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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Time to Kill the Dollar Bill?

The Currency Optimization, Innovation, and National Savings Program, or COINS Act, was introduced last week by Arizona Republican David Schweikert in a move…
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Milwaukee a Model for Green and Local Businesses

Look past the macroeconomic statistics and Milwaukee has become a hub of entrepreneurship. 3p profiles a few trailblazing green and local businesses.
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Dubai Touts Ambitious Solar Plans

One of Dubai’s latest goals is to launch a large solar plant as part of the emirate’s grand plan is to net five…
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H&M Detoxes its Supply Chain

Add H&M to apparel manufacturers including Adidas, Nike, and PUMA that are promising to eliminate toxins from their products while they clean up…
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African Countries Struggle To Fight Overfishing

The economist Kofi Vondolia suggests that the United Nations has not done enough to regulate fishing fleets off the shores of Africa. He…
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Medtronic’s Corporate Citizenship Update Touts Engagement, Environment

Medtronic issued its 2011 Corporate Citizenship update, which focuses on supply chain management, communicating with its global workforce, and balancing environmental responsibility with…
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PUMA’s Re-Suede Melds 70’s Retro With Modern Sustainability

PUMA's Suede has been re-birthed with the company's introduction last week of the “Re-Suede,” redesigned with mostly recycled materials.
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Terra Cycle Pushes E-waste Collection Boundaries With Mice Brigade

TerraCycle, partnering with Logitech, has launched the Keyboard and Mouse Brigade. The e-waste recycling program allows users to box up and ship old…
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USDA Bans More E-coli Strains from Meat

The USDA announced that it has “extended” its zero tolerance policy to those six additional strains of E. coli. Meat industry fumes; consumer…
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Big Retailers Help Organic Cotton Market Surge 20%

A new market report estimates that the global organic cotton market will increase 20 percent in 2011 to an estimated US$6.2 billion value.…
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Dell Swaps Carbon Neutrality for Energy Efficiency

Dell has stopped purchasing Renewable Energy Credits, central to its promise of becoming a “carbon-neutral” company, according to its 2011 corporate responsibility report.
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Patagonia Partners with eBay to Reduce Consumption

Patagonia and eBay have teamed up to create a new marketplace for sellers and customers to buy and sell their unwanted Patagonia clothing…
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GE Launches Refrigerator Recycling Program

What do you do with a refrigerator once it reaches the end of its life?  Well, in our parents’ and grandparents’ day, appliances…
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Biofuels Propel Blue Angels Over Labor Day Weekend

The Blue Angels wowed visitors Labor Day weekend with their pilots’ stunts at the Patuxent Naval Air Station in southern Maryland over the…
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Volvo & Siemens Kick Off EV Partnership

This week the Volvo announced a strategic partnership with Siemens to work on the development of electrical drive technology, charging technology, and battery…