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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3 years 9 months ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - In the wake of World Water Day and in the face of severe water shortages, including the most severe drought California has faced in decades, water is a major environmental challenge these days. Earlier this month, the Wyland Foundation and Toyota launched the third annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation to rally Americans to make the most pledges to reduce water and energy usage through the My Water Pledge website.

The campaign gives mayors and city leaders a positive, grass-roots way to reward people for their awareness efforts ​,​ includ​ing​ a competition among like-sized cities to get the highest percentage of...

3 years 9 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The National LGBT Bar Association, BNY Mellon and White & Case LLP have launched a pioneering Online LGBT Tax Resource to help same-sex couples and their tax advisors navigate state tax laws. The resource is a unique tool for both tax preparers and payers, providing a comprehensive, state-by-state list of reporting regulations for LGBT couples and can be accessed on this website ​.​ ​The website provides an array of useful information in clear and concise language and will be updated quarterly with any new developments impacting tax laws for LGBT couples.

The service was launched in response to the recent Supreme Court’s...

3 years 9 months ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Software company SAP has announced it will power all of its data centers and facilities across the world with 100 percent renewable energy as of 2014. To do so, the company with move to a cloud business model, eliminating emissions caused by customers’ systems by moving them into a green cloud.

The announcement was included in the company’s recently released 2013 SAP Integrated Report, which noted that the company’s overall energy efficiency remained steady while greenhouse gas emissions increased from 30.0 grams CO2 per euro of total revenue in 2012 to 32.4 grams CO2 per euro in 2013. At the same time, absolute carbon emissions increased...

3 years 9 months ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Can companies engage with their communities to help them overcome challenges and improve society while turning a profit at the same time? The folks at the Shared Value Initiative think so. The group is a global community that is helping define shared value research, partnerships and application. It will be sharing knowledge during the Shared Value Leadership Summit that takes place in New York on May 13 and 14.

The event will give attendants the opportunity to connect with more than 300 of the leading shared value practitioners in the...

3 years 9 months ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - ​ A great of deal of the goods we purchase are transported through highways on trucks, but adding rail to the transportation mix can add efficiency and sustainability to the process of shifting goods to commercial outlets and, ultimately, customers.

Rail company CSX is offering an Intermodal solution to help companies reduce their carbon footprint and transportation costs by merging the economic and environmental benefits of rail with the flexibility of short-haul trucking.

There are several advantages to the Intermodal approach. For one, it takes traffic off congested highways. In 2011 alone, highway congestion resulted in...

3 years 9 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Business leaders representing companies such The Dow Chemical Company, IBM, JPMorgan Chase, Credit Suisse, Intel and Ernst & Young will be engaging in live conversations moderated by Fortune Magazine’s Nina Easton during the Public Private Partnership Forum at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Those who can’t make it to D.C. can attend the Forum virtually.

The Forum will take place in the context of the Catalyzing Growth in Emerging Markets conference (April 7th and 8th), which will focus on how cross-sector interests converge to achieve shared value and examine how the practice of International Corporate Volunteerism, or global...

3 years 9 months ago

(3BL Media/JUst Means) - What if the glass used on windows in buildings across the world could become solar power generating units? This is exactly what New Energy Technologies is trying to do with organic photovoltaic (OPV) SolarWindow arrays. The arrays measure over 232 cm2, the largest of their kind, and come in uniform, colored tints which are more suitable for installation on skyscrapers.

Size is something the company has been working on. The latest array version is over 35 percent larger than SolarWindow’s previously-fabricated, working module that was 170 cm2, which in its turn was already 14 times larger than the then-previous largest-...

3 years 9 months ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Recently ​,​ the efforts of a window cleaning company called Allegheny Window Cleaning made headlines when​ it sent ​its​ staff in superhero costumes to wash windows at the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. The children were excited to see Spider Man and Captain America hanging outside the windows, and surely their time in hospital was made less taxing with this kind-hearted initiative.

If a stint in hospital is challenging for adults, for children it​ is close to a herculean effort. Entertainment is a great distraction to lift their spirits and help them while away their time in a ward or hospital room. Now a new program launched...

3 years 9 months ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The future has arrived for some lucky drivers in the Greater Tokyo Area, who will get a chance to test drive the super slick, emissions-free i-Road. The trial run has been designed to assess the vehicle’s performance in a real life context and will run until early June.

The i-Road is a cross between a motorcycle and a car, combining the best features of both worlds. It’s as small as the former but as comfortable and stable as the latter. It is based on the model shown as a concept at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013, but is now available in five colors with improved visibility, ease-of-use and maneuverability.

The trial includes...

3 years 10 months ago

Perhaps the water footprint of the food we eat is not on our radar when we make our dietary choices, but as water becomes the biggest environmental challenge of the 21st century, it will have to become part of the menu. When the UN 2006 headline-making report, Livestock’s Long Shadow,​ r​evealed that the production of one pound of beef requires around 2,500 gallons (9,500 liters), environmental experts took heed. It’s a complex calculation, but unfortunately, several experts estimate it could be a lot higher than that.

A meat-heavy dish, therefore, is one of the most water-draining options in the menu and...