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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4 days 4 hours ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The world of sustainability often is the background of some pleasantly surprising narratives. One of the latest ones goes like this: automaker helps national parks reduce their landfill waste. The protagonist of this story is automaker Subaru of America, a leader in zero landfill waste, who is now applying its expertise in this field to avoid that waste produced by visitors to some of America’s most iconic parks ends up in a landfill.

Subaru of America was the first auto assembly plant in the...

5 days 16 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Boxed Water, the sustainable ​consumer ​water company that sells water in cartons instead of bottles, has announced ​the relaunch of​ its ReTree program in partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) whereby they will plant more than 200,000 trees in 2016. ​The ​announcement marks the second year of the ReTree project that has a five-year goal of planting one million trees by 2020 in National Forests that need reforestation.

Last year the project planted more than 100,000 trees. ​At the time, it ​generated a lot of buzz on social...

6 days 16 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Most of us remember malaria when we have to travel to tropical zones and ​get the required jabs.​​​ And there's a good reason ​to get protected​: malaria is still one of the most deadly diseases in developing countries, killing a child every two minutes.​ ​ That is one of the reasons April 25 has been named a malaria awareness day, as there is a lot of work to be done. According to World Malaria Day, in 2015 the disease resulted in 438,000 deaths worldwide, 90 percent of which occurred in Sub-Saharan Africa. 70% of deaths are children under five...

1 week 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Global leaders have converged to New York this week to sign the ​agreement thrashed out at the ​COP21 in Paris in December 2015. The Paris Agreement was hailed as a success by experts and policy​ makers, the biggest agreement ever with the participation of 195 countries. The main goal of the agreement is to keep ​global ​warming below 1.5C compared with late 19th century temperatures.

To coincide with this historic event, experts from We Mean Business, a coalition of organizations collaborating with some...

1 week 4 days ago

(3Bl Media/Just Means) - The idea of growing your own fuel is taking off in Masdar City​, in the United Arab Emirates​, where a new research facility​ dedicated to developing a new, sustainable method to produce renewable jet fuel​, has been opened.​

Led by Boeing in partnership with Etihad Airways, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and UAE-based jet fuel company Takreer, the Seawater Energy and Agriculture System (SEAS)​ facility​ is as large as ​four football fields.

​Now comes the more interesting bit. SEAS will​ tap two ​of the most ​abundant...

2 weeks 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The Dow Chemical Company has announced its financial support for The Recycling Partnership in its latest bid to advance the circular economy, the one in which all production systems are part of no-waste loop. The sponsorship is also part of the Dow's plans to reach its 2025 Sustainability Goals. It became the organization's 23rd member.

The Recycling Partnership focuses on recovering high quality recyclables for manufacturing feedstock in the U.S. Last year alone, the nonprofit leveraged $11 million of new recycling infrastructure...

2 weeks 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Amidst the doom and gloom of wildlife news, a note of hope was sounded yesterday. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) announced that the number of wild tigers has increased for the first time after more than 100 years of constant decline.

The data was released by WWF and the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) using the best available figures​, they said in a statement​. It puts the current number of tigers at 3,890, up from 3,200 in 2010. Experts say the increase is due to several reasons, including increases in tiger...

3 weeks 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The clip of comedian Ellen DeGeneres opening her TV show talking about the Religious Freedom bill known as H.B. 1523, which Mississippi governor's recently sanctioned, has gone viral - and for a good reason, too. The new law basically allows denying services to people on the basis of sexual orientation without risking discrimination suits. DeGeneres rightly pointed out this is not a political issue, but a human rights issue. Societies should be moving...

3 weeks 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - GRI, the pioneer in sustainability reporting standards, and​ ​the Carbon Disclosure Project, host of the largest global collection of self-reported climate change, water and forest-risk data, have released their latest linkage guidance to help companies report on climate-related action and impacts as well as take steps to reduce these impacts using the latest guidelines.​ The guidance is a joint service to align best practice and indicators in order to make easier the complex task of compiling such reports.

In February, GRI and CDP were invited to share insights at the February meeting of the Taskforce...

1 month 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Is it possible to produce goods with no waste and pollution? Of course it is—this is what the ‘circular economy' is all about. The terminology is used to describe an industrial economy that results in no waste and pollution. The biiological elements can re-enter the biosphere safely while the technical components are kept in the loop of productive methods and should be restorative and regenerative by design.

Interested in learning more? Head to Washington D.C on May 16-17 for...