Reynard Loki

Reynard Loki
Reynard Loki is a Justmeans staff writer for Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility. A co-founder of MomenTech, a New York-based experimental production studio, he maintains the blog 13.7 Billion Years and is a contributing author of the publication "Biomes and Ecosystems," a comprehensive reference encyclopedia of the Earth's key biological and geographic classifications, published in 2013 by Salem Press.
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2 weeks 3 days ago

Honda's ultra-efficient, carbon neutral smart home is capable of producing more energy on-site from renewable sources than it consumes annually—and it comes with a specially modified Honda Fit electric vehicle

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Though the first official assessment that climate change was caused by human activity came in 1988, with NASA scientist James Hansen's famous testimony to the U.S. Congress, the "carbon neutral" concept, which refers to achieving net zero carbon emissions, is a...

1 month 4 days ago

In his message for World Water Day 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recognized the importance of access to clean water in "our efforts to build stable societies and lives of dignity for all," specifically calling for "innovative strategies." Here's one partnership that has been successful in answering that call 

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -- Since 2008, the partnership between Xylem Watermark, the corporate citizenship and social investment program of Xylem (NYSE:...

1 month 1 week ago

With global water use growing at more than twice the rate of human population increase in the last century, the issue of water security is quickly rising to the top. When it comes to life's most precious fluid, mankind has two very different choices: conflict or cooperation

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -- The first recorded water war occurred more than 4,500 years ago in modern-day Iraq, near the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Fought between the neighboring ancient city-states of...

1 month 3 weeks ago

Mangrove deforestation, due to the shrimp industry, tourism development and other human-caused factors, has resulted in countless deaths around the globe when ocean-borne natural disasters strike. Alfredo Quarto is on a mission to save these unique life-saving trees

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -- Growing in intertidal areas between land and sea, mangroves live in two worlds at once. They are known as the “rainforests of the sea,” and once called the “roots of the sea” by a...

2 months 3 weeks ago

"Investing in clean energy makes economic sense—every additional dollar invested can generate three dollars in future fuel savings by 2050." -- International Energy Agency{1}

Two degrees Celsius. It seems like such a minuscule amount. But if the average global surface temperature rises more than that, say scientists, the worst effects of climate change...

4 months 5 days ago

Millions of breeding pigs are trapped in crates so small that they can't even turn around—for virtually their entire lives. It is an extreme type of confinement that has been in use for decades, but a growing number of consumers and businesses want to end this inhumane practice

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA) is the latest in a string of companies to announce a ban on the use of cruel gestation crates...

5 months 3 days ago

Born out of the Clinton Global Initiative, LRN's Practice Forum for Principled Leadership, Performance & Operations is helping institutions move culture to the strategic center

(Justmeans/3BL Media) -- "If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity," Winston Churchill declared in a speech in 1954, "they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another."{1} ...

6 months 5 hours ago

-- Two years ago, I wrote about the signing of the Nigerian Lending Principles—a landmark agreement made by eight of the nation's leading banks to commit to sustainable financing at the first Nigerian Sustainable Finance Week in Lagos, hosted by the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) in September 2011. Over the next 12 months, the banks agreed to develop their capacity to meet their newfound environmental...

7 months 6 hours ago

An innovative program transforms a brownfield into a wildlife habitat, giving students real-world experience as environmental stewards

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -- Students in upstate New York have planted hundreds of shrub and plant seedlings in an effort to transform a brownfield into a thriving wildlife habitat. The program is a result of a partnership between General Motors, non-profit environmental organizations and local schools in the Buffalo region. It's part of an innovative project that aims to not only reclaim land that has been damaged...

7 months 5 days ago

Sappi's grants program helps realize print design projects that advance the social good

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -- Better design, better world. It’s a simple concept, with infinite variety. 

Consider "Citizen Forester," a workshop and collateral designed by Gwen O’Brien of design studio Plenty that supports the work of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks toward increasing community engagement around parks and public spaces in Grand Rapids...