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

Japan is a very inspirational country. All over the world people love its healthy cuisine, its people’s sense of organization and citizenship as well as its cultural past and present. When the country was devastated by a tsunami and nuclear accident in March, the Japanese gave the world a lesson in stoicism and solidarity. And now it’s setting another example by focusing on sustainability through energy conservation and renewable energy as a response to the nuclear spill and the energy crisis that ensued.

Citizen support played an important role to promote a political turnaround in...


5 years 11 months ago

Corporations and individuals face a challenge when they have to decide on the best solutions to improve their sustainability: how to measure with precision their impact on the environment.

In order to help solve this problem, Zik Energy Points has developed a qualification system based on the amount of energy consumed over the ful lifespan of a process or object.

The unit of measurement is the amount of energy embodied in one gallon of gasoline, which the company calls Energy Point....


5 years 11 months ago

The Isle of Wight stretches across 23 miles by 13 miles off the English south coast. It is home to a population of 142,500 people, according to 2008/9 estimates. It is well known for a music festival that takes place annually there, attracting hordes of rock fans and top bands. Now the island wants to become recognized for its aim to become sustainable and self-sufficient in terms of energy.

Today (Nov. 15) marks the launch of the EcoIsland Partnership Community Interest Company (CIC), which is being marketed as a Global Innovation Centre...


5 years 11 months ago

SmarterCities Rio, a forum hosted by’s IBM’s CEO Samuel J. Palmisano earlier this week, examined ways on how governments and business leaders can tackle serious urban issues and improve the quality of life of their citizens.

Rio is a classic example of how unsustainable growth has led to serious environmental problems, such as landslides and floods during the rainy season.

About a year...


5 years 11 months ago

The Australian Senate yesterday passed a landmark law which makes it the first major economy to put a tax on carbon. The Wall Street Journal said Prime Minister Julia Gillard described the legislation passed as ‘historic.’ She added she hopes it will create an incentive for companies to trade carbon credits and reduce their emissions.

Australia is one of the world’s biggest carbon emitters per capita in the world, since most of its energy comes from coal. Taxing carbon will help the country to make its energy mix more...


5 years 11 months ago

The aviation industry is often singled out as one of the major sources of carbon emissions. In order to mitigate its impact on the environment, individual airlines are looking for cleaner, sustainable fuels to get their planes off the ground.

Alaska Airlines is one of the companies trying out sustainable jet fuel. The company announced that starting tomorrow (November 9) it will fly 75 commercial passenger flights in the United States powered by ...


5 years 11 months ago

Crowdsourcing, or engaging group of people or community through an open call to collectively develop ideas and concepts, is a key concept in the age of social media. In order to tap the immense potential of its target audience, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is launching CrowdOutAIDS.org, an online collaborative project to crowdsource its new strategy on youth and HIV.

This is the first time the UN uses this kind of...


5 years 11 months ago

Brazil may have seen fast economic development over the last decade and it’s about to become the sixth largest economy in the world. But its record in free, quality education is far from matching the country’s financial performance, leaving economically excluded youth at disadvantage when it comes to professional opportunities and development.

There are initiatives trying to repair this unfair situation, though. For example, global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company Accenture, through Accenture Foundations, has awarded...


5 years 11 months ago

The general perception may be that surfing is an inherently sustainable sport. After all, besides a board and some gear, all it takes is human and tidal energy to practice it. And how about surfers and their nature-loving ways?

But apparently there’s room for improvement as far as sustainability is concerned and so Sustainable Surf was born. The non-profit’s mission is to transform the “surf industry toward sustainability, and help global surf brand Rip Curl to develop a comprehensive sustainability plan for the...


5 years 11 months ago

It may not have entered mainstream eco-parlance as much as carbon emissions, renewable energy and climate change, but water sustainability is fast becoming a hot environmental topic.

The UN has been celebrating Water World Day on March 22nd for a few years now. It pinpoints urbanization in developing countries as a major cause of concern. Urbanization is happening without proper infrastructure and management of urban water and waste is non-adequate or non-existing. “Piped water coverage is declining in many settings...


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