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.

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.…
World Environment Day 2012 in Rio

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…
Levi's Store, Amsterdam, Kalverstraat

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…
Bordo Poniente before closure, courtesy Mexico City's federal government web site.

Mexico City’s Largest Landfill Closes, Creating Jobs & Energy

Mexico City shut down its Bordo Poniente landfill, the capital's largest garbage collection site that over time became a 927 acre heap of…

The 10 Emerging Sustainable Cities to Watch in 2012

Whether they benefit from visionary leaders, flourishing social enterprise, or commitment from community activists, the following 10 cities are well worth a visit…

Resilience: The Next Big Word for 2012

Create a “sustainable ad­vantage” to win in this new age of sustainability. – From yet another sustainability consultancy newsletter. Big symbolic words come…

Cassava Beer Rolls Out in Mozambique

Last month in Mozambique, a local SABMiller subsidiary, Cervejas de Moçambique, launched the first ever commercial scale beer based on cassava.

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…