Reynard Loki

Reynard Loki
Reynard Loki covers sustainability, sustainable finance and social innovation. He has written consumer-oriented features, exclusive interviews with CEOs, scholars and social entrepreneurs, and editorials across a wide array of environment- and sustainability-related topics. He is also a co-founder of MomenTech, an experimental production studio based in New York and Prague, whose projects have been presented around the world, including the United States, Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, South Africa, China and the Philippines. Reynard is also the Environment Editor at and a contributing author to "Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopedia" (Salem Press, 2013), a reference encyclopedia that illustrates the biology, geography, history and ecological importance of the world’s various biomes and ecosystems. He is a member of Farm Sanctuary, Sea Shepherd, Global Ethics Network and New York Pigeon Rescue Central.
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Posts by This Writer

6 years 7 months ago

The official poverty estimate for New York City is about 21 percent. It's wrong. Michael Weinstein explains.

(Justmeans/3BL Media) -- According to the federal government, around 1.8 million New Yorkers live in poverty. That's more than a fifth of the city's population. But a first-of-its-kind survey has revealed that the situation is actually much worse. Created through a partnership between Columbia...

6 years 9 months 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...

6 years 10 months 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:...

6 years 10 months 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...

6 years 10 months 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...

6 years 11 months 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...

7 years 4 weeks 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...

7 years 1 month 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} ...

7 years 2 months ago

(Justmeans/3BL Media) -- 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...

7 years 3 months 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...