Well the holiday season already seems so long ago, and in fact, I am taking my Christmas tree down today, but today is Armenian Christmas and so we take another opportunity to wish our readers the best for a wonderful 2013.

It is always easy to focus on the bad news, but I feel optimistic about where we are going with sustainability and corporate social responsibility. More companies are taking sustainability seriously, consumers are slowly starting to change their ways, and amazing changes are going on in regions as diverse as Latin America and the Middle East. And in the San Joaquin Valley, which I now call home, developments in water technology and yes, a renewed push to bring back downtown Fresno are again reasons why I am excited about making my home here.

So whether you celebrate Christmas today, celebrate it on December 25, or in fact, not at all, we appreciate your support during this transition. Feel free to comment as always on Twitter.

About The Author

Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he specializes in social media consulting and strategic communications. A journalist and writer since 2009 his work has appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. He's pictured here in 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 The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). During 2013 and 2014, he lived and worked in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as an associate director with a leading public relations firm within Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.