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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

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...

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Architecture
Architecture
6: RODE Architects - Transformative Design Through Collaboration
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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...

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Sustainable Materials
Sustainable Materials
5: CRDC Global - Building a Better World
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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...

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Our Sustainable Home
Our Sustainable Home
4: Reuse Action - Reclaimed and Surplus Building Materials
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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...

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Sustainable Materials
Sustainable Materials
3: Spot Detergent - Eco-Friendly On a Budget
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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...

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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...

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Mindful Businesses
Mindful Businesses
19: Suta - Woven Uninterrupted Simplicity
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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

Photo of host and producer 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

Rozanne Kurian



Marketing Assistant

Rozanne Kurian, is an Interdisciplinary Designer from the south of India. She is intrigued by systems that exist around sustainable living and practices and enjoys understanding the bearing culture and tradition could have on the same. At Mindful Businesses Podcasts, she creates fun visuals and publishes them on our social media platforms, so you don't miss a single one of our episodes



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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