In my latest article on Guardian Sustainable Business, I feature Whole World Water, a new social enterprise based out of New York City. Co-founded by Karena Albers and Jenifer Willig, Whole World Water’s goal is to install cost-effective water filtration systems at hotels and resorts. For $1,000, hotel properties can score a quick return on investment, reduce the absurd distances that bottled water travels over long distances and fund clean water and sanitation projects in poor rural areas. Reducing waste, combatting water scarcity and building economic opportunities at the same time? Some may poo-poo this idea, but I am rooting for this campaign to flourish when it launches on March 22.

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of 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 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.