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.

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5 years 11 months ago

A few years ago, when computing became ubiquitous and entered our homes and offices forever, there was a lot of talking about a paperless future. It did seem the world would go that way. As digital culture took over, surely a lot of trees would be spared and paper would become a kind of luxury and souvenir of the analog age.

Well, it didn’t turn out quite that way. In fact, we’ve never consumed as much paper as we do these days. As more people produce content and with the advent of the small printer,...


5 years 11 months ago

The death of British soul singer Amy Winehouse, who became an international superstar with her album Back to Black in 2006, sent shockwaves across the world. Her drug and alcohol addiction were constanly documented by the media and paparazzi, who snapped her increasingly bizarre antics in front of the cameras. The world watched as her dwindling figure signalled that her health was deteriorating and her addiction had gone out of control.

The cause of Amy’s death has not been clearly established, but it’s likely to have been the result of long-term substance abuse. Because of that, her family have...


5 years 11 months ago

The UN and the Ecuadorian government have embarked on a joint mission to save one of the world’s most bio-diverse forests. And it needs everyone’s help.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced it is now accepting donations of all sizes to its trust fund to preserve in perpetuity a vital section of Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park in the Amazon rainforest.

Underneath...


5 years 11 months ago

Critics say that electric vehicles (EVs) are as clean as the energy used to power them. There is some truth in that, although others have countered saying EVs are greener, regardless of the source of energy they draw from. But what everyone agrees on is that solar is the most sustainable fuel type for these vehicles, which have gained popularity since the launch of models such as Nissan’s LEAF and the Chevy Volt.

Ford also has an EV model, called Focus Electric, which it hopes will help the company stake out its presence in this growing sector. To promote the model it has teamed up with...


5 years 11 months ago

The retro appeal of Polaroid pictures is once again big in the world of pop (Lady Gaga loves it) as well as the world of apps, with several photo programs such as Hipstamatic, Poladroid and Instagram emulating the classic Polaroid look. Andy Warhol was also a fan and he always carried around his Polaroid camera to take pictures of celebrities and anonymous people who somehow tickled his fancy.

The new Polaroid mania has culminated in a new show that opened in New York yesterday. It is called Made in Polaroid and features pieces created by a mix of artists, designers, photographers...


5 years 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 11 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...


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