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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

Apr 8, 2021

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


The Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health

North County Climate Change Alliance

Dr. Lise Van Susteren

Eco Goddess

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Mayela Manasjan

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