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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1 day 4 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) – An expert in global supply chain risk management reveals that a high percentage of companies are running late with the introduction of a system to detect whether minerals they buy fall into the conflict minerals category. The number of companies in the dark about so-called 3TG conflict minerals is as high as 98 percent, according to the compliance filings in June 2014.

Source Intelligence released the information in connection with the approaching deadline for companies to meet...


2 days 12 hours ago

Learning how to use new technology can be a lot of fun. This is the ethos of the events put together by Embark Labs when they teach children as young as seven years old to program.

Embark Labs recently hosted an event at Cisco headquarters in Sa​nta Clara, CA as part of the company’s Community Relations program​. Children​ learn not only how to program, but also get the opportunity to develop other skills such as problem solving, creativity and collaboration.

​Called “Scratch​,​" ​the week-long program gave young hackers the opportunity to create games and animated stories using the Scratch visual programming...


1 week 1 day ago

(3BL Media/JUst Means) – ​Getting good coffee on a flight is not always possible, as coffee lovers world over know. How about getting a good coffee and do good at the same time? Sounds like a pipe dream, right? Well, in 2009, Southwest Airlines introduced a new onboard coffee experience called LIFT, a dark-roasted 100 percent Arabica blend of South and Central American coffees that sounds and tastes delicious. And it’s not just coffee experience. It’s also a way of connecting clients with sustainable projects in Central America in the fields of renewable energy.

When passengers purchase LIFT, they also donate to green-energy...


1 week 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​ One of the most interesting and creative variations of recycling is upcycling, which means giving an object a new lease of life, perhaps in a totally new format. Anything can be upcycled, from cutlery that gets upgraded into jewelry to old jeans that can become - why not - carrier bags.

The trend has reached new heights as Southwest Airlines is now upcycling its used leather seat coverings​, which it has replaced with more sustainable materials on some of its aircrafts​ . And there’s a lot of material there to be upcycled, or 43 acres altogether, which is happening under The LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose...


2 weeks 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Access to clean water is a privilege that we take for granted, but for many people across the world it is a privilege that for now they can only dream about. The UN estimates that 11 percent of the world’s population is in that situation. But statistics suggest that things are improving, as back in 1990 that number was 24 percent. The goal is to have 92 per cent of the global population covered by 2015.

This is thanks to several initiatives such as 1 minute less for million smiles, which helps Vietnam’s rural communities to access clean water. Vietnam has a serious water problem and less than 12...


2 weeks 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Volkswagen is thinking outside the box in order to make its brand production sites greener. Or, as it happens, it’s thinking blue. "Think Blue. Factory.” is the name of the program the automaker has adopted to make its operations more sustainable, thus sparing the planet from unnecessary burden and saving money in the process.

Under the program, new production sites follow strict environmental criteria. In existing plants, the greening process goes through replacements and upgrades of machinery. The program was...


3 weeks 8 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) has welcomed a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from landfills which would excessively burden the industry in the United States.

The High Court released its decision on Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on June 23. It rejected an EPA proposal requiring some stationary pollutant sources to obtain Title V or Prevention of Significant Deterioration permits based on potential GHG emissions. This regulation, which NW&RA deemed excessive, would affect...


3 weeks 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​ Iconic Dutch beer brand Heineken is happy at the moment​. For one, Holland's ​national soccer team defeated Brazil for third place ​in​ the World Cup​. But most importantly, the company has made it to the Top 50 List of Sustainable Brands compiled by Interbrand for its 4th annual Best Global Green Brands Report.

The achievement is the result of several actions designed to green up the brand. One of them is the installation of a solar electricity plant featuring 3,662 solar panels that produce enough power for the processing of the...


3 weeks 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​SAP has entered into a tech partnership with Toyota InfoTechnology Center USA (Toyota ITC) and VeriFone to make drivers' fueling experience simpler. SAP is using its SAP HANA Cloud Platform as ​the base​ on which the solution is built. ​It enables consumers, with a single touch of a screen, to find the nearest gas station, process payment and receive personalized coupons. The system aggregates a range of information to provide this information: vehicle location, route and fuel level. It even collects data on points of interest.

VeriFone chips in with point-of-sale technology while Toyota ITC ​provides telematics data....


4 weeks 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Bisexual men make up only two percent of the population, but they are vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases and HIV due to specific social and cultural conditions, says a new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP). The new findings have appeared in the most recent edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier.

Study author Dr. William L. Jeffries says there are several factors affecting the sexual health of MSMW, ​such as​ unsafe sex, higher number of partners, substance abuse and risk behavior, to...


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