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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2 days 13 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Pro bono is becoming an increasingly common strategy for companies to engage with their communities and add social value to their activities​ as ​​expectations for socially responsible business continue to increase around the world​. Companies are getting more creative, too, with a​ diverse portfolio of support beyond traditional cash contributions and volunteering.

According to a new CECP survey, between 2008 and 2013 the number of companies that reported having a pro bono program increased from 32% to 50%. The period saw a 350% increase in the number of companies offering both international and domestic pro...


1 week 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Martini, the drink, may evoke nostalgic memories of easy-listening music and ​stylish lounges. But ​the brand's parent company, Bacardi, ​is ​​not dwelling in the past when it comes to sustainability​, having t​aken serious steps to tread more lightly on the planet​.​

One of the company's most recent green messages is, literally, in the bottle. ​In 2010,​ Martini introduced a redesign of its Asti sparkling wine bottle, making it almost two ounces lighter. The idea was to reduce weight without changing the external shape, while making it...


1 week 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) – Can you imagine getting waste materials such as wood, office and cardboard paper, organic waste, in short,​ any type of cellulose fiber, and turn it into a resilient​, super green ​material for a wide range of applications? Well,​ ​someone​ has​ ​ done ​just ​that and turned it into a successful business with clients such as Google and Whole Foods.

The company is called Noble, ​it​ is based in San Diego​, California,​ and was founded by Robert Noble, ​a veteran in sustainable architecture and design​. The material in question, which has the...


2 weeks 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - This week​,​ the amazing work carried out by volunteers is celebrated by the UN, which has set aside December 5th as International Volunteer Day. Mandated by the UN General Assembly, the date offers a platform to pay homage to the work altruistic individuals carry out all over the world as members of their communities, NGOs, UN agencies, government authorities and the private sector.

“On IVD 2014, we not only celebrate and recognize volunteerism in all its facets – but pay special tribute to the participation of people in making a difference at all levels: locally, nationally and globally,” UN said...


2 weeks 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​What happens when America’s biggest solar power provider joins forces with one of the world’s largest retailers? A lot of solar power, that is, and an inspiration for other big business players to embrace sustainable energy.

SolarCity and Walmart have just announced a new round of projects that are part of an ongoing collaboration that started in 2010 Since then, it has yielded more than 200 solar projects at Walmart sites. The new four-year agreement will put more solar installations at facilities in up to 36 states in that period.

Although the collaboration may sound unlikely to those who are unfamiliar...


3 weeks 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - I remember that on my first visit to Switzerland back in the 1990s, I was surprised when my host asked me whether I wanted fizzy or still water from what looked like a standard water dispenser. I was not familiar with fizzy water makers then, they were not common in London,where I lived at the time. “I’ll take fizzy,” I said, which is my choice when I drink water away from home. It's a small treat.

In most places, in order to get fizzy water you need to buy a bottle of water, usually a plastic one, unless you get one of those posh Italian brands that make you feel as if you are holidaying in the island of Capri...


1 month 13 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 Fifth...


1 month 6 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 month 1 week 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...


1 month 1 week 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...


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