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.

Aluminaire House, Palm Springs, green building, aluminum, modernism week, Leon Kaye, Albert Frey, mid century modern, architecture, sustainable design, modular home, Joseph Rosa

Forbearer of Modern and Sustainable Architecture Moving to Palm Springs

The Aluminaire House, the first metal prefabricated house built in the U.S., will move to Palm Springs, the epicenter of mid-century modern architecture.
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NGO Lists Companies, Countries Most Responsible for Deforestation

The United Kingdom’s Global Canopy Program (GCP) insists more needs to be done to halt the growing worldwide problem of deforestation.
Biofuels, clean energy, renewable energy, biofuels, biogas, cow manure, waste diversion, Pixley, Calgren, Regensis, Tulare County, DVO, Leon Kaye, California Energy Commission, dairy industry, San Joaquin Valley, Fresno

Manure-to-Energy Plant Launches in San Joaquin Valley

The launch of the Calgren Ethanol Biogester, a manure-to-energy plant 60 miles south of Fresno, will help California meet its clean energy goals.
McDonald's sales are suffering around the globe--can a shift to sustainable beef save the company

One Year Later: McDonald’s Slow Lurch Toward Sustainable Beef

A year ago McDonald's said it would start sourcing sustainable beef in 2016, and the shift has proven to be a slow one.
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Burlington, Vermont Now Runs on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Burlington, Vermont revamped its energy portfolio, culminating in the purchase of a hydropower plant late last year -- and now runs 100 percent…
Unilever, Procter and Gamble, recycling, recycling programs, Close Loop Funds, waste diversion, Leon Kaye, extended producer liability

Unilever, P&G Join Closed Loop Fund to Boost Municipal Recycling

Unilever and P&G have joined the Closed Loop Fund, a multi-stakeholder program that seeks to invest up to $100 million in recycling programs.
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Chipotle’s Earnings Call: A Business Case for Sustainable Sourcing

Chipotle's earnings call on Feb. 3 was about more than financial accomplishments: It was a business case for sustainable meat and responsibly-grown food.
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USGBC Announces the Top 10 States for LEED in 2014

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its 2014 list of the top 10 LEED states in green building performance.
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Walmart, Target, Walgreens, GNC Accused of Selling Fake Supplements

Critics of the supplements industry will be calling for more regulations after what has been discovered at Walmart, Target, GNC and Walgreens.
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SodaStream Turns Off Green Messaging as Sales Decline

Rather than tout its products’ environmental benefits, SodaStream is emphasizing the health and wellness benefits of drinking water.
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Obama Administration: New Federal Projects Must Account for Climate Risks

The Obama administration issued an executive order that instructs the federal government to take climate change risk into account for future planning.
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Good Cloth: Going Beyond Fair Trade in Fashion

Good Cloth is trying to challenge the fashion industry by working with small artisan producers worldwide while still focusing on quality and design.
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Unilever Zero-Waste Program Saves Over $225 Million While Creating Jobs

Unilever has announced that all of its factories have achieved the company’s goal of zero waste -- saving millions of dollars while creating…
Seattle, composting, composting law, food waste, waste diversion, recycling, Leon Kaye

Seattle Shames Residents Who Ignore Composting Law

The city of Seattle is trying a strong-armed tactic to enforce its composting law, in an effort to boost food waste recycling in…
Clean water services, Portland, Oregon, recycled water, beer, Leon Kaye, Department of Environmental Quality, sewage water

Oregon Company Wants to Turn Recycled Water Into Beer

In Oregon, Clean Water Services wants to turn recycled water into beer and is petitioning the state government to allow it to move…