I have not been too caught up in the holiday shopping craze, especially since I am doing mostly DIY projects for Christmas. But I admit I do my fair bit of shopping online, and was sucked into Cyber Monday last week. Instead of dealing with the Black Friday crowds, the few things I needed to purchase for the holiday gift list could wait until the Internet madness. Well, that morning, as I was walking my dog along our usual route in Fig Garden Village, a Starbucks employee alerted me to the camera, and then I was stopped by Amanda Venegas of ABC 30 here in Fresno. Curious to see how shoppers in the San Joaquin Valley were approaching shopping this year, Ms. Venegas actually had a tough time finding someone who would cooperate until she and her cameraman spent some time with me asking some questions. As someone who cannot bear the crowds of the holiday season, I shop on the Internet more than the sustainability mafia would find palatable. Anyway, here is the interview:

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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 has also 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). As of October 2013, he now lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.