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.

PHAs, microbeads, Metabolix, Honeywell, personal care products, Leon Kaye, plastic, polyhydroxyalkanoate, bioplastics, biodegradable

New Partnership Promises Biodegradable Microbeads

The plastic microbeads used in many personal care products harm marine life and have already been banned in three states. Metabolix and Honeywell…
Pizza, American Pizza Community, USDA, FDA, Dominos, obesity, Leon Kaye, school lunches, public relations, lobbying

The Latest and Loudest DC Lobby Force: Pizza

The American Pizza Community has become the a formidable lobby in DC, fighting school lunch and calorie disclosure regulations tooth and nail.
PHAs, microbeads, Metabolix, Honeywell, personal care products, Leon Kaye, plastic, polyhydroxyalkanoate, bioplastics, biodegradable

New Partnership Promises Biodegradable Microbeads

The plastic microbeads used in many personal care products harm marine life and have already been banned in three states. Metabolix and Honeywell…
Washington DC, healthy corners, DC Central Kitchen, food deserts, social enterprise, Fresh & Easy, organic, Leon Kaye, bodegas, public health, obesity

Healthy Corners Program Tackles Urban Food Deserts

The Healthy Corners program distributes fresh produce to small corner stores in 'food deserts' that can try selling it at a profit with…
Palm oil, Earth Balance, sustainable palm oil, deforestation, human rights, land rights, Leon Kaye, Colombia, Leon Kaye, RSPO, Palm Oil Innovation Group, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, supply chain

Earth Balance Switches to Sustainable Palm Oil

Earth Balance is in the midst of revamping its supply chain and says its goal is to source only sustainable palm oil by…
Climate change, Koch Brothers, ExxonMobil, climate deniers, Willie Soon, Sheldon Whitehouse, Barbara Boxer, Edward Markey, Greenpeace, Leon Kaye

Three Senators Launch Investigation of Climate Deniers’ Funding

Last week, three U.S. Senators sent 100 letters to businesses and organizations requesting information to glean whether they were funding climate deniers.
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.