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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The Top 10 Solar States: You May Be Surprised

The top 10 solar states, according to Solar Power Rocks, may just surprise you. New York comes in at #1, followed by Massachusetts.
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SolarCity Turns to Crowdfunding to Raise Money & Awareness

Now SolarCity is turning to crowdfunding in order to raise funds for solar energy. The campaign will also serve to raise awareness about…
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Vermont Prison Becomes a Recycling and Composting Trailblazer

Prison recycling is underway: one women's correctional facility in Vermont has met the state's new recycling and composting law one year ahead of…
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Report: The Chief Sustainability Officer Role is Evolving

A Weinreb Group report on the role of the chief sustainability officer shows it has shifted to one deeply involved with the company's…
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General Motors Expands Zero-Waste Agenda Worldwide

General Motors (GM) continues to expand its global zero-waste program, inching closer to its goal of having 125 total facilities landfill-free by 2020.
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American Petroleum Institute Accused of Sabotage, Trademark Infringement

Last week the American Petroleum Institute was sued for trademark infringement by Choose Energy, Inc.
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DOE and Abengoa Launch Biorefinery in Kansas

This morning the Department of Energy and Abengoa are kicking off the company’s first commercial-scale biorefinery in Hugoton, Kansas.
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A Slow Smart City: Bangalore’s $6 Billion Traffic Headache

The annual cost to local IT and business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in Bangalore reaches as much as US$6.5 billion annually.
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Why Sustainability is Integral to Enterprise Risk Management

A new study makes the case for sustainability to be part and parcel of a company’s enterprise risk management plan.
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How Brands Are Using Your Selfie for Marketing

The startup Ditto allows companies to analyze the ubiquitous selfie for major brands' marketing purposes.
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Unilever and WRI Partner to Stall Global Deforestation

Unilever and WRI have worked together to increase transparency in agricultural supply chains in order to stall the pace of global deforestation.
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Impossible Foods Building the Next Bloody, But Meatless, Burger

Impossible Foods is a start-up that has scored $75 million in venture capital funding. Its mission: to make a plant-based bloody hamburger.
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New Clorox App Allows Consumers to See More Ingredients Inside

Clorox recently announced an expansion of their “Ingredients Inside” program, which includes more information about fragrances. But is this really enough?
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What is All the ‘Collectively’ Fuss About?

This week, Collectively.org launched, and the heckling over its corporate sponsorship has already begun.
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SC Johnson Rolls Out Bottom-of-the-Pyramid Marketing Strategy in Ghana

SC Johnson is rolling out its bottom of the pyramid marketing strategy in Ghana while contributing to efforts reducing the risks of contracting…