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. He edits, 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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4 days 12 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - When we think of Canada, the country’s vast and spectacular natural resources spring to mind. In relation to forestry, we often think of lumberjacks in plaid shi​rts felling whole forests. But the times have changed and so have forestry practices. ​With dwindling forest coverage all over the world, Canada faces international scrutiny over the sustainability of its forest-based industries. As a consequence, the country’s forests rank among the most sustainably managed in the world.

According the Canadian chapter of the Forest Stewardship Council, 34 percent of Canada’s certified forests are FSC-certified while 31...

1 week 8 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Electric vehicles are helping green up the transport network by eliminating tailpipe emissions. However, the manufacturing and the source of energy feeding into those vehicles could be greener. This is where the industry is currently focusing in order to make e-mobility even more sustainable, perhaps even 100 percent planet-friendly.

​​One of the most recent initiatives announced by a car maker was made by Volkswagen during the annual conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists. The company used the...

1 week 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - With social networks giving animal rights activists unprecedented exposure, the issue of animal welfare has gone mainstream, with undercover videos often revealing to the general public serious breaches of welfare standards on animal farms. As a consequence, the public is much savvier about the workings of those operations and the opportunities for abusive practices that can be found there.

For companies that source materials from animal farms, tracking those practices across a supply chain spread across the globe is a complex issue and one...

2 weeks 39 min ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Carbon fiber is busy these days. This super strong composite material can be found in helmets, cycling gear, staplers, etc. Even the nautical industry is using it in propellers.

It’s also in aircraft such as Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner model whose primary structure is 50 percent of Boeing carbon fiber, including the fuselage and wing. These materials make the Dreamliner more fuel efficient (20 percent) than the airplane it replaces. The composite wing of the new 777X will make the model the largest and most efficient twin-engine jet in the...

2 weeks 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Clear labeling is an important tool for consumer education on the content of their purchases. As public demand for socially responsible and ecological credibility grows, communicating those aspects of a product is a must.

These days consumers come across hundreds of certifications that give them all types of information, from factory work conditions to animal welfare. Labels also express whether a product is ​organic, fair trade, forest-friendly and ​whether it​ is recyclable or made from recycled material. The...

3 weeks 8 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Last year I had the privilege to see the release of tens of baby turtles to sea. The regular event, held by Brazil sea turtle NGO Projeto Tamar, took place in Itaúnas in the southeast of the country, a popular destination for eco-tourists. The release happens when the baby turtles are ready to venture in the ocean ( ​only a few will survive, but that's nature). The tiny creatures scurried towards the ocean as if spellbound by the call of a siren while a crowd of well-wishers cheered them on. It was thrilling.

But it's not only in Brazil...

3 weeks 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Last week elephants were back in the news in connection with World Elephant Day​ (August 12)​, an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of elephants, who are threatened by poachers to supply illegal demand in some parts of the world. Because of that, a ​ravaging ​war against ​those animals​ is currently taking place.

2013 was not a good year for elephants. 20,000 of them were killed for their tusks, whose street value can reach $15,000 in some parts of the world or even $100,000 in China, according...

3 weeks 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​The concept of urban planning is changing dramatically in many parts of the world. With environmental concerns high up on the agenda, urban spaces have a challenge to reinvent themselves from a car-based, energy-intensive model to a people-friendly, sustainable way of being. Construction methods are also being revised. This paradigm shift provides opportunities for urban planners and administrators to collaborate with technology companies to create the new city of the 21st century.

“In the future, every component of our cities, from their infrastructure and electrical grids to their buildings and vehicles,...

4 weeks 6 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - As environmentally-aware citizens, we all want to reduce the waste we produce at home by implementing smart systems to lower our impact on the planet. This can be done in various ways, most commonly through recycling, reusing and reducing our consumption.

Corporate entities have a bigger challenge​s​ in their hands since, depending on the line of business they operate in, waste is a byproduct of their ​very existence​. In this age of social responsibility, managing waste in a planet-friendly way ​is a key component of any company's...

1 month 3 days ago
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - One of the aspects of European urban life that makes the Continent particularly nice is the large amount of communal areas such as parks, squares, riverside pathways and hiking-biking-riding paths. London, for instance, has 40 per cent of its area taken up in parks. Germany’s cities are often very green, with extensive cycle lane networks and many green areas where citizens can relax, play and meet each other.

In the U.S. many cities and counties also offer opportunities for outdoor recreation, with several organizations working to promote...