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.

Climate change, COP21, climate adaptation, resilience, Leon Kaye, Four Twenty Seven, corporate social responsibility

Making the Case for Responsible Corporate Adaptation

Caring for Climate, a joint initiative from UNEP, UN Global Compact and UNFCCC, has issued a report that urges companies to view climate…
Green Mountain Power, Tesla, batter storage, powerwall, Leon Kaye, energy storage

Green Mountain Power Now Leasing and Selling Tesla’s Powerwall

Last week, Green Mountain Power, the B-Corp utility that services 75 percent of Vermont, has started offering Tesla’s Powerwall batteries to its customers.
Lets Move, Michelle Obama, Partnership for a Healthier America, food deserts, Leon Kaye, Fresno, Los Angeles

Supermarket Chains Fail on Promise to Open in Food Deserts

Of the 2,400-odd grocery stores that have opened the past four years, less than 10 percent of them are in these so-called food…
Water recycling, recycled water, toilet to tap, Orange County, Fresno, drought, Leon Kaye, Orange County Water district, waste diversion, Silicon Valley

Why Toilet-to-Tap is the Future of Water

The future of water in California, the United States and really the world is in toilet-to-tap, otherwise known as water recycling. Yes, as…
The Purple Carrot, Mark Bittman, vegan, Leon Kaye, Andy Levitt

Mark Bittman and The Purple Carrot Now Delivering Vegan Cuisine

Former New York Times columnist and celebrated author Mark Bittman has joined forces with Andy Levitt, founder of The Purple Carrot, to bring…
coal, Fern, COP21, David Pocock, indigenous people, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, Leon Kaye

Coal’s Double Jeopardy: The Overlooked Impact on Forests

The Dutch NGO Fern has issued a report that advocates turning away from coal because of the impact the loss of land, as…
Dunkin Donuts, food waste, waste diversion, aerobic digestion, bio digesters, Leon Kaye, fast food, BioHiTech

Dunkin’ Donuts Uses Bio-Digesters to Dunk Food Waste

Dunkin’ Donuts announced this week that it has installed a bio-digester system at a second location in New Jersey.
Carbon Tracker, COP21, Leon Kaye, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, low carbon economy, clean energy

Firms Could Lose $2 Trillion on Unneeded Fossil Fuel Projects

The think-tank Carbon Tracker issued a report suggesting that, in the long run, energy companies investing in long-term fossil fuel projects may be…
Another idea for coping with climate change is coming out of World Bank HQ in Washington, D.C.

World Bank Launches $500M Plan to Boost Climate Change Action

The World Banks's Transformative Carbon Asset Facility, announced yesterday during the COP21 talks in Paris, will attempt to find new ways to develop…
Backpacking, travel, sustainability, Suzi Wortman, Summit Chile, Claudio Retamal, The North Face, REI, Patagonia, Leon Kaye, black friday

Why Backpacking is a Sustainability 101 Course for Work and Home

Setting off on a long backpacking trip abroad will allow you to bring home lessons on living and working sustainably for when you…
Chatham House, meat consumption, global warming, climate change, COP21, Leon Kaye, meat industry, public health, vegan

Less Meat Consumption Critical to Achieve Global Climate Goals

Chatham House, the London-based independent policy institute, released a report this week that insists reducing meat consumption is crucial if the world is…
Rising sea levels are a worry, so a new UN guide explains the terms in plain English

UN Launches Interactive Guide on Climate Change & COP21

The UNFCCC, backed by the funding of Singapore, has issued an interactive guide that seeks to explain the big issues behind COP21—and shine…
GMO, salmon, AquaBounty, FDA, genetically modified salmon, AquAdvantage Salmon, Leon Kaye

FDA Says Yes to GMO Salmon Without Labeling

In a sign of what the future of food will entail, and what is a huge setback for anti-GMO activists, the FDA decided…
Levi Strauss, Goodwill, social enterprise, Give Back Box, recycling, Leon Kaye, waste diversion

Levi’s Making It Easy to Donate Clothing This Holiday Season

This week Levi’s announced a partnership with Give Back Box in an effort to raise up to $50,000 for Goodwill. For every box…
Electric vehicles, EVs, UCS, Leon Kaye, Nissan Leaf, greenhouse gas emissions

Yes, EVs are Cleaner than Gasoline-Powered Cars

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a two-year study has provided the answer. The EV is the cleaner option, hands down.
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