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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4 years 2 months ago

Sears, one of the country's leading military employers, has announced it will be hosting its inaugural Invite "A Veteran to Work Day" on Wednesday, November 6 at its headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, as well as at 1,800 Sears and Kmart stores across the U.S. During the event, Sears Holdings will honor the men and women of the armed forces, provide a behind-the-scenes look inside the company's operations, and share how they can transition into the civilian workforce and prepare themselves for a career with the leading integrated retailer.

In 2012, Sears Holdings hired 3,500 military veterans and it forecasts a higher figure in 2013. Sears...


4 years 2 months ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Specialised Cellulose, also known as dissolving wood pulp, is a versatile raw material used by manufacturers to produce a wide range of products including textile fibers, pharmaceutical, beauty, and household products. Production of this material recently received a boost with the inauguration of the Cloquet Mill in Minnesota, which increases its supply.

Sappi Fine Paper North America has invested US$170 million in the project, which will be increasing its Specialised Cellulose’s production to 330,000 metric tons per year. Sappi is the largest manufacturer of Specialised Cellulose in the world with capacity of more than 1.3...


4 years 2 months ago

Trend Micro, a global specialist in security software and solutions, is accepting applications for its Educational Technology Grant program. The grant includes a financial contribution, free professional services and software to public schools anywhere in the U.S.

The grant was created to support the safe and responsible use of technology among students and to help schools prepare students for future educational and career opportunities, Trend Micro said in a press statement.

A total of 12 public schools across the U.S. will be awarded up to $25,000 in cash and services. To apply, schools must have students in grades K-12 with a population between...


4 years 2 months ago

Toyota has launched a video competition aimed at inspiring teenagers to stay safe behind the wheel. Called Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge, besides inspiring safety, the makers of original videos get the chance to win $15,000. The deadline is March 13, 2014.

This is the fourth edition of the annual competition and it arrives with the revamped Toyota Teen Driver website launched by partner companies, which are offering more than $100,000 in prizes for students and schools.

The initiative dates back to 2010, when Toyota and Discovery Education decided to do something to improve car safety for this age group. Car crashes are the leading cause of...


4 years 2 months ago

The Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) has just opened its first affiliate in Chile, which inaugurates the organization’s presence in South America. Their first meeting will take place in April 2014 at the UAI campus in Viña del Mar, Chile.

NBS: Chile’s Leadership Council will convene Chilean business leaders across key sectors annually to identify their sustainability challenges as an input to research.

“Chile is a country with pressing sustainability challenges. While our resource-intensive economy progresses, growing social movements express their discontent regarding education, inequality and concentration of power,” said...


4 years 3 months ago

(3BL Media/Just Means) This year the UN has been talking a lot about food—and for a good reason. World Environment Day, June 05, was focused on food waste; World Food Day, which took place October 16, raised awareness on Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition. For people living in affluent parts of the world, food is taken for granted. But that is not the case for a huge mass of people in many parts of the world who experience extreme hunger every day.

Children are the worst hit. A child dies from a hunger-related disease every five seconds. In those places where it happens, many people may spend as much as 80 percent of their income on...


4 years 3 months ago

Reducing waste is a major challenge for all industries, be it for economic or environmental reasons. Hotels, as places for the transient, are quite prone to producing waste, but with the right strategic plan, this particular aspect of the business can be reverted into an opportunity.

This is the opportunity that iconic hotel chain Hilton is searching when it announced its commitment to reducing waste in its operations across the globe, which adds up to more than 4,000 hotels in 90 countries. Called RePurpose: Making Waste History for our Business and Society, it was presented in late September at the ninth annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting in New York...


4 years 3 months ago

On September 26th the Irish Food Board brought together luminaries from the food industry to talk about the challenges related to producing food sustainably and to share insights on what the future holds. Titled "Our Food. Our Future. Sustainability: The Bottom Line," the event featured speakers from diverse organizations such as WWF as well as iconic brands that included Pepsi and Mars.

“In order for our business to be successful, we need to ensure the success of all stakeholders across our supply chain. That is pretty exciting idea and mandate when it comes to sustainability,” said Daniel Vennard, Global Sustainability...


4 years 3 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Demand for genetic testing to diagnose breast and ovarian cancer has increased as the causal link between mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 has been recognized. However, identifying mutations in these large genes by conventional methods can be time-consuming and expensive. A new technique using second-generation sequencing technology that is as sensitive as the standard methodology could improve the efficiency and productivity of genetic testing laboratories. The method is described in the November issue of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) refers to technologies that share the ability to parallel...


4 years 3 months ago

It's Nobel season now. Many winners have been announced and will receive the US $1.2 million prize. It all goes back to Alfred Nobel, a Swedish chemist and innovator who, in 1895, left the largest share of his fortune to a series of prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace.

The Prize in Chemistry was given to a team who have developed computer models to predict complex chemical reactions that are useful for tasks such as creating new drugs. Three scientists received the award: Martin Karplus (University of Strasbourg, France; Harvard University); Michael Levitt (Stanford University School of Medicine), and Arieh Warshel (...


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