Antonio Pasolini

Antonio Pasolini
apasolini@gmail.com
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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(3BL Media/Just Means) - On the last weekend of August in Berlin, the German capital was blessed with relentless sunshine and temperatures to rival Spain’s. Zoom in on the city’s iconic square AlexanderPlatz, home to the futuristic TV tower, and tens of stalls show the city how veganism has grown stronger in the city.

Hordes of people throng through the tents while dance music booms out of loudspeakers set up on a stage. Visitors are buying food and checking out some of the latest novelties available in the local market, while animal...


6 days 11 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Corporate responsibility and sustainability are intrinsically linked to gender equality. But when it comes to technological and engineering fields, are women faring as well as men?

Apparently not.

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as at 2013 only 11.7 percent of engineers in the U.S. were women. This is reflected in clean energy industries, where engineers are key professionals in the development and deployment of the products those industries supply.

This represents an imbalance, since around...


1 week 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The recent worldwide furore caused by the killing of the lion Cecil in Zimbabwe has raised awareness about the scale of poaching and how it threatens wildlife in Africa​ and elsewhere​. In the aftermath of Cecil’s death by an American citizen called Robert Palmer, several airlines announced they would no longer carry animal trophies as cargo, a significant blow to poachers whose main thrill lies in sporting the heads of killed animals on their...


2 weeks 12 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - A few decades ago, people didn't think much of drinking alcohol before driving, wearing a seat belt or smoking in cars. Times have changed and such behavior ​patterns are,​ by and large​,​ socially unacceptable to​ most people.

But social values do not changed spontaneously - it takes educational campaigns to drive change.

The Ad Coucil was one of the organizations behind the drunk driving campaigns launched in the early 1980s. One of the early pieces was called Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk, a visually stunning campaign that alerted...


2 weeks 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​While there is considerable awareness of the role of methane in global warming, any person who is vaguely aware of the causes of climate change will probably name carbon as the major culprit, and not methane. And that’s for a good reason, too, as carbon is the biggest and most prominent part of the problem.

But … methane is a formidable climatic nightmare as well, and one that gets scarier as new IPCC calculations have increased its Global Warming Potential (GWP) in relation to carbon to 34 times - it used to be estimated at 23 and even less. How we interpret the impact of methane on climate change depends on a...


3 weeks 19 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - One of the most visible consequences of climate change in this super hot year is more wildfires and they are not burning forests only. They are also burning a lot of money that could be used for other sustainability projects.

California is burning, quite literally. As the hottest year on record wears on, wildfires have gone wilder and California is the most affected state in the United States. Since January, more than 5,000 fires have raged on state and federal lands, covering an area of 74,000 acres, according to figures from the U.S. Forest Service, an increase of 10 percent on last year’s figures.

Other...


3 weeks 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The outcry over the killing of the lion Cecil in Zimbabwe by an American dentist called Walter Palmer is already producing conseqences. Trophy hunters need to carry the animals’ body parts home, so if airlines turn their shipment down, their plans will be frustrated. This is what Delta Airlines has just announced it will be doing.

The company issued a statement saying it will “officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies worldwide as freight. Delta will also review acceptance policies of other hunting...


1 month 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - These days we all have far too many items of clothing, which represent a major environmental challenge, from the water and pesticides needed to grow cotton crops to the waste that piles up on landfills. We are not doing very well on the recycling front as only 15 percent - or 10.5 million tons - of clothes, shoes and accessories are recycled each year.

A new partnership between L.A.-based fashion label Reformation and Community Recycling, a company that promotes recycling with a focus on reuse, is aiming to improve...


1 month 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Around five years ago I visited the Amazon by invitation of the Brazilian government, who at the time were doing a much better job of protecting the world’s most important rainforest than it is now. At the time we visited some projects that focused on sustainable exploration of the forest involving local people who needed a source of income and an incentive to preserve the forest. I could not but think such an approach was a win-win situation when implemented in a wise, thoughtful way.

It is this message that called my attention to Canadian...


1 month 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Keen Footwear ​is about to hit the road to raise awareness of the great outdoors. It starts on July 29th, when​ ​a yellow, revamped '70s RV will start a two-month cross-country trip to raise awareness ​of the importance of​ preserving public lands​.

The action is part of a campaign called Live Monumental, ​aimed at preserving the places where people play outdoors. More specifically, the campaign will ask for the designation of five new national monuments: Mojave Desert​ (CA)​, Owyhee Canyonlands​ (​OR​), ​Birthplace of Rivers​ (​...


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