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 The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com.

Timberland Announces Bold Sustainability Goals for 2020

Timberland sets long-term goals every five years and just announced its agenda leading to 2020. The mantra is 100 percent . . .…

Canada’s Justin Trudeau Swims Against the Tide of Austerity

In Canada, where the economy has slowed down and revenues have decreased due to the falling demand for oil, the government is going…

The Social Safety Net, Income and U.S. Life Expectancy

Evidence has long correlated income and life expectancy. But new research suggests that simply living in an area with access to quality health…

Silicon Valley’s Next Bubble Could Be an Even More Destructive Burst

Startups with dubious business models and sketchy revenue streams are nudging the Silicon Valley economy close to the edge of a cliff.

EPA Renews Focus on Public Health

EPA head Gina McCarthy is now calling for the agency to take another step that is sure to drive many Republicans insane: She…

Solar Shocker: SunEdison Files for Bankruptcy

SunEdison filed for bankruptcy protection in New York yesterday. While some depicted the company's foibles as a symptom of bigger issues in the…

Why Do We Still Bother with the Penny?

It makes little economic sense to mint pennies, but they are still accumulating in our mason jars, old ashtrays and between sofa cushions.…

Hilarious ‘Barbie Savior’ Instagram Highlights the Dark Side of Voluntourism

A hilarious Instagram account called Barbie Savior has gone viral, with depictions of the Mattel beauty that mock those who have put helping…

The Four Commodities Driving Global Deforestation

The Union for Concerned Scientists suggests that four commodities, timber, soy, palm oil and beef, are responsible for the majority of deforestation worldwide.

MorningStar Farms Calculator Visualizes Benefits of Eating Less Meat

MorningStar Farms worked with the consultancy Quantis to cobble together an online calculator that enumerates the environmental benefits that can result from eating…

Unilever Pushes ‘Rethink Recycling’ Campaign to the Bathroom

Apparently many of us are still too lazy to carry those empty bottles from the bathroom to the kitchen recycling bin. So, Unilever…

OPEC Talks in Doha Fail to Freeze Oil Production

Oil ministers from OPEC countries met in Doha, Qatar, to see if they could all find a way to freeze production in order…

Why Are the Elderly Forgotten When It Comes to Corporate Responsibility?

Rather than focus on the wisdom and perspective that our older population offers, most of us pour our energy into fighting age rather…

USAID: Renewables Are a Way to End Poverty in India

USAID is trying a different foreign aid approach worldwide, including in India. Last week the agency awarded $5 million in grants through its…

China, U.S. to Sign Historic Climate Agreement on Friday

One of the biggest steps post-COP21 will happen this Friday, April 22, at the United Nations' headquarters in New York, where representatives from…