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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14 hours 4 min ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - As citizens become more acutely aware of water issues, so does their willingness to save water and reduce their environmental impact. A recent demonstration of popular commitment to the issue came from the latest edition of the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, an annual awareness campaign presented by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota to encourage leaders to promote water efficiency in their communities.

In the campaign, mayors nationwide challenge their residents to conserve water,...

3 days 20 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - There’s a water crisis in the world and food companies are right in the middle of the storm since 70 percent of the world’s fresh water is used to make food, livestock being a major strain on natural resources. According to a new report by Ceres, the corporate world is starting to respond to it, although it is not doing enough.

The report, called Feeding Ourselves Thirst, found that over 80 percent of food companies said they were exposed to water risks and these could have a major...

1 week 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Since 2013, Yard Club in San Francisco has been operating an online platform that enables peer-to-peer equipment rental, which the Wall Street Journal calls an AirBnb for excavators. Since then, the company has focused on construction contractors in the San Francisco area, helping them earn income on idle equipment and increasing returns on fleet investments.

Yard Club now has got extra ammunition for its enterprise as Caterpillar has dug into its pockets to give the start-up some strategic financing to further develop the platform...

1 week 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Five startups that use technology to help students succeed in school and future careers have been selected by AT&T for its Aspire Accelerator program following a nationwide call for applications that attracted hundreds of ed-tech ventures. The program launched at Runway in San Francisco and it includes financial investment, counseling, access to technology expertise and mentorship.

The Aspire Accelerator is different from similar initiatives in the sense that its main goal is to make an impact on society...

2 weeks 1 day ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) – LED lights are some of the most environmentally friendly, energy-efficient lighting options in the market, and the industry keeps coming up with some innovative offerings. One of the latest novelties to be unveiled to the public came from LG Electronics USA, which has introduced LED lighting units enabled with wireless communication.

LG’s Simple Choice LED troffers with wireless Sensor Connect technology this week made their public debut at the LIGHTFAIR International 2015 lighting industry trade show in New York.

The troffers are designed for small...

2 weeks 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Legendary singer, songwriter and animal rights activist Morrissey, who rose to fame in the 1980s as the frontman of The Smiths, has written an open letter to Al Gore urging the environmentalist to ditch animal products during the upcoming Live Earth concert festival on June 18. On that date, more than 100 artists will perform across seven continents to raise awareness on climate change issues. Morrissey and partner NGO Peta say only vegan food...

3 weeks 12 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The utility company National Grid has introduced a measure designed to help homeowners save electricity and emissions. The Virtual Home tool has been added to the Smart Energy Solutions Program (SES), with new features and functionality. The interactive tool empowers users to learn where and how they can reduce their energy usage.

The program is all about granting access to information that enables users to take simple actions to save energy, including shifting energy use to off-peak times. Users get real-time info so they can monitor and reduce their demand.

Amongst the new features are...

3 weeks 2 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - In the wake of the earthquake tragedy in Nepal, companies and organization are sending money donations to relieve the suffering in the country and bring hope to those whose lives were torn apart by the natural disaster.

TD Bank Group has announced it will donate $50,000 to the Red Cross to support its relief efforts in the region. "We are deeply saddened by the devastation caused by the earthquake in Nepal," says Scott Mullin, VP of community relations at TD Bank Group. "On behalf of our employees and customers, our thoughts are with the...

3 weeks 3 days ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Arbor Day is upon us (last Friday in April) and it’s time to talk about and celebrate trees. One of nature’s most awe-inspiring wonders, trees are natural monuments that give us oxygen, shelter life, produce water and keep soil together. They are, in a way, the guardians of the planet’s soul. With droughts punishing many regions in the world, the absence of trees becomes an even more eloquent reminder of their vital role for the conservation of the planet’s life​-maintaining​ conditions.

Since 1972​, ​when Arbor Day observance...

4 weeks 15 hours ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Why cycle to work? There are several good reasons​ to embrace two-wheeled transportation​. For one, it is healthy: aerobic exercise is good for the heart and it improves our resistance and overall fitness. Second, streets are jammed! Fewer cars on the road means less stress and more room to move. Finally, it often is faster, so workers ​can save time that can be used to produce results instead of sitting in an idling car, waiting for traffic to move.

It may sound counterintuitive that an automaker encourages workers to cycle but...