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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Hemp History Week Pushes for Legalizing Industrial Hemp in USA

This week, May 2-8, is Hemp History Week. A more accurate title would be “Legalize Industrial Hemp” Week, as that is the purpose…
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Smithfield Aims to Make Pork the Sustainable White Meat

Smithfield has turned a corner and is slowly emerging as a model for sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) throughout the meat processing…
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Shareholders Pressure Coca-Cola to Scrutinize BPA

On April 27 over one-quarter of Coca-Cola shareholders voted for a resolution that requested the beverage giant to address consumers’ concerns over bisphenol…
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Anheuser Busch InBev’s Big Push to Reduce Water Usage

This week Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) released its 2010 Global Citizenship Report. The report is timely, considering the greater attention businesses devote to…
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Next on Green Tech Investors’ Radar: Food

Ari Partovi envisions a future where superstore employees grow food in greenhouses on roofs, cattle move from feedlots to carbon sequestration grass pastures,…
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For the 2012 London Olympics, The Winning Medal is Green

With 15 months to go before the 2012 Olympics begin in London, the mega-event’s organizers have the goal of emerging as the most…
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Washington Start-Up Promises Cheaper, More Efficient Biofuel Generation

Mercurius Biofuels is a start-up based in Ferndale, WA, north of Seattle and close to the British Columbia border. The company uses two…
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Microsoft HQ Switches to 100% PCR Recycled Paper

Microsoft announced yesterday that it will purchase only 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) paper for its offices in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, including…
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Waste Diversion, Renewable Energy Among Highlights of Walmart’s 2011 Sustainability Report

Walmart just just released its 2011 Global Responsibility Report. Waste diversion and renewable energy initiatives that appear within some of the chain’s 8000…
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Nabisco and Triscuit Use Social Media to Promote Urban Gardening & Farming

Triscuit now partners with Urban Farming, an NGO that aims to create food for people in underserved areas by planting farms on unused…
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Honest Tea Makes It Easy to Plant Trees in Disaster Stricken Regions

Last month Honest Tea and the National Forest Foundation launched the “Bag to Tree” initiative to plant trees in regions that desperately need…
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Coca-Cola Promoting Recyclable, Reusable Display Racks

Coca Cola has launched a series of 100% recyclable merchandise display racks for use in both grocery and convenience stores. The objective is…
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Coca-Cola, SABMiller Now Measure Poverty Footprint

Coca-Cola and SABMiller, partnering with Oxfam, recently released a report that measures two countries’ poverty footprint. The report covers wages throughout their entire…
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Heat from Sewage To Energize Paris

Last week a Paris primary school launched a new heating system that draws energy from nearby sewer pipes. The joint project between the…
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WM, Johnson & Johnson, Dupont Tackle Medical Waste Recycling

The new Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) includes companies that represent the entire supply chain of the medical products industry, including Du Pont,…