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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6 years 3 weeks ago

Since the UN released a report in 2006 in which it said that livestock is the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions, accounting for 18% of the total, the topic has become a staple of environmental and animal welfare discussions. Meatless Mondays has become a global initiative and an increasing number of people adopt a plant-based diet (vegan) to save the planet.

Besides sparing animals and the environment, a plant-based diet is also good for human health and it could save public health services...

6 years 3 weeks ago

POET, the largest ethanol producer in the world, announced it has received final approval for a $105 million loan guarantee issued through the U.S. Department of Energy's loan programs office. The loan guarantee and financing allows POET to construct Project LIBERTY, a 25 million-gallon-per-year cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa.

Cellulosic ethanol is considered more sustainable and environmentally friendly because it can be made from wood, grasses...

6 years 3 weeks ago

Iconic food company Kellogg has been working to make its business more sustainable and its efforts are getting recognition. The company has been commended by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for its “professional and transparent approach in disclosing climate change information.”

The CDP is an independent, not-for-profit organization with the largest database of corporate climate change and water information in the world. The organization’s 2011 "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index" identified 55 companies from the S&P 500 Index with strong corporate governance regarding climate change...

6 years 3 weeks ago

With human population expected to grow to a daunting nine billion people by 2050, creating a more sustainable type of economy is crucial to the preservation of adequate conditions for life on Earth as we know it.

We are already facing challenges that have manifested themselves in worldwide crises in financial systems, food supply and climate change.

In order to discuss the topic, earlier this week, over the course of two days (September 20 and 21), a group of 400 resource experts from more than 40 countries met in Davos, Switzerland, for the...

6 years 4 weeks ago

Currently in American there are over one million houses slated for demolition, which would send 35 billion pounds of debris to landfills, or around 35,000 pounds of debris per house to landfills across the country. Considering how much trash we already produce, that really doesn’t sound environmentally sustainable.

But there’s one organization trying to reduce these alarming figures. Builders of Hope, an organization that works to provide affordable, sustainable housing, believes these doomed properties offer an...

6 years 1 month ago

Cycling is arguably the most sustainable form of transportation (after walking, of course). It’s emissions-free, it provides an exercise opportunity and it brings life to the streets. In cities like Amsterdam and Berlin, cycling has for long been a part of the culture.

But other cities are starting to catch up. Anyone who’s been to London (UK) recently might have noticed that the English capital has become much more bicycle friendly since the launch of a bike sharing program called Barclays Cycle Hire.

It’s a self-service, year-round program whereby members can take a...

6 years 1 month ago

Not many fashion items have been a constant part of pop iconography since the 1970s like Puma’s Suede has. Back then it was a statement shoe. In the 1980s, it became associated with the Hip-Hop scene. After that, it continued with its reign of hipness well into the 1990s when it became associated with the alternative music scene.

Its simple architecture, bright colours and custom lacing techniques won the hearts of cool kids and grown-ups across the globe, partially thanks to Puma’s ability to market it to each generation. Now the company has reinvented...

6 years 1 month 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,...

6 years 1 month 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...

6 years 1 month 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.