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Mission Shunya

Author: Girish Shivakumar

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Mission Shunya 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.
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Episode 24 is a tribute to the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant and all the people like him, heroes who inspire us every day. On this episode Girish Shivakumar brings to you guest stories from the podcast whose work was featured in the previous episodes. Listen in as they share the reason on why they started their work or their intrinsic motivations.  Liked the episode? Give it a rating and review here  https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/mission-shunya/id1460138702  Share the podcast link with 3 people in your circle today  https://audioboom.com/channel/mission-shunya More info at www.missionshunya.com
Did you know manufacturing a cotton t-shirt consumes around 2700L of water in the process?  On this episode, Kathir, co-founder of ecohike, a sustainable clothing company from India joins Girish Shivakumar to share his story of creating a new range of fabric that is made of recycled plastic.  To know more contact about ecohike www.ecohike.in  Mission Shunya covers all stories related to the transition of zero carbon economy. Know more at www.missionshunya.com Subscribe to the podcast on apple podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/mission-shunya/id1460138702 Other platforms https://audioboom.com/channel/mission-shunya
On this week's episode Padmashree Balaram joins Girish Shivakumar to share the success story of building a waste to energy plant right in the heart of Bengaluru city in India. You can contact Padmashree at wastemaya@gmail.com  Follow Mission Shunya on Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/mission-shunya/id1460138702 and other platforms  https://audioboom.com/channel/mission-shunya Subscribe now on www.missionshunya.com  If you liked the podcast episodes, please share it with friends, family and colleagues.
The first episode of the new year and the new decade is here! Girish Shivakumar reviews the decade gone by and predicts the stories and trends that will shape the decade ahead. The transition to a zero carbon economy (Mission Shunya) is underway and this decade will accelerate the transition. Subscribe now to Mission Shunya on podcast platforms and social media channels to keep track of this transition. Like 'Mission Shunya'? Let your friends and colleagues know about it. https://podcasts.apple.com/in/podcast/mission-shunya/id1460138702 https://audioboom.com/channel/mission-shunya https://missionshunya.com
On this episode Tony Juniper, a campaigner, writer, sustainability advisor and leading British environmentalist joins Girish Shivakumar to talk about the importance of tropical rainforests and the impact of amazon rainforest wildfires.   To know more about Tony’s work you can check his website www.tonyjuniper.com (https://www.tonyjuniper.com/) You can also follow him on Twitter @TonyJuniper (https://twitter.com/TonyJuniper) .  You can send your feedback at missionshunya@gmail.com (mailto:missionshunya@gmail.com) or through facebook, twitter or instagram, the handle is @Mission Shunya (https://twitter.com/MissionShunya) . All details about Mission Shunya available at http://www.missionshunya.com  If you liked the episode, share it with friends, family and colleagues. Help spread the word.
Pay-As-You-Go Solar has revolutionised the way people get access to electricity in Africa. The emergence of new technology coupled with declining system costs has enabled the low income families in the developing world get access to electricity. On this episode Nikhil Nair shares his international experience in developing the business for M-Kopa with Girish Shivakumar.  More info at http://www.missionshunya.com  Liked the episode? Subscribe now and share it with friends/colleagues.
Neel Mathews shares his passionate story of building a house that is water and energy positive and also how he helps others achieve the same on this episode with Girish Shivakumar. More about Neel’s work and contact details at http://www.lifeislab.com  Links to subscribe to Mission Shunya podcast, give a feedback etc. available at http://www.missionshunya.com
The Indian capital of Delhi and most of the regions in North India continue to choke post the monsoon season and it has peaked after Diwali. The pollutants are at dangerous levels outdoors but indoor air is also susceptible to a significant pollution. How do you combat indoor air pollution? Aayush Jha founder of Clairco, a startup that offers clean air as a service joins Girish Shivakumar to discuss about the issue of indoor air pollution. To know more about clairco https://www.getclairco.com/  Follow Mission Shunya to keep track of the transition to a zero carbon economy.  https://missionshunya.com/ | missionshunya@gmail.com (mailto:missionshunya@gmail.com)   If you liked the episode, subscribe now and also spread the word. Share it with three friends or colleagues.
Globally air pollution accounts for 7 million annual deaths according to the WHO. In India alone, air pollution causes over a million deaths annually. Air pollution peaks during the post monsoon months in India especially the national capital, New Delhi is in the news every year for this reason. Will this change this time around? Karthik Ganesan, Research Fellow at CEEW joins Girish Shivakumar to share insights from their work in this space.  Find out more about Karthik’s work here https://www.ceew.in/air-quality  Liked the episode? Leave a rating and share the podcast feed to friends and colleagues! Mission Shunya blog and podcast page at http://www.missionshunya.com  Follow Mission Shunya  on social media @MissionShunya
In recent months, the lawmakers in the US have been tough on the meat alternatives industry especially in the way how products are labelled and marketed. So how are US start-ups bracing up for a face-off with the regulators and what can the European Union (EU) learn from the growth of the industry in US.  Finally, what can consumers like you and I expect from the market. On the second of the two part series on meat alternatives Laura Wellesley (Chatham House) and Meera Zassenhaus (New Harvest) share their views on the evolution of the alternate meat industry from the consumer end.  For more info check the report by Chatham House on Meat Analogues for EU and projects funded by New Harvest. Also, Madison Marshall, a sustainability evangelist from US shares her views on the products available in the US market like the Quorn, Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat and ChickP.  http://www.new-harvest.org | http://www.chathamhouse.org Follow Mission Shunya to keep track of the transition to a zero carbon economy.  https://missionshunya.com/ | missionshunya@gmail.com (mailto:missionshunya@gmail.com)
The meat industry accounts for about 15% of the total annual greenhouse gas emissions and the growth in global meat consumption will increase by 15% by 2027. On the first of two part series on meat alternatives Laura Wellesley (Chatham House) and Meera Zassenhaus (New Harvest) share ideas and regulatory perspective behind the advocacy for meat alternatives. For more info check the report by Chatham House on Meat Analogues for EU and projects funded by New Harvest. http://www.new-harvest.org | http://www.chathamhouse.org Follow Mission Shunya to keep track of the transition to a zero carbon economy.  Twitter:@MissionShunya (https://twitter.com/MissionShunya)   Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MissionShunya/  Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mission_shunya/  Website: https://missionshunya.com/  Email: missionshunya@gmail.com (mailto:missionshunya@gmail.com)   iTunes: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw  Links to other podcast platforms: https://audioboom.com/channel/mission-shunya
Want to meet the lobbyists for your grandchildren? Meet ‘The Sustainability Mafia’. Started in 2018 by Ganesh Shankar this ‘Gang’ aims to bring together people in the sustainability space from around the world. Girish Shivakumar who is part of this gang gets into a chat with Ganesh on this episode. Interested to join the Sustainability Mafia? Drop an email with a brief intro to sustainabilitymafia@gmail.com (mailto:sustainabilitymafia@gmail.com)   And follow them at https://twitter.com/sus_mafia  http://facebook.com/sustainabilitymafia/  https://www.linkedin.com/company/sustainability-mafia  https://medium.com/@sustainabilitymafia  Follow Mission Shunya at Twitter:@MissionShunya (https://twitter.com/MissionShunya)   Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MissionShunya/  Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mission_shunya/  Website: https://missionshunya.com/  Email: missionshunya@gmail.com (mailto:missionshunya@gmail.com) iTunes: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw  Links to other podcast platforms: https://audioboom.com/channel/mission-shunya
Will we run short of Lithium to make batteries for Electric Vehicles (EV)? Not really! Listen to Teague Egan, CEO of EnergyX share his views on this interesting topic with Girish Shivakumar. About EnergyX: Energy Exploration Technologies (EnergyX) based out of Austin, Texas claims to have found a novel way in lithium extraction through their patented LiTAS (Lithium Ion Transport and Separation) membrane nanotechnology. You can find out more about them at http://www.energyx.com   Follow Mission Shunya to keep track of the transition to a zero carbon economy. Twitter:@MissionShunya (https://twitter.com/MissionShunya)   Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MissionShunya/  Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mission_shunya/  Website: https://missionshunya.com/  Email: missionshunya@gmail.com (mailto:missionshunya@gmail.com)   iTunes: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw  Links to other podcast platforms: https://audioboom.com/channel/mission-shunya
Dr Chetan Singh Solanki joins Girish Shivakumar to share his latest solar endeavour, the ‘Gandhi Global Solar Yatra’, commemorating 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.  Prof. Solanki has been a popular voice for solar advocacy. His initiatives have had a positive impact in India over the years. Now, he takes his vision of ‘Energy Swaraj’ around the world. He has chosen to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by sharing his principles to the global audience. Listen to the interview and sign up to participate in the event on 2nd Oct 2019. Mission Shunya: Towards a Zero Carbon Economy  Link to sign for Gandhi Global Solar Yatra: http://www.ggsy.in  Follow Mission Shunya on  Twitter:@MissionShunya (https://twitter.com/MissionShunya)   Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MissionShunya/  Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mission_shunya/  Website: https://missionshunya.com/  Email: missionshunya@gmail.com (mailto:missionshunya@gmail.com)   iTunes: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw  Links to other podcast platforms: https://audioboom.com/channel/mission-shunya
Wondering what to do with your electronic waste? Dr Shalini Sharma shares her story of building a convenient platform to dispose electronic waste with Girish Shivakumar on this epsiode.  E-Waste Exchange aims to 'Transform E-Waste and Plastic Waste Management Sector'. It ensures the process is convenient, sustainable, economically beneficial and transparent.   If you liked the episode, subscribe, rate & review and share the podcast with among your friends and colleagues! Mission Shunya: Towards a Zero Carbon Economy Link to platform https://www.e-wasteexchange.com/  Follow Mission Shunya on Twitter:@MissionShunya (https://twitter.com/MissionShunya)   Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MissionShunya/  Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mission_shunya/  Website: https://girishshivakumar.com/  Email: missionshunya@gmail.com (mailto:missionshunya@gmail.com)   iTunes: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw  Links to other podcast platforms: https://audioboom.com/channel/mission-shunya
Syed Mubasheer joins Girish Shivakumar to share his experience of covering 467kms in an electric car on a single charge.  In 2017, Syed, an Electric Vehicle (EV) enthusiast undertook an endurance drive by redesigning his electric car to accomplish a distance of 330kms on a single charge. When batteries of the car finally drained, he had completed 467kms on a single charge. Syed shares his journey of travelling from Bangalore to Chennai and beyond on this mission. Yet another testimony to the fact that the time for electric vehicles is now! Mission Shunya: Towards a Zero Carbon Economy  Follow Syed’s work at http://www.endura330.com | http://www.despat.com  Follow Mission Shunya on Twitter:@MissionShunya (https://twitter.com/MissionShunya)   Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MissionShunya/  Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mission_shunya/  Website: https://girishshivakumar.com/  Email: missionshunya@gmail.com (mailto:missionshunya@gmail.com)   iTunes: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw  Links to other podcast platforms: https://audioboom.com/channel/mission-shunya
Shailaja Rangarajan joins Girish Shivakumar to share her story of creating one of India's first upcycling company, Rimagined. If you liked the episode subscribe to it on your favourite platform. Give it a rating and review if you are listening to this on apple podcasts. Mission Shunya: Towards a Zero Carbon Economy  Check the amazing products upcycled at http://www.rimagined.com  Follow Mission Shunya on Twitter:@MissionShunya (https://twitter.com/MissionShunya)   Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MissionShunya/  Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mission_shunya/  Website: https://girishshivakumar.com/  Email: missionshunya@gmail.com (mailto:missionshunya@gmail.com)   iTunes: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw  Links to other podcast platforms: https://audioboom.com/channel/mission-shunya
If you have asked, “How can I make my home eco-friendly?” this is the episode for you. Girish Shivakumar shares three simple steps that you can take to ensure your home is eco-friendly.  Step 1: Better water use and management Step 2: Replace lights with LED  Step 3: Go for efficient appliances they save a lot in the long run, it’s good for your pocket and the planet. If you liked the episode subscribe to it on your favourite platform. Give it a rating and review if you are listening to this on apple podcasts. Mission Shunya: Towards a Zero Carbon Economy  Follow Mission Shunya on Twitter:@MissionShunya (https://twitter.com/MissionShunya)   Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MissionShunya/  Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mission_shunya/  Website: https://girishshivakumar.com/  Email: missionshunya@gmail.com (mailto:missionshunya@gmail.com)   iTunes: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw  Links to other podcast platforms: https://audioboom.com/channel/mission-shunya
Jaideep Prabhu who has co-authored international best sellers like ‘Jugaad Innovation’ and ‘Frugal Innovation’ has released his recent work, ‘Do Better with Less: Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Growth’. On this special episode for World Environment Day 2019, Prof. Prabhu (University of Cambridge) joins Girish Shivakumar to discuss more about the book which covers global companies and their frugal practices in creating a sustainable future.  If you liked the episode subscribe to it on your favourite platform. Mission Shunya: Towards a Zero Carbon Economy  Links http://www.frugalinnovationhub.com  Jaideep Prabhu: @JaideepPrabhu Follow Mission Shunya on Twitter:@MissionShunya (https://twitter.com/MissionShunya)   Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MissionShunya/  Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mission_shunya/  Website: https://girishshivakumar.com/  Email: missionshunya@gmail.com (mailto:missionshunya@gmail.com)   iTunes: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw  Links to other podcast platforms: https://audioboom.com/channel/mission-shunya
Ola rolled out India’s first city wide Electric Vehicle (EV) pilot in 2017. 2 years later a report was released by Ola Mobility Institute analysing the project including comparisons to alternative Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles. On this episode, authors of the report Aishwarya Raman and Nitish Arora join Girish Shivakumar to discuss the report and Ola’s plans for rolling out EVs in the future and more. If you liked the episode subscribe to it on your favourite platform. The next episode in couple of weeks’ time will be a World Environment Day special featuring a special guest. Stay tuned. Mission Shunya: Towards a Zero Carbon Economy  Links Ola’s report: http://bit.ly/2EjS9bB  Follow Mission Shunya on Twitter:@MissionShunya (https://twitter.com/MissionShunya) Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MissionShunya/  Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mission_shunya/  Website: https://girishshivakumar.com/  Email: missionshunya@gmail.com (mailto:missionshunya@gmail.com)   iTunes: https://apple.co/2LFBCVw  Audioboom: https://audioboom.com/channel/mission-shunya
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Apoorva Shah

Hi Girish. Great Podcast. Lots of Insights on the energy efficiency problems being faced in Delhi. How are the results till date? Are the consumers receptive to this idea? How many consumers have opted for this program?

Feb 15th
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