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.

Posts by This Writer

8 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Elephant populations across the globe are threatened due to habit loss and poaching, but on World Elephant Day, celebrated last week on August 12, the beleaguered giants​ and other animals​ have something to celebrate as leading e-commerce and social media companies came together to take action on the sale of illegal wildlife products all over the world.

eBay, Etsy, Gumtree, Microsoft, Pinterest, Tencent and Yahoo! agreed to adhere to a global, standardized wildlife policy framework in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), TRAFFIC...

8 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - When the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games opened last Friday with supermodel Gisele Bündchen sashaying down the runway and a call for action on climate change, TV audiences were divided. On one hand, the opening was applauded for its elegance and innovative displays. But the green talk did not convince and, in fact, prompted a flurry of criticism laced with irony from those who saw it as nothing more than greenwashing considering the grim facts the Games are now associated with.

To begin with, none of the Olympic environmental commitments made...

8 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​Rail transport is an old friend of sustainability. One of the cleanest forms of transportation, ​​it is also safer and more efficient than most other ​passenger and cargo systems​. Freight rail in particular ​scores much higher with the planet as it is four times more fuel efficient than trucks, according to the Association of American Railroads​ (AAR)​. ​The organization adds that moving freight by rail instead of trucks reduces greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 75 percent.


8 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Anyone who follows global environmental issues ​is probably ​aware that the world's oceans are in peril​. Po​llution, acidification caused by carb​on​ emissions and overfishing have created a dangerous scenario with serious impacts on the planet as a whole. Urgent action is needed to mitigate the most serious consequences of this toxic mix.

There is hope on the horizon​, though,​ as a new generation of students is being encouraged to look for solutions for pressing environmental needs​, including issues related to how oceans work.​ ​One example of that is a competition involving s​tudents from all over the U.S.​,...

8 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Washington State is pushing ahead with EV transportation as energy company Avista has announced its commitment to install 272 EV charging port connections in approximately 200 locations in the Washington region. ​Avista expects to begin installing charging stations by August.​

This new charging network is the result of a move by the Washington State Transportation and Utility Commission, which approved a $3,000,000 pilot program for Avista to install the stations at residential and commercial customer locations over a two year period.

Avista will own and maintain the chargers, with target installations at 120...

9 months 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Heinken has released a new sustainability report, ​and also an interactive experience that not only promotes the company's achievements, but also encourages the visitor to go further. Called Brew​ing​ a Better World, it tells readers about the sustainability achievements of the US arm of the company in 2015 and also allows the​m​ to test their ​green skills.

Some of the highlights include the fact that ​in 2015...

9 months 3 days ago

(3BL Media/ Justmeans)​ ​- ​GM's assembly plant in Orion is celebrating a new achievement. The site has been listed as one of top users of onsite-generated green energy in the United States, compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership Partners. ​More than 50 percent of the plant is powered with​ methane ​tapped​ from​ ​a nearby landfill​.​

The plant is saving $1 million a year by ​forgoing fossil fuels and embracing trash as a main source of renewable energy​. ​Besides methane, the plant also gets power from a ​350-kilowatt...

9 months 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Tetra Pak is concerned about the use of the planet’s resources and how much the industry still wastes them. Despite commercially available solutions that could help put a hold on an increasing demand for the extraction of natural resources, we are faced with the rather terrifying prospect of seeing our finite planet being further exploited for 186 billion tons of resources over the next 35 years (up from the current 85 billion), according to the Resource...

9 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - ​There has always been a controversy around the ethanol in relation to its environmental credentials. Detractors say it could actually be worse than fossil fuel while supporters ​claim that​, by and large, it ​can help ​clean​ up transportation​, a major source of emissions that cause global warming.

​​A new study corroborates the latter view that ethanol is actually cleaner and could help reduce emissions​. It recommends policy-makers deploy high-octane E20 fuel and vehicles with E20 optimised engines to reach transport emissions...

9 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Mars​, ​owner of iconic brands in petcare, chocolate, food​ and d​rinks, has released the latest version of its Principle in Action Summary in which it highlights its progress to reach targets related to sustainability, health and well​-​being, food safety and responsible marketing.

In relation to a 2007 baseline, Mars has achieved a reduction of 25 percent of its GHG emissions. As part of its strategy, the company tapped the power of wind to generate clean energy. Its Mesquite Creek wind farm in Texas began generating the equivalent of 100 percent of the electricity required to power the company’s U.S....