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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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…

TrendWatch 2012: The Rise of the Global Middle Class

A generation ago the economies in Latin America, Africa, India and China were stagnant and left billions in poverty and provided few opportunities…
Dubai Fountain & Burj Khalifa, courtesy Leon Kaye

Desalination a Barrier to Improved Sustainability in the Gulf Region

Desalination has been the answer to the rapid development of the Arabian Gulf region. But as Leon Kaye explains, the wasteful consumption of…
The protests in Manama are this way. Most are announced via Twitter.

Can Business Do Its Part to Stop the Bahrain Tragedy?

One year after the February 14 uprising, Bahrain's government is still harassing its citizens and denying them basic human rights. Can businesses operating…
Masdar's Knowledge Center & Library, built from recycled materials and certified sustainable wood.

Why Masdar Matters

Leon Kaye explains that Masdar City does not have it all right, nor should it: at a fundamental level, it is an experiment.…
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From Detroit to Doha, Citizens Are Building a Greener Economy

My recent stay in Detroit and current trip to Doha have opened my eyes to how citizens are taking matters into their own…
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Kodak’s New Film: Solar

One opportunity for struggling Kodak lies in thin-film solar technology. The company is partnering with Natcore Technologies to create flexible solar cells.
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Swedish Cities Close to Building a Bicycle Superhighway

Sweden’s transportation authority, Trafikverket, has approved a four line bicycle superhighway between Malmö and nearby Lund.
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Pay-As-You-Go Solar Could Provide Clean Electricity to 1 Billion People

Eight19 announced Kickstart, a program that funds pay-as-you go solar energy in poor dual areas, this week at the World Future Energy Summit…

Ryanair Passes on Carbon Tax to Passengers

Beginning on January 17, Ryanair will charge a €0.25 fee on every seat to cover what the company says will be a €15…
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Which Companies Pitched Green Products at CES?

Within the cavernous halls at CES 2012 were plenty of energy efficient, “green” and eco-friendly products along with OLED and smart TVs. Panasonic…

The New GM: New Fuels, Less Waste, More Involvement with Detroit

From the development of new urban mobility technologies, waste diversion to a commitment to greener cars, the new GM going forward is a…
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New Levis Store in Amsterdam a Model of Reuse and Recycled Construction

Levi’s last month opened a new two-story store on Kalverstraat. The 2700 square feet store’s interior is full of reused, restored and repurposed…
Accor's Novotel and Pullman hotels in Sydney, Australia (courtesy Wiki Commons)

Motel 6: Sustainability Means We’ll No Longer Leave the Light on For You

Accor, a leading hotel chain that owns a bevy of chains including Motel 6, is ramping up their corporate social responsibility efforts. Employee…