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.

Water scarcity, water.org, Stella Artois, buy a lady a drink, Matt Damon, Leon Kaye, India, microfinance, cause marketing

Why Stella Artois Wants You to “Buy a Lady a Drink”

Stella Artois “Buy a Lady a Drink” campaign opened last week at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in a partnership with Water.org.
Copenhagen, Denmark, Tredje Natur, climate adaptation, smart cities, Leon Kaye, St. Kjeld, climate change

Copenhagen Reveals World’s First Neighborhood Adapted for Climate Change

Copenhagen recently revealed what it says is the first neighborhood redesigned to adapt to climate change.
MeterHero, water conservation, water scarcity, energy conservation, smart meters, rebates, Leon Kaye

MeterHero Offers Cash Incentives for Water and Energy Conservation

MeterHero, a Web-based utility monitoring tool, is looking to encourage people to conserve water and energy through cash rebates sponsored by businesses with…
Mars Inc, deforestation, soy, pulp and paper, beef, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil Forest Code, Leon Kaye, supply chain

Mars Announces Updated Global Deforestation Policy

Mars Inc. has announced what it says is a more aggressive policy towards addressing deforestation within its beef, soy and paper supply chains.
Abu Dhabi, Masdar, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, United Arab Emirates, solar, solar energy, clean energy, clean technology, Mauritania, wind power, renewable energy, Leon Kaye, middle east, solar power

Masdar Boosts Global Renewable Energy Portfolio with New Projects in Africa

Masdar's latest initiative, another solar energy project in Mauritania, will provide clean energy in seven towns throughout this country of 4 million.
Helium-3, moon, moon mining, Leon Kaye, renewable energy, fusion, space exploration, China, moon exploration, renewables, Chinese space program

Will China’s Mining of the Moon Make It the Indisputable Global Power?

The Chinese space exploration program, now targeting the moon, has some enthusiasts excited over the viability of mining helium-3 as a safe form…
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Masdar Launching Desalination Project Powered by Renewables

Masdar's solar desalination pilot project in Abu Dhabi could pave the way to a future in which desalination is possible with less of…
Abu Dhabi, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, biofuels, aviation biofuels, Masdar, Masdar City, Masdar Institute, Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium, halophytes, mangroves, renewable energy, food security, Leon Kaye

Abu Dhabi Project Could Transform Aquaculture and Aviation Biofuels

A pilot project promising sustainable aquaculture and biofuel generation in Masdar City was announced yesterday at a press conference in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi, Masdar, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, United Arab Emirates, Solar Impulse, Solar Impulse 2, solar, solar flight, Bertrand Piccard, André Borschberg, clean technology, ABB, Solvey, battery storage, India, China, clean energy, renewable energy, Leon Kaye

Path of First Round-the-World Solar Flight Now Public

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg of Switzerland announced the path of Solar Impulse 2, the first round-the-world solar flight that starts next month.
Chevy Volt, 2016 Volt, Chevrolet, GM, General Motors, North American International Automobile Show, Detroit, Leon Kaye, rare earth metals, EVs, plug-in hybrids, Voltec propulsion system

2016 Chevy Volt: The EV is Growing Up

The 2016 Chevy Volt is bigger, more powerful, yet more efficient -- boasting an electric range of 50 miles, which means it can…
Chevrolet Bolt, Chevy Volt, EVs, electric vehicles, Mary Barra, NAIAS, Detroit, North American International Auto Show, Leon Kaye, concept cars, range anxiety, gm, general motors

Will the Chevrolet Bolt EV Push Electric Vehicles to the Mainstream?

General Motors' Chevrolet Bolt EV, which could hit the market as soon as 2017, has the capability to transform the auto industry.
John Bradburn, Recycling, GM, General Motors, Chevy Volt, scaly sided merganser, zero waste, waste diversion, duck houses, bat houses, Leon Kaye, David Tulauskas

Recycling with Purpose: Chevy Volt Battery Cases Become Duck Houses in Russia

In Warren, Michigan, Chevy Volt battery cases become duck houses that are shipped to Russia to preserve an endangered species.
Malaysia, electronics industry, forced labor, human rights, Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, EICC, supply chain, Leon Kaye, electronics, migrant workers

EICC and Electronics Industry Promise to Fight Forced Labor in Malaysia

The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) announced it will conduct audits in Malaysia to halt forced labor abuses in factories.
Forest Stewardship Council, FSC, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, SFI, forestry, transparency, Forest Ethics, Leon Kaye, auditing, Canada, forests, biodiversity

SFI Releases New Sustainable Forestry Standards, NGO Says Not So Fast

Last week the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) released a new set of standards that will guide the organization’s certification practices through 2019. In…
Denmark, wind power, clean energy, renewables, renewable energy, Vestas, Dong Energy, Leon Kaye, offshore wind

Denmark Sets New Wind Power World Record

Denmark has announced it has scored 39.1 percent of its energy from wind in 2014, double what it was 10 years ago.