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.

PepsiCo Acquires Kombucha Beverage Maker KeVita

Last week, beverage and snack foods giant PepsiCo acquired the popular brand KeVita, a California-based company that bottles kombucha, probiotic and apple vinegar…

Resegregation in the Bay Area and the Two Americas

The Bay Area is arguably becoming the most economically and culturally segregated metropolitan region in the U.S. In short: Housing is becoming even…

7-Eleven Announces First Sustainably-Sourced Coffee

Last week, 7-Eleven announced that it would start offering a Rainforest Alliance-certified coffee, sourced from Nicaragua, at participating stores.

Microsoft Tallies the Global Impact of Its Internal Carbon Price

At the COP22 climate talks in Morocco, Microsoft released a white paper that makes a strong business case for an internal carbon fee.…

Is Twitter’s ‘Progress’ on Trolling Too Late?

Twitter says it's making “progress” on halting online abuse and harassment via an expansion of the mute feature. But critics say this Hail…

Apple and the Conservation Fund Boost Forest Protection in Maine

This week, Apple partnered with the Conservation Fund to donate 32,400 acres of forest to the Forest Society of Maine. The tech giant's…

U.S., Canada, Mexico Make Bold Commitments to 2050 GHG Emissions Reductions

As the COP22 talks continue, the U.S., Canada and Mexico announced ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2050. Those plans were preceded earlier…

Senate Majority Leader from Kentucky: Coal Jobs May Not Come Back

As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated this week, coal companies, including those in his home state of Kentucky, should not start spending…

Sarkozy to Trump: Scrap COP21, and Europe Will Tax U.S. Imports

French presidential contender Nicolas Sarkozy recent said that if Donald Trump pulls the U.S. out of the global climate treaty agreed at last…

Ivanka Bangle Showcases Conflict of Interest in the Trump Era

Shortly after Donald Trump and members of his family were interviewed on 60 Minutes, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry sent a “style alert” to…

Trump’s Border Wall and Labor Costs

If Donald Trump gets his way and he builds that wall, or even succeeds in only launching his other immigration ideas, wages across…

Walt Disney World’s Trashcan GPS Alerts Cause Employee Angst

Custodial employees at Walt Disney World in Florida are worried that new GPS tracking technology designed to keep the theme park cleaner will…

On a Bleak Night for Progressives, Minimum Wage Hikes a Big Winner

Both blue and red workers in four very different states will benefit economically after Tuesday night’s election returns: voters approved initiatives that will…

What’s the Impact of the U.S. Presidential Election on Climate?

There will be setbacks, including a threat to the COP21 agreement, due to the election of Donald Trump. However, Tuesday’s outcome does not…

Jellyfish, a Sustainable Source for Paper Towels and Diapers?

Cine’al, a start-up based in Tel Aviv, believes it has found a use for the jellyfish that suddenly wash ashore in massive numbers.…