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11: Synthica Energy- Renewable Natural Gas

Natural gas used to heat our homes, cook our meals and sometimes even to move our cars comprises mainly of Methane - a know...

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Mindful Businesses
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10: Trustrace -Tracing For Fashion – Episode 2 of 2

We like to check in with some of our previous guests to see how their business has changed, what goals were achieved and...

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9: Fiber 52 – Working With Nature For Sustainable Cotton

Cotton fiber and fabric is considered to be one of the most natural material. Given that, who would have thought that the process of...

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Mindful Businesses
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125: Savesorb – Save Time, Money and the Environment

This episode was previously aired on April 23, 2023. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Oil spills in our world where engines are omnipresent are almost inevitable. Larger accidental spills on...

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Mindful Businesses
125: Savesorb - Save Time, Money and the Environment
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8: Open Water – More Ocean Less Plastic

As we open our kitchen faucets and fill a glass with drinking water, we probably don’t realize that around 2 billion people globally do...

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Mindful Businesses
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7: Sakhya – South Asian Fashion Resale

Friendship and support is what creates a community and a sense of belonging. That is exactly what our guest Priyasha Shah, Founder of Sakhya...

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Mindful Businesses
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6: RODE Architects – Transformative Design Through Collaboration

In this episode we chat with Ben Wan, Principal at RODE Architects about the roles architects can play in reducing the impact of climate...

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Architecture
Architecture
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5: CRDC Global – Building a Better World

Most consumers are aware of the numbering 1 to 7, embedded in the recycle symbol under plastic items and they diligently put them in...

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Sustainable Materials
Sustainable Materials
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4: Reuse Action – Reclaimed and Surplus Building Materials

Urban flight in America in the 1960s resulted in downtowns having empty abandoned buildings and structures. The city governments had to eventually demolish...

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Our Sustainable Home
Our Sustainable Home
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3: Spot Detergent – Eco-Friendly On a Budget

Sustainable products are priced out of reach of most Americans. They cost the consumers more due to a variety of reasons - higher costs...

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Sustainable Materials
Sustainable Materials
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11: Ryan McPherson – University of Buffalo Climate Action Plan

Today we talk with Ryan McPherson, Chief Sustainability Officer at University of Buffalo. He heads the Climate Action Plan at the university. The University...

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Thought Leaders
Thought Leaders
11: Ryan McPherson - University of Buffalo Climate Action Plan
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19: Suta – Woven Uninterrupted Simplicity

This episode was originally aired on February 18, 2020 Today we revisit an episode where we talk with co-founders Sujata and Taniya (Su and Ta)...

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Mindful Businesses
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1: Palm Straw – Biodegradable Plant Based Straws

The firsts in our lives have a special place in our life experience. May it be the first job, first business venture, first car...

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Mindful Businesses
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110: Junobie -Eco-friendly Reusable Breast Milk Storage Bags

As formula companies’ productions are limping back to normal, after the recall, a question some people ask is why can't mother "just" switch to...

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
110: Junobie -Eco-friendly Reusable Breast Milk Storage Bags
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10: The Tool Library – Borrow Tools. Build Community

The practice of manufacturing for planned obsolescence seems to be what most manufacturers in the present time follow. This means to make an item...

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Repairability
Repairability
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85: Sagent – Know What Your Network Knows

Repairing an item is an achievable and straightforward path to achieve sustainability goals. This "concept" is becoming more and more apparent with Right to...

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Mindful Businesses
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109: Re – Air Pass the Honey – It’s Absurdly Good

"No Mow May..." in Buffalo and Western New York was a cooperative effort by neighbors, municipalities, and counties to stop residents from mowing their...

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Mindful Businesses
109: Re - Air Pass the Honey - It's Absurdly Good
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9: Ehlers Estate – Sustainable Winemaking

With summer fast approaching, sipping a glass of wine, we wondered about the practices of vineyards - a highly competitive and commercialized industry. Around...

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Agriculture & Farming
Agriculture & Farming
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8: Circular Design Consultants – Net Zero Homes

When Jodi Bakst and Cor Rademaker, co - founders of Circular Design Consultants had the opportunity to develop oa piece of land in North...

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Architecture
Architecture
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113: Re- Air Trustrace – ​​Platform For Product Traceability

We talk with Shameek Ghosh, co-founder of Trustrace a platform that brings traceability and transparency to the fashion brands such as #Adidas, #Decathalon, and...

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
113: Re- Air Trustrace - ​​Platform For Product Traceability
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7: Loop And Tie – Gifting That Gives Back

Receiving a gift makes people happy, incentivizes and motivates employees, and builds corporate morale. Businesses give gifts for various reasons - a promotion, to...

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USA
USA
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6: Our Sustainable Home – Eric Corey Freed; Foundation and Windows

The cement industry puts out 8% of the world’s CO2 emissions, but having said that, it is very durable and technically made with natural...

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Architecture
Architecture
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5: eAgronom- Transforming Voluntary Carbon Offset Markets

Carbon cycle occurs naturally in nature during photosynthesis. Plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen and when animals consume the plants they release the...

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Mindful Businesses
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107: FabScrap – Recycling and Reusing Textile Waste

Today we revisit a conversation with FabScrap about the textile waste that ends up in landfills and how they try to reduce this phenomenon....

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
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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, but renewable sources of energy...

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
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125: Savesorb – Save Time, Money and the Environment

Oil spills in our world where engines are omnipresent are almost inevitable. Larger accidental spills on land and water have catastrophic effects on the...

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Sustainable Materials
Sustainable Materials
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124: Numi Organic Tea – Activating Purpose

As we sip our daily cup of tea, we may wonder how and where it was grown and its impact on our planet. Tea...

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Agriculture & Farming
Agriculture & Farming
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77: Black Earth Compost

As a way of welcoming Spring let's learn about composting, specially curbside composting. The result - a beautiful rich soil ready for your spring...

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
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123: Honnold Foundation – Expand Solar Energy Access to Marginalized Communities

The risk assessments that governments and corporations make to encourage marginalized communities and uplift them, have themselves become a hurdle to the assistance that...

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Energy
Energy
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120: The Barefoot College Tilonia – Grassroots Community Organization

We just heard that “the Delhi High Court has granted an injunction in favor of Barefoot College restraining Barefoot College International (BCI) from using...

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Mindful Businesses
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122: Reactive Surfaces – Bringing Surfaces To Life

Most US elementary school students learn about photosynthesis in their science class. The process is very simple - chlorophyll in the leaves and green...

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Sustainable Materials
Sustainable Materials
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121: Ocean Recovery Alliance – Environmental Engagement

We have this love-hate relationship with plastic. It is versatile, durable, light-weight and used in a multitude of applications. How do we recover and...

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Impact
Impact
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83: Rebel Nell – One of No Other Kind

We decided to re-air this episode on Valentine's Day. A gift that keeps giving - maybe order a unique piece of jewelry for someone...

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Mindful Businesses
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104: Dr. Raghuram Rajan, The 23rd Governor of Reserve Bank Of India – Global Carbon Reduction Incentive

In honor of the 60th birthday of one of the world's top economists we re-air episode of Mindful Businesses podcast, featuring Raghuram Rajan. He...

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Mindful Businesses
104: Dr. Raghuram Rajan, The 23rd Governor of Reserve Bank Of India - Global Carbon Reduction Incentive
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4: Pioneer Millworks – Reclaimed and Eco-Friendly Wood

Rainforests are the earth’s lungs and forests are a huge part of the solution to climate change. But on the other hand, wood is...

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Architecture
Architecture
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120: The Barefoot College Tilonia – Grassroots Community Organization

In the winter of 2012, I had the good fortune of visiting Barefoot College Tilonia - located in Tilonia, Rajasthan, India. It wouldn't be...

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Impact
Impact
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3: Our Sustainable Home – CABN – Net Zero Housing For All

In this episode, we talk with Jackson Wyatt, CEO of CABN - sustainable net-zero homes. We are in an housing crisis where traditionally built...

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Our Sustainable Home
Our Sustainable Home
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2: Our Sustainable Home – Rochester Passive House

What is a passive house? Is it economically feasible? Today we ask those questions of Matt Bowers of Rochester Passive House Consulting, a New...

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Architecture
Architecture
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29: Unpaste – Zero Waste Toothpaste Tablets

An important part of a sustainable lifestyle is developing sustainable habits - from brushing your teeth to the food you eat. This episode is...

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Mindful Businesses
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82: Carbon8 Systems – Making Carbon Productive

Carbon is as Carbon does. In this episode let us find out how Carbon Dioxide residue from manufacturing processes can be utilized positively. This...

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Mindful Businesses
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13: Malai – There is More to Coconuts Than You Think!

The materials used to make a product is as important for sustainability as the practices around it. In this series, we discuss and discover...

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
13: Malai - There is More to Coconuts Than You Think!
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46: IceWind – Extreme Energy Solutions

A very important aspect to building a sustainable home is how we source our energy. In this episode we had spoken to Robert Gerber...

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
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1: Our Sustainable Home – Eric Corey Freed – Living Centered Design

In this series Mindful Businesses - Our Sustainable Home, we will document the process and the choices a homeowner goes through in making their...

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Architecture
Architecture
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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, but renewable sources of energy...

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Energy
Energy
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17: 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, etc. and then disposed off....

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Mindful Businesses
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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 conjunction with proprietary engineering technology...

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Architecture
Architecture
118: Aquipor - Permeable Sustainable Concrete
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49: Othalo – The Future of Housing

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

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Mindful Businesses
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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 foresters data collected by them...

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Agriculture & Farming
Agriculture & Farming
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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 more eco-friendly that meat production....

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Food
Food
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115: Moonlight Technologies – Power of Nature for a Sustainable World

Nature is the best teacher. Imagine we use the power power of nature to create a more sustainable, safer, and healthier world. Imagine there...

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Sustainable Materials
Sustainable Materials
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62: Rhino Machines – Silica Plastic Blocks

As we start building our sustainable house we look for sustainable alternatives for bricks or pavers and other construction materials. Here is a...

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
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105: 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 greenhouse gases are not necessarily...

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Mindful Businesses
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41: 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 -even homes? This episode...

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80: 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 2021 where we spoke with...

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Mindful Businesses
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60: Cannon Design – Living Centered Design

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

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74: 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 on using the energy of...

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Mindful Businesses
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79: 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 homes and heat hot water...

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Mindful Businesses
79: Thermify - Smart Green - Using Energy Twice
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84: Praan and Carboncraft Design- Purify Ambient Air and Upcycled Carbon Tiles

As we move into our Sustainable home we need to think clean-air and tiles! Take a listen to this week's episode to know more...

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Mindful Businesses
84: Praan and Carboncraft Design- Purify Ambient Air and Upcycled Carbon Tiles
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89: ECOSTP – Zero Power Zero Chemical Sewage Treatment

As we are in the process of building and moving into a Sustainable House, here is an interesting article on using sustainable practices to...

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Mindful Businesses
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86: Forust – 3D Printing to Rematerialize Wood Waste

Today as the senate passes the much awaited climate bill, here is a much awaited sustainable alternative. take a listen to the episode. This...

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
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70: Let’s Goat Buffalo – Changing the Landscape, One Bite At a Time

When we initially recorded this episode in June of 2021, our host Vidhya Iyer and Jennifer Zeitler - Founder and CEO of Let’s...

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Mindful Businesses
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114: Wespire – Build A Better Working World

As a corporate leader what if you were told you could increase employee retention by over 30% by using behavioral and attitudinal nudges to...

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IT for sustainability
IT for sustainability
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113: Trustrace – ​​Platform For Product Traceability

We talk with Shameek Ghosh, co-founder of Trustrace a platform that brings traceability and transparency to the fashion brands such as #Adidas, #Decathalon, and...

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IT for sustainability
IT for sustainability
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112: CCell – Growing Living Reefs for Coastal Protection

This summer when we visited our favorite beach in Indiana - Indiana Dunes National Park - with its immense sand dunes, we were saddened...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
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111: Puro.Earth – Carbon Removal Standards

As we try to reduce the carbon we put out into the atmosphere, these efforts should be accompanied by carbon sequestering and removal. Carbon...

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Carbon Capture
Carbon Capture
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56: Jeffrey Hollender – Seventh Generation

You cannot switch on the radio, TV or online news any day without a mention of sustainability or climate change. One of the...

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Mindful Businesses
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62: Rhino Machines – Silica Plastic Blocks

Summer construction activity is at its peak in the US. And as we look for sustainable alternatives for bricks or pavers or other construction...

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
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64: REVO ZERO – A Revolution Towards Zero-emissions

With all the talk of hydrogen as a green alternative, I wanted to go back and listen to an episode released almost exactly a...

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Mindful Businesses
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110: Junobie -Eco-friendly Reusable Breast Milk Storage Bags

As formula companies’ productions are limping back to normal, after the recall, a question some people ask is why can't mother "just" switch to...

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Sustainable Materials
Sustainable Materials
110: Junobie -Eco-friendly Reusable Breast Milk Storage Bags
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109: Pass the Honey – It’s Absurdly Good

Next time we grab a packet of honey to add to our tea - we should stop and think how a commodity so valuable...

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Agriculture & Farming
Agriculture & Farming
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108: Cerebelly – Science Backed Baby Food

Today we talk on our show with Dr. Teresa Purzner and Nick Langan, co-founders of Cerebelly who as parents of infants wanted to make...

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Food
Food
108: Cerebelly - Science Backed Baby Food
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107: FabScrap – Recycling and Reusing Textile Waste

Majority of the conversation around fashion waste revolves around finished products that end up in the landfill. But around 12 % that is...

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Fashion and Beauty
Fashion and Beauty
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106: The Buy Nothing Project – Buy Nothing, Build Community

Humans are inherently materialistic and seek happiness through objects, but what we get is enjoyment not happiness. Happiness tends to be more fulfilling and...

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Impact
Impact
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105: AIRCARBON – From Greenhouse Gas to Regenerative Materials

Our planet needs greenhouse gases (GHGs) that help trap the heat and keep our planet warm and without which, the earth would be a...

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Carbon Capture
Carbon Capture
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104: Dr. Raghuram Rajan, The 23rd Governor of Reserve Bank Of India – Global Carbon Reduction Incentive

The Nobel prize winning economist Dr. Milton Friedman, said the business of a business is making money - but within the acceptable social...

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Carbon Capture
Carbon Capture
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103: Kazi – All Across Africa – Woven Together

Alicia Wallace is the COO of Kazi, a Mindful Business she founded after years of working in emerging economies and seeing the need for...

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Africa
Africa
103: Kazi - All Across Africa - Woven Together
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