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 17 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Can you imagine a vehicle that can achieve 3,000 miles on a gallon of fuel? Sounds far-fetched, right? But that’s the kind of stuff that the bright minds that answer Shell’s call to its Eco-Marathon may come up with, an event that has been going on for 30 years as a catalyst of energy-efficiency solutions.

And it’s not only fossil fuels that the contestants try to make more efficient. Research teams are challenged to come up with energy efficiency engines based on renewable energy types as well, including hydrogen, electricity, gasoline, diesel, biofuel, natural gas (GLT) and Compressed Natural Gas...


3 days 17 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The garment industry is getting greener. From organic cotton to recycling initiatives, the consumer these days has a choice to buy clothes that are lighter on the planet and do not exploit human beings during the manufacturing process. There’s one aspect of the garment industry that we tend to overlook, though, which also has a great impact on the planet: dyes. As chemically-based products, they can be harmful to the environment and impact on the management of resources during manufacturing. The good news is that the industry is also working to improve dye technology to offer better alternatives - and getting recognized for...


1 week 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Do you know how much carbon your lifestyle produces? It’s no easy task to quantify and manage your impact but ​sophisticated new metrics can help you. TerraPass has launched a new ​online tool ​that makes ​carbon calculation and offsetting ​even easier​, crunching a complex process into an user-friendly interface. All it takes is ​keying in​ some bits of information and voil​à​ - ​the user ​gets the information ​they​ need to improve​ their​ environmental credentials.

To make the calculations, TerraPass draws data from several sources, including the Environmental Protection Agency​ (EPA)​, ​Fuel Economy and...


2 weeks 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Jim Jarmusch’s latest movie, Only Lovers Left Alive, is partially set in Detroit—its derelict streets and abandoned neighborhoods provide​s​ the ideal ​hideaway for a world-weary vampire​ in search of peaceful solitude​. The movie’s camera tracks along the city, capturing the​ urban landscape, wh​ere ​much latent beauty lurks and is ready to sprout ​once again.

And sprouting it is, as the crisis that has befallen Detroit has triggered the ingenuity of local people in their quest for independence and a...


2 weeks 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - California is always ahead of the pack when it comes to new trends, and it is no less so with clean energy and, more recently, electric vehicles. Now the Golden State is about to pioneer another ground-breaking technology as it gets ready to leave the realm of pipe dreams to become a reality on the ground.

Fuel cell technology is at the cutting edge of clean transportation, but so far it has been tried out in experimental projects, far from the general public. That is about to change, though, as Toyota next year launches the new Toyota...


3 weeks 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Mobile gadgets have created ​a massive source of electronic waste (e-waste). Experts say ​each person ​generates 15 pounds of e-waste ​every year​. ​And they sell like hot cakes, those ubiquitous gadgets. ​Only in 2013, more than 1.8 billion phones were sold worldwide according to data collected by Gartner.

And the figure is likely to go up. When Apple announced its new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it received more than four million pre-orders within 24 hours. It's a hell of a lot of phones - and afterwards, e-waste.​ It is imperative,​ then​,​ that we put all the e-waste generated by those products on a green...


3 weeks 6 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​400,000 people took over the streets of the Big Apple to urge politicians to take action to reduce emissions and slow down global warming in the run-up to the recent UN Climate Summit that took place in New York. The People’s Climate March was a landmark event; thousands of people marched in 166 countries to express solidarity.

The massive crowd drummed out messages from different arenas of sustainability. Some asked for clean energy, others underlined family planning while another group marched to remind people of one action they can take...


4 weeks 14 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​Sports fans do not need to resign themselves to old-school hot dogs that are champions in cholesterol​-​raising ​content​. These days, sports venues are ​embracing​ a healthier, sustainable food catering ethos​, giving fans more options.​

Earlier this month, Animal Welfare Approved hot dogs and burgers debuted at the 64,000-capacity ​​Edward Jones Dome​ in Missouri​, which is home to St, Louis Rams. The certified meat is being served by stadium...


1 month 5 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Visitors at the International IAA Commercial Vehicles show will see firsthand the new Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid bus. The launch introduces a new tailpipe emissions-free model that is part of a new generation of clean public transport solutions.

One of the main selling points of the new Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid is its lower fuel consumption. It offers a 75% reduction in fuel consumption, 60 per cent in energy use, resulting in a 75 percent reduction of CO2.

It runs in electric mode on average 70% of the...


1 month 1 week ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​A new online business-to-business portal ​​offers a new type algorithm to help buyers find the products that match their responsibility criteria.

Qualitytrade.com​, which launched with 12,000 members​, ​is aimed at corporate leaders ​looking for products that comply with their​ standards in terms of ethical, environmental and workers protection certifications. Typically, portals let suppliers buy a higher position in the search results, even if another supplier provides a higher...


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