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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Malé, the Island Capital Perfect for a Smart Cities Lab

Malé, the capital of the Maldives, has become an environmental and logistical nightmare. But creative planning and thinking could make this capital an…
Arch coal, coal industry, clean energy, climate change, climate change deniers, Leon Kaye, Wyoming

Arch Coal Accused of Funding a Leading Climate-Denial Litigator

Within Arch Coal's bankruptcy documents, according to various sources, is the smoking gun revealing big coal’s link to climate change deniers: the listing…
ExxonMobil, clean energy, climate change, American Geophysical Union, AGU, Leon Kaye, climate change denial

Scientists Pressure American Geophysical Union to Sever Ties with ExxonMobil

More than 100 geoscientists sent a letter to the the American Geophysical Union’s president, Margaret Leinen, to ask that she and the governing…
Uber, Kalamazoo shootings, fingerprinting, panic button, India, sharing economy, Leon Kaye

Uber Refuses to Increase Safety Measures in Wake of Kalamazoo Tragedy

In the wake of the tragic Kalamazoo shootings, Uber’s detractors point out that the company has long resisted fingerprinting its drivers and has…
GrowOya, ollas, gardening, water efficiency, Leon Kaye, drought

GrowOya Pots Allow for Easier and More Water-Efficient Gardening

Watering pots designed by GrowOya are a water-efficiency answer to the question of how to keep that garden growing while maintaining a busy…
Uniqlo, muslim americans, fashion, Hana Tajima, Leon Kaye, fast fashion

Uniqlo USA Launches Fashion Line for Muslim Women

Hana Tajima, a Japanese-British fashion designer from the United Kingdom, has launched a “Modest Wear Collection” with Japan-based fast fashion retailer Uniqlo.
Ford, ALEC, climate change, Detroit, Leon Kaye, lobbying

Ford the Latest Company to Dump ALEC

Last fall, Ford Motor Co. revealed it was a financial contributor to ALEC. Following backlash, this week it became the latest company to…
Dributts, diapers, sanitation, toilets, Haiti, Honduras, Romania, social enterprise, Leon Kaye

DriButts Enlists Diapers in the Global Fight Against Disease

Georgia-based startup DriButts is on a mission to provide reusable diapers for communities that lack access to basic sanitation.
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, farming, phosphorus, fertilizer, agriculture, Leon Kaye, animal bones

Ethiopia Looks to Animal Bones to Ensure Food Security

Researchers believe they have found a solution for Ethiopia’s depleted and acidic soil, and the answer is animal bones.
Joseph Eichler, Eichler homes, modernism week, Palm Springs, Modernism, mid century architecture, Leon Kaye, Cupertino, Silicon Valley

Mid-Century Eichler Homes Score a Sustainable Makeover

Joseph Eichler built more than 11,000 mid-century homes, most of which are in Northern California. Now Eichler homes are making a comeback, and…
United Nations, natural disasters, climate change, adaptation, Leon Kaye, India, drought, floods

New Report Ties “Hottest Year on Record” to Human Toll of Disasters

According to the UN, at least 98.6 million people were affected by natural disasters ranging from droughts to floods, and the economic damage…
Mars Inc, chocolate, artificial food colorings, Leon Kaye, supply chain, M&Ms, food dyes,

Mars Promises to End the Use of Artificial Food Colorings

This week, Mars announced that all of its food products, including those famous M&MS, will be free of artificial colors within five years.
McDonald’s, fast food, kale, salad, sodium, big mac, Leon Kaye, marketing, health, Canada

McDonald’s Kale Salad Dishes out More Calories than a Double Big Mac

It turns out that in Canada, McDonald's salads that include kale have more calories than a Double Big Mac.
Oil and gas industry, energy policy, Obama administration, electric vehicles, Leon Kaye, energy subsidies, Middle East

Oil Lobby Trolls Obama’s New Tax Proposal

Late last week, President Obama announced he would include a $10 per barrel tax on oil in the FY2016 budget that his administration…
EasyFoodStore, Easy Jet, Stelios Foundation, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Leon Kaye, United Kingdom, London, rents

EasyJet Founder’s Discount Food Store: A Symptom of London’s Growing Poverty?

Located in the London neighborhood of Park Royal, EasyFoodStore stocks only 76 white-label items. Classic British treats such as chicken curry, digestive biscuits,…
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