Antonio Pasolini

Antonio Pasolini
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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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 12 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 12 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...

6 years 23 hours 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...

6 years 2 days 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 (...

6 years 1 week ago

A dog is for life, not just for Christmas. The famous slogan by Clarissa Baldwin, who coined the phrase back in 1978 when she was CEO of the Dogs Trust in the UK, is definitely something to heed at this time of the year.

As Christmas approaches, many people, especially parents, yield to the temptation of buying a lovely furry friend. They forget they are not things, they grow and they require a lot of care, for a long time. They also forget there are a lot of unwanted pets languishing in...

6 years 1 week ago

While delegates grapple to find common ground at the UN’s climate change conference in Durban, BMW announced three sustainability initiatives during a conference held within the framework of the UN event.

Among the plans to tackle climate change, BMW said it wants to be the first manufacturer to bring e-mobility to South African roads "We will give our customers the opportunity to experience the Mini E at a series of countrywide road shows in the first half of 2012," said Bodo Donauer, BMW’s South African...

6 years 1 week ago

Christmas is, by all standards, a not very sustainable holiday. People shop, travel and eat much more than they should, and their carbon footprint goes through their snow-covered roofs. Of course there are ways of mitigating the Christmas carbon extravaganza by traveling using the least dirty means of transport (rail, if possible), sharing eco presents and making a meal with organic, local produce that excludes meat.

But there’s that elephant in the room called ‘the Christmas tree’. It’s big and it invites the question: how green is it? For a while some...