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.

Posts by This Writer

5 years 10 months ago

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...


5 years 10 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...


5 years 11 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...


5 years 11 months ago

Xerox Corporation is feeling pretty good about itself at the end of 2011. The company is folding the year with several accolades recognizing its achievement in sustainability, social responsibility, innovation and ethics. These include being listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and Newsweek Green, amongst several others.

“We fully appreciate that in this transparent world, who you are as a business is as important as how you perform. Frankly, at Xerox, we wouldn’t have it any other way...


5 years 11 months ago

Rockcastle Regional hospital in Kentucky has installed 210 solar modules on top of its Outpatients Services Center. It has become the first hospital in that state to have solar power. The modules are expected to produce around 290 watts each (60.9 kW total), which is enough energy to power eight to ten homes annually. Kentucky Utilities will purchase the power generated.

Rockcastle Regional is a not-for-profit community healthcare founded in 1956. It features an emergency service, 26-bed inpatient acute beds and outpatient acute...


5 years 11 months ago

Two Californian civic buildings have earned a coveted B.E.S.T. in Public Works title from the American Public Works Association, the professional association of public works leaders. The B.E.S.T. in Public Works awards recognizes public agencies for their outstanding projects and programs. Amongst the criteria are sustainability, innovation, mobility, beautification and overall creativity. The buildings were designed by LPA, a sustainable architecture company in business since 1965...


5 years 11 months ago

After nearly two years of campaigning, Greenpeace has finally 'friended' Facebook as the social network has pledged to switch to sustainable energy to run its servers.

The Unfriend Coal campaign lasted 20 months, and was launched when Facebook announced it would build a coal-powered data center in Prineville, Oregon. It was nearly two years of campaigning, negotiations and silly puns to get to the truce announced yesterday (Dec. 15). The peace-making process started earlier this year when Facebook opened up its Prineville plant, the epicenter of the contention, in an...


5 years 11 months ago

In order to overcome the obstacles faced by teachers working with science subjects in developing countries, one chemistry academic turned to sustainable energy for a solution. Professor Tony Rest, a visiting Chemistry academic at the University of Southampton in the UK, and Keith Wilkinson, a former teacher at the International School at Lusaka in Zambia, have devised a solar-powered solution based on a digital projector and low-cost solar energy panels so that students can gain access to IT and other technology-based teaching methods.

The objective is to bypass the main problem...


5 years 11 months ago

South Africa, which earlier this month hosted the turbulent climate change conference (COP17) in Durban, has announced it is supporting en.lighten, a global initiative to phase-out inefficient lighting by 2016. South Africa promised to transition from inefficient incandescent lamps to more efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) by 2016.

en.lighten was launched in 2009 through a partnership between the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the Global Environment...


5 years 11 months ago

The electricity grid is probably not the sexiest topic around, but it's a key component of the future of sustainable energy. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has carried out a study that concluded that the grid is most likely up to the challenge of new, intermittent forms of energy, such as solar and wind, as their contribution to the network grows over the next 20 years. The study also included in its forecast the influx of electric and hybrid vehicles that require frequent charging.

The report was commissioned by the MIT Energy Initiative (...


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