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.

EPR, extended producer responsibility, recycling, plastic, Closed Loop Fund, Walmart, Leon Kaye

Closed Loop Fund Reveals First Recycling Investments, But Will There Be Impact?

The Closed Loop Fund announced the first three investments that it claims will increase recycling rates and reduce the annual $5 billion that…
Soy, supply chain, Leon Kaye, Consumer Goods Forum, deforestation

Do You Know Your Soy Footprint?

The Paris-based Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), an international coalition of retailers and consumer goods manufacturers, says it is taking steps to solve the…
EPA, Volkswagen, Audi, diesel, emissions, Leon Kaye

Volkswagen Admits Almost 500,000 Vehicles Cheated Emissions Tests

Last Friday the EPA accused Volkswagen of installing “defeat devices” in four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi automobiles from model years 2009 to 2015. The…
Ethiopia, Ben Abeba, Susan Aitchison, social enterprise, Leon Kaye

How a “Mad” Scottish Woman Launched a Top Restaurant, and Social Enterprise, in Ethiopia

Call it madness or compassion, but the hard work and patience of Aitchison and her business partner, Habtamu Baye, are paying off with…
Smart cities, Obama Administration, Pittsburgh, South Bend, urbanization, MetroLab, public transportation, Leon Kaye

Obama Administration Launches Smart Cities Initiative

The Obama administration announced a new smart cities initiative that promises $160 million in federal grants to help cities find new solutions to…
Ammo Liao, athletic shoes, supply chain, recycling, Leon Kaye, fashion

Would You Wear a Pair of 100 Percent Recyclable Sneakers?

Ammo Liao has designed the Bio-Knit shoe, which eschews the multi-faceted approach taken toward the manufacturing of athletic shoes by using only one…
Salmon, coho salmon, California, California drought, Mendocino Redwood Company, Mendocino county, fisheries

Coho Salmon’s Survival in California an Upstream Swim

Coho salmon are making a comeback in Northern California, but if salmon species such as the Coho have a fighting chance of surviving…
starbucks, lyft, sharing economy, Leon Kaye

Starbucks Pairs With Lyft for Shared Rides and Values

Last week Starbucks announced an agreement with Lyft that could be beneficial for Lyft drivers, riders and even for some Starbucks employees. Is…
Fuel subsidies, sustainable development, United Arab Emirates, Middle East, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Leon Kaye

UAE to Scrap Automobile Fuel Subsidies

For years the United Arab Emirates has had the lowest automobile fuel prices in the world. Thanks to the government’s long-standing policy of…
IKEA, wind power, solar, clean energy, renewables, sustainability, supply chain, Leon Kaye, climate change

Ikea Pledges $1.1 Billion for Climate Change Action

There are no missing screws about the Ikea's commitments to renewable energy, from wind power investments to solar panels atop its stores —…
The Ocean Cleanup, Boyan Slat, Pacific Garbage Patch, plastic, Japan, Korea, Global Ghost Gear Initiative, Tsushima, Leon Kaye

20-Year-Old Designs System to Clean Up Plastic Ocean Trash

Boyan Slat, a 20-year-old Dutch national, believes he has invented a system that can help confront the growing crisis of plastic trash in…
Imperfect foods, food waste, crowdfunding, ugly fruits and vegetables, CSA, Leon Kaye, waste diversion

Imperfect Foods Wants You to Buy Ugly Fruits and Vegetables

For those of us who are or have indulged in gardening, misshapen fruits and vegetables can be one of the joys of growing…
Method, LEED, clean energy, Chicago, south side soapbox, Leon Kaye, wind power, solar, urban farming, green roof, sustainability, Gotham Greens

Method Opens LEED Platinum Factory in Chicago

One year after announcing its plan, Method opened its South Side Soapbox factory last week in the Pullman Park district of Chicago. Cradle-to-Cradle…
Climate change, Church of England, clean energy, low carbon economy, divestment, fossil fuels, tar sands, coal, Leon Kaye

Church of England Announces Divestment from Coal and Tar Sands

The powerful Church of England is putting its pounds and pence where its mouth is: The body that administers the worldwide Anglican Communion…
Unilever, Lifebuoy, handwashing, sanitation, India, Sustainable Living Plan, child mortality, early childhood mortality, diarrhea, Madhya Pradesh, Thesgora

Unilever’s Handwashing Campaign Goes Beyond CSR and Saves Lives

For several years running, India’s Unilever and Lifebuoy employees have been instrumental in running one of the country’s most successful social responsibility programs.…