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

7 months 3 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...


7 months 4 weeks 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...


8 months 3 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...


8 months 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Media overkill. Work. Environmental concerns. Wars. Violence. Injustice. It is easy to get caught in a maelstrom of anger, hopelessness and anxiety, which are feelings that are harmful to us. They make us lose focus, and drain us of vital energy to live fuller, happier lives.

​But there are techniques that we can employ to escaoe this feeling of chaos​​​ and one of them is mindfulness, a type of meditation that helps us get centered on the present and the 'here and now'. ​By and large, mindfulness means paying attention​ to...


8 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Many parts of Africa that were never linked to an electric grid are skipping that bit and racing ahead with the solar revolution, thanks to off-grid solar. Several companies, including Off Grid Electric, Bboxx, Azuri Technologies and M-Kopa, have built a massive customer base that is bringing sustainable progress to that part of the world.

The figures are impressive. According to the UK Economist, it is...


8 months 2 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - As the ​day comes​ to turn the clock back again for winter​ time​ (Sunday 6th, 2 am), the topic of energy efficiency deserves some attention as the whole purpose of the initiative is to save power and, along with it, money and the planet. Renewable energy is key to ​mitigating the effects of climate change, besides freeing us from non-renewable sources that sooner or later will run out​.​

​​National Grid's president Dean Seavers is one​ expert​ we should listen to when it comes to energy matters​​. He has just written an e-book called...


8 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - More than 100 years after women starting demanding equal rights through the pioneering work of the Suffragettes in the UK, we are still far away from achieving gender equality, despite impressive progress in recent decades. And it will take many decades to achieve total gender parity, depending on certain variables and trends.

This is the core finding of the 2016 edition of the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Report. The Global Gender Gap Index was first launched in...


8 months 3 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Last week, World Wild Fund released alarming data about the rapidly decreasing number of wild animals in the world. According to an index compiled by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), ​between​ 1970​ and 2012​ the world has seen a decline of 58 percent in wildlife populations (mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles)​. The organization ​estimates this figure could go up to 67 percent by 2​​020 at current rates of extinction.

This figure shows an acceleration of wildlife eradication​ that conservation efforts are failing to...


8 months 4 weeks ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Developing new, sustainable food systems is essential to guarantee humanity’s well-being standards. The Biomimicry Institute has devoted its current Global Design Challenge to the topic, and now agribusiness giant Olam International has launched the Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security. The winner will get US$50,000 to develop their project.

The...


9 months 3 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - In order to further cement its position in the Chinese market, Walmart is investing $25 million in food safety research in​ the country​. The move is a response to a few incidents involving food as well as a bid to adapt to local habits and culture.

The announcement was made in a recent event in Beijing when the retail giant launched the Walmart Food Safety Collaboration Center to bring together local and international research. The funding will go to projects covering applied science, education and communications, according to a...


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