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. He edits Energyrefuge.com, a top web destination for news and comment on renewable energy, and contributes articles on emerging technology to Gizmag. He is also a happy herbivore.

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3 days 19 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Between 2014 and 2015, São Paulo, Brazil’s biggest city and the country’s financial center, underwent the worst drought in 80 years. The Cantareira reservoirs, the main source of water supply to São Paulo,​ ​went down to a record low. Although by the end of the summer the region eventually received the usual amount of rainfall in concentrated amounts, the problem is far from being solved. ​The combination​ of environmental recklessness and lack of investments has ​brewed up an ecological storm that requires strategic and focused political action....


1 week 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - It’s that time of the year when we approach Earth Hour (March 28) and pause for a reflection on humanity’s actions on the planet and the effects its presence is having on Mother Earth. Earth Hour is a call for action on the climate. Organized by WWF, it is remembered across the globe, when millions of people switch off their lights on that date at 8:30pm local time. In some places, the cities organize official events.

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2 weeks 1 hour ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Homeowners looking to go solar have a new option to help their sustainability dream come true. SolarCity and DIRECTV have joined efforts on a new business model to bring solar power to DIRECTV customers in several capitals across the U.S. The deal was announced in Long Beach where SolarCity recently installed a one-megawatt system for the subscription TV company.

DIRECTV technicians now can offer customers they visit the chance to use SolarCity electricity for a lower...


2 weeks 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) – The Eastman Chemical Company has won one of the highest corporate ethics​ accolades​. It was listed by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company in the Chemicals company list alongside Ecolab Inc., the only two companies in the sector. Companies are listed based on their efforts in fostering ethical behavior at every level within the organization.

At the center of the organization’s efforts is its Office of Business Conduct, which establishes the Code of Global Business Conduct. The Code lays down all the rules and principles employees have to adhere to regarding honesty, integrity and...


3 weeks 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Fair trade is a concept that most conscientious consumers are aware of these days. It means that small-time producers are getting a better deal for their produce and making a better living. Currently, it reaches more than 1.5 million people in 74 developing countries.

Last year, Fairtrade International developed Fairtrade Sourcing Programmes (FSP) for cocoa, sugar and cotton. The new model was designed to benefit and boost business for farmers in the sectors by encouraging businesses to scale up their purchases of a...


1 month 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) – If you are passionate about forests, their beauty and the amazing environmental services they offer, here’s some news to raise a glass to. American Forests and Bacardi have joined forces to press ahead with reforestation initiatives in Idaho, which is good news for wildlife​, ecosystems​ and the climate.

The deal is: Bacardi will plant a tree for every bottle of 750mL and 1.75L Bacardi Superior, Bacardi Gold, or Bacardi Select rum sold in Idaho retail stores until March 31, 2015.

Both on and off-premise sales of the bottles will count towards the donations to American Forests in the ​st...


1 month 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) – Working in the social good segment requires passion, good will and sanguine dedication, but the impacts that social entrepreneurs can have on society can be more far reaching when they develop sound business skills. This is what Shana Dressler, founder of the Social Innovators Collective, found out the hard way when in 2009 she saw her project Global Giving Circle rise and fall in the same year.

Instead of giving up, she decided to share her insights with other social entrepreneurs and created the Social Good Guides to help fellow entrepreneurs create sustainable organizations. These comprise of an online...


1 month 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership has awarded Chevrolet a Climate Leadership for Innovative Partnerships award, thanks to the results of its Clean Energy Campus Campaign. The initiative is designed to help campuses become more energy efficient and sustainable.

The company purchased carbon credits worth up to $5 million to help 11 colleges pay for their energy projects and retired the credits instead of using them to offset its own emissions through vehicles and operations....


1 month 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - General Motors is embracing wind power for the first time to run its operations at a Mexico facility almost entirely on that type of energy. With the new project, GM will add 34 megawatts of wind power and reach its corporate renewable energy goal four years in advance.

For this project, General Motors signed a power purchase agreement with Enel Green Power, which will supply wind power from its new wind farm in Palo Alto, Mexico. 34 megawatts of energy is tantamount to the power produced by 17 wind turbines.

The...


1 month 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) – Procter & Gamble has announced it will boost its reliance on clean energy with a new 50-megawatt biomass plant that will supply one of the company’s largest U.S. facilities, P&G’s Albany in Georgia. The plant is part of P&G’s goal to get 30 percent of its total energy from renewable sources by 2020.

To build and manage the new $200 million plant, P&G has teamed up with Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, which partnered with Sterling Energy Assets to develop the project. The new...


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