Leon Kaye

 

Based in California, Leon Kaye is editor of GreenGoPost.com. He also writes for The Guardian and Triple Pundit. He covers corporate social responsibility, green building and clean energy projects around the world that push the boundaries of innovation. He writes about politics, energy and the environment for Inhabitat. When he's not writing or advising companies, he travels, and is passionate about the Middle East, the Balkans, Korea, Japan and South America. He's pictured here in Kosovo. He tweets about sustainability and CSR on Twitter.

Leon Kaye
Monocomplex’s Reborn Chair is Made from 127 Flattened and Compressed Cardboard Boxes

Monocomplex’s Reborn Chair is Made from 127 Flattened and Compressed Cardboard Boxes

Monocomplex recently exhibited its Reborn Chair, an armchair cut out of 127 flattened cardboard boxes that have been pressed together and slowly carved with careful attention. The design

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JVA’s Norwegian Truck Weigh Station Above the Arctic Circle Features a Green Roof!

JVA’s Norwegian Truck Weigh Station Above the Arctic Circle Features a Green Roof!

The site aims to stay as integrated within the local fragile environment and present minimal distractions. With the growing exploration for natural resources within the Arctic region, more truck

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KPF Announces Design for Block H of Seoul’s Yongsan International Business District

KPF Announces Design for Block H of Seoul’s Yongsan International Business District

The plan for the 1.8 million square feet (167,225 square meters) Block H includes a hotel and residential tower with a massive basement will have room for retail and a spa. But instead of the

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High-Tech Off-Grid Mirai Nihon Home Coexists With Nature in Japan

High-Tech Off-Grid Mirai Nihon Home Coexists With Nature in Japan

In order to make Mirai Nihon a reality, TBWAHAKUHODO developed a platform to identify new technologies and innovations that had not yet been commercialized. Next, the firm partnered with Nissan,

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Massimo Bartolini’s Bookyard is an Outdoor Library in a Belgian Vineyard

Massimo Bartolini’s Bookyard is an Outdoor Library in a Belgian Vineyard

Massimo Bartolini turns the idea of the library on its head with his outdoor installation. Rather than public libraries scrambling for ways to bring in patrons, Bookyard steps out of a

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Toronto Becomes the Latest City To Ban Plastic Bags

Toronto Becomes the Latest City To Ban Plastic Bags

Plastic bag photo from Shutterstock On Wednesday, a last-minute motion led the Toronto City Council to ban plastic shopping bags in this city of 2.5 million. On January 1, 2013, Toronto will

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Marks and Spencer Becomes The First UK Retailer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Marks and Spencer Becomes The First UK Retailer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Marks and Spencer is the first retailer in the United Kingdom to become carbon neutral. In an announcement yesterday, the company described how a combination of increased energy efficiency

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France Proposes Ban on Pesticide Linked to Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

France Proposes Ban on Pesticide Linked to Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

This week the French government announced that it plans to prohibit the use of Cruiser OSR, a pesticide manufactured by the Swiss company Syngenta that researchers say may contribute to the

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Carmen Miranda Meets LEGOs In Bizarre Brazilian Fruit Branding Campaign

Carmen Miranda Meets LEGOs In Bizarre Brazilian Fruit Branding Campaign

Tired of peeling labels off of your fruit? The Brazilian advertising agency AGE Isobar has found a solution with its cubic mold, which presses a brand's label into the surface of pieces of

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Japanese Researchers Produce Artificial Bones Out of Fish Scales

Japanese Researchers Produce Artificial Bones Out of Fish Scales

Photo via Shutterstock Two researchers at Japan’s Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a remarkable new technology that can create bone tissue out of fish scales. Several processes

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Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Found in Pacific Bluefin Tuna

Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Found in Pacific Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin Tuna photo from Shutterstock Low levels of radiation from last year's Fukushima Diaichii disaster in Japan have been discovered in bluefin tuna swimming of the California coast.

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40 Tons of Japanese Tsunami Debris Land on Alaskan Island

40 Tons of Japanese Tsunami Debris Land on Alaskan Island

40 tons of debris from last year’s tsunami in Japan just washed up on Montague Island in Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Today workers today launched a massive cleanup on the largest

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Demand for Fresh Water Causing Oceans to Rise Faster Than Melting Glaciers

Demand for Fresh Water Causing Oceans to Rise Faster Than Melting Glaciers

Waterlevel Photo by Shutterstock A study published in Nature Geoscience concluded that the global demand for fresh water is contributing to the oceans’ rise faster than the impact of global

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Massive Whale Sculpture Pops Up in Patagonian Forest, Warns of a Species Under Threat

Massive Whale Sculpture Pops Up in Patagonian Forest, Warns of a Species Under Threat

Adrián Villar Rojas is a master at creating massive sculptures of clay, wood and cement that remind us about the uncomfortable relationship humans have with nature. My Family Dead, a

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WTO Panel Rules Against Dolphin-Safe Tuna Labeling

WTO Panel Rules Against Dolphin-Safe Tuna Labeling

On Wednesday the World Trade Organization ruled against the sale of cans of tuna labeled "dolphin safe," arguing that the practice discriminates against Mexican fishermen and that the United

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Africa’s First Ethanol Cooking Fuel Plant Opens in Mozambique

Africa’s First Ethanol Cooking Fuel Plant Opens in Mozambique

Yesterday Africa’s first bio-ethanol cooking fuel plant opened in central Mozambique. The partnership between Novozymes and CleanStar Mozambique, NDZiLO, will provide cleaner, safer and

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US Consumers Willing To Pay Higher Utility Bills For Clean Energy

US Consumers Willing To Pay Higher Utility Bills For Clean Energy

According to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, Americans are willing to pay for slightly higher electricity bills for clean energy. The survey, led by researchers from Yale

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Geoengineering Experiment in UK Canceled Over Patent Dispute

Geoengineering Experiment in UK Canceled Over Patent Dispute

A controversial geoengineering experiment that would have simulated the cooling effect of a volcanic eruption was canceled this week over a patent dispute. A team of scientists in the United

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LivingHomes Introduces C6.2, a LEED Platinum Prefab House!

LivingHomes Introduces C6.2, a LEED Platinum Prefab House!

Santa Monica-based LivingHomes has launched the C6.2, an affordable prefab house that is certified LEED Platinum. Previously, LivingHomes had introduced the C6, an affordable three-bedroom

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Elgin Gas Leak In Scotland’s North Sea Finally Sealed Nearly Two Months After it Began

Elgin Gas Leak In Scotland’s North Sea Finally Sealed Nearly Two Months After it Began

The French energy giant Total announced today that it has finally stopped the natural gas leak at its Elgin platform in the North Sea, 150 miles off the coast of Scotland. The Elgin leak, which

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Stanford University Develops a Solar-Powered Bionic Eye!

Stanford University Develops a Solar-Powered Bionic Eye!

Solar technology could have a role in reversing blindness in the near future. Stanford University researchers have invented goggles that can send information to chips - which behave like solar

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Saudi Arabia Promises $109 Billion in Solar Power Investment

Saudi Arabia Promises $109 Billion in Solar Power Investment

Saudi Arabia has long been a wealthy country because of its enormous oil reserves. But the kingdom also is rich in sunlight, and it now promises to invest over $100 billion to develop 41

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Map of Life Provides Online Resource to Monitor All Animal and Plant Life on Earth

Map of Life Provides Online Resource to Monitor All Animal and Plant Life on Earth

A team of researchers from Yale University is developing the Map of Life, an online platform that will monitor the existence of all plants and animals on the planet. When completed, users will

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$21 Carbon-Neutral Chocolate Bar Will Arrive in the UK By Boat

$21 Carbon-Neutral Chocolate Bar Will Arrive in the UK By Boat

Next week, winds permitting, 24,000 bars of hand-pressed chocolate will arrive in the United Kingdom port of Portsmouth with an unusual claim: the bars are the world's only carbon neutral

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Bill Introduced in Congress Will End $113 Billion in Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Bill Introduced in Congress Will End $113 Billion in Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Yesterday legislation dubbed the “End Polluter Welfare Act” was announced in Congress by Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and U.S. Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN). The bill will put an end

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Soma Architecture’s Solar-Powered One Ocean Pavilion in South Korea Opens Tomorrow

Soma Architecture’s Solar-Powered One Ocean Pavilion in South Korea Opens Tomorrow

Tomorrow, One Ocean, the stunning solar-powered, naturally ventilated Thematic Pavilion designed by Vienna-based Soma Architecture will open in Yeosu, South Korea. The auditorium hails Yeosu’s

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Scripps Study Shows Plastic in Pacific Garbage Patch Has Increased 100-Fold

Scripps Study Shows Plastic in Pacific Garbage Patch Has Increased 100-Fold

Researchers at San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography have released a study that claims plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has increased by 100 times the amount of what was

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Study Suggests That Sunscreen Could Cause Skin Cancer

Study Suggests That Sunscreen Could Cause Skin Cancer

Sunscreen photo from Shutterstock Our doctors tell us to slather on sunscreen to prevent skin cancer - but what can we do if our sunblock of choice actually increases the risk of cancer? A

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Cardboard Paperpedic Bed Can Support the Weight of 22 People!

Cardboard Paperpedic Bed Can Support the Weight of 22 People!

The Paperpedic Bed by Karton is a system of intricately folded and tabbed paper panels that connect to form a sleek and modern bed frame. The 100 percent recyclable bed can expand from twin

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Flame Retardant Manufacturers Rely on Fear, Tobacco Industry Tactics

Flame Retardant Manufacturers Rely on Fear, Tobacco Industry Tactics

Flame retardants are abundant in household furniture, despite the fact that they only delay fires by a few seconds and the inhalation of such chemicals often kills victims before an actual fire.

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