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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

119: RheEnergise – High Density Hydro

Energy systems need to decarbonise to prevent climate change. There are many solutions to generate energy without using fossil-fuels,...

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17: Re-air of Ricron Panels – Giving Value To Waste Plastics

Laminated film is used in a wide range of flexible packaging applications such as food pharma, personal care products,...

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118: Aquipor – Permeable Sustainable Concrete

In this episode we talk with Greg Johnson, co-founder and CEO of AquiPor. AquiPor's unique permeable concrete material in...

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49: Re-air of Othalo – The Future of Housing

As we are in the process of building and moving into a Sustainable House, here is an interesting episode...

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117: Collective Crunch – AI Leader in Forestry

How do we know what forest comprises and value them? Presently the forests are inventoried using on the ground...

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116: Rebellyous Foods – No Harm, No Fowl

The question we ask - why was meat production industrialized instead plant-based meat production. Plant based meat is far...

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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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