Tiny Climate Challenge

Mayela Manasjan

Tiny Climate Challenge is a podcast dedicated to helping busy people save the planet by completing one eco-challenge at a time. The vision for this show is to engage, educate and empower people to reduce their carbon footprint and solve our climate crisis by completing various small eco-challenges.

All Episodes

In this Tiny Climate Challenge episode, our Guest Challengers Amanda Essoh and Jim Wang discuss how they serendipitously met each other on a plane, spontaneously connected with folks in their local communities and organically created communities of their own to help elevate their voices and make a difference in our world. Guest Expert/Challenger Contact Information LinkedIn: Amanda Essoh LinkedIn: Jim Wang Expert/Guest Challenger Bio Amanda Essoh is a second-year Ph.D. student of Medical Sciences focusing on the intersection of stress and addiction. She joined a career in neuroscience research to contribute to burgeoning knowledge about mental health and illness. Her daily routine consists of conducting experiments to map the path of stress hormones across brain regions to measure their contribution to addictive behaviors. She ultimately plans to apply this foundation to an independent research career studying anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Aside from lab work, she is an enthusiastic participant in education outreach to local schools near her university and actively works to hone her science communication skills. Amanda is eager to complement her passion for unraveling biological mechanisms with improving the accessibility and quality of fundamental science education. She is confident that a strong tie between researchers and the community is vital to finding a unified solution to anthropogenic climate change.  Jim Wang is a California resident who is concerned about our environment, our communities, and our future. Working through the City of Encinitas’ Environmental Commission, his city has acted to reduce plastic waste, adopted a Climate Action Plan committed to 100% clean electricity, created an Environmental Award, and declared a Climate Emergency. His academic background includes degrees in engineering and geoscience from MIT and University of California Berkeley. Links mentioned Eco Sustainability Peeps Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center Ashley Mazanec American Geophysical Union San Diego Community Power Ana and Mama Talk Climate Change The 48 Hour Film Project Climate Action Campaign Sierra Club I Love A Clean San Diego Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment Women in Science and Engineering Patzcuaro Sustentable Climate Reality Project  Contact Us Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com We are grateful for the generosity of Ashley Mazanec and her permission to use "Possible" from her album "Let’s Talk About The Weather" available on iTunes or Bandcamp. Ashley is an Eco Musician, and the co-founder of Let's Talk About The Weather podcast at EcoArts Foundation. 

Nov 10

41 min 46 sec

Leadership matters and how we show up in the world is just as important as the work we do. In this Tiny Climate Challenge episode, our Guest Expert Joan Kling teaches us her coaching philosophy that she developed called PIES and we discuss how this can be applied in all of our lives. Her Tiny Climate challenge for each of us is to find or create a community to help support us in both our personal and professional lives. Guest Expert/Challenger Contact Information Website: Joan Kling Coaching LinkedIn: Joan Kling Expert/Guest Challenger Bio Joan Kling specializes in promoting peace and communication between individuals, teams and organizations. She excels in teaching self-leadership, team leadership and organizational leadership. Guided by the belief in everyone’s intrinsic, unique value, Joan works tirelessly to bring out the best in everyone she meets. Her ability to see past the complexities of the human condition to the heart of every matter is unmatched. She is a certified professional coach, trainer, and keynote speaker guiding clients to create joy and embrace abundance in their lives. Her lifelong mission is to make the world a better place one person at a time, one light at a time. Links mentioned Marciarose Shestack University of San Diego Master’s in Executive Leadership The Ken Blanchard Companies  Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified Udemy What Got You Here Won’t Get You There - Marshall Goldsmith Ashley Mazanec Eco Sustainability Peeps Melinda Walker - One Squiggly Line We are grateful for the generosity of Ashley Mazanec and her permission to use "Possible" from her album "Let’s Talk About The Weather" available on iTunes or Bandcamp. Ashley is an Eco Musician, and the co-founder of Let's Talk About The Weather podcast at EcoArts Foundation. 

Jul 21

46 min 49 sec

In this Tiny Climate Challenge episode our Guest Expert Dr. Bruce Bekkar and Mayela Manasjan share some of their own climate confessions and discuss what we can all do to enhance our personal resilience as we relate to our eco-anxiety. Dr. Bekkar also shares some tiny tips on the importance of being aware and honest about our own environmental shortcomings, accepting our imperfections, finding the joy in climate activism and taking care of ourselves and others as we work to solve our climate crisis. Expert/Guest Challenger Bio Bruce Bekkar, M.D. is a women’s health physician, activist, and international keynote speaker who has been engaged with the climate crisis since 2007.  As a full-time activist since 2013, he serves on ecoAmerica’s Climate for Health Leadership Circle Executive Committee, is Chair of the Public Health Advisory Council of the Climate Action Campaign and works with nonprofits including The Climate Reality Project and the American Lung Association.  Bruce has addressed the California State Senate Environment Committee, the American Meteorological Society, Genentech, the U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Caucus and the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  He recently shared original research linking the climate crisis to adverse pregnancy outcomes in the U.S. with the American Public Health Association and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology; the results were published in JAMA Network Open June 18, 2020.  Guest Expert/Challenger Contact Information LinkedIn: Bruce Bekkar Links mentioned Climate Reality Project ecoAmerica The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health North County Climate Change Alliance Dr. Lise Van Susteren Eco Goddess Contact Us Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com We are grateful for the generosity of Ashley Mazanec and her permission to use "Possible" from her album "Let’s Talk About The Weather" available on iTunes or Bandcamp. Ashley is an Eco Musician, and the co-founder of Let's Talk About The Weather podcast at EcoArts Foundation. 

Apr 8

31 min 25 sec

In this Tiny Climate Challenge episode our Guest Challenger Sophia Militello’s talks about her journey to becoming a more conscious consumer. She discusses how she researched some of her favorite brands and companies and gained a greater awareness of her ecological footprint. Sophia also shares some tiny tips on how we can all become more sustainable in every purchase that we make. Guest Challenger Bio Sophia Militello graduated from the University of Washington with a double major in Chemistry and Community, Environment, & Planning. She spent this past year living in Madrid, Spain teaching English and adventuring around Europe. She recently returned to Seattle and is working as a Laboratory Analyst at IEH Laboratories and Consulting Group. Sophia is currently working with food safety analysis, but she hopes to work in the environmental sector soon. She considers herself an environmentalist, who loves teaching her friends and family about how to become more sustainable. Contact Sophia Militello https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophia-militello-23a00b178/ Contact Us Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com We are grateful for the generosity of Ashley Mazanec and her permission to use "Possible" from her album "Let’s Talk About The Weather" available on iTunes or Bandcamp. Ashley is an Eco Musician, and the co-founder of Let's Talk About The Weather podcast at EcoArts Foundation. 

Feb 23

42 min 42 sec

In this Tiny Climate Challenge episode our Guest Expert Nancy Mancilla talks about the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) a management concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and interactions with their stakeholders. As the Founder and CEO of ISOS group, Nancy has trained and enabled numerous sustainability professionals and students to understand and use leading global sustainability standards and frameworks to promote a healthy planet, resilient communities, and thriving economies. Her Tiny Climate Challenge for all us is to research the CSR reports of our favorite companies and brands. Guest Expert Bio Since founding ISOS Group in 2008, Nancy Mancilla has orchestrated hundreds of certified training under the various non-financial standards, elevated many global brands to leadership status through ISOS Group’s strategic advisory work, and produced several linkage documents to help ease the reporting burden in the marketplace. As CEO, she manages relationships with clients, industry associations, sustainability-focused MBA programs, and federal agencies; coordinates client project development; develops educational initiatives and curriculum; and sets organizational strategy. In addition to certifications for those that ISOS Group represents, Nancy has completed the iCompli SASB course and various modules from the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute and is registered as an AA1000 CSAP certified assurance practitioner. She holds a master’s degree in Public Service with a Sustainability Focus from the Clinton School of Public Service, a master’s in International Relations with a concentration in Post-Conflict Development from the University of Amsterdam, and a bachelor's in International Relations from the United States International University. Links mentioned ISOS Group Clinton School of Public Service Bank of the Netherlands Greenie Guide Contact Nancy Mancilla LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancymancilla/ Email: nmancilla@isosgroup.com Website: www.isosgroup.com Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com We are grateful for the generosity of Ashley Mazanec and her permission to use "Possible" from her album "Let’s Talk About The Weather" available on iTunes or Bandcamp. Ashley is an Eco Musician, and the co-founder of Let's Talk About The Weather podcast at EcoArts Foundation.

Dec 2020

36 min 36 sec

In this Tiny Climate Challenge episode, our Guest Expert Molly Basler talks about the importance of running a sustainable grassroots political campaign. As a current candidate for Los Angeles City Council District 5, she developed the “Green Dream Pledge” and “Code of Ethics” to encourage all democratic institutions and candidates to commit to sustainability. Her Tiny Climate Challenge for all of us is to get involved in the political process by registering to vote and supporting political candidates that care about people and our planet.  Links mentioned Green Dream Campaign Green Dream Pledge Green Dream Podcast Climate Reality Project Seventh Generation Autumn Press Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurants Cori Schumacher Climate Hawks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Contact Us Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com We are grateful for the generosity of Ashley Mazanec and her permission to use "Possible" from her album "Let’s Talk About The Weather" available on iTunes or Bandcamp. Ashley is an Eco Musician, and the co-founder of Let's Talk About The Weather podcast at EcoArts Foundation. 

Sep 2020

43 min 55 sec

In this Tiny Climate Challenge episode our Guest Challenger Leonard Grossberg talks about his evolution from being a career environmental professional to becoming a passionate environmental and political activist as a retiree. He discusses the importance of raising eco-conscious families, connecting with our communities, being civically engaged, volunteering with environmental organizations and staying politically active. Guest Expert Bio Leonard Grossberg is happily retired after working more than 25 years with the City of Vernon Health & Environmental Control Department. He started as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) and worked his way up to Director/Health Officer. These days Leonard likes to spend his time as an environmental activist reviewing and commenting on local and regional construction/development projects and environmental policies and programs in San Diego County.  He also likes to work with the California Association of Environmental Health Administrators (CAEHA) as an emergency contractor whenever there are fire recovery efforts such as the Clayton Fire in Lake County, 2016-17. Leonard has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental & Occupational Health from California State University Northridge (1978); a Master of Public Administration from California State University Northridge (1997); and a Toxic & Hazardous Control & Management Certificate from University of California, Los Angeles (1992). He has been registered as a REHS/RS since 1978. Links mentioned City of Vernon Healthy and Environmental Control Department City of Oceanside Climate Action Plan Sierra Club Sierra Club Coasters - North County Coastal Group U.S. Representative Mike Levin Contact Leonard Grossberg   LinkedIn: Leonard Grossberg Facebook: leonard.grossberg Email: leonardgrossberg@yahoo.com  Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com We are grateful for the generosity of Ashley Mazanec and her permission to use "Possible" from her album "Let’s Talk About The Weather" available on iTunes or Bandcamp. Ashley is an Eco Musician, and the co-founder of Let's Talk About The Weather podcast at EcoArts Foundation.

Sep 2020

33 min 46 sec

In this Tiny Climate Challenge episode, our Guest Expert Brian Ettling talks about his commitment to caring for our environment as a former National Park Ranger and current climate activist for Climate Reality Project, Citizens Climate Lobby, and Renew Oregon. He reminds us that we can all make a difference in the world by the way we vote, the products we buy, and the attitudes that we share with each other. His Tiny Climate Challenge for all of us is to get out into nature, initiate climate conversations with everyone we meet, and take daily actions to solve our climate crisis.  Guest Expert Bio Brian Ettling is originally from St. Louis MO and currently lives in Portland OR with his wife Tanya. For 25 years he was a seasonal park ranger at Crater Lake National Park, Oregon and Everglades National Park, FL. While working in the national parks, he saw the negative impacts of climate change. In 2012, this inspired Brian to speak out and organize for climate action by getting trained as a Climate Reality Leader and volunteering with Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL). Since 2010, Brian has given over 200 climate change talks as a park ranger, Toastmaster, Climate Reality Leader, and CCL volunteer, speaking in over 10 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and Ottawa Canada. He has also traveled to Washington D.C. 8 times in the past 5 years to lobby Congressional offices to pass federal carbon pricing legislation. Even more, he went to Salem OR numerous times in the past couple of years to urge state legislators to pass state-level pricing pollution legislation to reduce the threat of climate change. While Brian is deeply troubled by climate change, he has created space for fun by proclaiming himself as "The Climate Change Comedian", creating humorous short YouTube videos with his wife and parents, which led to an appearance on Comedy Central's Tosh.o in August 2016.  Links mentioned Climate Change Comedian Crater Lake National Park Everglades National Park Climate Reality Project Citizens Climate Lobby Renew Oregon The Ezra Klein Show  National Park Patch Lady Katherine Hayhoe Congressman Mike Levin Contact Brian Ettling Facebook: Brian Ettling Twitter: @BrianEttling LinkedIn: Brian Ettling Email: b.green.ettling@gmail.com  Website: climatechangecomedian.com Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com We are grateful for the generosity of Ashley Mazanec and her permission to use "Possible" from her album "Let’s Talk About The Weather" available on iTunes or Bandcamp. Ashley is an Eco Musician, and the co-founder of Let's Talk About The Weather podcast at EcoArts Foundation.

Aug 2020

41 min 12 sec

In this Tiny Climate Challenge episode, our Guest Expert Ana Clara Faria talks about her experience attending a recent Climate Reality Project Leadership Corp training. She also shares her current efforts to engage, educate, and empower people on climate change in her home country, Brazil. Guest Challenger Bio Ana Clara Faria has a Bachelor of Journalism with a specialized degree in International Relations and Diplomacy. She is interested in writing about themes such as public policy, social and economic issues, and sustainable development.  She attended the Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training in March 2019, in Atlanta, U.S., and is a current volunteer at the Youth Action Hubs – Brazil, an international project supported by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) that aims to engage youth in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in their community.  She has a sustainability blog, Info Sustentável, which is focused on raising awareness on environmental issues and showing how everyone can make a difference with simple and sustainable actions in their everyday lives. Ana lives in Curitiba, in the south of Brazil, and aside from writing she loves drawing and sharing many of her illustrations on social media. Links mentioned Info Sustentável Ana Clara Faria Illustrations United Nations Youth Action Hub Brazil Climate Reality Project Contact Ana Clara Farria Facebook: @infosustentavel Instagram: @infosustentavel Email: contato@infosustentavel.com.br Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com We are grateful for the generosity of Ashley Mazanec and her permission to use "Possible" from her album "Let’s Talk About The Weather" available on iTunes or Bandcamp. Ashley is an Eco Musician, and the co-founder of Let's Talk About The Weather podcast at EcoArts Foundation. jc6XWiLW9in0TQvlxTMv

Jul 2020

29 min 45 sec

In this Tiny Climate Challenge episode, we learn to create environmental and social impact with our Guest Expert Taylor Leigh Cannizarro. She inspires all of us to turn humanity's greatest threats into humanity's greatest opportunities through her work with Plastic Bank and invites us all to make our own impact in the world by joining her “Impact with Taylor” challenge. Guest Challenger Bio Meet Taylor Leigh Cannizzaro, Chief Alliance Officer at Plastic Bank, an economic development firm monetizing plastic waste to provide an opportunity for the impoverished to collect and trade plastic as a currency. Her visionary leadership skills and the ability to develop exponential relationships further Plastic Bank’s initiatives to empower a regenerative society that stops ocean plastic and alleviates poverty.  Taylor’s passion to create a world that works developed over a career as a molecular-oncology scientist driving better diagnostics and treatment via new testing and company launches. As a certified yoga instructor and health coach who learned marketing and sales, she then built the influencer program at Neurohacker Collective. With her years of leadership and communication training, she is empowering people to actualize the environmental and social impact they’ve been dreaming of. She believes it's “kairos time” to protect the planet and its inhabitants.  She is a surfer, yoga connoisseur, an avid student of transformational learning, and avant-garde for the oceans. Links Mentioned Impact with Taylor Plastic Bank Plastic Bank Plastic Footprint Calculator David Katz TED Talk: The Surprising Solution to Ocean Plastic Plastic Bank -The Great Big Story: Turning Plastic Trash Into Cash in Haiti video  Plastic Bank CNN Article: We're throwing away a fortune in plastic every year. This company is cleaning up Surfrider Foundation Rise Above Plastics Surfrider Foundation Ocean Friendly Restaurants Climate Reality Project Henkel  Tree Sisters Podcast Tiny Climate Challenge Guest Contact Facebook: @impactwithtaylor Instagram: @impactwithtaylor Twitter: @ImpactwithTLC LinkedIn: Taylor Leigh Cannizzaro Email: taylor@impactwithtaylor.com Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com We are grateful for the generosity of Ashley Mazanec and her permission to use "Possible" from her album "Let’s Talk About The Weather" available on iTunes or Bandcamp. Ashley is an Eco Musician, and the co-founder of Let's Talk About The Weather podcast at EcoArts Foundation.

Jun 2020

49 min 34 sec

In this Tiny Climate Challenge, our Guest Expert Erika Morgan is back to teach us how to read our electricity bills so that we can make our kilowatt-hours go a lot further to saving the planet.  Guest Challenger Bio Erika Morgan is an independent clean energy consultant dedicated to speeding the transition to zero-carbon energy solutions. She works with non-profit and private entities, providing technical, operations and business facilitation, policy advocacy, and market development for clean energy solutions, including community choice energy programs. She also provides operational support to the California Alliance for Community Energy - a statewide alliance of grassroots nonprofits dedicated to ensuring that “community” stays central to Community Choice. Ms. Morgan’s career spans the clean energy industry, as a policymaker, manager, consultant, project manager, public educator, and executive coach. A specialist in organizational management, Ms. Morgan helps clients manage rapid growth, innovation, and flexibility. A former Deputy Commissioner of Energy for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and of Environmental Protection for the State of Maine, in both roles she participated in the state’s efforts to deregulate its electricity market. A pioneer in electricity aggregation, she formed New England’s first retail aggregation for 100% renewable electricity. Upon moving to San Diego, she saw the power of California’s Community Choice model to speed the transition to an electricity system free of carbon and responsive to local community needs. She earned her Masters in Public and Private Management from Yale University. Links Mentioned In This Episode California Alliance for Community Energy San Diego Energy District San Diego Gas and Electric 2018 Power Content Label (PCL) California Energy Commission PCL Explanation San Diego Community Power Contact Erika Morgan Erika on LinkedIn Erika on Facebook Contact Us Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com We are grateful for the generosity of Ashley Mazanec and her permission to use "Possible" from her album "Let’s Talk About The Weather" available on iTunes or Bandcamp. Ashley is an Eco Musician, and the co-founder of Let's Talk About The Weather podcast at EcoArts Foundation.

Jun 2020

53 min 25 sec

In this Tiny Climate Challenge episode, April and May (The Quaran-Queens) are back to talk about their sustainable swaps and drops and how they’re surviving the COVID-19 pandemic together.  April Powers is a Quaran-Queen with a YouTube channel for everyone wondering how to cook in COVID times. She just started a bilingual children’s book and website called Finicky Fiona (Fiona Melindrosa for YouTube en español) to encourage children to eat the rainbow and to help people with allergies learn how to cook delicious food. Links mentioned Finicky Fiona April Powers TV (YouTube Channel)  Uncle Jim’s Worm Farm La Competencia Imports, LLC (Mexican wines from Valle de Guadalupe) Naked Wines Plenty Cookbook Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges and Beet Greens Recipe Nasturtium Pesto Recipe Violife Vegan Cheese  Miyoko’s Organic Vegan Cheese Recipes Calendula Hand Salve Recipe & Video Environmental Working Group Casa Werma Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com We are grateful for the generosity of Ashley Mazanec and her permission to use "Possible" from her album "Let’s Talk About The Weather" available on iTunes or Bandcamp. Ashley is an Eco Musician, and the co-founder of Let's Talk About The Weather podcast at EcoArts Foundation.

May 2020

49 min 49 sec

In this Tiny Climate Challenge episode our Guest Challenger Marta Hynan teaches us how easy it is to be a Zero Waste Badass by minimizing her waste and making her own do-it-yourself (DIY) cleaning supplies. Guest Challenger Bio Marta Hynan originally from Brazil is a fitness and cleaning professional living in San Diego, California. She loves the outdoors, nature, people and our planet and is committed to finding new ways to living sustainably. She believes in the importance of cleaning up our environment “one small plastic bottle cap at a time” and loves to educate and empower people to make a difference in their own lives and in the world. Links mentioned Eco Goddess Eco Goddess YouTube Channel 5 DIY Cleaners: My Favorite Natural Cleaning Products Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com We are grateful for the generosity of Ashley Mazanec and her permission to use "Possible" from her album "Let’s Talk About The Weather" available on iTunes or Bandcamp. Ashley is an Eco Musician, and the co-founder of Let's Talk About The Weather podcast at EcoArts Foundation.

Apr 2020

23 min 13 sec

In this Tiny Climate Challenge episode our Guest Expert, Marina Qutab (aka the Eco Goddess) teaches us how to be a Zero Waste Badass. She talks about how she tracked and reduced her trash and fit two years of her waste into a tiny mason jar. She also challenges all of us to embrace the philosophy of ecocentrism by becoming more resourceful in our own lives and creating our own DIY solutions for living more sustainably.  Guest Challenger Bio Marina Qutab is the personality behind Eco Goddess. Through her online presence, she shares zero waste living tips, plant-based recipes, and soulful wellness inspiration. It is her hope that in sharing her journey to living a more vibrant, ecologically conscious lifestyle with others, others will feel inspired and supported to embark on their own journeys. Find her on social media at @EcoGoddess and check out her startup {Zero} Waste Kit where she aims to provide you with the tools, mindset, and convenience for reducing your everyday waste and ecological footprint. Links mentioned Eco Goddess Eco Goddess YouTube Channel Zero Waste Kitchen Makeover Tiny Climate Challenge Vermicomposting Episode 003 Trash is for Tossers 5 DIY Cleaners: My Favorite Natural Cleaning Products {Zero} Waste Kit Citrus Peel Bird Feeder Tiny Climate Challenge Guest Contact Marina Qutab Instagram & Twitter: @EcoGoddess Website: https://ecogoddess.com/ Youtube Channel: Eco Goddess {Zero} Waste Kit Instagram & Twitter: @zerowastekit Website: https://zerowastekit.org/ Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com We are grateful for the generosity of Ashley Mazanec and her permission to use "Possible" from her album "Let’s Talk About The Weather" available on iTunes or Bandcamp. Ashley is an Eco Musician, and the co-founder of Let's Talk About The Weather podcast at EcoArts Foundation.

Feb 2020

37 min 1 sec

Pia Piscitelli committed to her own slow fashion challenge for an entire year in 2019. In this episode, she shares her best ideas and inspirations to help us all take eco-actions to create a more sustainable closet. Guest Challenger Bio Pia Piscitelli is passionate about eco-action and finding tangible ways to make a difference. For over five years, she has worked in environmental education organizations helping kids and adults take steps to live a more sustainable life. She was trained as a Climate Reality Leader with former Vice President Al Gore, and she's certified as a Master Composter. She runs Greenie Guide, a resource that helps individuals take climate action, and she loves exploring sustainable travel, cooking with her solar oven, and supporting her local coffee scene. Links mentioned thredUP Pact Fashion Revolution Elizabeth Cline Additional Links A Year Without Buying Fast Fashion Clothing  24 New Years Resolutions for a Sustainable & Ethical Closet Tiny Climate Challenge Guest Contact Pia PiscitelliInstagram & Twitter: @greenieguideWebsite: www.greenieguide.com  Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com We are grateful for the generosity of Ashley Mazanec and her permission to use "Possible" from her album "Let’s Talk About The Weather" available on iTunes or Bandcamp. Ashley is an Eco Musician, and the co-founder of Let's Talk About The Weather podcast at EcoArts Foundation.

Feb 2020

48 min 46 sec

In this Tiny Climate Challenge, our Guest Expert Erika Lopez Lara talks about slow fashion, the alternative to fast fashion which advocates for good quality clothing that is friendly to consumers, producers, and our planet. She shares great tips for buying local, second-hand clothing, and participating in clothing swaps. Guest Challenger Bio Erika Lopez Lara is the Founder of WEEDS Association a non-profit that aims to empower people to solve the environmental crisis we are facing through education, research and entrepreneurship in Mexico. She recently graduated from Tecnológico de Monterrey with a degree in Nanotechnology and Chemical Sciences Engineering. She has worked in research at Harvard, MIT, the Water Center for Latin America and the Caribbean, UC Berkeley and Stockholm University. Last year she participated in an entrepreneurship program at UC Berkeley where she developed a report to map the startups that could save our oceans in partnership with L’atelier. When she’s not busy with her research, work, and attending international conferences she also serves as a mentor and leader at the Climate Reality Project.  Links mentioned WEEDS AC Facebook Love Your Clothes This link was not mentioned but looks like a good one. Tiny Climate Challenge Guest Contact Erika Lopez Lara LinkedIn WEEDS AC LinkedIn Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com

Jan 2020

15 min 42 sec

In Tiny Climate Challenge Episode 12 our Guest Challenger and Energy Consultant Extraordinaire Erika Morgan talks about the benefits and ease of purchasing carbon offsets through The Good Traveler program for her recent car and air travel from San Diego to Boston. Guest Challenger Bio Erika Morgan is an independent clean energy consultant dedicated to speeding the transition to zero-carbon energy solutions. She works with non-profit and private entities, providing technical, operations and business facilitation, policy advocacy and market development for clean energy solutions, including community choice energy programs. She also provides operational support to the California Alliance for Community Energy - a statewide alliance of grassroots nonprofits dedicated to ensuring that “community” stays central to Community Choice. Ms. Morgan’s career spans the clean energy industry, as a policymaker, manager, consultant, project manager, public educator, and executive coach. A specialist in organizational management, she helps clients manage rapid growth, innovation, and flexibility. A former Deputy Commissioner of Energy for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and of Environmental Protection for the State of Maine, in both roles she participated in the state’s efforts to deregulate its electricity market. A pioneer in electricity aggregation, she formed New England’s first retail aggregation for 100% renewable electricity. Upon moving to San Diego, she saw the power of California’s Community Choice model to speed the transition to an electricity system free of carbon and responsive to local community needs. She earned her Masters in Public and Private Management from Yale University. Links mentioned The Good Traveler San Diego International Airport Rocky Mountain Institute Tiny Climate Challenge Contact Erika Morgan Erika on LinkedIn Erika on Facebook Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com We are grateful for the generosity of Ashley Mazanec and her permission to use "Possible" from her album "Let’s Talk About The Weather" available on iTunes or Bandcamp. Ashley is an Eco Musician, and the co-founder of Let's Talk About The Weather podcast at EcoArts Foundation.

Dec 2019

23 min 31 sec

www.TinyClimate.com In Tiny Climate Challenge Episode 11 our Guest Experts, Paul Manasjan and Steve Statler talk about The Good Traveler, a program they co-founded to engage the traveling public to fly carbon neutral through the purchase of carbon offsets. Their Tiny Climate Challenges for all of us is to purchase carbon offsets as individuals, organizations (private, public and non-profit), to promote sustainable conferences and events and encourage all airports to achieve carbon neutrality. Visit The Good Traveller for more information. Guest Expert Information Paul Manasjan619-990-1767The Manasjan Consultancy With over 30 years of public sector experience working in the fields of environmental health, resource management, and sustainability, Mr. Paul Manasjan is an internationally recognized leader and innovator in airport sustainability and the recipient of the 2018 Pioneer in Aviation Sustainability Award. Mr. Manasjan has recently retired from his post as Director of Environmental Affairs for San Diego International Airport and as chair of Airport Council International-North America, Environmental Committee’s Sustainability Working Group. He is now applying his expertise at The Manasjan Consultancy to supporting private and public sector organizations in the visioning and building of resilient enterprises through collaborative, integrative and whole-system approaches to continuous improvement. Steve StatlerSVP Marketing & Business DevelopmentWiliotMister Beacon podcast503-709-1900www.wiliot.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/WiliotHQ/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/WiliotHQ Steve Statler is the author of Beacon Technologies, the presenter of the Mister Beacon podcast and a Senior VP at Wiliot where he is responsible for consulting, marketing and business development. Wiliot is a fabless semiconductor company connecting people and products with battery-free Bluetooth tags powered by harvesting energy from radio waves. Prior to Wiliot, his consulting company specialized in Bluetooth beacon technology, training and advising manufacturers, venue owners, VCs, as well as makers of beacon software and hardware. Previously he was the Senior Director for Strategy and Solutions Management at Qualcomm's Retail Solutions Division, helping to incubate Gimbal, one of the leading Bluetooth beacons in the market.  Along the way, he became interested in sustainability and carbon offsetting. As a consultant, he supported the development of The Good Traveler carbon offsetting program. Links mentioned The Good Traveler San Diego International Airport Rocky Mountain Institute  Tesla Nathan Fletcher Ryan Brothers Coffee Evans Hotels Richard Branson Wiliot Casa Werma City of San Diego Dallas Fort Worth International Airport The Good Traveler YouTube video Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com

Nov 2019

43 min 26 sec

In Tiny Climate Challenge Episode 10 our Guest Challenger, poet and artist Christina Burress talks about how she uses found objects (tiny plastic trash that she picks up off our beaches) to create artwork while raising awareness of the threats of plastic ocean pollution. She also shares a reading of her powerful poem, “In the Crease”.  Guest Challenger Information Christina Burress is passionate about teaching her students to notice the world around them for inspiration and healing. Currently, she is Chair of the English Department at the Grauer School in Encinitas, California where she teaches 10th and 12th-grade Literature and Creative Writing. Since 2010, she has taught the course, Language of Poetry to K-12 educators getting their Master’s in Arts in the Curriculum from the School of Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since 2009, she has taught poetry classes for UCSD Extension. You can find some of her poetry published in the San Diego Poetry Annual.  Christina Burress on Instagram: @christinamisenburress  Links mentioned Llyn Roberts Wild Wisdom Retreat James Nestor - Deep  Eric Booth - The Everyday Work of Art  The Plastic Pick-Up The Grauer School  For the Wild podcast I Love A Clean San Diego  Alexandra Burress Nick Burress Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com

Oct 2019

40 min 26 sec

In Tiny Climate Challenge Episode 9 our Guest Expert Ashley Mazanec talks about the importance of EcoArts in addressing our climate crisis. Guest Expert Information Ashley Mazanec is an environmental policy and non-profit professional, eco-art educator, and eco musician committed to optimizing human and environmental health. As Assistant Executive Director of the San Diego Energy District, she is deeply invested in the future of clean energy in San Diego. Founding EcoArts Foundation in 2016 led to her current position in teaching and programming eco-art education at Del Sur Elementary. EcoArts Foundation's mission is to inspire the regeneration of Earth's ecosystems with creative media, events, and performance. Ashley has advanced this mission by producing: environmentally-themed music, an EcoArts TV production for the City of Palmdale, an educational eco art series generously funded by the Tommy Short Foundation, and the Let's Talk About the Weather podcast -- which explores ecological topics through the eyes of artists. She serves as a Sustainability Advisor for the City of Del Mar, and co-producer for ocean films with Spiral Pacific. Current board positions include the eco-village development nonprofit Local Earth, Citizens Coordinate for Century III, and the pioneer of San Diego's first EcoDistrict -- beautifulPB. Ashley is a partner and affiliated artist at the Climate Science Alliance. Ashley has been endowed with numerous awards from 2015 to 2017, including Global Policy and Strategy Fellowship, US-Israel Center for Innovation and Economic Sustainability Lead Fellowship, and Surfing Madonna Oceans Project Scholarship to the Artists and Climate Change Inaugural Incubator. She holds her Masters in International Environmental Policy from the UCSD School of Global Policy and Strategy, where she served as Net Impact UCSD Graduate Chapter President. Coverage on her activities can be found on KPBS, The Union Tribune Coastal, Voyager, podcast and radio interviews.  Contact Ashley Mazanec www.EcoArtsFoundation.org  Links mentioned UCSD - School of Global Policy & Strategy City of Encinitas Environmental Commission - Jim Wang Eco Sustainability Peeps  Climate Science Alliance Diane Burko Coral Reefs Encinitas Restaurants Healthy Creations Nectarine Grove Eve Encinitas Birdseye Kitchen Goodonya The Sandpiper Ocean Friendly Restaurants article Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurants  Other Mentions Let’s Talk About the Weather Ep. 24. Regan Rosburg: Breaching Grief, Melancholia and Mania with Biophilia  Artists and Climate Change Adidas (sustainable clothing and shoes) Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com

Oct 2019

31 min 8 sec

www.TinyClimate.com In Tiny Climate Challenge Episode 8 our Guest Challenger “Tiny Mayela” Gillan talks about how she reduced her carbon footprint by exploring alternative modes of transportation after she was forced to park her car for a week.  Guest Challenger Mayela Gillan is currently getting her Masters Degree in Environmental Health Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. She also works as a researcher with the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH). Her research is focused on artificial food dye ingestion and exposure assessments involving children, pregnant women, and women of children bearing age in the United States.  In August 2018, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Arizona. During her undergraduate studies, she gained valuable professional experience as an environmental consultant, worked on a research project to monitor air quality in occupational settings and also published a paper called, “Shimá sání - Adobe Oven Resource Guide”. Mayela identifies as a Chicanx woman and is proud to be a third-generation college graduate and a Climate Reality Leader. Her favorite things to do include dancing Baile Folklorico, attending public health seminars, and learning more about environmental hazards that impact disadvantaged communities. She plans to work with disadvantaged communities to mitigate hazardous exposures, bring to light the social and environmental injustices which occur, and advocate for better health outcomes in these communities of concern.  Links mentioned Google Maps App Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com

Sep 2019

31 min 19 sec

www.TinyClimate.com  Get out of your car and into your life. Tiny Climate Challenge Episode 7 is all about our Guest Expert: John Biethan’s year-long journey to improve his quality of life by slowing down and driving less. Guest Expert Tiny Climate Challenge Expert: John Biethan is actively involved in helping organizations move from surviving to thriving utilizing the NEATT for non-profits program. John has been producing podcasts for 14+ years working primarily with socially responsible organizations. His comment of service to mankind was first born while at the age of 25 on Orcas Island off the coast of Seattle, he studied metaphysics, world religion, and nutrition for 7 years there at the Louis Foundation. He then moved to Santa Fe, NM living there for 24 years enjoying the multicultural community and unique lifestyle. He continues to offer his services at JohnBiethan.com. Links mentioned Eve Simmons and The Green Flash Eco Arts Foundation - Ashley Mazanec Let’s Talk About The Weather podcast Tara Brach podcast  TripLog Mileage Tracker Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com

Sep 2019

16 min 37 sec

We Hold the Key to Being Idle Free. Tiny Climate Challenge Episode 6 is all about the simple act of turning off our engines and reducing our air pollution. Our Challenge Guest, John Bottorff from Clean Earth 4 Kids challenged himself to turning his car engine off to eliminate idling. Tiny Climate Challenge Guest: John Bottorff is a board member and Chief Informational Officer (CIO), for CleanEarth4Kids.org. He has donated thousands of hours to help students develop and deliver presentations, work on projects, build and refine models and calculations, play in parks, study, take Teddy on walks. He also enjoys listening to stories and ideas, laughing a lot, and eating lots of pizza, pretzels, and pancakes. Please take a look at The Relationship Between Monthly Air Pollution and Violent Crime Across the United States. Links mentioned CleanEarth4Kids.org Links to our No Idling videos: CleanEarth4Kids.org Video 2.2 Billion Reasons Why To Stop Idling Video Idling Hurts Children's Health Video What You Can Do Clean Earth 4 Kids on Vimeo Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com

Aug 2019

24 min 41 sec

www.TinyClimate.com  Tiny Climate Challenge Episode 5 is all about the simple act of turning off our engines and reducing our air pollution. Our Challenge Expert - Suzanne M. Hume and her fellow Youth Board Members, Hannah Smith, Li Phillips, and Gideon Phillips from CleanEarth4Kids join us to discuss how they’re helping school districts adopt Climate Action Plans and No Idling Resolutions.  Tiny Climate Challenge Expert: Suzanne M. Hume is the educational director and founder of CleanEarth4Kids.org, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting children’s health, clean air, water and non-toxic lands through educational opportunities, collaboration, projects, contests and challenges. Suzanne loves teaching students, training teachers, parents and the community.  You can learn more about CleanEarth4Kids.org online, follow Clean Earth 4 Kids on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or email Suzanne at s@CleanEarth4Kids.org.  Guest Links CleanEarth4Kids.org Video 2.2 Billion Reasons Why To Stop Idling Video Idling Hurts Children's Health Video What You Can Do Clean Earth 4 Kids on Vimeo Contact Us Mayela ManasjanTinyClimate.com

Aug 2019

28 min 2 sec

Plastic Surgery: Cutting Plastic Out of Our Lives. Tiny Climate Challenge Episode 4 is all about minimizing waste, eliminating plastic from our daily lives and reducing our carbon footprint. @ 0:50 Our Challenge Guest - my lifelong best friend, April Powers and her kids learn to flex their sustainability muscle by eliminating single-use plastic from their school lunches and their dining experiences. @ 29:10 Our Challenge Expert, Lori Sommers from Waste Management provides us with an update on recycling, China’s National Sword policy and the R’s of sustainability.  Tiny Climate Challenge Guest: April Powers is the Managing Director of First Impression Rx, a full-service consulting firm that helps companies manage differences through training and diversity and inclusion strategy. She is a highly-rated trainer for Fortune 500, government and non-profit companies and is also a Climate Reality Leader. She just started a children’s book and website called Finicky Fiona to encourage children to eat the rainbow and to help people with allergies learn how to cook delicious food. Tiny Climate Challenge Expert: Lori Somers is the Community and Municipal Relations Representative for Waste Management where she has worked for 30 years. She works closely with multiple Southern California cities to help them develop comprehensive recycling and diversion programs to meet their zero waste goals and comply with local and state waste diversion mandates. Outside of work, Lori has been involved with Soroptimist International of Oceanside-Carlsbad since 1998. From 2006 - 2007 she served as President of the Soroptimist and was honored as Soroptimist of the Year for her leadership and service to the organization and her community. In her spare time, Lori also enjoys traveling, skiing and reading. Links mentioned Waste Management Waste Management: What Can I Recycle? April Powers Finicky Fiona First Impression RX OLIO - The Food Sharing Revolution Ripe Near Me Crop Swap Plant Food +Wine Green Drinks Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com

Jul 2019

53 min 18 sec

www.TinyClimate.com Tiny Climate Challenge Episode 3 is all about vermicomposting. Our Challenge Expert and Guest Christine Bevilacqua started vermicompost (aka worm compost bin) at her home to help reduce organic waste and her carbon footprint.   Challenge Expert and Guest: Christine Bevilacqua was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but has called Southern California her home for over 20 years. She has a Master's Degree in Urban Sustainability and experience with Environmental Justice, Urban Agriculture and City Planning. She is currently employed in the renewable energy sector, focusing on innovative solar technology. Links mentioned Compost it Yourself Build Your Own Worm Bin Worm Care Guide Why Worms Matter Contact Mayela Manasjan TinyClimate.com

Jun 2019

26 min 50 sec

www.TinyClimate.com Mayela shares her inspiration for moving to Mexico along with a recitation of her poem “An Inconvenient Truth.” This poem was written at the conclusion of the Global Climate Action Summit 2018 to address climate change, personal relationships, power, and privilege. She shares it with her listeners in honor of Earth Day and National Poetry Month.   People/Organizations Mentioned in Podcast Climate Reality Project Former Vice President Al Gore, Founder, and Chairman of Climate Reality Project Ken Berlin, President, and CEO of the Climate Reality Project Mayela Manasjan “Climate Reality Leaders: Who We Are (Atlanta)” Jill MacIntyre Witt, Climate Reality Leader Follow Mayela Padilla, Poetry Lap Dance on Twitter @LapPoetry Podcast music “Possible” by Ashley Mazanec Contact Us Mayela ManasjanTinyClimate.com

Apr 2019

13 min 5 sec

This is a podcast for busy people who want to save the planet by completing one simple eco-challenge at a time. The vision for this show is to engage, educate and empower people to reduce their carbon footprint and solve our climate crisis by completing various small eco-challenges. Mayela Manasjan believes in the importance of leading with 3 G’s: Gratitude, Gentleness, and Generosity. She has worked diligently throughout her 18-year career as an environmental scientist and advocates in local government to protect the environment for the benefit of all current and future generations. Mayela is the Chief Environmental Optimist (CEO) of The Manasjan Consultancy and an Adjunct Professor teaching environmental science at UC San Diego Extension. She is proud to be recognized as a 2018 Women in Water by Cuyamaca College’s Center for Water Studies and the proud recipient of the 2017 Climate Leader Award from the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative. She also currently serves as a San Diego Regional team leader for the Association for Women in Water Energy and Environment (AWWEE), Co-Chair of the Climate Reality Project North San Diego County chapter, Vice Chair of the City of Del Mar’s Sustainability Advisory Board and a Board Director of the San Diego Energy District, all organizations dedicated to engaging, educating and empowering our communities on critical environmental issues. Mayela prides herself in being a lifelong learner and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Systems with an emphasis in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from the University of California San Diego and a Master of Science in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego. Links mentioned VIDEO: Zero Waste Kitchen Makeover with Eco Goddess Contact Mayela Mayela ManasjanTinyClimate.com

Mar 2019

8 min 18 sec