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

5 years 10 months ago

The UK-based International Institute for Environment and Development has issued a warning that tropical countries participating in REDD+ schemes, whereby they get compensated for protecting their forests to limit emissions of greenhouse gases from deforestation, could fail to reap social and environmental benefits.

The warning is based on the findings of the Forest Governance Learning Group (FGLG) teams in ten nations in Africa and Asia where it promotes decision making about forests that is “fair and sustainable”.

The report...


5 years 10 months ago

An opportunity for sustainability professionals to get further training online has arisen. University of California Irvine Extension announced a new online course called “The Social Component of Sustainability”, a weekly course starting on October 3rd and ending on November 13th.

The course is part of the Sustainable Business Management Certificate Program, an elective course created for...


5 years 10 months ago

UNIQLO, the Japanese retail fashion chain, introduced yesterday (September 1st) an All-Product Recycling Initiative at its stores in the US, UK and France.

The initiative kicked off in the US at the UNIQLO Soho location at 546 Broadway, New York, before spreading to two new store locations at Fifth Avenue and 5 Street and finally to the 34th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue locations.

At the Soho location customers can donate their used UNIQLO items at one of the three cash wrap locations where an official UNIQLO All-Product...


5 years 10 months ago

A new global initiative wants to find solutions for the world’s sustainable energy challenge with the help of leading experts in their respective fields. CNBC, the business and financial news channel, has launched Energy Opportunities, which it calls a “collaborative sustainability initiative.”

The project is centered on a series of three unique CNBC brainstorm events being held around the world. The sessions, which have already started, cover topics such as ‘Smarter Mobility’, ‘...


5 years 10 months ago

Nothing like humor to spread a good, socially conscious message. This is the approach adopted by Sir Richard’s socially responsible condom company whose mission is to spread the safe sex message to where it is needed most.

“We believe safe sex is a basic human right. Only a fraction of the global demand for condoms is met each year. For every Sir Richard's condom bought, we donate one condom to a country in need. We appeal to discerning, responsible individuals who seek to align their purchases with the change they want to see in the world...


5 years 11 months ago

On Tuesday (August 23rd) a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck the East Coast of the United States and nuclear reactors were powered off automatically by safety systems.

Now an organization called Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has called for immediate action to improve safeguards at nuclear reactors vulnerable to seismic events.

This week’s quake was felt from South Carolina to Toronto, with an epicenter in Mineral, Virginia, just a few miles from the North Anna nuclear station. The reactor lost offsite...


5 years 11 months ago

The oceans may be depleted of fish by 2050. This alarming fact has prompted a new sustainability movement in recent years as overfishing and pollution threaten to kills off sea life at an unprecedented rate.

According to Greenpeace’s ocean campaign, 80 percent of all life on Earth is found in the oceans.

“The oceans provide vital sources of protein, energy, minerals and other products of use the world over and the rolling of the sea across the planet creates over half our oxygen, drives weather systems and natural flows of energy and nutrients around the world, transports...


5 years 11 months ago

The UK Renewable Energy Association (REA) yesterday launched a campaign to promote biomass as a source of heat and power. The ‘Back Biomass’ initiative aims at getting the government to include biomass in its proposals on the incentives regime for renewable energy.

The campaigners say biomass heat and power from sustainable sources “offers proven, practical, secure low carbon energy as part of a balanced energy mix.”

The timing of the campaign is related to the late 2011 deadline that the UK government has set...


5 years 11 months ago

No place on Earth evokes the words ‘environment’, ‘ecology’ and ‘sustainability’ as strongly as the Amazon forest does. The world’s largest forest and the repository of  1/5 of the world's fresh water, the Amazon is an endless source of wonder as well as concern, since it’s under siege by cattle ranchers, loggers and hazardous human occupation.

The Brazilian government managed to curb deforestation during the President Lula's administration, which ended in January. Since then, as Brazilian congress debates whether to weaken legislation that protects the country’s forest...


5 years 11 months ago

This week saw one very pertinent question being raised by several writers across the web: is it possible for luxury brands to project corporate social responsibility when the product they sell is associated with power, glamour and consumerism?

The discussion was spawned by the release of a new McKinsey survey that found that most executives think CSR adds to shareholder value in the long-term. Fair enough.

But do consumers actually buy it? According a...


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