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.
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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.
Our mindful guests are from 20 different countries and 5 different continents.
Our listeners tune-in from 103 countries worldwide
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 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 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 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
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,
Ranked in the top 5% of podcasts worldwide by Listenotes.
Ranked #12 on the “Top 20 Sustainability Podcasts You Must Follow in 2020.”
Ranked #20 on the “Top 50 Sustainable Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021.”
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 the same time we were pitched for an interview by Ehlers Estate for an interview with their General Manager and Winemaker. In our conversation with several of the mindful business...