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.

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.
Beef industry, beef, USDA, National Cattlemens Beef Association, my plate, food pyramid, big government, Leon Kaye, lobbying

Beef Industry Having a Cow over Potential USDA Recommendations

The U.S. beef industry is livid that a USDA advisory panel may recommend a diet that is higher in plant foods and reduces…
United Airlines, airport security, OSHA, Hong Kong, San Francisco, flight attendants, Leon Kaye, security, airlines

Paranoia or Flight Risk? United Fires 13 Flight Attendants over “BYE-BYE” Images

Earlier this week 13 flight attendants filed a whistleblower complaint with OSHA against United Airlines.
Wet Seal, retail, social media, twitter, the American worker, chain stores, Leon Kaye, layoffs

Conditions at Wet Seal Stores Leave Employees Feeling Clubbed

Wet Seal is the latest retail chain to struggle with a shift in consumer shopping trends, and its employees are feeling clubbed.
Senate bill 270, California, plastic bags, plastic, recycling, plastic bag ban, plastics industry trade association, American Progressive Bag Alliance, Leon Kaye,

California Plastic Bag Ban Could Be Delayed Until Fall 2016

A leading plastics trade group has announced it has collected enough signatures to put the California plastic bag ban to a vote in…
Natura, B Corp, B corporations, Brazil, cosmetics, Leon Kaye, sustainability, social enterprise, impact economy, Leon Kaye, Guilherme Leal

Brazil’s Natura Cosmetics Now the World’s Largest B Corp

Natura Cosmetics, the second largest cosmetics manufacturer in Brazil with revenues around $US3 billion annually, is now a certified B Corp.
Melbourne, cycling, bicycling, ANZ, NAB, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, bicycle racks, Docklands, public transportation, Leon Kaye, Australia

Australia’s ANZ: The World’s Most Sustainable and Cycling-Friendly Bank?

Melbourne does not have the most cycling-friendly reputation, but ANZ Bank is one company helping to make cycling mainstream.
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Leon Kaye: What I Learned 1,000 Articles Later on TriplePundit

A lot has happened in the world of sustainability since I wrote my first article here on TriplePundit. Here are my thoughts 1,000…