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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

Dec 3, 2019

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.

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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.