Antonio Pasolini

Antonio Pasolini
apasolini@gmail.com
Corporate Social Responsibility writer for Justmeans, Antonio Pasolini is a journalist currently based in Berlin who writes about clean energy, green living and sustainability. He also works as a translator (Portuguese-English) and promotes animal rights and veganism in his spare time. He is the proud guardian of a dog called Dylan, who was rescued from a public shelter in Spain. Pasolini recently launched a book of short stories in Portuguese called Ponto de Fuga.

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6 years 5 months ago

HyperSolar has teamed with Suncentrix, a renewable energy development company, to explore the potential of producing hydrogen and renewable natural gas from the waters of the Salton Sea.

Hypersolar is a California start-up that last year was developing a thin solar concentrator to be applied on top of solar cells and increase their output of sustainable energy. But the...


6 years 5 months ago

Digital media giant Samsung Electronics is showing off its sustainable, eco-friendly technology at the Eco Zone Display at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show at booth #12004 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, which kicks off tomorrow and runs until Friday (January 13th).

Samsung is exhibiting a range of products that signal the company’s concerns with sustainability. "The Samsung Eco Zone Display at CES exemplifies not only our continued commitment to the environment, but also how the long-term life...


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We’re barely into 2012 and some sustainable initiatives out there are already making the world a brighter place.

There are around 1.5 billion people across the globe without proper access to electricity. With those people in mind, New York-based Studio Kalkwijk has created WakaWaka Shine Bright, a solar-powered LED light designed to replace kerosene lamps. These can be unsafe, damaging to health and a source of greenhouse gas emissions. WakaWaka means ‘shine’ in Swahili language.

The idea is...


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It must be pretty damaging for any industry’s reputation to be labeled Dinosaur of the Year. And that’s what the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) has called the cruise ship industry. NABU, which is based in Germany, singled out cruise lines AIDA and TUI to get their yearly trophy, which goes to people or companies with “the most ridiculous statement or anachronistic decision in...


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The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has awarded the Oregon Institute of Technology a STARS Bronze rating in recognition of the university’s sustainability actions and achievements.

STARS stands for Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System. It is a new program that measures and encourages sustainability in higher education. It is the only one of its kind that involves publicly reporting...


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2012 is finally upon us and it’s time to look at the sustainability trends for the new year.

The last few years have been pretty challenging, with the financial crisis and the efforts by climate denialists to make it appear that it’s all business as usual. But perhaps one of the biggest obstacles to sustainability is the “lack of consistent and comparable standards for defining and measuring sustainability,” says Dan Probst, chairman of energy and sustainability services at Jones Lang LaSalle, an...


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2012 has been designated International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. As the tradition goes at this time of the year, people make resolutions for the nascent year; considering the theme reserved for 2012, these plans should include actions to make our lives greener and more sustainable.

"The global community, and particularly people living in industrialized societies, have put unsustainable demands on our planet's limited resources," said Robert Engelman, President of the Worldwatch Institute, a...


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Across the world, different cities are trying to implement measures to make the urban space greener, more pleasant and more sustainable.

London is one example. Last year it introduced a bike hire scheme that has proved to be a huge success. The idea is to make it really simple for Londoners to cycle their way across the city, take the burden off the public transport and cause less emissions through transportation.

Before that, the city of London had introduced a congestion charge to the central part of the city as a way to unclog the roads and make way for its iconic double...


6 years 6 months ago

A meat-free diet is one of the most sustainable actions anyone can take to reduce their ecological footprint on this planet. An increasing number of people are adopting the meat-free philosophy as part of their commitment to the environment and animal welfare. Meatless Monday has become a worldwide phenomenon, with support from several high-profile celebrities, most noticeably former Beatle Paul McCartney.

The case for a plant-based diet gets increasingly compelling from an environmental perspective, as some fresh data confirms. According to a new study by the...


6 years 6 months ago

As we hurl past the darkest period of the year, let’s hear it for some bright news on the sustainable energy front.

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently validated greater than 41 percent efficiency at a concentration of 1,000 suns for tiny cells made by Semprius, a company that is developing low cost, high performance concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules to make solar power generation economically...


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