Antonio Pasolini

Antonio Pasolini
Corporate Social Responsibility writer for Justmeans, Antonio Pasolini is a journalist based in Brazil who writes about alternative energy, green living and sustainability. Besides Just Means, he contributes articles on emerging technology to Gizmag. He is also a happy herbivore.

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11 hours 51 min ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Worldreader, an organization that promotes literacy worldwide, has released a report about its work in Africa that highlights how sustainable solar energy has helped improve literacy in parts of the continent.

Called ​​​The Africa Progress Report, 2015​, it​ chronicles the implementation and outcomes of a project called ​Renewable Energy for Education Program , which was launched in 2014. ​The objective of the program was to find a solar energy solution to power...

5 days 8 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Awards, official recognition and 8 million tons of carbon prevented. These are some of the happy outcomes of a carbon initiative launched by Chevrolet in 2010 that aimed at preventing that amount of carbon from entering the atmosphere​. 8 million tons of carbon​ is tantamount to the emissions generated by every home in Detroit over the course of a year​, Chevrolet says​.

The initiative was launched at the time of the Vo​​...

1 week 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - On November 5th, 50 million cubic meters of toxic mud from a mining operation in Mariana, southeast Brazil, burst forth as the dam holding mine tailings breached. Nearby village Bento Rodrigues was buried under the toxic sludge. Eleven people are now confirmed dead and tens of people are missing.

But the tragedy carries on as the giant deadly bubble moves on, killing everything in its way. It has reached Rio Doce, Brazil’s fifth largest river outside the Amazon region. More than three million people depend on it. The deadly sludge will move...

2 weeks 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) -There is no need to wait for breakthrough technologies to start reducing emissions from power consumption now. Energy-efficiency​ ​technology is already available and can lead to significant economic savings and environmental benefits. This is what is happening at ​​Long Beach Public Library​ (NY)​, which is getting a lighting overhaul with new, energy-efficient upgrades.

The Library is an important focal point for the local community because of the services offered as well as the cultural events it hosts. Besides, since Hurricane...

3 weeks 11 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Indonesia has become the site of the greatest environmental disaster of the 21st century. Since August, raging fires have enveloped the country in a film of smoke. Wildlife, including the iconic orangutan, has been displaced or burned alive, and one third of them are in serious danger in the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. Rhinos and tigers are also threatened.

Fires are nothing new in Indonesia—they are deliberately started to make way for palm oil plantations and other crops. But this year, due to a stronger-than-usual El Nino...

3 weeks 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Life is good for LG’s William Cho as his efforts to drive the company’s sustainability efforts, despite his relatively young tenure as its head, has already attracted the recognition of experts. Corporate Responsability Magazine has named Cho as 2015 Responsible CEO of the Year.

An independent judging panel of previous winners and other industry leaders selected Cho for “excellence in environmental impact and sustainability”. Several metrics were used to assess the impact CEOs have on their organization and their communities,...

4 weeks 4 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​ ​​On a recent flight between Germany and England, I could admire from up in the sky the Zen-like beauty of offshore wind farms that crop up from the waters around northern Europe. I could not help but admire this feat of human ingenuity, being particularly intrigued by how the energy is transmitted to the grid onshore. As it happens, a few weeks later I catch wind (pun intended) of some related news. Offshore wind power is taking a big leap forward with a new technology developed by Siemens to make transmission cheaper and more efficient.

Siemens claims it​s new technology ​could driven the price...

1 month 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - In response to a recent federal government order on renewable energy, Green-e, a leading renewable energy certification, has launched a new option for energy sellers supplying government agencies and departments interested in renewable energy.

Custom designed for federal clients, these products meet requirements established in the ​​Executive Order 13693 issued by President Obama in March, and follows guidelines established by the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).


1 month 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - There’s much more to a cup of coffee than meets the eye - or the nose, for that matter. One of the most beloved hot drinks in the world, coffee is big business - and for that reason, it can also be a cataly​st of social good, too.

Zoom in ​on ​South Sudan, a country torn apart by a long civil war that started in the 1980​​'s and lasted until it split from Sudan in 2011. During that time, 2.5 million people died and 4 million were displaced as they abandoned their homes in search of safety. Many of them were coffee growers....

1 month 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) – Kenya will be the first country to benefit from a new scheme that will deliver affordable medication to treat a range of diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory illnesses, and breast cancer. Called Novartis Access, it is being offered by the Swiss company to the Kenyan government, NGOs and other health providers from the public sector ​at the cost of​​ US$1 per treatment, per month.

Besides offering the medications at a ​low ​price, Novartis will also work...