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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4 days 7 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Solar power is the cleanest form of generation as far as the source of power is concerned. But as things stand now there’s one catch: we still rely on toxic materials to produce the cells that harness solar light and convert it into electricity. These include arsenic, cadmium telluride, lead and polyvinyl fluoride​, and others​. This by no means dethrones solar as the king of renewable power as those materials are safe once the panels are put to work. But it’s an aspect of solar panel manufacturing that needs to be worked on and improved.

The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) recently released its...


1 week 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The world is becoming increasingly urban, crowded and warmer. How ​we are going to live and move around within this new, constantly evolving scenario​ depends on a multidisciplinary approach involving thinkers and doers from both private and public sectors ​who are devising ​solutions t​o take us to a​ ​future of sustainable living.

​Those concerns are the center of attention at the ​​Michelin Challenge Bibendum, an initiative started in 1998 and...


1 week 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The world is a finite container of natural wonders that we call resources. We need them to have comfortable lives, but we cannot afford to treat the planet as an endless source of ´things´. This may sound obvious to many people, but the reality is that the planet is rapidly being devoured by an unsustainable economic system that needs an urgent revision to free us from an endless cycle of consumption and the illusion of boundless abundance.

Some companies are well aware of that. Tetra Pak U.S., for instance, has just...


2 weeks 5 hours ago

​(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Every year, colleges across the U.S. engage in ​an ​awareness-raising drive to promote clean energy and energy efficiency. As educational institutions, they play a key role in educating future professionals in their role to preserve the environment. Education is the most powerful tool to make the world a better​, sustainable ​place.

​Recently, six more colleges announced their progress on actions to promote clean energy. What’s even better, they are making ​m​oney out of it as Chevrolet is b​u​ying their carbon credits​, the...


2 weeks 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Renewable energy is the fuel of the future - or so it should be. Imagine a world where solar and wind power are the norm Some people insist that it’s a pipe dream, that we are too dependent on fossil fuel​. How about infrastructure and materials needed to build it? ​ ​It sounds like a gargantuan mission.​

​In fact it is, but this does not deter ​v​isionaries​ ​who believe renewable energy ​can power the whole world with compelling scientific and economic evidence.​ ​Among those people are the brains behind The Solutions Project, an initiative led by renowned scientist Mark Jacobson and finance wizard Marco...


3 weeks 9 hours ago

​(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Since it was founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, and having renamed itself as Spelman College in 1924, the educational institution has blazed many a new trail, not least​ as a​ leader in the education of women of African descent.

Like other educational entities in the U.S., Spelman College currently aims at becoming carbon neutral, an initiative that is already yielding results. Recently, the institution announced that it has entered a partnership with Chevrolet to sell the automaker carbon credits, which will help the college rake in up to $100,000.

The partnership was one of the...


3 weeks 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Can you imagine a vehicle that can achieve 3,000 miles on a gallon of fuel? Sounds far-fetched, right? But that’s the kind of stuff that the bright minds that answer Shell’s call to its Eco-Marathon may come up with, an event that has been going on for 30 years as a catalyst of energy-efficiency solutions.

And it’s not only fossil fuels that the contestants try to make more efficient. Research teams are challenged to come up with energy efficiency engines based on renewable energy types as well, including hydrogen, electricity, gasoline, diesel, biofuel, natural gas (GLT) and Compressed Natural Gas...


4 weeks 13 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The garment industry is getting greener. From organic cotton to recycling initiatives, the consumer these days has a choice to buy clothes that are lighter on the planet and do not exploit human beings during the manufacturing process. There’s one aspect of the garment industry that we tend to overlook, though, which also has a great impact on the planet: dyes. As chemically-based products, they can be harmful to the environment and impact on the management of resources during manufacturing. The good news is that the industry is also working to improve dye technology to offer better alternatives - and getting recognized for...


1 month 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Do you know how much carbon your lifestyle produces? It’s no easy task to quantify and manage your impact but ​sophisticated new metrics can help you. TerraPass has launched a new ​online tool ​that makes ​carbon calculation and offsetting ​even easier​, crunching a complex process into an user-friendly interface. All it takes is ​keying in​ some bits of information and voil​à​ - ​the user ​gets the information ​they​ need to improve​ their​ environmental credentials.

To make the calculations, TerraPass draws data from several sources, including the Environmental Protection Agency​ (EPA)​, ​Fuel Economy and...


1 month 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Jim Jarmusch’s latest movie, Only Lovers Left Alive, is partially set in Detroit—its derelict streets and abandoned neighborhoods provide​s​ the ideal ​hideaway for a world-weary vampire​ in search of peaceful solitude​. The movie’s camera tracks along the city, capturing the​ urban landscape, wh​ere ​much latent beauty lurks and is ready to sprout ​once again.

And sprouting it is, as the crisis that has befallen Detroit has triggered the ingenuity of local people in their quest for independence and a...


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