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.

Brunei, middle east, aviation, pilots, Royal Brunei Air, women, human rights, Leon Kaye, Saudi Arabia

Female Dreamliner Pilots Make History … in Saudi Arabia

A recent Royal Brunei Flight to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, piloted by an all-female crew, raised some eyebrows as it landed in Saudi Arabia…
Cuba, health care, ObamaCare, insurance companies, International reporting project, Leon Kaye

Can Cuba’s Healthcare System Offer Lessons for the U.S.?

Can Cuba, long the ideological arch enemy of the U.S. dating back to the Eisenhower administration, offer lessons on how to improve the…
Climate change, rising sea levels, risk management, Leon Kaye, Alaska

Rising Seas Could Force 13 Million Americans to Move

A new study released by the journal Nature suggests that in a worst-case scenario, as many as 13 million people will be seriously…
Brooklyn, New York, microgrids, clean energy, solar, renewables, clean technology, Leon Kaye

Brooklyn Microgrid Seeks to Disrupt NYC’s Power Monopoly

Brooklyn Microgrids hopes to wean more customers off the local power behemoth known as Con Edison and allow residents and property owners to…
Oil and gas, clean energy, Sally Jewel, renewables, offshore oil, Leon Kaye

Obama Nixes Drilling Off the Atlantic Coast for 5 Years

The Obama administration announced that sites off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia would not be included in the…
Heinz, Kraft, macaroni and cheese, artificial colors, Leon Kaye

Top Secret: Kraft Mac-N-Cheese Ditches Artificial Flavors

Kraft ditched the artificial yellow colorings in its original Macaroni & Cheese product in favor of dyes derived from annatto, paprika and turmeric.…
Ford, mobility, silicon valley, autonomous cars, ridesharing, Leon Kaye

With an Eye on the Future, Ford Launches New Mobility Subsidiary

Ford formed a new subsidiary last week, Ford Smart Mobility LLC, to develop and invest in new mobility services for automobiles.
Adidas, fashion, better cotton initiative, cotton, Leon Kaye, athletic wear, better cotton, traceability

Adidas Surpasses 2015 Better Cotton Target

Adidas announced it exceeded its 2015 target of sourcing “Better Cotton.” The company said 43 percent of all cotton it purchased last year…
Obama administration, Barbara Boxer, Justin Trudeau, climate change, Arctic, methane, clean energy, Leon Kaye, Republicans

U.S. and Canada Promise More Cooperation on Climate Change

In a joint statement, U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to work closely together on climate change, clean…
Climate change, COP21, Republicans, Obama Administration, Leon Kaye, Global Climate Fund,

U.S. Pays First $500 Million to Green Climate Fund

This week the Obama administration paid the first installment of its $3 billion commitment to help developing nations tackle climate change risks.
Food waste, ugly fruits and vegetables, Whole Foods, Imperfect Produce, waste diversion, Leon Kaye

Whole Foods Promises to Sell ‘Ugly’ Fruits and Vegetables

Whole Foods announced that it will start selling “ugly” fruits and vegetables in a partnership with the Bay Area startup Imperfect Produce.
SolarCity, solar, renewables, Whole Foods, Leon Kaye, NRG, Leon Kaye, clean energy

Whole Foods Partners with SolarCity to Install PV Panels on 100 Roofs

Whole Foods has reached an agreement with NRG Energy and SolarCity to install as many as 84 to 100 solar rooftop installations on…
Dole, Chiquita, Costa Rica, Leon Kaye, pineapples, farming, UNDP

Costa Rica’s Pineapple Industry Promises to Become More Responsible

The Costa Rican government says it is now serious about taking on the social and environmental concerns that have swirled around its pineapple…
Cargill, fast food, antibiotics, animal welfare, Leon Kaye, cattle

Cargill to Reduce Use of Antibiotics in Cattle by 20 Percent

Four Cargill feedlots in Colorado, Kansas and Texas, in addition to four cattle yards run by the company’s partner Friona Industries, will reduce…
Zero waste, recycling, waste diversion, plastic, leon kaye

Plastics Industry Seeks More Zero-Waste Programs

One of the industry’s oldest and largest trade associations, the Plastics Industry Trade Association (SPI), is nudging its members to consider zero-waste programs.
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