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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(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Since the Industrial Revolution kicked off just over 200 years ago, we have been pumping ​massive amounts of ​carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, one of the major causes of climate change. Scientists say that it is best to keep the number of parts per million under 450 if we want to avoid the worst of global warming.

The concept of ​a carbon ​clock was created in the 1950's by Charles David Keeling—emissions​ ​have ​been steadily increasing ever since. Carbon can be an abstract concept for most of us, and this is where...

1 week 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - We have reported here that consumer demand for ethical goods and services is on the rise; the latest data on consumer behavior confirms this upward trend. According to recent findings by Nielsen, in the past year sales of consumer goods from brands with a demonstrated commitment to sustainability have grown more than four percent globally, while those who do not show any commitment have grown less than one percent. The survey company also found that 66...

1 week 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Every eco-minded​ person feels a minor tw​inge​ of guilt every time they board an airplane, considering all the emissions produced by the flight. Several airlines offer offset options that can be bought alongside the ticket; hopefully, they will go to finance worthy environmental projects.

If traveling by air is ecologically ‘sinful’, how about taking a cruise? I​n his​ 2009 book, Paradise Lost At Sea: Rethinking Cruise Vacations, Ross Klein, an industry observer, cites research showing that cruise ships have a carbon footprint that is three times...

1 week 6 days ago

The use of animals in entertainment is going out of fashion for ethical reasons and ​its ​decreasing popularity. The documentary Black Fish has put the spotlight on the plight of big sea mammals in​ water​ parks. Bullfighting is on the wane in Spain and other parts of the world​ as younger generations are not entertained by animal cruelty​. Recently, Ringling Bros announced it was ​retiring its elephants ahead of schedule. And...

2 weeks 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​The role women play in making seafood more sustainable is about to get more attention as a new online video series focuses on them. ​The Sea Delight Ocean Fund, which is affiliated to Sea Delight, a Miami-based company specialized in responsibl​e ​​fish and seafood, has launched ​the ser​​ies ​in recognition of the work women do to preserve oceans.

Developed by Adriana Sánchez, sustainability director for Sea Delight and ​pr​esident of the Sea Delight Ocean Fund, the initiative is the result of ​her​ five-year...

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(3BL Media/Just Means) - Tesla has launched a new electric SUV that is a double-whammy in terms of sustainability. For one, it is an electric car, which emits zero carbon since it does not rely on the burning of fossil fuels to move.

Secondly following a suggestion of its shareholder PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), Tesla is offering, as ​one design option, a fully vegan (that is, animal-free) interior, which includes the seats, wheel and gear shift.

According to the...

3 weeks 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) – Building an infrastructure to deliver power to remote rural areas is costly and takes long. Traditional methods of electrification requires hundreds of kilometers of transmission and distribution (T&D), ​requiring high investments with prospects of low return​s​. For this reason, in many emerging economies rural zones remain cut off from the power grid.

But electricity is essential to help economies improve, for health, sanitation, education and every other ​need of a society, regardless of its size.​

The good news is that there is an alternative to those expensive electrification models, and it is...

1 month 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​ Wind is blowing stronger in Brazil. The South American country climbed up to number four in the 2014 wind energy global ranking. It has also gone up five positions in the global ranking of installed capacity, from 15 in 2013 to 10 in 2014. The data was presented in a report compiled by the country's Mines and Energy Ministry.

​In terms of efficiency, Brazil leads the global race with a capacity factor of 37 percent, which is 50 percent more than the global average. ​The report says the results are likely to improve in the next...

1 month 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - We live in a world where women, especially in developing countries, face formidable obstacles to achieve financial independence. Many of them only own the jewelry they wear and some money under the mattress, with no insurance. They represent 55 percent of all adults with no bank accounts, despite recent increases in the number of people with bank accounts across the globe.

According to the latest findings of the Global...

1 month 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) – ​The Australian government ha​s​ scored a win against smoking: plain packaging will remain. Philip Morris had been fighting a lawsuit against a legislation introduced in 2011, but ​a​ Singapore tribunal​ agreed that ​the Australia's position ​is right: the tribunal ​has no jurisdiction to hear ​the tobacco company​'s claim.

The law was introduced to protect young people who are more vulnerable to advertising and being lured into smoking. According to the...