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 3 months ago

Spending time outdoors ha​s ​ become more interesting for the children in the City of Arlington. That's because River Legacy Parks 'Play Trail,' funded by UnitedHealthcare, has installed new play pods along the existing accessible trail loop that connects back to the main playground area. The funding was made possible through CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program.

PlayTrails is a collection of play equipment designed for installation as pockets of play along a path or trail. As children and families explore a trail, they encounter nature-themed play pockets that promote physical activity and fun, as well as educational signage with fun facts and activities related to the...


4 years 3 months ago

A new study carried out by Cone Communications reveals an interesting fact about Americans in relation to their shopping habits: they want to see more social engagement from their brands. Although there seems to be a market saturation of causes, a phenomenon experts call "ribbonization," consumers are open to even more engagement. However, they would also like to see more evidence that all the advertised social engagement produces real results.

This is good news from the point of view of social change, but offers a challenge to companies that need to find ways to make their commitments ring truer to the 54 percent of Americans who bought a product with a cause...


4 years 3 months ago

Fashion designer and philanthropist Kenneth Cole is on a ride this year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the brand. It all started in February, with a return to New York Fashion Week. In September the company launched 30YearsBold.com, a website designed to chronicle the company's 30-year heritage of innovative business practices. The website links to the new Kenneth Cole Advertising Archive; a first look at This is a Kenneth Cole Production, a coffee table book celebrating Kenneth Cole's 30 year career in fashion and social engagement; and a 30th Anniversary Digital...

4 years 3 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Transportation is one of the biggest sources of the carbon emissions that cause global warming, therefore transport companies are under constant pressure to reduce their emissions. Rail companies have a head start in that area, since it is potentially a cleaner form of transport.

Union Pacific Railroad recently saw its carbon mitigation efforts acknowledged as it achieved its best-ever performance in CDP’s Global 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 climate change 2013 reports. The railroad’s carbon disclosure score is 98, out of a possible 100, and in the top 10 percent of all companies in the Global 500 and...


4 years 3 months ago

The 5,000 congregations and community organizations who rely on Equal Exchange for their holiday bazaars ​have some new treats in store for this year's holiday season.​ These communities buy from Equal Exchange to support socially responsible consumption through fair trade by supporting small farmers and artisans in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Fair Trade retailer Equal Exchange's expanded holiday bazaar program features makes it easier for congregations and communities to stage their Christmas bazaars with social responsibility. The program includes hundreds of organic, fairly traded coffees, teas, chocolate and other food types, besides hand-crafted gifts, tree...


4 years 3 months ago

Individual and institutional investors will be able to finance late-stage health technologies designed to save the lives of people in low-income countries, thanks to a new investment fund structured by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The initial group of investors has injected $94 million into the Global Health Investment Fund (GHIF), and it will help advance finance solutions for illnesses such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and maternal and infant mortality.

To help mitigate the risk of investing in the clinical development of new technologies, the Gates Foundation and the Swedish International Development...


4 years 3 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - With increasing demand for sustainable products, tech companies are being challenged to come up with increasingly powerful units that are more energy efficient, made with sustainable power and sustainable materials that are easier to dispose of at the end of their lifecycle.

Dell recently received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for purchasing green power generated from sustainable resources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, and low-impact hydro. The company currently purchases nearly 218 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually,...


4 years 3 months ago

One of the most visible, engaging and effective measures a city can take to achieve sustainability is to implement efficient recycling schemes. In 2009 the United States produced 243 millions of trash. Even though that sounds like a gargantuan amount of trash (which it is!), the good news is that it decreased from 255 million tones in 2005.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data indicates that of that total, 82 million tonnes were composted or recycled. 74 percent of office-type paper was recovered. 34.5 percent of metals was recycled. The organization says that the current amount per capita of municipal solid waste (trash) is lower than it was in 1960....


4 years 4 months ago

FedEx is turning 40. The company’s employees are celebrating the anniversary by donating their time to local charities dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities where FedEx employees live and work.

Fed Ex employees have been engaging in all sorts of community activities. Some were busy redesigning a school library in Atlanta while others were painting, organizing and landscaping a playground in Colorado Springs. And similar deeds have taken place in many other cities.

The week kicked off on Monday and unfolds today in more than 40 American cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Los...


4 years 4 months ago

Most people associate drug abuse with illegal substances, but the reality is that some of the most abused substances are available from drugstores across the country. Experts say there is a prescription drug abuse epidemic in the U.S. as use of controlled substances such as opioids has increased more than 300 percent between 1999 and 2010. More than 2.4 million people were considered to be opioid abusers in 2010.

This abuse has led to an increase in the number of fatalities. Overdose deaths increased from 4,000 annually to 16,600 during the same period. Such incidents are now the second leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. All of this has a huge impact on the...


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