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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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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
107: FabScrap - Recycling and Reusing Textile Waste
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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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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
106: The Buy Nothing Project - Buy Nothing, Build Community
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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
105: AIRCARBON - From Greenhouse Gas to Regenerative Materials
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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
104: Dr. Raghuram Rajan, The 23rd Governor of Reserve Bank Of India - Global Carbon Reduction Incentive
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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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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
103: Kazi - All Across Africa - Woven Together
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102: Zoro Card – Build Credit With a Debit Card

It is really hard for a young person to their build credit. How does one navigate the complex and opaque credit rating system?...

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
102: Zoro Card - Build Credit With a Debit Card
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101: Eden Green Technology – Everyone Deserves Nutritious, Fresh, and Safe Food.

In the United States, 90% of the lettuce is produced and shipped from California to the rest of the country. When we combine the...

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Agriculture & Farming
Agriculture & Farming
101: Eden Green Technology - Everyone Deserves Nutritious, Fresh, and Safe Food.
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100: Earnin – Your Money When You Want It

Financial insecurity can be expensive, living paycheck to paycheck and with overdraft fees, penalties, higher interest and mortgage rates. Seven out ten households in...

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
100: Earnin - Your Money When You Want It
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99: Ancient Nutrition – Transforming Health With Superfoods

Today we talk with Jordan Rubin, CEO and co-founder of Ancient Nutrition, who encountered health challenges as a young boy turned towards food...

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Agriculture & Farming
Agriculture & Farming
99: Ancient Nutrition - Transforming Health With Superfoods
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98: Ecdysis/Blue Dasher Farms – Thousand Farms Initiative

Today we have on our show the passionate and even maybe maverick Jonathan Lundgren, director and founder of Blue Acre Farms and Ecdysis foundation....

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Agriculture & Farming
Agriculture & Farming
98: Ecdysis/Blue Dasher Farms - Thousand Farms Initiative
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97: Re-Air: Ceres Greenhouse Solutions – Designing for a Better Future

With Spring just around the corner, we decided to re-air this episode where Marc Plinke talks about how to build an ideal greenhouse. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- We...

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
97: Re-Air: Ceres Greenhouse Solutions - Designing for a Better Future
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96: Re-Air: Geoship – Regenerative Architecture

"Out beyond ideas of right angles and hard lines, there’s a bioceramic dome. A place where nature, community, and healing come full circle. We’ll...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
96: Re-Air: Geoship - Regenerative Architecture
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95: Center for Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics (CUWP) – Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics

We talk with Dr. George Huber, Richard Antoine Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin- Madison and the director of Center for...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
95: Center for Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics (CUWP) - Chemical Upcycling of Waste Plastics
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94: The Glad Products Company – ​​Doing More to Waste Less

In this episode we talk with Eric Schwarz, General Manager of The Glad Products Company. He talks about Glad's commitment to reducing our environmental...

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Packaging
Packaging
94: The Glad Products Company - ​​Doing More to Waste Less
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93: CLIMATETRADE – Offset Your Carbon Footprint

Francisco Benedicto Valentine, CEO of CLIMATETRADE, shares with us the journey about how CLIMATETRADE connects companies willing to offset their carbon emissions to a...

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Carbon Capture
Carbon Capture
93: CLIMATETRADE - Offset Your Carbon Footprint
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92: Zero Grocery – Plastic-Free Grocery Delivery

Zuleyka Strasner, founder of Zero Grocery moved from East London to San Francisco to work for Facebook. She saw the need to for a...

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Food
Food
92: Zero Grocery - Plastic-Free Grocery Delivery
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91: The Washing Machine Project – Let’s Engineer a More Sustainable Future

70% of the world’s population lacks access to an electric washing machine. Hand washing clothes sounds like a simple task but for many women around...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
91: The Washing Machine Project - Let's Engineer a More Sustainable Future
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90: Better Meat Co. – Plant Proteins For A Better Planet

Paul Shapiro, author, entrepreneur at the age of 13 told his parents that he wanted to become a vegetarian. Until that point every meal...

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Food
Food
90: Better Meat Co. - Plant Proteins For A Better Planet
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89: ECOSTP – Zero Power Zero Chemical Sewage Treatment

When Tharun Kumar saw the lake where his housing complex empties their sewage burn for 14 hours non-stop, he decided to do something about...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
89: ECOSTP - Zero Power Zero Chemical Sewage Treatment
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88: Amor Perfecto – Decolonizing Colombian Coffee

In this episode, we have Luis Fernando Velez founder of Amor Perfecto with whom our host Vidhya Iyer talks about their common love for...

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Agriculture & Farming
Agriculture & Farming
88: Amor Perfecto - Decolonizing Colombian Coffee
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87: The Farmlink Project – Harvesting Hope This Holiday Season

This Holiday Season with so much uncertainty around we bring to you again an episode of hope and giving. Please donate generously to this...

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Food
Food
87: The Farmlink Project - Harvesting Hope This Holiday Season
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86: Forust – 3D Printing to Rematerialize Wood Waste

Every year, 15 Billion trees are cut down to produce paper, build homes, and make furniture. From this, millions of tons of wood waste...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
86: Forust - 3D Printing to Rematerialize Wood Waste
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85: Sagent – Know What Your Network Knows

We talked with Sagent's CEO Gordon Smith about how Sagent works to reduce the environmental impact by lowering emissions, pollution, and energy investment. They...

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Repairability
Repairability
85: Sagent - Know What Your Network Knows
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84: Praan and Carboncraft Design- Purify Ambient Air and Upcycled Carbon Tiles

Countries must meet their sustainability goals and head towards net-zero. These goals cannot be achieved in silos but need cooperation, trust, and partnerships. We...

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
84: Praan and Carboncraft Design- Purify Ambient Air and Upcycled Carbon Tiles
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83: Rebel Nell – One of No Other Kind

This episode has two parts - in part one, we talk with Amy Peterson, the co-founder of Rebel Nell about her inspiration and motivation...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
83: Rebel Nell - One of No Other Kind
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82: Carbon8 Systems – Making Carbon Productive

Each year, industries such as Waste-to-Energy, Cement and Biomass for power generation, send millions of tonnes of thermal residues to landfill. At the same...

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Carbon Capture
Carbon Capture
82: Carbon8 Systems - Making Carbon Productive
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81: Zeloop – The Eco-Friendly App That Rewards Goodness

We talk with Eric Schaffner, CEO and Founder of ZeLoop. A revolutionary and eco-friendly platform that makes consumers a crucial part of the plastic...

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Europe
Europe
81: Zeloop - The Eco-Friendly App That Rewards Goodness
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80: Ferrock – Carbon Negative Building Material

We talk with Dr. David Stone, inventor of Ferrock - Carbon Negative Building Material. David as a doctoral candidate, at the Arizona State University,...

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Carbon Capture
Carbon Capture
80: Ferrock - Carbon Negative Building Material
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79: Thermify – Smart Green – Using Energy Twice

What if there was a new kind of data center that could directly warm homes and heat hot water, instead of a gas boiler? One...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
79: Thermify - Smart Green - Using Energy Twice
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78: Thaely – Don’t Just Do It – Do It Right

We talk with Ashay Bhave, founder of Thaely, who as a middle-schooler dreamt of becoming a sneaker designer. His journey begins at the Fashion...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
78: Thaely - Don’t Just Do It - Do It Right
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77: Black Earth Compost

Black Earth Compost was founded in January 2011, in Gloucester, MA. Originally a one man, one truck, Cape Ann company, it has steadily grown...

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Agriculture & Farming
Agriculture & Farming
77: Black Earth Compost
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76: HexcelPack – Sustainable Packing Solutions That Work

HexcelPack™ was founded in 2014 using an updated version of a 30-year-old technology developed by David Goodrich, with the idea of using paper to...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
76: HexcelPack - Sustainable Packing Solutions That Work
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75: Kudos – Natural Disposable Diapers

In this episode, we talk with Amrita Saigal, founder of Kudos, natural disposable diapers - the only disposable diaper that has 100% cotton touching...

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Sustainable Materials
Sustainable Materials
75: Kudos - Natural Disposable Diapers
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74: MPOWERD – The Power of Sun in Your Hands

We speak with John Salzinger founder and Seungah Jeong CEO of MPOWERD, about their company mission and passion to give back. In 2012...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
74: MPOWERD - The Power of Sun in Your Hands
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73: Unrest – Some Ideas Deserve to Go Further, Faster

We talk with Orr Vinegold, founder of UNREST, driving impact through ethical & sustainable businesses. He is hugely passionate about turning businesses into a...

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Europe
Europe
73: Unrest - Some Ideas Deserve to Go Further, Faster
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72: Tahmina – To Be Brave (Donate for Afghanistan)

Want to join us in making a difference? We are raising money to benefit Education Foundation for Afghanistan Inc, and any donation will help...

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Food
Food
72: Tahmina - To Be Brave (Donate for Afghanistan)
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71: Greyston Bakery – Inclusive Hiring One Person At a Time

It all started with a Buddhist and a bakery in 1982. Since then, when people say, yes, I want to work; Greyston Bakery says...

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Impact
Impact
71: Greyston Bakery - Inclusive Hiring One Person At a Time
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70: Let’s Goat Buffalo – Changing the Landscape, One Bite At a Time

Let’s Goat Buffalo employs rescued goats to eat unwanted vegetation growth! Whether it’s a residential yard that needs clearing, a commercial property that...

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Agriculture & Farming
Agriculture & Farming
70: Let’s Goat Buffalo - Changing the Landscape, One Bite At a Time
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69: Avery Dennison – Retail Branding and Information System

We talk to Tyler Chaffo - global sustainability manager, Avery -Dennison. Avery Dennison doesn’t just talk sustainability. Their commitment to people and the planet...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
69: Avery Dennison - Retail Branding and Information System
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68: Beejom Farm – Animal Sanctuary and Sustainable Regenerative Agriculture

Beejom is an animal sanctuary and sustainable agricultural farm located in Western Uttar Pradesh. They use natural farming techniques to grow food. The agricultural...

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Agriculture & Farming
Agriculture & Farming
68: Beejom Farm - Animal Sanctuary and Sustainable Regenerative Agriculture
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67: Avocado Green Mattress – Organic Mattress

This week we talk with the Sustainability Director of Avocado mattresses, Bri Decker. Avocado organic mattresses are handmade with only the finest naturally non-toxic...

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Impact
Impact
67: Avocado Green Mattress - Organic Mattress
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66: Bengal Muslin

Woven Air - as muslin was known in the 1600s...the Portuguese legend said it was the fabric woven by mermaids. What makes a fabric...

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Europe
Europe
66: Bengal Muslin
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65: The Farmlink Project – Harvesting Hope

The Farmlink Project was started at the height of the pandemic in April 2020 to fight food insecurity by repurposing surplus produce. Back home...

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Food
Food
65: The Farmlink Project - Harvesting Hope
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64: REVO ZERO – A Revolution Towards Zero-emissions

REVO ZERO is revolutionizing the transportation industry by bringing the most innovative, practical, and cost-effective technologies to support a zero-emission economy of the future....

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
64: REVO ZERO - A Revolution Towards Zero-emissions
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63: TOPUP TRUCK – Mobile Zero-Waste Shop

With a vision to shop plastic-free, Ella Shone (founder of TOPUP TRUCK) drives a milk float around Hackney, East London, refilling consumables that her...

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Europe
Europe
63: TOPUP TRUCK - Mobile Zero-Waste Shop
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62: Rhino Machines – Silica Plastic Blocks

When Manish Kothari, Managing Director of Rhino Machines and a second-generation entrepreneur involved in the casting and foundry industry in India, saw how dark,...

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India
India
62: Rhino Machines - Silica Plastic Blocks
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61: Emoss – Future Inside

We talk to the energetic Karan Shah, director of Emoss, an Indo - Dutch company that is an independent supplier of fully electric and...

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Energy
Energy
61: Emoss - Future Inside
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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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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
60: Cannon Design - Living Centered Design
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59: Amäzi Foods – Snack on Purpose

Renee Dunn, Founder of Amazi Foods, studied abroad and did her thesis research in Uganda. While living there, she was blown away by their...

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Africa
Africa
59: Amäzi Foods - Snack on Purpose
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58: UpMeals – Healthy Food Hotspot

Vending machines and sustainability seem to be diametrically opposite objectives, But Upmeals is bringing together these two objectives in its innovative. Drew Munro, a professional...

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Food
Food
58: UpMeals - Healthy Food Hotspot
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57: Ceres Greenhouse Solutions – Designing for a Better Future

We have on our show Marc Plinke, founder/CEO, and Miriam Schaffer Marketing and Communications Specialist of Ceres Greenhouse Solutions. Inspired by the Roman Goddess...

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Agriculture & Farming
Agriculture & Farming
57: Ceres Greenhouse Solutions - Designing for a Better Future
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56: Jeffrey Hollender – Seventh Generation

Jeffrey Hollender, co-founder and Board Chair of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), which through its national member network represents more than 250,000 businesses...

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Fashion and Beauty
Fashion and Beauty
56: Jeffrey Hollender - Seventh Generation
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55: Geoship – Regenerative Architecture

"Out beyond ideas of right angles and hard lines, there’s a bioceramic dome. A place where nature, community, and healing come full circle. We’ll...

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
55: Geoship - Regenerative Architecture
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54: Sproutworld – The Original Plantable Pencil

We talk to the CEO of Sproutworld - the original plantable pencils. All aspects of the Sprout pencil are sustainable and non-toxic – from...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
54: Sproutworld - The Original Plantable Pencil
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53: The Grandad Company – Unisex Circular Street Clothing

Hand-made in The Grandad Company’s London home studio; The Grandad Company is a closed-loop streetwear brand whose mission is to breathe life into reclaimed...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
53: The Grandad Company - Unisex Circular Street Clothing
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52: Hungry Harvest – Eliminating Food Waste and Hunger

What started as a senior project in his dorm room at the University of Maryland, became his passion. "Everything we do is driven by...

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Food
Food
52: Hungry Harvest - Eliminating Food Waste and Hunger
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51: Clean and Proud – Creating Sustainable Fashion from Plastic Waste

Clean & Proud kicks off in 2018, when two environment and ecology enthusiasts George Berthon and Beatrice Engström, living in Malawi sit together to...

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Africa
Africa
51: Clean and Proud - Creating Sustainable Fashion from Plastic Waste
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50: Dandelion Energy – Heat Without Fire

Whether it’s a winter cold snap or a summer scorcher, the ground five feet below the surface maintains a constant temperature year-round. This constant...

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Energy
Energy
50: Dandelion Energy - Heat Without Fire
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49: Othalo – The Future of Housing

OTHALO™ has developed a patent-pending technology to manufacture building systems using recycled plastic waste. The main market is the developing world where there is...

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Europe
Europe
49: Othalo - The Future of Housing
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48: Solar Panda – Transforming Lives with Low-cost Solar Home Systems

We chat with Brett Bergmann, COO of Solar Panda, Transforming Lives with Low-cost Solar Home Systems about the day when he visited a Solar...

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Africa
Africa
48: Solar Panda - Transforming Lives with Low-cost Solar Home Systems
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47: Polyface Farms – The Farm With Many Faces

In 1961, William and Lucille Salatin moved their young family to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, purchasing the most worn-out, eroded, abused farm in the area...

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Agriculture & Farming
Agriculture & Farming
47: Polyface Farms - The Farm With Many Faces
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46: IceWind – Extreme Energy Solutions

We talk with Robert Gerber, of Icewind USA. Robert, a career diplomat, who had the opportunity to live in Iceland. Icewind is the premier...

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Energy
Energy
46: IceWind - Extreme Energy Solutions
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45: Green Heirloom – Sustainable Organic Cookware

We chat with Kaviya Cherian, founder of Green Heirloom, as we follow the traditions and customs of traditional cookware in different parts of the...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
45: Green Heirloom - Sustainable Organic Cookware
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44: Ahimsa – Quality Vegan Boots

Gabriel Silva's dream of becoming a pilot was lost when he was diagnosed with type II diabetes, he decided to change his lifestyle and...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
44: Ahimsa - Quality Vegan Boots
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43: Ecocart – Sustainable Shopping, Simplified

With one click, EcoCart automatically calculates and eliminates the carbon footprint of your online orders at 10,000+ stores — all at no extra cost....

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IT for sustainability
IT for sustainability
43: Ecocart - Sustainable Shopping, Simplified
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42: Phool Co – Made From Temple Flowers

It was the day of Makara Sankranti, an ancient Indian festival marking the end of the winter solstice, celebrated by bathing in the sacred...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
42: Phool Co - Made From Temple Flowers
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41: Dr. Sroufe – Teaching Sustainability to Cities, People and Enterprise

In this episode, we chat with sustainability expert, author, and educator Dr. Robert Sroufe. If you a business owner Dr. Sroufe shares tips on...

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
41: Dr. Sroufe - Teaching Sustainability to Cities, People and Enterprise
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40: Phoenix Solutions – Corporate Philanthropy Through Data Destruction and IT Asset Disposal.

Phoenix Solutions has been crushing it — your hard drives that is — since 2011. Ever wondered what to do with outdated computers or...

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Repairability
Repairability
40: Phoenix Solutions - Corporate Philanthropy Through Data Destruction and IT Asset Disposal.
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39: Civic Champs – Seamless Volunteering

Guess in which industry 10% of the American workforce generates $ 2 trillion? It's the non-profit sector! Geng Wang - founder of Civic Champs,...

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IT for sustainability
IT for sustainability
39: Civic Champs - Seamless Volunteering
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38: The Unscented Company – Effective Unscented Home and Body Care

Anie Rouleau - Founding CEO of The Unscented Company, is a Montrealer, who is guided by the belief that a business’ social values are...

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Fashion and Beauty
Fashion and Beauty
38: The Unscented Company - Effective Unscented Home and Body Care
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37: Textile Exchange – Creating Material Change

Being a fifth generation cotton farmer gave LaRhea Pepper the knowledge, grit and passion to farm the way her granddaddy had taught her. She...

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Agriculture & Farming
Agriculture & Farming
37: Textile Exchange - Creating Material Change
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36: W – Cycle – Naturally replacing plastic

When an autodidact and world traveller, Joseph Siani, co-founder of W - cycle. saw his eco-conscious fried using a disposal diaper, his curiosity was...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
36: W - Cycle - Naturally replacing plastic
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35: Palette By Pak – A Better Way To Pack Your Beauty

It was 12:05 a.m., the night before a soul-searching solo trip to Paris, her luggage was laid out across her bedroom floor and Kate...

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Design and Innovation
Design and Innovation
35: Palette By Pak - A Better Way To Pack Your Beauty
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34: Reel – Bamboo Toilet Paper That Does Good

We chat with founder Derin Oyekan, a 20 year digital marketing veteran about his journey in creating sustainable toilet paper and a brand which...

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Africa
Africa
34: Reel - Bamboo Toilet Paper That Does Good
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33: Hinterhouse – Design Spaces Hidden in Nature

Art and nature can have a deep impact in our well-being. we strengthen that connection by creating spaces that integrate them. We talk to...

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Travel
Travel
33: Hinterhouse - Design Spaces Hidden in Nature
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32: Desserto – Vegan Cactus Leather.

How a chance meeting in Taipei, Taiwan brings birthday twins together in their home country of Mexico, to create vegan leather. We talk to...

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Fashion and Beauty
Fashion and Beauty
32: Desserto - Vegan Cactus Leather.
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