Antonio Pasolini

Antonio Pasolini
Corporate Social Responsibility writer for Justmeans, Antonio Pasolini is a journalist based in Brazil who writes about alternative energy, green living and sustainability. He also works as a translator (Portuguese-English) and promotes veganism and animal rights in Brazil. Pasolini recently launched a book of short stories in Portuguese called Ponto de Fuga.

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3 months 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The English language is an ever-expanding ​landscape of words and expressions​ and every year new entries make it into the Merriam-Webster dictionary, one of the leading reference books on the English language. In a recent blog post, Merriam-Webster presents some of the more than 1,000 words that have been added. These include entries taken from sundry fields, such as ppo culture (fac​​epalm, throw shade), politics (FLOTUS), science (CRISPR) and social issues (food insecure).

Regarding the latter, it made it into...

3 months 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Amid the doom and gloom of most news outlets, Bill and Melinda Gates are sounding out some good news in their 2017 Annual Letter. Why are they happy? Because they say humanity is witnessing the faste​st​ progress ever in global heath and poverty reduction.

The new edition of their annual letter is addressed to investor and philanthropist Warren Buffet, highlighting the achievements and progress made since 2006 when Buffet gave $30 bill​​ion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The donation was invested in new technologies, solutions and research that helped reduce extreme poverty levels and saved...

3 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Keepod​, an organization that works to narrow the digital divide, has released the new Keepod, a device which transforms any computer, even old ones, into a powerful Chromebook, helping repurpose machines and improve access to computers for those who are left out of the digital community.

To mark the launch, Keepod is giving away one unit for free for every device purchased. When users connect their Keepod, it provides instant access to their personal desktop, apps, files, and settings on the computer. ​What ​Keepod​ does is to​ remove the...

3 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Architecture and design ha​ve ​a massive impact on human health and well-being. When we consider how much time we spend inside a building, we are reminded of just how big that impact is. This is one of several reasons why the WELL standard was created. A pioneering initiative, the building standard focuses exclusively on this aspect of construction, creating better buildings and happier people in the process.

​​Rick Fedrizzi​, who has been at the helm of ​​the International WELL Building Institute’s (IWBI)​ for 100 days​​ (​previously ​he had been ​head of the U.S. Green Building Council​)​, is an...

3 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - In order to discuss solutions for increasingly challenged health services in urban areas in low- and middle-income countries, the Novartis Foundation co-hosted the Urban Health in Africa Dialogue event in Cape Town (South Africa) on Februry 6 and 7. The event, the first of its kind in Africa, was a partnership with the International Society for Urban health (ISUH), InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) – Health (IAP), International Council for Science (ICSU), Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), and the University of...

3 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -​ L​eading environmental NGO​ ​The Rainforest Alli​ance​ is turning 30 and, to mark the date, the organization has launched a campaign called #FollowTheFrog, which leaps its way forward until February 12. Through a special dedicated website, users can sign up to updates and guidance on how to green up their lifestyles and tread more lightly on the planet.

​The #FollowTheFrog 30-day challenge includes a simple step-by-step guide to sustainable living, delivered in 10 emails throughout the month. ​“We are proud to kick off our 30th...

3 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Gender equality, gender fluidity. Discussion on gender has never been louder and more pervasive than it is now, thanks to shifting cultural attitudes and social media as a platform for debate. In response to this phenomenon, National Geographic has launched a two-hour special called Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. The premiere took place in New York last Thursday. It accompanies the magazine’s January issue and provides an up-to-date picture of ideas and attitudes towards gender issues.

The program takes a...

3 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​New breakthrough research by clean energy consultants PowerScout has found that Democrat donors are not racing ahead of Republicans in the U.S. by as large a margin as most of us would intuitively assume to be the case.

PowerScout used a database of 1.5 million Democratic and Republican donors in the top 20 solar states, California and Arizona taking the top slots. The company used its own A.I.-based image recognition model to determine which rooftops had solar panels on them. This process was carried out using satellite images.

It found that ​3.06% of Democratic donors and 2.24% of...

3 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Disposing of hazardous materials ​t​hat contain toxic metals such as mercury is of paramount for companies' sustainability programs and social responsibility. Regulations change all the time, so finding the right service is also important.

“Keeping up with compliance requirements for universal waste items can be time consuming and burdensome," says Sue Klug, executive vice president ​and​ chief marketing officer at Republic Services, a leader in recycling and non-hazardous solid waste.

The company offers two services that help customers deal with their hazardous waste. One of them ​is​ Mail Back...

3 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -​The Business Benchmark On Animal Welfare has released the latest report of its benchmark on farmed animal welfare. Now in its fifth edition, ​the ​​​BBFAW​ ​was launched as a way to encourage the food industry to improve animal welfare standards, make further commitments and disclose their related policies.

Around 30 percent of all companies reviewed are U.S.-based (28 out of 99). ​That was followed by the UK (18) and France (10), besides other 14 countries. These include 35 food retailers and wholesalers, 28 restaurants and bars, and 36 food...