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.

Posts by This Writer

6 years 1 month 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...


6 years 1 month 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...


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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 ...


6 years 1 month 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...


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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...


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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...


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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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Ever since the UN released the report Livestock’s Long Shadow back in 2006, in which it showed that animal farming is the biggest source of emissions in the world, with 18% of the total (transportation accounts for 13%), the topic has become a staple of discussions around environmental sustainability.

One of the reasons why animal farming is so unsustainable is due to the rise of factory farming, industrial scale operations where animals are raised in extreme confinement, requiring massive amounts of antibiotics and hormones...


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The challenges and opportunities of urbanization are being discussed at Urbantec, a showcase of “solutions for future living” that started today in Cologne, Germany and goes on until Wednesday, 26 October.

The organizers say the event is the first ever independent trade fair to showcase the technologies and trends that will shape life in existing, expanding and future conurbations around the world. Urbantec is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Various types of technologies are being...


6 years 1 month ago

With World Aids Day (WAD) fast approaching (December 1st), a date dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, related events are being organized all over the world. The illness killed over 25 million people between 1981 and 2007 and more than 30 million people are infected with the HIV virus worldwide.

There is a tradition of socially responsible cultural initiatives to celebrate the date. One of the most prominent examples is the Red Hot Organization, which since its...


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