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. He edits, 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 16 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 days 13 hours 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...

4 days 17 hours 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....

1 week 3 days 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...

1 week 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The Better Cotton Initiative has entered an agreement with Good Cotton Practices Association (IPUD) to implement the Better Cotton standard among Turkish cotton industry players. IPUD will be the stewards of Better Cotton activities in that country with administrative support from the BCI.

The non-profit collaborates with a diversity of stakeholder group of organizations to define better and more sustainable ways of growing cotton, which it defines as Better Cotton.

The organization ​arrived in Turkey back in 2011 when it started...

2 weeks 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Digital tools combined with creativity can produce more than amazing works; it can also change lives and help people bounce back from hardships. The Adobe Youth Voices (AYV), an award given by the Adobe Foundation to stimulate creativity and promote social responsibility, recently revealed the winners of the 2014 edition, an amazing line-up of original new voices and visions.

The online competition is aimed at students aged 13 to 19, who have to use digital media to express how they envisage...

2 weeks 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​The cultural atmosphere in favor of marriage equality has never been better with 59 percent of Americans declaring their support for what​ essentially ​is ​a basic human right.

But the campaign carries on. Iconic fashion designer and activist Kenneth Cole is lending his support to the fight for marriage equality in conjunction with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) with a cool new t-shirt design to mark the first anniversary of the Supreme Court's historic 2013 marriage rulings.

The t-shirt features a red HRC equal sign logo and a block type sentence saying: "Unite The States of America ... Support...

2 weeks 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Let’s face it: when it comes to style, women are far better served than men. Just think of ​how ​many different types of shoes women can choose from and you get the picture. How about hair styles? ​But ​things are changing as ​contemporary men ​have​ start​ed​ to demand more choice and the market is responding ​accordingly​.

What’s even better is that the male fashion market is catering ​more generously ​not only for the fashionable m ​a​n, but also for ethical males. From cruelty-free grooming products to organic fabrics, there’s a wide range of choice out there for the man who wants to have the best of both worlds...

3 weeks 1 day ago

​(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Electric vehicles (EV) are slowly but surely making significant inroads into the transport network as automakers look for sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels. A recently released figure confirms that the road to sustainability is paved with ingenuity and powered with electricity.

The fresh data comes from GM, whose flagship electric car Volt has clocked up more than half a billion all-electric miles since its late 2010 launch. GM studied more than 300 Volts circulating in California for...

3 weeks 3 days ago

(3BL Media/ Just Means) - ​All over the world, millions of people die of non-communicable chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart conditions due to their financial status, geographical location or a lack of education on those health problems.

In order to help reduce those numbers, Medtronic, through its CSR arm Medtronic Philanthropy, has launched HealthRise, a five-year, $17-million program designed to ​boost ​community-based demonstration projects whose goal is to expand access to care and management of those types of illnesses.

Initially, HealthRise will focus ​o​n selected communities in Brazil, India, South...