Antonio Pasolini

Antonio Pasolini
apasolini@gmail.com
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.

Posts by This Writer

4 months 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - HP found in the Global Citizen Festival in India the perfect platform to launch its HP World on Wheels (WoW) initiative, ​an ambitious project to promote digital literacy, education programming, entrepreneurship training, and other community services in rural India. In total, HP will build and deploy 48​ fully ​​labs ​decked out with digital tools ​as part of its global initiative to help people in economically excluded areas to make their dreams...


4 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Consumers Energy,​ a Michigan public utility,​ has reached ​in 2016 ​another milestone in energy savings for non-profit​s with ​free upgrades to 541 nonprofits and houses of worship in 41 counties across Michigan.

Called Nonprofit and House of Worship Initiative, it was launched four years ago to help food pantries, The Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, churches, senior centers and others. These ​organizations ​got free energy efficiency upgrades and incentives for projects that amounted to more than $975,000 in...


4 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Offshore windpower is now a reality in the U.S. as the much-awaited Block Island Wind Farm has completed its commissioning and testing phases and begun commercial operations. It is now delivering electricity into the New England region’s grid on a regular basis. The energy produced from the Block Island Wind Farm is linked to the New England grid by the multinational utility National Grid’s new sea2shore submarine transmission cable system.

National Grid has become the first U.S. utility to deliver wind electricity from an offshore source...


4 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Gender equality. A buzz term ​still evading women, who still ​lag behind in terms of wages and representativeness in the workplace, politics and just about every sector of society. However, ​entrepreneurialship has seen a spike in recent times, as a new study by the Kaufman Foundation shows​. But much more needs to be done to redress the gender balance.

The latest...


4 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - For several decades, practicality trumped health when it came to food choices, with disastrous consequences on human health, ​including soaring ​rates of obesity, heart problems and diabetes​, besides the risks associated with environmentally-unfriendly pesticides.​ Since most people spend a great deal of their days at work, improving access to proper food in the workplace is essential.

Fortunately, a paradigm shift is brewing.​​

“A workplace...


4 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The folks at Bacardi ​must be in high spirits right now​. The iconic ​beverage​ company has succeeded in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions worldwide in half, beating its self-imposed December 2017 deadline by more than a year. The reduction achieved equals to taking 15,000 cars off the road each year. reducing oil use by 165,000 barrels annually or installing 18 wind turbines.

​​Bacardi says it ​managed to score this sustainability goal​ by systematically pursuing the objectives and actions laid out in Good Spirited: Building a...


4 months 4 weeks ago

There is a new way to put ​online shopping packaging to good use. An initiative known as Give Back Box allows shoppers to donate used goods using the same box that carried their newly-bought goods. It's a double-whammy: you recycle and donate stuff you no longer need, and reuse the cardboard paper of the packaging, which otherwise would end up on a landfill site.

For this holiday season, Goodwill, the NGO behind the iniatiative, is partnering with leading retailers to make it easy for online shoppers to reuse, repurpose and recycle textiles and clothing. Launched one year ​ago to...


4 months 4 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - It sounds like the stuff of sci-fi horror, but it's a prospect that we finally waking up to. We have turned the world into a massive lab of superbugs, due to antibiotic abuse, especially in animal farming. Animal farming gets singled out on this issue because antiobiotics has become the only way animals can endure the few months of intense confinement until they are slaughtered. In pig farms, for instance, animals have poor immune systems because they are taken away from their mothers while still suckling. The industry responds by...


5 months 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - As far as the developed world goes, Europe is at the forefront of sustainability leadership and policy-making commitments to sustainability. ​An educated population with ​a high level ​of environmental​ ​awareness also comes into play, as they are readier to reach deeper into their pockets to pay for clean electricity, for example. Europe is also seriously commit​t​ed to the Paris Agreement.

Across the pond, things have taken an uncertain direction with the new Trump presidency, who vowed to back out of the Paris Agreement​ (later, he has said he will keep an open mind about it) and defund climate change research at...


5 months 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Germany has a very good reputation for the excellence ​associated with its manufacturing tradition. And it's also a country where sustainability and ethics play a major role in consumer behavior, perhaps more than so than other European countries. As we have reported before, the capital Berlin has become a mecca of sustainable and vegan lifestyles and it​'​s quite likely that it will carry on in this direction due to...


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