92 episodes

Mission Shunya (Shunya=Zero) is all about the transition to a zero carbon economy. The podcast features conversations related to clean-tech and sustainability. A new podcast episode is released every fortnight. Experts from around the world are featured along with people whose businesses and actions are having a positive impact and aims to inspire every individual take action to do their bit for the planet. Renewable energy, electric vehicles, sustainable development, climate change, circular economy are just a few of the topics that will be covered.

Logo - H. Neve | Pics Credit - TerreGeneration | Prema | Unsplash | Guests | Theme Music - C. Henry

Mission Shunya Girish Shivakumar

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

Mission Shunya (Shunya=Zero) is all about the transition to a zero carbon economy. The podcast features conversations related to clean-tech and sustainability. A new podcast episode is released every fortnight. Experts from around the world are featured along with people whose businesses and actions are having a positive impact and aims to inspire every individual take action to do their bit for the planet. Renewable energy, electric vehicles, sustainable development, climate change, circular economy are just a few of the topics that will be covered.

Logo - H. Neve | Pics Credit - TerreGeneration | Prema | Unsplash | Guests | Theme Music - C. Henry

    Building and scaling a business in recycling ft. A.L.N. Rao, Exigo Recycling

    Building and scaling a business in recycling ft. A.L.N. Rao, Exigo Recycling

    Everyone talks about recycling and reusing resources but what does it take to setup & scale a business in this sector? A.L.N. Rao, CEO of Exigo Recycling joins Girish Shivakumar to share his experience.

    Key topics:
    • What it takes to set up & scale recycling business in India?
    • The importance of informal sector in the landscape
    • The evolving policy and regulatory landscape for recycling in India
    • Why is the process more important than the technology used in recycling?
    • Is this the boom time for the recycling market?
    Connect with Rao: http://bit.ly/3UOX2hX

    Artwork courtesy - www.terregeneration.com a content agency specialised in telling stories in climate, biodiversity and sustainability.

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    • 30 min
    Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment): Nudging individuals towards climate action

    Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment): Nudging individuals towards climate action

    How can you get started with small action steps for a sustainable living?
    Girish Shivakumar & Premasri Girish discuss the Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) programme.

    Key topics:
    75 small action steps for everyday sustainable living
    Apply to the Mission LiFE global call for ideas: https://www.niti.gov.in/life | LiFE document: https://bit.ly/3U9OeD0

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    • 15 min
    Play a virtual game to plant real trees ft. Michael Libenson, Carbon Counts

    Play a virtual game to plant real trees ft. Michael Libenson, Carbon Counts

    Wouldn’t it be fun if your daily dose of game time resulted in planting more trees? Well, that’s exactly what Michael Libenson has set out to do with the EverForest game.

    Michael joins Girish Shivakumar on this episode to share his idea behind this new game which is aimed to create a fun and socially inclusive behavioural nudges ultimately resulting in more trees on ground. Listen in to join the fun.

    Michael is a serial entrepreneur and avid outdoorsman, who hikes, climbs, skis, and runs at every opportunity. He believes that together, consumers, businesses, and governments can (and must) solve the greatest challenge of our time: climate change.

    Connect with Michael and sign up for early game access: https://www.carboncounts.tech/

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    • 27 min
    Why should we care about reducing our carbon footprint? ft. Frank Dalene

    Why should we care about reducing our carbon footprint? ft. Frank Dalene

    Why should we care about reducing our carbon footprint? Can we have a universal carbon label?
    All this and a lot more discussed on this episode where Girish Shivakumar is in conversation with Frank Dalene.

    Frank Dalene is President and CEO of Telemark, Inc and has over four decades of experience in the construction sector. On an even larger scale, Frank is innovating the manner in which companies can assess their carbon footprint. Through his ICEMAN (International Carbon Equivalent Mechanism Attributed to Neutrality) methodology, companies can get an accurate snapshot of their product’s carbon emissions on a standardized scale

    Connect with Frank: https://frankdalene.com/

    Artwork courtesy - www.terregeneration.com a content agency specialised in telling stories in climate, biodiversity and sustainability.

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    • 28 min
    Creating a unique value proposition ft. startup stories

    Creating a unique value proposition ft. startup stories

    Every business needs a value differentiator, so how do entrepreneurs’ discover their USP/UVP?

    Girish Shivakumar and Premasri Girish pick up a few entrepreneurs and their stories from the channel on this episode.

    Listen to full episodes here-
    EnergyX, Lithium extraction (Ep.12-https://bit.ly/3Bt9s6G)
    Waterscope, Water testing (Ep. 35- https://bit.ly/3xyLSV7)
    Rimagined, Upcycled products (Ep.8- https://bit.ly/3dnJGc2)
    Eco-hike, Clothing from plastic (Ep.23- https://bit.ly/3Ln8v4A)
    Organic Solutions, Waste water treatment (Ep.86- https://bit.ly/3eVvDuN)
    Edible Routes, Organic farming (Ep.87- https://bit.ly/3xWGr2D)

    Artwork courtesy - www.terregeneration.com a content agency specialised in telling stories in climate, biodiversity and sustainability.

    Mission Shunya is now also available on Suno India https://sunoindia.in/shows/climateandenvironment

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    • 28 min
    Reducing the carbon footprint of food ft. Kapil, Edible Routes

    Reducing the carbon footprint of food ft. Kapil, Edible Routes

    Did you know that growing your own food is good for the planet?
    Have you tried farming? If not, you can always rent a small farm to grow your food.
    This conversation between Girish Shivakumar and Kapil Mandawewala from Edible Routes is all about growing your own food and reducing your carbon footprint.

    Connect with Kapil https://edibleroutes.com/ | https://www.instagram.com/edibleroutes

    Artwork courtesy - www.terregeneration.com a content agency specialised in telling stories in climate, biodiversity and sustainability.

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

NagaS! ,

Need of the hour!

Mission Shunya talks about the circular economy and one of zero emissions. While the goal is lofty and that there is a lot of work left for us to do, Girish takes us on a meaningful journey relevant for the times with every episode. If you are a clean-tech enthusiast and you have not yet checked this out, please do so now. ~ A fellow podcaster and clean tech enthusiast :)

jana.malay ,

Very much relevant and informative

Content is very timely. Full of information at the same time compact. Highly recommended...keep up the good work!!

Sid@Podcast ,

Need of the hour!

Well done Girish and Keep it up.. Very informative and much recommended to all.

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