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.

Greenchar, cookstoves, Kenya, Yina Sun, Tom Osborn, social enterprise, Leon Kaye, clean cookstoves, social entrepreneurship

GreenChar Increases Access to Clean Cookstoves in Kenya

A new social enterprise in Kenya, GreenChar, is trying to find a new path to clean cookstoves.
Procter and Gamble, PG, DuPont, cellulosic ethanol, corn ethanol, Iowa, corn stover, Leon kaye, Tide detergent

P&G, DuPont Partner on Cellulosic Ethanol Production for Tide Detergent

P&G, in a joint announcement with DuPont, said cellulosic ethanol will be an ingredient in Tide Detergent, an announcement 10 years in the…
EPA, carbon emissions, public health, particulates, climate change, carbon pollution, energy efficiency, Leon Kaye, Harvard University, Boston University, Syracuse University

Reducing Power Plant Carbon Emissions Boosts Public Health

A recently released study suggests stronger power plant standards to cut carbon emissions could save lives and offer significant health benefits.
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Coke v. Pepsi: Battle Stevia

Coke and Pepsi are each launching a stevia line - can they breathe life into the flagging soda market?
Uruguay, Sinergia Cowork, Montevideo, social entrepreneurship, Social entrepreneurs, social enterprise, coworking, Leon Kaye

Social Entreprenuership Finds a Home in Uruguay

Welcome to Sinergia Cowork, the first shared office space in Uruguay and a new home for those keen on social entrepreneurship in Uruguay.
Zagster, bike sharing, bicycling, Cleveland, bicycle sharing, public transportation, Ohio City, Leon Kaye

Zagster Aims a For a New Bike Sharing Model in Cleveland

Earlier this month Zagster and several partners launched a pilot bike sharing program in Cleveland, Ohio. Can this entirely privately-funded plan work?
Aquafil, econyl, textile recycling, recycling, ghost fishing, carpet recycling, Leon Kaye, Nylla, Interface

From Fishing Nets to Carpet, ECONYL Invests in More Nylon Recycling

One Italian company, ECONYL, has invested in nylon recycling that could help solve the problem of fishing nets left in our globe's oceans.
Climate change, climate change hypocrisy, forecast the facts, citizen engagement laboratory, google, ford, ebay, ups, Microsoft, Leon Kaye, climate change deniers

Google, Ford Among Companies Accused of Climate Change Hypocrisy

Companies including Google, UPS, Ford, Microsoft and eBay are accused of climate change hypocrisy in a scathing report. But are those assumptions fair?
Recycling, OSHA, scrap metal recycling, workers protection, workplace safety, Illinois, Texas, Leon Kaye

No OSHA Inspection Ever for Scrap Metal Plant, Scene of Fatal Accident

OSHA never ran an inspection of the scrap metal recycling facility where a worker was killed earlier this year--typical for this understaffed agency.
PepsiCo, Pepsi, Inter-American Development Bank, water scarcity, Latin America, Brazil, Argentina, Haiti, Peru, Leon Kaye, Hydro-BID

PepsiCo Releases New Water Modeling Tool for Latin America

PepsiCo and the Inter-American Bank (IDB) released a new water modeling tool to assist Latin American nations forecast future water supplies.
Bicycling, Zagster, bicycle sharing, bike sharing, Citi Bike Share, New York, Washington DC, Detroit, General Motors, Leon Kaye, bicycles, Kristine Johnson

Are City Bicycle-Sharing Programs Doomed?

Are citywide bike programs doomed to fail? New York's is losing money, and in other cities such as Washington, they run in the…
Artisanal goods, artisan, artisanal products, social enterprise, online artisan marketplace, Etsy, Leon Kaye, amazon,

The Online Artisan Marketplace: A Huge Boost for Handmade Products

The internet has made it far easier for the online artisan marketplace to thrive, allowing many to sell their handmade goods quickly and…
RSPO, sustainable palm oil, palm oil, sustainable palm oil sales, Leon Kaye, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, supply chain, greenpalm certificates

Sustainable Palm Oil Sales Surge as Demand Meets Supply

Last week the RSPO announced that the sales of sustainable palm oil are surging as demand outpaces supply for the first time ever.
EDGE, Gender Equality, Gender Equality certification, diversity, Leon Kaye, ethical certifications

On the EDGE: Gender Equality Certification

Switzerland-based EDGE is banking its gender equality certification will resonate with businesses and consumers. Can it catch on?
Rabbit meat, whole foods, sustainable meat, Leon Kaye, rabbits, eating rabbits, factory farms

Whole Foods’ Sale of Rabbit Meat Is a Big Pet Peeve to Some

Whole Foods is now selling rabbit meat at a limited number of stores across the United States, and some New Yorkers are very…
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