Charlie Szoradi - Sustainability Professional

Charlie Szoradi is the founder of Indoor Garden Technologies. Since 2021, he has been serving as the President of The Agrarian Group. Over the past three decades of his career, Charlie has focused on sustainable living, and this indoor gardening resource is a way for him to share what he has learned and the technologies like GARDYN that he personally uses to enjoy fresh and affordable vegetables.

Social Media and Eco-Friendly Gear

Contact for Speaking Engagements:

For speaking engagements, reach out to Renae Buono at or 267-226-7819.

For a detailed breakdown of Charlie Szoradi’s speaking engagements, visit the Speaking Engagements Page.

Explore media coverage and profiles of Charlie Szoradi in print, radio, television, and online platforms on the Public Relations Page.

Learn from Looking - Book and Audio

Explore 20 years of travel insights and drawings on innovation, sustainable design, and critical thinking. The book covers 400 pages with 200 sketches and 60,000 words. To order Learn from Looking, click here or find it on Amazon.

Audio Book: Now available on Audible. Order Here.


Author and entrepreneur Charlie Szoradi is a design and sustainability professional with 30 years of experience and over 10 years of public speaking across a diverse range of engagements. He is the author and illustrator of the book LEARN from LOOKING How Observation Inspires Innovation. Over the course of his career Mr. Szoradi has founded GREENandSAVE, as well as multiple clean energy companies focused on LED lighting, HVAC optimization, and indoor air quality. He is also the founder of Monsoon Microstudios, a graphic design and marketing firm. Mr. Szoradi focuses on high performance design, business development, sustainable living, and next-generation agriculture. In addition to ongoing design and marketing services, he is currently serving as the President of The Agrarian Group, and he is a Strategic Advisor for CYTO | PHLExceler Building Solutions, and the nonprofit organization Student Farmers. In 2023, Mr. Szoradi launched Future Food Right Now which became a springboard for Acceler Fitness. In the early 1990s, he wrote his Masters of Architecture thesis on “Eco-Humanism.” Mr. Szoradi is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and he earned his Masters from the University of Pennsylvania.

  1. Trends in ESG Investing: Explore emerging trends in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) related investing.

  2. Cost-Effective Sustainability: Gain insights into overseas practices, energy-saving LED lighting, air conditioning optimization, hydrothermal carbonization, and U.S. cleantech job creation.

  3. Sustainable Triple Bottom Line: Understand the impact on People, Planet, and Profit in sustainable practices.

  4. The Business Case for LED Lighting: Delve into the advancements and benefits of LED lighting as a next-generation technology.

  5. Future Food: Navigate the path to a healthy and sustainable future in food production.

  6. Future Home: Explore cost-effective solutions and job creation in green home practices.

  7. Travel with Open Eyes: Gain insights from Szoradi’s travels, from Japan and Eastern Europe to various islands and countries worldwide.

  1. FUTURE FOOD RIGHT NOW – Radnor RED Talk (18-minute TED Talk)
  2. Growing Superfood – Main Line School Night Presentation
  3. The Agrarian Group Grow Wall at CYTO | PHL – Philadelphia, September 23, 2022
  4. Cost-Effective Sustainability – Council of State Governments (CSG) Conference, July 29, 2019
  5. Learn from Looking Presentation – Penn State, October 5, 2017
  • “It was the best class I have ever taken at MLSN.” – Students of Main Line School Night class on Growing Superfood
  • “You were a huge success…Thank you again for being a Barrett friend and advocate.” – Graeme Campbell, Barrett Asset Management
  • “It was a pleasure to include you in the discussion…Thanks again for making the trip to Pittsburgh.” – Rona J. Cohen, Council of State Governments
  • Book: LEARN from LOOKING – How Observation Inspires Innovation.
  • Documentary Series: Selected by CISCO Systems for One Million Acts of Green, including videos like Small Acts, Big Rewards and The Most Energy Efficient Home.
  • The HUT Documentary: Winner of the Black Maria Film Festival Director’s Choice Award. Profiles the transformation of a Philadelphia church complex into a mixed-use property.