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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3 years 8 months ago

(3BL Media/JUst Means) - Social media users this year have an opportunity to express appreciation for their mothers by showing off their talent as wordsmiths while doing some social good at the same time. MetLife, a global insurance company, has launched #Moem, a Mother’s Day promotion whereby participants can write poems of 110 characters or less. MetLife has even created a Facebook app of the same name to make it easier for aspiring poets.

But it’s not only the poets’ moms who will be happy. For every unique #Moem posted, MetLife Foundation will make a $10 donation to the Dress...


3 years 8 months ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Electric cars need good batteries to store energy in order to assuage what has become known as ‘range anxiety—that is, the anxiety over running out of power before the destination and having nowhere to plug the car in. The production of renewable energy also requires a reliable battery mechanism to store the surplus power until it can be fed into the power grid.

Li-ion (lithium-ion) batteries are one of the battery solutions enabling the renewable energy and electric vehicle revolution to charge ahead. Its energy density can be twice as high as the density of nickel-cadmium equivalents. More recently, a new type of Li-on batteries...


3 years 8 months ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Americans’ consumer habits produce a hell of a lot of trash ​ (4.5 lbs. per person, per day).​ About half of it ends up on landfills. It’s so much trash that it may be a bit hard for us to visualize it, so photojournalist Peter Menzen and writer Faith D’Aluisio embarked on a project together to show just how big a pile of trash American families produce.

The idea is similar to another photographic project ​showing ​what a week of groceries looks like across the world. Hint: it varies ​according to affluence, so it’s quite big in America...


3 years 8 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Urban agriculture is growing fast across the U.S. A new collaboration is adding an exciting element of recycling to the concept. It’s happening in Detroit, where General Motors’ local Hamtramck Assembly plant is working with the city’s nonprofit Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) to help build an occupied shipping container homestead.

The 40-feet long, eight-feet wide and 10-feet tall container home will be constructed of 85 percent scrap materials donated by General Motors. Employees will donate their time and skills to help build it.

The materials GM is donating come from several of its assemblies and include items...


3 years 8 months ago

Earthsayers TV, founded by Ruth Ann Barrett, a sustainability veteran with extensive experience in marketing and media, presents video programs showcasing experts, business leaders, teachers, wisdom keepers and citizens from all walks of life.

Recently, Barrett wrote about her experience covering a conference at the University of Oregon’s Portland campus called What Is Documentary: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow organized by the School of Journalism and Communication. ​Her text made me think about the concept of witnessing, ​which is the ethos driving many documentary makers​ and citizen journalists.​ ​Barrett, in her turn,​ was inspired by Kelly Matheson, Senior Program Manager at...


3 years 8 months ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Recently the U.S. Department announced it would allow time for eight federal agencies to submit their views on the ​controversial Keystone XL pipeline to carry crude oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico​, cast​ing ​a shadow of uncertainty over the ​project’s route. The proposed pipeline ​passes through Nebraska and other states along the way.

According to a report in the National Geographic, the Keystone XL project has become a prominent topic in a larger...


3 years 8 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Carnival, the leading cruise company, is aiming at a target of 20 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the company’s shipboard operations, part of a broader effort to reduce the environmental impact of its operations.

Recent figures show progress on the environmental front. In 2013, fuel consumption decreased by more than five percent since 2007. There has been an 18 percent increase in non-hazardous waste recycled from ships from 2011 to 2012. Besides, all of Carnival's Operating Lines and ships are certified in accordance with ISO 14001, one of the world's leading environmental management system certifications...


3 years 9 months ago

Rhode Island and the Justice Department are paving the way to broaden job inclusion for people with disabilities. Earlier this month, the Justice Department announced a statewide settlement agreement that will resolve violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for approximately 3,250 Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

The landmark, ten-year agreement is the nation’s first statewide settlement to address the rights of people with disabilities to receive state-funded employment and daytime services in the broader community, rather than in segregated sheltered...


3 years 9 months ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - REI, the outdoor retailer, has announced a commitment to sourcing all of its electricity from renewable sources. The company already has 26 solar electric systems generating clean power and a program designed to invest in energy efficiency. Now, REI is buying certified renewable energy certificates (RECs) as part of its strategy to green the energy that powers more than 130 stores, two distribution centers and its headquarters.

REC is a credit unit that equals a megawatt-hour of renewable energy delivered to the power grid. In 2013, REI bought 54,959 Green-E certified RECs from a wind farm in western Texas. Now the...


3 years 9 months ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The Climate Declaration is a pledge companies and individuals make to ​show their commitment to fight climate change with practical actions. It is organized by sustainable business advocacy group Ceres and its Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy coalition. The Climate Declaration highlights the economic benefit of addressing clean energy, energy efficiency, cleaner transportation and reduced carbon emissions.

Of all the 750 signatories, General Motors is the only automaker. On April 3rd, for the second year in a ​ro​w, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized GM with a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of...


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