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.

Social enterprise, microfinance, Kiva, Leon Kaye, impact investing

Kiva Hopes to Raise $2M for Women Entrepreneurs By Midnight

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Kiva recently set a goal to procure $1 million in total loans for women entrepreneurs. The…
Polystyrene, Styrofoam, waste diversion, recycling, sustainable packaging, Leon Kaye

Packaging Industry Awards Grants for Polystyrene Recycling

The food packaging industry has realized that in order to avoid more polystyrene bans, it has to provide an alternative during an era…
Donald Trump, equality, Leon Kaye, mar-a-lago, palm beach, florida

Donald Trump, the Bully-in-Chief Who’s “Done So Much for Equality”

Trump's recent comments that he has “done so much for equality” come from what he insists are non-discriminatory policies at his Palm Beach…
Climate change, carbon credits, methane, carbon emissions, Leon Kaye, World Bank, climate finance

World Bank Launches $20M Carbon Credit Auction for Methane Projects

The Pilot Auction Facility (PAF), a World Bank effort to invest in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maximizing funds donated from…
In-N-Out, antibiotics, sustainable beef, fast food, Friends of the Earth, Leon Kaye

In-N-Out Burger Says No to Antibiotics

Suddenly, the famed burger chain In-N-Out changed its policy and pledged to source antibiotic-free beef.
SerraLux, window glazing, LEED, green building, Las Vegas, charter schools, Clark County School District, Leon Kaye

U.K. Firm Brightens Las Vegas Classrooms with Daylighting Technology

SerraLux claims its technology reduces glare while extending daylight deeper into a space, such as a classroom--and Las Vegas schools are signing up…
Forum for the Future, Protein Challenge 2040, Quorn, Target, Hershey, Waitrose, Leon Kaye, global land grab, human rights, supply chain, aquaculture

Food Companies Sign Up for Protein Challenge 2040

The United Kingdom-based NGO Forum for the Future recently launched the Protein Challenge 2040, a coalition that aims to bring together the global…
Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Texas, Ali Al-Naimi, Leon Kaye, divestment, fossil fuels, clean energy, oil and gas

Saudi Arabia’s Petroleum Minister: ‘Oil is a Force for Good’

Much of the finger-pointing over low oil prices has been directed toward Saudi Arabia, but the kingdom's oil minister is not having it.
Carbon Tax, Masdar, renewables, clean energy, solar, wind power, Leon Kaye

Why a Shift to Renewables Cannot Happen without a Carbon Tax

The clean-energy industry is unstoppable, right? Not so fast, say a trio of professors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University…
mahe-maldives

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.
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