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.

Fairlife, Coca-Cola, beverage industry, dairy, Leon Kaye, milk, organic milk, premium milk

Coca-Cola Bets the Farm on “Premium Milk”

Could Coca Cola's venture into premium milk be the greatest coup for beverage companies since bottled water?
Hyundai, Kia, Korea, EPA, EVs, greenhouse gas emissions, green cars, hybrids, PHEVs, Leon Kaye, EV Soul, Tucson Fuel Cell, Optima Hybrid

Hyundai and Kia Promise to Triple Number of Green Cars by 2020

Hyundai and Kia will boost the models of green cars threefold by 2020 in response to a settlement with the EPA over lowballing…
No More Page 3, Child Eyes, Waitrose, Tesco, Marks and Spencer, United Kingdom, tabloids, newspapers, Leon Kaye, social media, twitter, Kathy McGuinness, Claire Riseborough

U.K. Supermarkets Change Newspaper Display Stands After Social Media Protests

Child Eyes and No More Page 3 launched successful social media protests that convinced the UK's largest supermarkets to change their tabloid displays.
SolarCity, clean energy, renewable energy, Elon Musk, urbanization, millennials, solar, wind power, Leon Kaye, Buffalo, New York, green jobs

SolarCity and Buffalo’s Transformation

Earlier this fall SolarCity announced it would build a massive photovoltaic solar panel factory in Buffalo. Could this help drive the city's resurgence?
Pepsi True, Amazon, PepsiCo, Sumofus.org, rainforest action network, sustainable palm oil, conflict palm oil, palm oil, Leon Kaye, supply chain

Pepsi True Savaged on Amazon Over Palm Oil Controversy

Pepsi True, currently only sold on Amazon, has run into a problem: horrid reviews over its palm oil policy.
Black Friday, sustainable fashion 2014, Osmium, fair trade, Walmart, Amazon, Etsy, Fair Tuesday, Mata Traders, Leon Kaye

A Black Friday 2014 Call to Action: Durability Over Discounts?

Black Friday 2014 does not have to be about buying cheap stuff at big box stores. Consider focusing on durability over discounts instead.
Solar, Jasper, South Africa, Solar Reserve, Kensani Group, Intikon Energy, Google, Leon Kaye, clean energy, renewables

Largest Solar Power Plant in Africa Flips the Switch

The largest solar power plant in Africa is now in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa and generates 95 MW of clean…
Patagonia, Yerdle, sharing economy, collaborative consumption, b corp, Black Friday, social innovation, Leon Kaye

Patagonia’s Investment in Yerdle Shows Sharing Economy Maturing

Patagonia has announced an investment in Yerdle, a startup where users can use a smartphone app to give and receive things for free.
Terrapass, cap and trade, California, refineries, Union of Concerned Scientists, Leon Kaye, energy efficiency, public transportation, environmental defense fund, gasoline prices

California Readies for Cap-and-Trade Next Steps

California will expand its cap-and-trade program in early 2015 by mandating refineries participate in the program. Is this a step forward for the…
AARP, Livable Communities, smart cities, urban planning, millennials, Walkable and Liveable Cities Institute, Leon Kaye, senior citizens, bicycling, form based code, road diets

AARP: Baby Boomers Want Liveable Communities, Too

The AARP has an impressive archive that inspires its members to advocate for more “liveable communities.”
Shrimp, shrimp industry, oceana, fraud, Leon Kaye, farmed shrimp, mislabeling, whiteleg shrimp, sustainable seafood, human rights

Oceana Report Claims Fraud Rampant in Shrimp Industry

The ocean conservation advocacy group Oceana alleges that the shrimp industry dupes consumers on the sourcing of the shrimp they are buying.
Beorum Apparel, Teel Lidow, marino wool, wool, animal cruelty, supply chain, responsible sourcing, Leon Kaye

Boerum Apparel: Kinder & More Sustainable Merino Wool Sweaters

Boerum Apparel delivers sustainable merino wool sweaters that are sourced from farms and factories where people, and animals, are treated ethically.
Harley Davidson, The Nature Conservancy, tree planting, Leon Kaye, Geof Rochester, Renew the Ride, Plant a Billion Trees, Brazil, Virginia

Harley-Davidson to Plant 50 Million Trees

The Nature Conservancy and Harley-Davidson are working to "Renew the Ride" and plant 50 million trees worldwide by 2025.
KKR, private equity, green portfolio, CSR, ESG, Dollar General, waste diversion, Pets at Home, Leon Kaye, Ali Hartman

KKR Green Portfolio: A Sustainable & Lean Private Equity Machine

Dollar General and Pets at Home are among the 27 companies that have been through the KKR Green Portfolio Program.
Meat, animal welfare, slow food, meat as a luxury, Lindy and Grundy, Belcampo Meat, Anya Fernald, fast food, Leon Kaye

Should We View Meat As a Luxury?

Should we start to view meat as a luxury? The environmental costs, ethics and cost to public health all suggest we need to…