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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14 hours 17 min ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Fairtrade 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...


4 days 16 hours 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...


4 days 16 hours 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...


4 days 16 hours 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 week 4 days 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 week 5 days 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...


2 weeks 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The 2014 edition of the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), a review of the world’s top global foods and their animal welfare policies, has found that animal welfare in the U.S. is “immature.”

The benchmark is aimed mainly at investors and ranks companies on their farm animal welfare management and reporting. The report is independently assembled and funded by leading animal welfare NGOs Compassion in World Farming and World Animal Protection. It...


2 weeks 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Trees are one of nature’s most fantastic and awe-inspiring technologies. They capture carbon, produce oxygen, retain rainwater to keep rivers supplied, are home to a range of animals and a direct source of livelihood for millions of people. Tropical forests are particularly import in curbing climate change as they trap great amounts of carbon.

Were it not enough to perform such amazing environmental services, they are breathtakingly beautiful. Sadly, humanity has been doing a pretty amazing job at devastating...


3 weeks 6 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - One in four women experience domestic violence in the United States over their lifetime. The problem is global, as world over women face abuse, violence and even death. Often women are trapped in abusive relationships and need support to escape the situations they find themselves in.

In the face of such widespread abuse, Mary Kay has decided to do something about it and help women fight back through prevention programs. It has teamed with fashion designer Abi Ferrin, a former victim of domestic violence, to spread the...


3 weeks 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) – Charities and health care providers working in Ethiopia and Somalia have​ ​new ​supplies and ​equipment in their facilities thanks to a philanthropic initiative involving airlines and NGOs.

Boeing, Ethiopian Airlines and three non-profit organizations have joined forces to deliver almost two tons of medical supplies and equipment for charities and hospitals in Ethiopia and Somalia.

The deliveries were carried on the ferry flight of Ethiopian's newest 787 Dreamliner, and reached a number of medical institutions via...


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