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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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.
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Why Certifications Like Rainforest Alliance Matter

One certification program that keeps growing, avoids controversy, and now scores more multinationals under its umbrella is Rainforest Alliance
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How Bicycling Creates Economic Impact: A Tale of Two Cities

Two studies from Portland and New York City reveal bicyclists spend more than their peers who arrive at the same neighborhoods via car…
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ColaLife Uses Crates of Coke to Save Lives in Africa

Since 2008, ColaLife has worked with Coca-Cola to allow its “Airpods” full of rehydration salts to fit within crates of soft drink bottles.
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IKEA Airbrushes Out Women in Saudi Arabian Catalog

Why would IKEA in Saudi Arabia airbrush women out of its latest catalog, when women's rights are actually heading, slowly, in a more…
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Breaking: Shipping Industry Takes Massive Step Towards Energy Efficiency

Today three large multinationals have agreed to charter only vessels in the shipping industry that have the highest rates of energy efficiency.
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Sainsbury’s Greenlights “Ugly” Fruit and Vegetables

The supermarket chain Sainsbury’s announced “ugly fruits and vegetables” will now be available for purchase in its UK stores because of the ongoing…
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Alex Bogusky Brings a Fearless Knife to the Prop 37 Gunfight Against Monsanto

Alex Bogusky, the fearless adman turned activist, is now the sixth largest donor to the pro-Proposition 37 campaign.
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Dunkin’ Donuts Opens Supply Chain to Cage-Free Eggs and Humanely Raised Pork

On Wednesday Dunkin’ Donuts announced it will slowly revamp its supply chain to purchase cage free eggs and humanely raised pork.
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Demand For Bioplastics Creates Strange Industry Bedfellows

The demand for bioplastics creates odd bedfellows, as in today's announcement that Ford and Weyerhaeuser will collaborate on developing new car parts.
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Xeros, the UK Waterless Machine Company, Eyes Market in North America

UK-based Xeros is close to rolling out its “virtually waterless” washing machine technology to North America.
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Europe Now Creates Enough Solar Power to Fuel Austria

Despite economic troubles, Europe now generates 52 gigawatts of solar power, enough to fuel all of Austria.

Flush Mob: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Launches Synchronized Toilet Flushing

Leaders in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, asked residents to participate in a “big flush” of their toilets concurrently at 7:30pm on Saturday evening.