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 AlterNet.org 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

7 years 1 month ago

The official commercial airline for the Honor Flight Network renews commitment with $1.2 million donation

In his stand-up routine at New York's Beacon Theater in November 2011, comedian Louis C. K. explained what goes through his mind when he's sitting in first class on a plane and sees a soldier, who always flies coach:

"Every time I see a soldier on a plane, I always think: 'You know what? I should give him my seat . It would be the right thing to...


7 years 1 month ago

Habitat for Humanity and Home Depot Foundation join forces to help America's veterans by making their homes safer, healthier and more comfortable

The United States Veterans Administration has two grant programs meant to assist veterans with disabilities with home repair and renovation. The Specially Adapted Housing Grant (SAH) provides qualifying combat-injured...


7 years 1 month ago

Catching up with the chair of the Design for Social Innovation MFA program at the School of Visual Arts

In December, I interviewed Cheryl Heller, who heads up Design for Social Innovation, a new MFA program launching this fall at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York.

I asked her about the challenges of sustainability, how...


7 years 1 month ago

HP is the first funder of a scholarship that will help female students around the world get a college degree

"If you want to change the world, invest in an adolescent girl."

That was the message of the 2011 report, Girls Grow, produced by the non-partisan think tank Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

"An adolescent girl stands at the doorway of adulthood. In that moment, much is decided. If she stays in school, remains healthy, and gains real skills, she...


7 years 1 month ago

The largest foreign insurer in the United States prepares for climate change and signs Principles for Responsible Investment†

It wasn't so long ago that "talking about the weather" was simply a euphemism for not saying much at all, when weather was just a fraught-free topic, a social lubricant, something for strangers to chat about. But in the midst of one of the most meteorologically...


7 years 2 months ago

"I think the internal combustion engine will disappear from the streets of our cities in the next thirty years because transportation will be mass transportation, or probably electrical power." -- Gaylord Nelson,...


7 years 2 months ago

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." -- Mark Twain

Over 7,000 years ago, somewhere along the fertile, lake-fed Kachi plain in what is now Balochistan, Pakistan, neolithic farmers first started cultivating cotton.

Since then, the soft, fluffy white fiber—almost 100 percent pure cellulose—has maintained a prominent place in the history of mankind. Prized for its convertibility into a strong...


7 years 2 months ago

Sustainability wasn't always a hot theme, particularly in the world of finance. But looking at the new UNCTAD World Investment Report, that's quickly changing

Every year, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) publishes the World Investment Report, which looks at "non-equity modes of international production and development." And in this...


7 years 2 months ago

A recent conference organized by the New Economics Institute asked two questions: What does a sustainable economy look like? How do we get there? Answering them is a matter of some urgency—and opportunity

While many may think that the modern environmental movement began in the 1960s—the decade that saw the publication of Rachel Carson's landmark book Silent Spring and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency—you could go back to FDR's New Deal, which has generally been left out of America's environmental history....


7 years 2 months ago

Keeping the global 21st-century temperature rise under 2 degrees Celsius will require massive sustainable investments from the public and private sectors

A new report released by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) argues that a massive scale-up of low-carbon technologies are required to meet the 2°C temperature increase threshhold set by the United Nations to avoid the worst effects of anthropogenic climate change.

The independent international scientific research organization headquartered in Stockholm says that to achieve that...


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