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Tiny Climate Challenge is a podcast dedicated to helping busy people save the planet by completing one simple eco-challenge at a time. ~ Mayela Manasjan


Tiny Climate Challenge is a podcast dedicated to helping busy people save the planet by completing one simple eco challenge at a time.

Mayela Manasjan believes in the importance of leading with 3 G’s: Gratitude, Gentleness, and Generosity. She has worked diligently throughout her 19 year career as an environmental scientist and advocate in local government to protect the environment for the benefit of all current and future generations.

Mayela is the Executive Director of Casa Werma, Chief Environmental Optimist (CEO) of The Manasjan Consultancy, podcast host of “Tiny Climate Challenge” and an Adjunct Professor teaching environmental science at UC San Diego Extension. She has also served on a variety of boards dedicated to engaging, educating, and empowering communities on critical environmental issues. She currently serves as an advisor to Shambhala International's Touching the Earth Collective, Climate Reality Project's Climate Business Working Group and the San Diego Energy District.

Among her environmental and sustainability achievements, Mayela was instrumental in developing Climate Action Plans that require 100 percent clean energy for the cities of Encinitas and Del Mar, California. 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.

Mayela prides herself in being a life long 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.


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