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 1 month ago

Sports fans who flock to Ohio Stadium are enjoying more than a sports game, but also a lesson in sustainability. The stadium recently kicked off an initiative whereby it hopes it will become the United States’ largest socially responsible, Zero Waste stadium.

By zero waste the stadium means diverting 90% of trash from the landfill by recycling and composting. Management has placed recycling and composting bins throughout the Shoe, as it is also known. Most items purchased inside the stadium will be either recyclable or compostable.

The program is already yielding results....

6 years 1 month ago

Trees play a crucial role in urban landscaping. Besides the esthetic value of these majestic plants, they work as carbon sinks and retain rainwater. There has been research on the emotional impact trees have on people as well; places with more parks and trees produce calmer, more satisfied people. Even crime rates go down in such areas.

Here are some facts and figures about trees:
•Just three strategically placed trees can decrease utility bills by up to 50%.
•Childhood asthma rates are lower in neighborhoods with healthy tree cover.
•Planting trees at residential homes can...

6 years 1 month ago

In the Eastern Congo, one quarter of the children who die before their fifth birthday die from a preventable disease such as diarrhea resulting from cholera. This is largely due to lack of proper sanitation and disposal of human waste, which leads to the contamination of local water sources, spreading bacteria, parasites and viruses.

Some people are working to change this, though. Amani Matabaro, a Congolese man, started Action pour le Bien- être de la Femme et de l'Enfant au Kivu, a non-profit organization to educate women and children in Eastern Congo. He has succeeded in...

6 years 1 month ago

Green Mountain Energy Company, a retail provider of clean energy, is seeking New York-area non-profit organizations interested in hosting and owning a solar energy system in 2012. The company’s New York chapter recently launched the Sun Club and invites qualifying New York non-profits to apply for donations to purchase and install solar energy systems on their property. Applications for 2012 donations must be submitted online by November 1, 2011.

The Sun Club is a program in which Green...

6 years 1 month ago

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff launched on Wednesday (28) a new program called Bolsa Verde (Green Grant) to promote “sustainable social development and encourage conservation of Brazilian’s ecosystems.” The program will be administered by Brazil’s Ministry of Environment as part of the country’s national poverty alleviation plan, Brasil Sem Miséria, which launched in June 2011.

Under the program, Brazilian families living in extreme poverty (those with a monthly household income of up to R$ 70) that develop environmental conservation projects will receive R$ 300 in grant funds...

6 years 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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...