bright, Y Combinator, power purchase agreements, Leon Kaye, renewables

Y Combinator Invests in Mexican Solar

The start-up Bright, with seed money from 7 Combinator, believes it can transform solar energy in Mexico.
Heidi Carneau , Adèle Taylor, Heidi & Adèle, leather, salmon skin, salmon leather, Korea, endangered species, fashion, Leon Kaye

Salmon Skin Accessories a Clutch Above Conventional Leather

Heidi & Adèle design handbags and wallets using more sustainable options than conventional leather, including salmon skin.
TJ Maxx, Retail Sector, TJX Companies, wages, minimum wage, Walmart, Minnesota, Leon Kaye, Costco

TJ Maxx Follows Walmart’s Lead, Promises to Boost Wages

The parent company of TJ Maxx announced it will raise wages for its employees to a minimum of $9 an hour, starting in…
Jordan, Middle East, solar, solar energy, renewables, clean energy, mosques, Leon Kaye, Masdar, Abu Dhabi, Tafila, Arab Gas Pipeline, Amman, zakat

Jordan’s 6,000 Mosques to Be Powered by Solar Energy

Jordan has numerous challenges, but it is rich in one resource: sunshine. Now the kingdom is accelerating the adoption of solar, starting with…
Christian Grande, floating villages, climate change, green building, Seasteader Institute, Leon Kaye, floating city, AbiFloat

Italian Yacht Designer Christian Grande Proposes Posh Floating Village

Famed yacht designer Christian Grande of Italy has proposed AbiFloat, which combines modular building and luxury in a floating village setting.
Business and human rights center, human rights, garment industry, Brazil, India, corporate responsibility, Leon Kaye, supply chain, multinationals

New Platform Sheds Lights on Multinationals and Human Rights

Business and Human Rights Resource Center released an interactive platform that sheds light on the effects companies and governments have on human rights.
Rana Plaza, Benetton, Rana Plaza Factory Collapse, Bangladesh, Walmart, Primark, fast fashion, fashion, garment industry, Leon Kaye, International Labor Organization

Benetton Finally Agrees to Contribute to Rana Plaza Victims’ Fund

Benetton announced last week that it would contribute to a fund set up to compensate victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in…
Edelman, public relations, climate change, climate deniers, American Petroleum Institute, oil and gas, Leon Kaye

PR Firm Edelman Ends Relationship with U.S. Oil Lobby

Edelman has ended its relationship with the American Petroleum Institute after a long and lucrative relationship.
Target, Made to Matter, organic, Leon Kaye, sales strategy, cheap chic

Target to Double “Made to Matter” Organic and Sustainable Product Brands

Target’s will double its “Made to Matter” product line, which includes a variety of brands that are made with organic and sustainable ingredients.
General Motors, GM, Technical Center, Detroit, Warren, Michigan, architecture, mid century, Modernism week, LEED, green building, Leon Kaye

Modernist Icon GM Technical Center Undergoing a Gradual Green Upgrade

Little about GM's Technical Center in Warren, MI has changed, but this icon of modernist architecture has started a slow green building upgrade.
Brazil, Carnaval, Ambev, InBev, Skol, Pri Ferrari, beer, social media, Twitter, Facebook, Leon Kaye

Accused of Condoning Rape, Brazilian Beer Company Drops Carnaval Ad Campaign

A leading brand of beer in Brazil, Skol, found itself in controversy after a poorly thought-out advertising campaign came across as condoning rape.
Fair trade, flowers, sustainable flowers, floriculture, Leon Kaye, Columbia, slow flowers, Certified American grown program

Sustainable Flower Growers Are a Few Roses Among Many Thorns

You may want to consider more sustainable flower growers that are on the market next time you want something delivered for that special…
GM, General Motors, climate change, renewable energy, wind power, wind energy, Palo Alto, Mexico, clean energy, renewables, Enel Green Power, Leon Kaye

GM Adds Wind Energy to Power Factories in Mexico

GM's 34 MW wind energy farm in Palo Alto, 325 miles (526 km) from Mexico City, will launch during the second quarter of…
Sustainable textiles, textile recycling, sustainable fibers, Levis, fashion, fashion industry, HM, Marks and Spencer, Econyl, Aquafil, Nike, bamboo, hemp, sustainable cotton initiative, fast fashion, Leon Kaye

The Rise of Sustainable Fibers in the Fashion Industry

The road toward more sustainable fibers will be a long one with plenty of failures and misses, but it's necessary for a more…
Horace Gifford, sustainable architecture, Fire Island, Fire Island Pines, architecture, Christopher Rawlins, Modernism Week, gay culture, Leon Kaye

Sustainable and Seductive Architecture in Fire Island: Horace Gifford’s Legacy

Horace Gifford’s legacy of sustainable and seductive architecture in Fire Island, New York, has recently seen a revival.