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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(3BL Media/Just Means) - Carbon fiber is busy these days. This super strong composite material can be found in helmets, cycling gear, staplers, etc. Even the nautical industry is using it in propellers.

It’s also in aircraft such as Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner model whose primary structure is 50 percent of Boeing carbon fiber, including the fuselage and wing. These materials make the Dreamliner more fuel efficient (20 percent) than the airplane it replaces. The composite wing of the new 777X will make the model the largest and most efficient twin-engine jet in the...


6 days 7 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Clear labeling is an important tool for consumer education on the content of their purchases. As public demand for socially responsible and ecological credibility grows, communicating those aspects of a product is a must.

These days consumers come across hundreds of certifications that give them all types of information, from factory work conditions to animal welfare. Labels also express whether a product is ​organic, fair trade, forest-friendly and ​whether it​ is recyclable or made from recycled material. The...


1 week 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Last year I had the privilege to see the release of tens of baby turtles to sea. The regular event, held by Brazil sea turtle NGO Projeto Tamar, took place in Itaúnas in the southeast of the country, a popular destination for eco-tourists. The release happens when the baby turtles are ready to venture in the ocean ( ​only a few will survive, but that's nature). The tiny creatures scurried towards the ocean as if spellbound by the call of a siren while a crowd of well-wishers cheered them on. It was thrilling.

But it's not only in Brazil...


1 week 4 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Last week elephants were back in the news in connection with World Elephant Day​ (August 12)​, an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of elephants, who are threatened by poachers to supply illegal demand in some parts of the world. Because of that, a ​ravaging ​war against ​those animals​ is currently taking place.

2013 was not a good year for elephants. 20,000 of them were killed for their tusks, whose street value can reach $15,000 in some parts of the world or even $100,000 in China, according...


1 week 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​The concept of urban planning is changing dramatically in many parts of the world. With environmental concerns high up on the agenda, urban spaces have a challenge to reinvent themselves from a car-based, energy-intensive model to a people-friendly, sustainable way of being. Construction methods are also being revised. This paradigm shift provides opportunities for urban planners and administrators to collaborate with technology companies to create the new city of the 21st century.

“In the future, every component of our cities, from their infrastructure and electrical grids to their buildings and vehicles,...


2 weeks 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - As environmentally-aware citizens, we all want to reduce the waste we produce at home by implementing smart systems to lower our impact on the planet. This can be done in various ways, most commonly through recycling, reusing and reducing our consumption.

Corporate entities have a bigger challenge​s​ in their hands since, depending on the line of business they operate in, waste is a byproduct of their ​very existence​. In this age of social responsibility, managing waste in a planet-friendly way ​is a key component of any company's...


2 weeks 6 days ago
 
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - One of the aspects of European urban life that makes the Continent particularly nice is the large amount of communal areas such as parks, squares, riverside pathways and hiking-biking-riding paths. London, for instance, has 40 per cent of its area taken up in parks. Germany’s cities are often very green, with extensive cycle lane networks and many green areas where citizens can relax, play and meet each other.

In the U.S. many cities and counties also offer opportunities for outdoor recreation, with several organizations working to promote...


3 weeks 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that took place in Washington August 4-6 may well be a turning point for the image makeover that many experts believe the region is ripe for​ . There are political and strategic reasons for ​the U.S. to welcome tens of African leaders at the White House​. Africa is a global growth leader, with expanding manufacturing, retail and telecommunications ​industries​. For the U.S., forging a closer economic cooperation with Africa makes sense on several fronts, from security to resources as well as new...


4 weeks 22 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The adoption of electric vehicles is growing. In the U.S. alone, there are more than 225,000 plug-in vehicles; of this total, 63,000 are Chevrolet Volts, which was launched in 2010. EVs represent a new challenge to utilities in how they manage this new demand on the grid.To meet those challenges, a team of eight global automakers and 15 electric utilities are working with the Electric Power Research Institute to develop and implement a standardized Smart Grid integration platform.

Initially, the companies...


1 month 2 days 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...


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