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 1 hour ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - These days we all have far too many items of clothing, which represent a major environmental challenge, from the water and pesticides needed to grow cotton crops to the waste that piles up on landfills. We are not doing very well on the recycling front as only 15 percent - or 10.5 million tons - of clothes, shoes and accessories are recycled each year.

A new partnership between L.A.-based fashion label Reformation and Community Recycling, a company that promotes recycling with a focus on reuse, is aiming to improve...


6 days 58 min ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Around five years ago I visited the Amazon by invitation of the Brazilian government, who at the time were doing a much better job of protecting the world’s most important rainforest than it is now. At the time we visited some projects that focused on sustainable exploration of the forest involving local people who needed a source of income and an incentive to preserve the forest. I could not but think such an approach was a win-win situation when implemented in a wise, thoughtful way.

It is this message that called my attention to Canadian...


1 week 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Keen Footwear ​is about to hit the road to raise awareness of the great outdoors. It starts on July 29th, when​ ​a yellow, revamped '70s RV will start a two-month cross-country trip to raise awareness ​of the importance of​ preserving public lands​.

The action is part of a campaign called Live Monumental, ​aimed at preserving the places where people play outdoors. More specifically, the campaign will ask for the designation of five new national monuments: Mojave Desert​ (CA)​, Owyhee Canyonlands​ (​OR​), ​Birthplace of Rivers​ (​...


1 week 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​John Dewar & Sons’ Aberfeldy Distillery in Scotland has found in biomass a great ally to reduce its carbon footprint and fight climate change. The switch to this type of renewable energy enabled the company to achieve an emissions reduction of 90 percent last year. The company employs 300 people at seven locations throughout Scotland.

This is particularly outstanding as distilleries are traditionally heavily reliant on fossil fuels. By using wood pellets, Deward managed to reduce costs, too. Dewar is part of the...


2 weeks 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means): Southwest Airlines' Green Team​​, a group of employees​ from across several departments in the company, has one ​planet-friendly ​mission: reduce waste, improve the bottom line and offer customers innovative solutions.

​And this is what it has achieved when it set out to eliminate environmentally unfriendly, plastic car seat/stroller protective bags. With suggestions from employees and customers, GT created a green and cost-effective re-usable car seat bag to be sold at the ticket counter.

The weather-resistant bags costs only $15...


2 weeks 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - World Animal Protection has launched a fun tool to educate ​the public about marine animals and the threats they face. The online game, Ghost Gear Dodge, includes key factoids about the ‘ghost gear' problem and its impact on animals, which is shown during the game when the dolphin collides with ghost gear.

Players are encouraged to share the game on their personal social media pages,find out how they ​can ​engage their communities and donate to World Animal Protection’s efforts to reduce and remove ghost gear and rescue entangled...


2 weeks 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The connection between livestock and climate change is well known. Even though a lot of people perhaps worry about the carbon footprint clocked up in air travel, what goes on their plate is much more significant since livestock accounts for 18 percent of all reductions (in contrast with 2% from aviation).

The famous Livestock's Long Shadow report from 2006 made headlines and started the debate. The financial world of late is giving clear signs that livestock and animal...


3 weeks 38 min ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - British department store Selfridges in London has become a visual installation to raise awareness of ocean pollution. Part of the ongoing Project Ocean, it tells the public about the dire situation the world’s oceans are in and what to do about it. The project is an ongoing collaboration with ZSL and various environmental organizations.

Besides educating the public about the hard facts of plastic in the ocean, it also gives information about what is being done by companies and individuals to tackle the problem. It includes...


3 weeks 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - When we think​ ​about​​ ​fashion, we may think glamour, ​ seasons​, and, these days​,​ throwaway clothes as the rise of fast fashion has spawned a new attitude towards​​ ​dress​​ ​that treats clothes as a disposable commodity. But things are changing on the fashion landscape as the industry becomes the latest territory to embrace the concept of fair trade.

We recently reported on how the Fair Trade USA's apparel segment is growing...


1 month 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) -Air travel accounts for 2 percent of all emissions, but it gets a lot of attention in any conversation about climate change mitigation efforts. While Obama wants new limits on aviation emissions, the UN’s International Civil Aviation is also expected to set new limits early next year. Besides, the public wants to feel better about flying.

The use of alternative jet fuels gains media traction every now and then, and we are now in one of those moments. The New York Times has run a...


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