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Mindful Businesses

Mindful Businesses is a mission driven 501(c)3 nonprofit, whose main purpose is to educate  and spread authentic information about sustainable practices and technologies. Mindful Businesses shares eco-friendly and mindful organizations in their weekly podcast, hosted by Vidhya Iyer. Through this audio medium it brings innovators, business leaders, and thought leaders who share their stories and journey. They inspire and educate other entrepreneurs about  sustainable innovations and consumers about green products. 

Mindful Businesses is a global platform where we love to hear and learn from different voices and perspectives. 34% of our guests speak a language other than English and 57% are minority and women.

Recent Episodes

105: Re-air of AIRCARBON – From Greenhouse Gas to Regenerative Materials

With the Nord Stream pipeline leak spewing Methane, a greenhouse gas into the air recently, lets talk about how...

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41: Re-air of our conversation with Dr. Sroufe – Teaching Sustainability to Cities, People and Enterprise

An important aspect in building a sustainable home is educating oneself. How do we integrate sustainability in any enterprise...

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41: Re-air of our conversation with Dr. Sroufe - Teaching Sustainability to Cities, People and Enterprise
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80: Re-air of Ferrock – Carbon Negative Building Material

As our host Vidhya Iyer is building a Sustainable home we re-air our episode from the 26th of October...

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60: Re-air of Cannon Design – Living Centered Design

Whether designing for equity in education, accessible healthcare, inclusive communities, new scientific discoveries or the “next big idea” in...

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60: Re-air of Cannon Design - Living Centered Design
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74: Re-air of MPOWERD – The Power of Sun in Your Hands

As the Europe Energy Crisis sets in, causing financial havoc in the continent, here is an interesting episode...

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79: Re-air of Thermify – Smart Green – Using Energy Twice

Nothing makes one feel more at home than a nice warm bath. Tune in to learn Thermify helps warm...

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Learn Green Initiatives and Products

With our move, true to our mission, we wanted to seize the opportunity to make our future home sustainable. We realized that though I have been podcasting for 3 years about sustainability, we still did not know exactly how to make a home net-zero or carbon-positive. Thus far on this journey to make one, I have met architects, geothermal installers, builders, suppliers, and city government officials. I have had insightful conversations with most of them and some others – not so insightful. These conversations made me think of my listeners who would be in a similar position – wanting to learn how to build a sustainable house. This topic is of urgency as states like New York where their 2019-2023 Sustainability Plan states – “The Governor’s Green New Deal ramps up New York’s efforts with a goal to achieve 70% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040”. That means new homes built in NY state after 2030, would have to use green energy.

We plan to document our journey, choices and resources, and share it in a series of 10 episodes – Mindful Businesses – Our Sustainable Home. Our episodes will inform, entertain and inspire our listeners to build a sustainable home. Since Mindful Business is registered as a 501(c)3 nonprofit it seeks to be the authentic source for such knowledge. This series will be a step-by-step guide to our listeners to help build a sustainable home.

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Our mindful guests are from 20 different countries and 5 different continents.
Our listeners tune-in from 103 countries worldwide

Our team

Vidhya Iyer

Vidhya Iyer



Artistic Director and Host

Vidhya Iyer is an entrepreneur and podcaster. Vidhya started the podcast in a quest to being mindful in her everyday personal and professional practices.

Jim Stone

Jim Stone



Executive Producer


Jim Stone comes with decades of experience in broadcasting. Mindful Businesses was born in the studios of his radio station Q106.7. He is our sounding board and the voice of reason.

Tatum Gale

Tatum Gale



Music


Tatum Gale is a producer, composer and singer/songwriter based in Brooklyn, NY. He makes electronic pop music that draws influence from Björk, Sufjan Stevens and Dev Hynes

Katelyn Milligan

Katelyn Milligan

Marketing aSSistant

Katelyn is a freelance writer and has marketing experience in the non-profit, entertainment, and travel industries. She makes sure that our episodes get the reach that they deserve.

Dr. Anupama PaSricha

Dr. Anupama PaSricha

Advisor

Prof.Anupama Pasricha chairs the Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising in the School of Business at St. Catherine University and shapes the department’s eco-fashion focus. Her experience and knowledge guides us and makes sure we stay focused on our mission. PC: Sarah Whiting,

“Your podcast is #1 in my Volkswagen GTI on my 5 hour bimonthly trips to North Carolina. Keep the interesting interviews coming!
— Robert
“Brilliant podcast! Very well articulated. I have been educated. The podcast has enough info to write a full length teaching case! We have used it as an illustrative example.”
— Prof. Priya Rajeev Nair, IIM Kozikhode
“The podcast is amazing! All the way from Malawi, I wanted to say the episodes I have heard are a great and amazing way to inspire and encourage others to change in positive ways!
— George
“Vidhya has a captivating voice - very soulful - and her easy conversational style of interviewing is vibrant and engaging. Her interviews are pure joy.
— Jyoti, Mumbai
  • Ranked in the top 5% of podcasts worldwide by Listenotes.

  • Ranked #12 on the “Top 20 Sustainability Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020.”

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