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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Korea, the Leading Well-Being Laboratory of Technology Working with Nature

Submitted to the Thomson Reuters Environmental Media Award competition, this article by Leon Kaye discusses how Korea is the leading model for countries…
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Coal Industry Bribes “Activists” with T-Shirts and Lunch to Fight the EPA

a Chicago-based environmental group sent out a tweet over the rumor of a pay-to-protest ad that was posted on Craigslist by an alleged…
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McDonald’s Shareholders Swat Away Resolution Demanding Nutrition Report

McDonald’s shareholders yesterday overwhelmingly voted against a shareholder proposal that pushed the fast food titan to undertake a nutrition report of the company’s…
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Fair Trade Takes Over the Whole Foods Produce Section

Last month Whole Foods introduced more fruits and vegetables certified by Oakland-based Fair Trade USA. Fair trade watermelon will be an ethical treat…
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CSR Reporting Leaders in the Pacific Northwest

Several of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic companies are leaders in disclosing information related to environmental, social and governance performance. Learn more at…
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Kimberly-Clark Goes Full Circle on Zero Waste, Sustainable Sourcing

Kimberly-Clark, the brands of which include Huggies, Kleenex and Kotex, set several sustainability goals for 2015 and updates its stakeholders on the company’s…
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International Paper Sets New Sustainability Goals

Last week International Paper (IP), a $26 billion company with over 60,000 employees worldwide, issued its 2011 sustainability report, full of goals the…
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Safeway, Tone Deaf to Stakeholders, Has a Miserable Week

Safeway had a nightmare of a week, and based on the social media firestorm, recent criticism of the supermarket chain over suspending Ryan…
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FedEx Ramps Up Energy Efficiency Goals

FedEx Express announced this week that its entire vehicle feet is becoming more energy efficient at a faster rate than the company had…
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Clif Bar Celebrates Its 20th Birthday With LEED Platinum Headquarters

Clif Bar, the granddaddy of the modern day energy bar, has been sustainably celebrating its 20th birthday this year. The company’s latest accomplishment…
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DreamBikes Teaches Job Skills and Boosts Bicycling in Urban Neighborhoods

DreamBikes started when John Burke, president of Trek BIcycle Company, suggested the idea and then donated the seed money to open the first…
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Patagonia Maps Out Its Supply Chain For Even More Transparency

Patagonia has released its Footprint Chronicles, one tool to help customers and stakeholders learn more about the the company’s global operations and suppliers.
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Iconic Milwaukee Brewing Company Rolls Out First “All Local” Beer

Lakefront Brewery recently started serving "Wisconsinite," what it describes as the first truly “local” beer in the U.S.
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Beyond Recycling: Alcoa Slashes CO2 Emissions and Water Consumption

Last week Alcoa issued its annual sustainability report, which outlines some of the progress the company has achieved on the environment, water stewardship,…
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Germany Close to Slashing Solar Subsidies

The German government is close to slashing subsidies for solar energy by 20 to 40 percent despite solar's success in reaching up to…