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.

Posts by This Writer

2 days 21 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Why cycle to work? There are several good reasons​ to embrace two-wheeled transportation​. For one, it is healthy: aerobic exercise is good for the heart and it improves our resistance and overall fitness. Second, streets are jammed! Fewer cars on the road means less stress and more room to move. Finally, it often is faster, so workers ​can save time that can be used to produce results instead of sitting in an idling car, waiting for traffic to move.

It may sound counterintuitive that an automaker encourages workers to cycle but...


3 days 22 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Like many consumers, I worry about what happens to the clothes I buy when ​I wear them out or just get tired of them​​​. Granted, we can donate them to second hand shops, or even pass them down to family members who enjoy a bit of vintage style. But more opportunities for recycling and reusing of garments and footwear are opening up as fashion retailers set up schemes to collect used goods and push them in a green direction.

We have written about Japanese chain Uniqlo’s All-Product...


6 days 18 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - What happens when a maverick filmmaker such as Wim Winders decides to document the body of work and life trajectory of another ground-breaking artist such as Sebastião Salgado? A truly moving film that makes us look at the world with fresh eyes and a desire to make it better.

Salgado​ ​was born in ​1944 in ​Aimorés, a small town in southeast Brazil, a mining center and ecologically devastated region that sits on the edges of an important river called Rio Doce. At 18 he moved to Vitória, the...


1 week 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Agricultural waste such as wheat straw and other types of cellulosic fiber can save quite a few trees if used to make consumer products such as print paper and tissues, besides giving farmers another revenue stream. New technology is making it easier to break down cellulosic plant materials such as straw as well as corn stover, converting it into cellulosic biofuel, the greener cousin of biofuel made from food crops.

Not long ago we heard about...


1 week 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Eastman and the College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville have struck a mutually beneficial partnership that shows how fruitful an education and business partnership can be.

The students at UT now have at their disposal the new Eastman Unit Operations Laboratory, which opened last Thursday (April 9). Housed in the Nathan W. Dougherty Engineering Building, the lab will offer state-of-the-art facilities for engineering students to get experience in a real-world context.

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2 weeks 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Fulfilling a dream can be a powerful medicine for the critically ill, but dreams can cost a lot of money. In order to help grant the wishes of critically ill children, Make-A-Wish has launched Give Wishes Wings, a month-long campaign to attract donations of airline miles.

Apparently, 25 percent of people let their miles expire or use them at the last minute for magazine subscriptions or a one-time upgrade, and those wasted miles could become a surfing trip to Hawaii or a whale watching adventure with the potential to improve...


2 weeks 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - It's record-breaking season at REI. Last year, the outdoor retailer giant, which is also America’s largest consumer co-op, reached a record number of 5.5 members. Now, the company has just posted record annual revenues of $2.2bn, a 9.9 percent increase on 2013 figures. To celebrate the financial good news and expansion of its army of lovers of the great outdoors, the company said it will invest almost $8 million in non-profits and new projects to inspire people to commune with nature more.

Getting people to get active in the outdoors is one of the...


3 weeks 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Kirobo, the super-cute robot astronaut who was developed as part of a joint research project between advertising agency Dentsu, the University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, Robo Garage, Toyota Motor Corporation and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has been been welcomed back home with a well-deserved entry in the Guinness Book of Records.

Well, two entries, actually.

Kirobo received the Guinness World Records certificates from Erika Ogawa of the Japanese branch of the publisher during a ceremony in Tokyo in February. The certificates were “The first companion...


3 weeks 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The world’s tropical forests are dwindling due to economic pressure for commodities such as beef, soya beans, palm oil and wood products. In reaction to that, major companies are pledging to mitigate their environmental impact on those ecosystems and their supply chain complies with sustainability standards. But how can we know that the promises they make in their reports are actually being met?

Forest Trends, an organization that promotes sustainability among the business community, has launched a platform called...


1 month 1 day 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....


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