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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Introduction to Technology for Good: A Historical Perspective From GE

This is the first in a series of Technology for Good: A Historical Perspective From GE. We start with the toaster, which for…
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Can Privatization Save Detroit’s Transit System?

Andy Didorosi bought three busses a few months ago and hopes to launch The Detroit Bus Company next month. Can privatization save Detroit's…
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Via Blistering Op-Ed, Exec Bids Good Riddance to Goldman Sachs and Greed

For Goldman Sachs’ critics, former vice president Greg Smith’s resignation via a New York Times op-ed piece confirms what they think of the…
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Is America Beyond Peak Meat?

Several cultural and environmental trends, from health concerns to a down economy, have had an impact on meat consumption in the United States.
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Brazil’s Growth Offers Wealth and Worry in The Northeast

WIth Brazil’s global clout comes increased focus on its role as the world’s breadbasket and whether the increasing strain on its land is…
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Probiotics Reign at Natural Products Expo West

For the natural foods connoisseur, the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim is a fascinating look at an industry that has soared from fringe…
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McDonald’s Exempt From Sustainable Food Sourcing at London Olympics

McDonald’s was granted an exemption to London’s local food sourcing goals and therefore will only source 10 percent of the chicken it processes…
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Is the USDA Local Farm Program a Ruse for Big Agriculture?

Could Americans’ tax dollars be paying for greenwashing by the United States Department of Agriculture? Those who are suspicious about the KYF2 program…

Campbell’s Phases Out BPA in Cans

Campbell Soup Company recently announced that it will phase out the use of BPA in its can linings, in part due to the…
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Dubai’s Sustainability Agenda Must Start With Health

Submitted for the TckTckTck Rio +20 Blogging competition, this article by Leon Kaye explores how Dubai and the United Arab Emirates can confront…
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Unilever Calls For a United Front Against Food Waste

Unilever, the food and consumer packaged goods giant, branched out its United Against Waste campaign to its North American division.
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Target Draws a Line in the Sand, Bans Sandblasted Jeans

Target has pledged to stop selling denim jeans manufactured from suppliers who use sandblasting techniques.
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In Dubai, CSR Could Use More S as In Social

With the growing interest in sustainability and corporate social responsibility emerging in Dubai, leadership on workers' rights will make the "S" in CSR…
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Arabian Architecture: Green Building’s Foundation in Doha and the Middle East

Msheireb Properties is building a 35-hectare project in Doha, Qatar, that will infuse traditional Arabian architecture with modern green building techniques.
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Dubai: Great With Details, but Overall Design Needs CPR

When it comes to details, Dubai is a global leader and the quality of life and business climate both have tremendous benefits. But…