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.

Business and human rights center, human rights, garment industry, Brazil, India, corporate responsibility, Leon Kaye, supply chain, multinationals

New Platform Sheds Lights on Multinationals and Human Rights

Business and Human Rights Resource Center released an interactive platform that sheds light on the effects companies and governments have on human rights.
Rana Plaza, Benetton, Rana Plaza Factory Collapse, Bangladesh, Walmart, Primark, fast fashion, fashion, garment industry, Leon Kaye, International Labor Organization

Benetton Finally Agrees to Contribute to Rana Plaza Victims’ Fund

Benetton announced last week that it would contribute to a fund set up to compensate victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in…
Edelman, public relations, climate change, climate deniers, American Petroleum Institute, oil and gas, Leon Kaye

PR Firm Edelman Ends Relationship with U.S. Oil Lobby

Edelman has ended its relationship with the American Petroleum Institute after a long and lucrative relationship.
Target, Made to Matter, organic, Leon Kaye, sales strategy, cheap chic

Target to Double “Made to Matter” Organic and Sustainable Product Brands

Target’s will double its “Made to Matter” product line, which includes a variety of brands that are made with organic and sustainable ingredients.
General Motors, GM, Technical Center, Detroit, Warren, Michigan, architecture, mid century, Modernism week, LEED, green building, Leon Kaye

Modernist Icon GM Technical Center Undergoing a Gradual Green Upgrade

Little about GM's Technical Center in Warren, MI has changed, but this icon of modernist architecture has started a slow green building upgrade.
Brazil, Carnaval, Ambev, InBev, Skol, Pri Ferrari, beer, social media, Twitter, Facebook, Leon Kaye

Accused of Condoning Rape, Brazilian Beer Company Drops Carnaval Ad Campaign

A leading brand of beer in Brazil, Skol, found itself in controversy after a poorly thought-out advertising campaign came across as condoning rape.
Fair trade, flowers, sustainable flowers, floriculture, Leon Kaye, Columbia, slow flowers, Certified American grown program

Sustainable Flower Growers Are a Few Roses Among Many Thorns

You may want to consider more sustainable flower growers that are on the market next time you want something delivered for that special…
GM, General Motors, climate change, renewable energy, wind power, wind energy, Palo Alto, Mexico, clean energy, renewables, Enel Green Power, Leon Kaye

GM Adds Wind Energy to Power Factories in Mexico

GM's 34 MW wind energy farm in Palo Alto, 325 miles (526 km) from Mexico City, will launch during the second quarter of…
Sustainable textiles, textile recycling, sustainable fibers, Levis, fashion, fashion industry, HM, Marks and Spencer, Econyl, Aquafil, Nike, bamboo, hemp, sustainable cotton initiative, fast fashion, Leon Kaye

The Rise of Sustainable Fibers in the Fashion Industry

The road toward more sustainable fibers will be a long one with plenty of failures and misses, but it's necessary for a more…
Horace Gifford, sustainable architecture, Fire Island, Fire Island Pines, architecture, Christopher Rawlins, Modernism Week, gay culture, Leon Kaye

Sustainable and Seductive Architecture in Fire Island: Horace Gifford’s Legacy

Horace Gifford’s legacy of sustainable and seductive architecture in Fire Island, New York, has recently seen a revival.
Aluminaire House, Palm Springs, green building, aluminum, modernism week, Leon Kaye, Albert Frey, mid century modern, architecture, sustainable design, modular home, Joseph Rosa

Forbearer of Modern and Sustainable Architecture Moving to Palm Springs

The Aluminaire House, the first metal prefabricated house built in the U.S., will move to Palm Springs, the epicenter of mid-century modern architecture.
Global Canopy Program, deforestation, Forest 500, Leon Kaye, New York Declaration on Forests, supply chain

NGO Lists Companies, Countries Most Responsible for Deforestation

The United Kingdom’s Global Canopy Program (GCP) insists more needs to be done to halt the growing worldwide problem of deforestation.
Biofuels, clean energy, renewable energy, biofuels, biogas, cow manure, waste diversion, Pixley, Calgren, Regensis, Tulare County, DVO, Leon Kaye, California Energy Commission, dairy industry, San Joaquin Valley, Fresno

Manure-to-Energy Plant Launches in San Joaquin Valley

The launch of the Calgren Ethanol Biogester, a manure-to-energy plant 60 miles south of Fresno, will help California meet its clean energy goals.
McDonald's sales are suffering around the globe--can a shift to sustainable beef save the company

One Year Later: McDonald’s Slow Lurch Toward Sustainable Beef

A year ago McDonald's said it would start sourcing sustainable beef in 2016, and the shift has proven to be a slow one.
Burlington, Vermont, Burlington Electric, Wind Power, hydropower, biogas, renewable energy, clean energy, renewables, solar, Leon Kaye

Burlington, Vermont Now Runs on 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Burlington, Vermont revamped its energy portfolio, culminating in the purchase of a hydropower plant late last year -- and now runs 100 percent…