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.

McDonald’s New Ad Campaign Proves Little Except that Farmers Grow Potatoes

McDonald’s will soon roll out a new ad campaign that will feature the sage and long time American icon, the farmer. Lettuce and…

With Recent Advertising and Social Media Blunders, Lowe’s Really Steps in It

Lowe’s has not only embarrassed itself with its recent about-face, but has looked inept when it comes to how the company handled the…

Crowdsourcing New Ideas for an Old Detroit Icon

Michigan Central Station (MCS, or Michigan Central Depot) stands tall as a monument to the time when Detroit was one of America’s most…

At IKEA, Solar Joins Swedish Meatballs on the Menu

Something has to cancel out the environmental effects of those $399 sofas and $1.49 place mats, so IKEA is investing more and more…
Avon Walk For Breast Cancer, Santa Barbara, CA

Ding Dong! Avon CSR Report Touts Work on Deforestation, Green Building

Avon's CSR report, released earlier this week, touts a bevy of achievements and promises to address issues including deforestation, governance and philanthropy.

Chicken Fat, Algae to Fuel US Navy Ships in 2012

The United States Navy will use a biofuel blend to fuel both aircraft and warship during a Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise,…
Neodymium, one coveted rare earth mineral

Conflicted Rare Earth Minerals Prices to Decline

Global demand for rare earth minerals will increase over seven percent a year, but now various reports suggest that prices for these materials…
Qatar National Convention Center, venue for the WPC.

World Petroleum Congress in Qatar This Week Will Be Carbon Neutral

This week in Doha, Qatar, over 12,000 attendees will gather for the triennial World Petroleum Congress (WPC), which promises to be carbon neutral.
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Walmart Goes Solar in Cajun Country

Walmart is installing one of Louisiana’s largest solar projects in a partnership with Cleco Power in the town of Many.
Dakar, capital of Senegal

Western Union Launches African Diaspora Business Networks

Western Union will partner with USAID to launch the second African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM) that will kick start African diaspora business networks.
Get ready to dump that leftover kimchi!

RFID Technology Offers Sustainability Opportunities in Korea and Beyond

A visit by Leon Kaye to a RFID trade show in Korea gave a lesson on how RFID can play a role in…
A sunflower on a remote Mexican farm (courtesy Wiki Commons)

Mexican Farmers Win Economic Opportunities and Create Healthier Supply Chains

PepsiCo, has committed to purchasing sunflower oil sourced from farmers in Mexico. The arrangement will also lead to its snack food products becoming…
a Panasonic fuel cell stands about 76 inches tall (courtesy Leon Kaye)

In Japan, Fuel Cells Offer Employment and Economic Hope

A tour of Panasonic’s “Ene-Farm” outside of Osaka gives a clue about Japan’s current and future economic transformation. Fuel cells will be part…
recharging at an EV station

A Virtual Tour of Commuting’s Future in Korea

One of SK’s futuristic buildings in north Seoul, the T Tower, hosts T.um, or “Ubiquitous Museum.” The tour is part Avatar, part futuristic…
bicycles waiting to be recharged during the day at the Green Energy Park.

Green Energy Park a Laboratory for Japan’s Future

The Green Energy Park is where energy storage, solar power and smart grid technologies will provide the next level of not only innovation,…